INDUSTRY

Lake Champlain has a long history as a commercial waterway. In the 1800s, it was a crowded passage for boats hauling lumber and other goods between New York City and Montreal and points in between.

Much of that industry is long gone, but there's still some work on the lake for those who want it.

Pro-gun control activists marched 50 miles from Worcester to hold a rally across the street from gunmaker Smith & Wesson's headquarters in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Sean Teehan / NEPR

Just before a mass shooting at a video game tournament in Florida, a couple hundred gun control advocates held a rally across the street from gunmaker Smith & Wesson's headquarters in Springfield.

State Senator Eric Lesser, at far left, speaks with Norpin Manufacturing Sales Manager Luke Pincince, at far right, in Wilbraham, Massachusetts, on August 20, 2018.
Alden Bourne / NEPR

A businessman in Wilbraham, Massachsuetts, says federal tariffs designed to help American aluminum and steel manufacturers are hurting his small manufacturing company.

Screen shot of a video submitted to NEPR by a Holyoke, Mass., resident showing smoke apparently coming from the Sullivan Metals scrapyard on Tuesday, August 7, 2018.
Submitted / NEPR

Mayor Alex Morse of Holyoke, Massachusetts, is asking environmental regulators to step up their oversight of the Sullivan Metals scrap metal facility on Appleton Street. This comes as neighbors of the scrapyard have complained of orange smoke coming from the facility in recent weeks.

Vermont Yankee has moved the last of its spent nuclear fuel into huge steel and concrete casks where it will be stored for decades near the Connecticut River in southern Vermont.

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