September 2015 NEWS ARCHIVE
As commercial beekeepers around the Northeast struggle with the devastating effects of colony collapse disorder, the federal government and many scientists maintain that the no single cause of the phenomenon has been identified. But other researchers have compiled considerable evidence implicating a chemical culprit. They contend that a relatively new class of insecticides called neonicotinoids are behind the disorder, in which adult bees abandon their hives, queens and food reserves. read more
Shutting out the noise of the world, North Bennington artist expands her creative range — and wins fans.
Dozens of households in Rensselaer and Saratoga counties are going solar this summer with the help of a program that cuts costs and takes the guesswork out of installing a solar system. The Solarize program, developed by the U.S. Department of Energy and launched in Portland, Ore., in 2009, relies on local people, usually volunteers, who sign up homeowners and businesses to buy solar-power installations at bulk, discounted rates.
Jude Goldman and Reuben Schwartz are cousins who share a vision of creating delicious food and condiments with a conscience. Two years ago, they started their company, Vital Eats, which offers a line of signature sauces, rubs and spices that are vegan and gluten-free.
Visitors to the historic homes of 19th century artists Frederic Edwin Church and Thomas Cole are entering an aesthetic time warp this summer, thanks to a major collaborative exhibit of contemporary artwork inspired by the Hudson River School painters.
When Ronald G. Dodson, a conservationist from the Albany area, set out to write his new book, “On the Farm: The Uncertain Future of an American Legacy,” he enlisted Washington County artist Adriano Monacchio, who completed 28 original oil paintings to illustrate the work.