North Country Public Radio/Champlain Valley reporter for the Innovation Trail

Sarah Harris covers the Champlain Valley for Innovation Trail. She was an assistant teacher for the first class of the Transom Story Workshop in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.  Sarah's work has aired on NPR's All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Weekend Edition. Sarah is a 2010 recipient of the Middlebury Fellowship in Environmental Journalism, has lived abroad in the Maldives and Nepal, and is a graduate of Middlebury College.


Mon December 3, 2012

60 seconds on the clock, a pitch for co-founders

Participants pitch their ideas for startups with the hope of gaining teammates at Startup Weekend.
Ryan Delaney WRVO

Microphone in hand, hopeful entrepreneurs began their pitches: a way to track when the next bus is coming, a more portable sailboat, a social network for food lovers.

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Mon December 3, 2012
Politics and Government

Should Thruway Authority merge with transportation department?

The leader of the New York state Assembly Republicans is proposing to do away with the state’s Thruway Authority and merge it into the state Department of Transportation, in an attempt to avoid excessive toll hikes.

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Mon December 3, 2012
Politics and Government

DEC: no fracking decision before health review is done

The Cuomo Administration says it will not be ruling on whether to allow hydrofracking in New York until an on-going health review is finished.  The delays have resulted in the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation having to open another public comment period, which begins December 12.

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Mon December 3, 2012
The Two-Way

Top Stories: 'Fiscal Cliff' Talks Continue; Clinton Warns Syria

Hundreds of supporters of Egypt's president Mohammed Morsi protested outside a top Egyptian court Sunday in Cairo.
Mahmoud Khaled AFP/Getty Images


Mon December 3, 2012
The Two-Way

His Holiness Comes To Twitter: Pope Benedict Is '@Pontifex'

Originally published on Mon December 3, 2012 12:29 pm

Pope Benedict XVI. He'll be spreading the word on Twitter.
Andreas Solaro AFP/Getty Images

Starting Dec. 12, the Vatican says, Pope Benedict XVI will be on Twitter to answer questions about faith.

His Holiness will be posting as @Pontifex.

"The handle is a good one. It means 'pope' and it also means 'bridge builder'," Greg Burke, senior media adviser to the Vatican, tells Reuters.

Can he say a lot in 140 characters or less?

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Mon December 3, 2012
The Two-Way

Homeless Man Given Boots By NYC Police Officer Chooses To Go Barefoot Again

Originally published on Mon December 3, 2012 8:34 am

The photo that touched many hearts: New York City Police Officer Lawrence DePrimo gives a shoeless man a pair of boots on a frigid night last month. That man was later identified as 54-year-old Jeffrey Hillman.
Jennifer Foster NYPD via Facebook

"Those shoes are hidden. They are worth a lot of money."

With those few words, 54-year-old Jeffrey Hillman says a lot.

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Mon December 3, 2012

Russian School Kids Entertain Lion Cub



Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. An elementary school pet is typically an animal that can be kept in a terrarium or a small cage, like say a hamster. For a few hours, some Russian village kids cared for a far wilder creature - a lion cub they found in a field after it escaped from the trunk of a car. Waiting for police to come and take it to a local zoo, the kids played with it in the gym. The cub reportedly swiped the air but did not bite. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.


Mon December 3, 2012
Around the Nation

Virginia Man Bowls Perfect Game

With a modified wheelchair and a $20 bowling ball from a yard sale, a Virginia man rolled a perfect game last week. George Holscher had 12 strikes in a row, according to The Virginian-Pilot. Holscher is the second wheelchair bowler on record to rack up 300 points.

SUNY Board of Trustees and Committees to Meet

Please be advised that the June meetings of the State University Board of Trustees will be held on June 16 and 17, 2014 at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Capen Hall, Buffalo, New York. Meetings will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 16 on the following schedule:

10 a.m. : Academic Affairs Committee

1 p.m. : Research and Economic Development Committee

2:05 p.m. : Finance and Administration Committee

4:10 p.m. : Audit Committee

5:30 p.m. : Board of Trustees Executive Session