Lake Cleanup: Lawmakers take new steps to clean up Lake Champlain, passing a bill that calls for new fees and taxes to raise more than 10-million dollars for clean water initiatives, as well as hiring more state inspectors to enforce existing water quality rules.
High Tech Manure Spreading: Some farmers are turning to new technology to reduce runoff pollution by injecting manure into the soil of their farm fields.
Cross-Boarder Flood Study: A long-awaited study is underway on lowering the risk of flooding on Lake Champlain and Richelieu River.
New Lakefront Marina Opens: Many in the city of Plattsburgh are hopeful a new lakefront marina will bring more Canadians and business to downtown Plattsburgh.
Community Tree House: A mother’s dream of building a community tree house in honor of her late son is becoming a reality.
Fowl Ban: A popular tradition will be missing at county fairs this summer. Fowl displays and competitions are being banned from fairs across New York State because of concerns over the outbreak of avian flu in 20 states in the U.S. that has killed millions of birds.
After School Rummage Sale: As they head home for the summer, a lot of stuff left behind by departing SUNY Plattsburgh students is sold to benefit the Interfaith Food Shelf in Plattsburgh.
Combating Bullying: A SUNY Plattsburgh Student returns to the small rural town where she grew up to show a video she and her classmates produced this spring on combating bullying. Kasaydia Carter-Martinez, who was a victim of bullying in high school and then again in college, joins us in our studio to talk about why she made the video, and who she hopes will see it.
Watch our extended studio interview with Kasaydia Carter-Martinez by clicking here.
Watch Kasaydia’s “No more empty beds” video by clicking here.