Aquatic algae now found in Mad River

State officials say an invasive aquatic algae that turned up last summer in the Connecticut and White rivers and the Batten Kill has now been spotted in the Mad River, its first incursion into the Lake Champlain basin.

Midday Newscast: September 4, 2007

August is typically one of the rainiest months in Vermont. But not this year; the chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee says he doesn’t plan any confirmation hearings on a new attorney general until he gets more answers from the Bush administration; a Middlebury College biology professor says three years of research have concluded the best way to control an invasive plant in Vermont ponds and lakes is an insect.