There are varying predictions of what to expect as we approach this year’s fall foliage season — a key tourism driver in the Northeast. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley checked in with a forester who has been studying Vermont’s trees for decades.
Every year the Adirondack Council publishes its analysis of actions by the governor, legislature, courts, state attorney general, state agencies, local governments and federal policies that affected the 6 million-acre park. The latest State of the Park report came out this morning.
Corrections officials are hoping to finalize a contract this week to move about 228 Vermont inmates housed in Pennsylvania to a privately run prison in Mississippi following complaints about conditions and health care and several inmate deaths.
In June, Tedra Cobb won the Democratic primary that at one point had 10 competitors in New York’s 21st House district. Ever since, second-term Republican Elise Stefanik has maintained attacks on the former St. Lawrence County legislator’s voting record. But Cobb says she stands by her record.
Vermont Republican Governor Phil Scott's opioid coordination council discussed safe injection sites as a possible remedy to the ongoing opioid epidemic, but concluded they are not appropriate at this time.
After students complained of censorship, the Burlington High School principal is allowing them to repost a story they broke on the school newspaper's website about unprofessional conduct charges against the guidance director.
The four-way primary among Democrats running to succeed Eric Schneiderman and Barbara Underwood as attorney general has been getting a lot of attention on this primary day. The winner will face a general election matchup with Keith Wofford, as well as Green Party hopeful Michael Sussman. Originally from Buffalo, Wofford has taken a leave of absence from a New York City law firm to run. The Republican tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley that he decided to run because there hasn’t been enough focus from state officials on the working and middle class — not to mention eliminating corruption.
In late February, an argument outside a downtown bar in Burlington, Vermont led to a shooting that seriously injured a bystander. The Chittenden County State’s Attorney recently opted not to file charges against one of the men, prompting criticism from the city’s police chief and mayor.