Amherst police rescue dog in icy marsh

Good News Notes: “A small dog named Lula was safely rescued from an icy marsh adjacent to the Norwottuck Rail Trail in South Amherst on New Year’s Day. Amherst Police Officers Jessica Damon and Molly Farber were summoned by callers at around 11 a.m. on the bike path to the trailhead off Station Road, where the…

Utah officials thrilled to see animals using highway wildlife overpass

Good News Notes: “In an effort to reduce accidents involving wildlife on a busy highway, Utah officials got creative: they built a bridge. New video shows the plan has been a success. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources built the bridge back in 2018 over Interstate 80 to reduce traffic accidents in Parleys Canyon caused by…

Georgia police rescue arborist trapped while working on tree

Good News Notes: “An arborist is recovering after he was pinned to a tree for over half an hour before being rescued by the Clayton County police. Officials say the rescue happened on Nov. 4 on the 8,600 block of Shoreline Drive. According to officers, the arborist had been hired to trim trees at the address but…

The top 25 most sustainable fleets

Good News Notes: “However you look at it, 2020 is a turning point for fleets.  Thanks to converging forces — including supportive policies, dropping battery costs and aggressive climate goals — transportation leaders at large and small organizations are increasingly turning to new zero-emission and low-carbon options that decarbonize fleets and in some cases save money. Fleets…

‘Miracle Baby’ Born at 1 Pound Goes Home Healthy

Good News Notes: “A baby who was born weighing just 1 pound is finally home with his parents, after spending 133 days in the hospital. Russell William Appold Jr. was born at 22 weeks — more than 4 months before his scheduled due date. For 19 weeks, he stayed at Tulane Lakeside Hospital in Metairie, LA. But with…

Tipping North Country spreading love with random acts of kindness

Good News Notes; “The Facebook page, ‘Tipping North Country’ is spreading love and positivity in the region. Over the last month, community donations have been fueling their mission, and helping small businesses and people in need during the pandemic. Emily Morrissey, the co-creator of ‘Tipping North Country,’ explained how the group chooses their donation locations….

Homer artist takes pandemic project on road

Good News Notes: “An art project started online at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic goes on the road this month when Homer photographer, writer and artist Christina Whiting flies to Las Vegas, Nevada, to start her ‘Behind the Mask — Our Stories’ adventure. In March, Whiting created the public project inviting people to share…