Monthly Archives: September 2013

Inside Vermont’s 1st hybrid operating room

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Vermont’s first hybrid operating room is up and running at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. And for many patients that can mean one stop shopping: two different procedures can be done during one visit to the OR. ……….. Source: Inside Vermont’s 1st hybrid operating room

Conn. gov.: Extra transformers for powerless rail

NEW YORK — Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says authorities will try to use three transformers to restore partial power to a crippled track of the nation’s second-largest commuter railroad. Malloy made the announcement Thursday at New York City’s Grand Central Terminal. He says the transformers will be brought in by New York-based utility Consolidated…

Utility settles claims of late pay after Sandy

ALBANY — Electricity and gas utility National Grid says it has agreed to pay more than $6 million to workers in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island who waited months to receive compensation for work performed after Superstorm Sandy. More than 8,500 employees in those states will receive lump sum payments of $750. Company spokeswoman…

Man found dead in Adirondacks at Marcy Dam

LAKE PLACID — State police say a 36-year-old Saranac Lake man has drowned near Marcy Dam in the Adirondack Mountains. Troopers say a group of hikers discovered the body of Kevin Benham floating in water near the popular dam on Wednesday afternoon and called 911. A state police aviation unit flew in forest rangers and…

Super Senior: Ralph Farnsworth

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It seems we live in a throwaway society. But there’s a man in Addison County who saves just about everything. Joe Carroll got a tour of the collection amassed by Super Senior Ralph Farnsworth. ……….. Source: Super Senior: Ralph Farnsworth

Deal near for flood gauges in Lake Champlain basin

Officials say an agreement is near to keep a series of U.S. Geological Survey river gauges in the Lake Champlain basin in Vermont and New York from being shut down due to budget concerns. ……….. Source: Deal near for flood gauges in Lake Champlain basin