The looming automatic federal budget cuts - or sequestration - will trickle down to all parts of the economy. During a meeting on business confidence, northern New York officials predicted serious consequences for some economic sectors in the region. They are also disappointed that Congress can’t, or won’t, work to find the 2-percent cuts in the federal budget.
The Plattsburgh North Country Chamber of Commerce released the results of its annual Business Confidence Survey this morning. While the region’s businesses maintained a high confidence level, the index has dropped a point over last year.
A state supreme court judge says a canoeist had the right to paddle down an Adirondack stream crossing private land, and has ordered the landowner to stop posting signs denying paddlers access to the waterway.
Eight east coast states, the EPA and several environmental groups have reached a revised agreement with one of the country's largest electricity producers to further reduce acid rain emissions from coal-fired power plants in the Midwest.