Pat Bradley

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State police in upstate New York say a 55-year-old Essex County man suffered a heart attack before the tractor trailer he was driving veered off the roadway and crashed into trees.

H. Brooke Paige

A perennial Vermont candidate is running as a Republican for at least five statewide offices, hoping to preserve all but one of the slots for other GOP prospects.

file picture of skiing in Vermont
John Atkinson/Ski Vermont

A company that runs ski resorts in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts has agreed to resolve child labor law violations and pay a penalty of over $21,500.

New England and eastern Canadian provincial flags
Pat Bradley/WAMC

A small group of protesters held signs and milled about the entry to the Stowe Mountain Lodge earlier this week as governors and premiers from around the Northeast met inside.

New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers meet in Stowe, VT
Pat Bradley/WAMC

At a fragile time in U.S.-Canada relations, the New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers held their 42nd annual meeting in Stowe, Vermont this week.

nurses' strike sign
Pat Bradley/WAMC

The union representing nurses at the University of Vermont Medical Center is urging a state board to delay approving the medical center's budget until nurses have a new contract.

Ben & Jerry's mission statement
Ben & Jerry's

Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s has a new CEO who has challenged the company to "double its social impact."

Picture of a Vermont School Bus
Jared C. Benedict/Wikimedia Commons

Republican Governor Phil Scott says 239 Vermont schools will share a total of $4 million in grants for infrastructure upgrades aimed at improving school safety.

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Primary season is now over and it’s on to the general election in Vermont. Voters will go to the polls in November for all of Vermont’s statehouse and statewide seats along with the U.S. House Representative and one U.S. Senate seat.

Christine Hallquist
Christine for Vermont/Facebook

Vermont voters have chosen their general election candidates and made history in the Democratic gubernatorial primary.

Vermont State House
WAMC/Pat Bradley

WAMC's David Guistina and North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley discuss the results of the Vermont primary Tuesday.

Burlington's "Everyone Loves a Parade" mural
Michelle Maria/Wikimedia Commons

A task force in Burlington, Vermont, has made recommendations for the future of a mural that critics have argued doesn't properly represent the city's diversity.

Donkey Hotey/Flickr

The Vermont Department of Taxes has filed a $1 million lawsuit against the founder of the Hermitage Club properties for not paying taxes.

Vote sign
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Polls will close within the hour – at 7 p.m. – on this primary day in Vermont.  Although many expect a low turnout, clerks reported a steady number of voters coming to the polls this afternoon.

Vermonters are going to the polls today to determine statewide primary races. Three Democrats, including the longtime incumbent, are seeking to represent the state in Congress.

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Tuesday is Primary Day in Vermont and Connecticut. In Vermont, there are several high-profile races including the Democratic and Republican gubernatorial primary. The incumbent GOP governor faces a challenger and five Democrats hope to advance to the general election.

The Essex Farm is in Essex, NY
Pat Bradley/WAMC

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer was at the Essex Farm as part of a swing through northern New York today.

Fort Drum is home to the Army's Tenth Mountain Division
Pat Bradley/WAMC

New York Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik’s office announced this week that President Donald Trump has accepted her invitation to visit Fort Drum.  The president plans to sign the national Defense Authorization Bill there on Monday.

Adirondack Sky Center rendering
Adirondack Public Observatory

A capital campaign is beginning and an open house is being held on Friday to illustrate plans to build an astro-science center in the center of the Adirondacks.

Plattsburgh Mayor Colin Read discusses land acquisition possibilities
Pat Bradley/WAMC

Plattsburgh Mayor Colin Read stood next to vacant land on Thursday while discussing the need for the city to explore the possibility of finding town properties it can annex.

Officials say a break in a fiber optic cable made the state of Vermont's internet sites unavailable to the public on Wednesday.

Poisin Ivy
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Vermont's capital city is trying a natural way to get rid of poison ivy by grazing goats.

From left: Benjamin Mitchell, Peter Welch and Dan Freilich in a screenshot from Channel 17's Congressional Primary Forum
Channel 17 Town Meeting Television

Two Democrats are challenging incumbent Congressman Peter Welch in next week’s Vermont primary.  While the three agree on many issues they, clashed on a couple topics during a forum Tuesday evening.

Senator John Rodgers
Vermont Legislature

Five Democrats are running in Vermont’s gubernatorial primary on Tuesday. The only one with legislative experience is state Senator John Rodgers.  He is also the only one of the five who does not fully support all of the gun restrictions passed by the Democratically-controlled legislature and signed by Republican Governor Phil Scott last session.  Rodgers says he had initially decided to run for re-election to the state Senate but agreed to a write-in campaign after a number of people asked him to run in the gubernatorial primary.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Saranac Lake today to announce that the Adirondack village is the latest community to receive state Downtown Redevelopment Initiative funds.

Stephen Sayler
Vermont State Police

Authorities say a man on the run from police in Vermont drove into a lake in an attempt to escape.

Administration Building, Adirondack Cottage Sanitarium
Mwanner/Wikipedia Commons

A former sanitarium from the 19th century that made the Adirondack village of Saranac Lake famous for curing tuberculosis is up for sale.

The Vermont Health Department says tests have confirmed that a resident has died of a rare complication of Lyme disease.

UVM President Tom Sullivan
University of Vermont

The president of the University of Vermont has announced that he will step down at the end of this upcoming school year.

The Sun photographed at 304 angstroms by the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA 304) of NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). This is a false-color image of the Sun observed in the extreme ultraviolet region of the spectrum.
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Several Vermont electric utilities are urging customers to conserve energy as temperatures rise across New England.