So far there are three candidates, all Democrats, running for mayor of Plattsburgh this year. They are Tenzin Dorjee, owner of a downtown restaurant, incumbent Colin Read, who is seeking his second term, and 22-year-old Miles Davis. Davis, who attended SUNY Plattsburgh, is continuing his studies at Clinton Community College and hopes to eventually become a high school teacher. But Davis tells WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley he’s taking a pause in his studies because he believes Plattsburgh needs a more youthful perspective in its leadership.
Voices for Vermont’s Children, a group that has been advocating for the state to pass and implement a paid family leave bill, announced on Monday it will not support the bill currently in the legislature.
A lawyer for a New Hampshire woman awaiting re-sentencing with her husband for holding U.S. marshals at bay from their fortress-like home in 2007 says she is ashamed of her actions and is seeking a divorce.
Nearly 30 advocacy organizations outlined a 2020 Climate Action Plan at the Vermont Statehouse this week. The groups say the proposed polices would enact critical environmental policies while strengthening Vermont’s economy.
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission is an independent commission that was created by the 2002 Help America Vote Act. It helps elections officials administer and promote citizen participation in the voting process. The group held its annual summit this week in Washington to discuss preparations for the fall elections. Vermont’s Secretary of State delivered the welcoming comments to the group.
The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles has agreed to make changes to settle a lawsuit over allegations that it forwarded information about immigrant farm workers to federal authorities, leading to arrests and deportations.
Last year was the second-hottest year on record. That was the conclusion at the 100th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting in Boston, where experts from NASA and NOAA discussed major climate trends detailed in an annual assessment of global temperatures.
Hudson Headwaters is a network of 19 community health centers across 5,600 square miles of the Adirondacks and northeastern New York state. The facilities are located mostly in rural areas and services are coordinated with regional medical centers. CEO Dr. Tucker Slingerland was in Plattsburgh recently and described to WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley the role of the network and a new initiative that will bring mobile health to small communities.
The prison break in northern New York captured the nation’s attention for three weeks in 2015 and spawned two screen adaptations – one of questionable accuracy on Lifetime and another based on the actual events and filmed on location for Showtime. But as one filmmaker watched what unfolded during and after Richard Matt’s and David Sweat’s escape from the maximum security prison at Dannemora, he felt corrections officers and other workers were negatively portrayed. The documentary “We Stand Corrected: Dannemora“ chronicles the events and aftermath of the escape from the point of view of law enforcement and corrections personnel.
Vermont’s election season is taking shape, and it could mean big changes in the Statehouse. There had been speculation for at least a week that Vermont Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman was planning to run for governor. This morning, he was in Montpelier to formally announce his plans. He tells WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley that after 20 years of service, it’s time for him to take the next step.
Vermont Governor Phil Scott laid out a number of priorities in his annual State of the State address Thursday. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports reaction is generally positive although some are curious how Scott plans to pay for the proposals.
Vermont Governor Phil Scott is serving his second two-year term and Thursday afternoon delivered his State of the State to a joint session of the state Legislature. But the proceedings were stopped shortly after the governor started his speech. WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley explains.
North Country officials are mulling over New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State speech and the more than 300-page book that details the Democrat’s proposals. As WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, there are a number of policies that area officials are optimistic about.
The Burlington City Council confirmed an interim Police Chief Monday evening. The move comes after the previous chief resigned after admitting using a fake Twitter account to criticize a police department critic. An acting chief was then removed for using a fake Facebook account.
The Vermont Attorney General has reached a settlement with a company for violating state law when it made claims that it could care for all the needs of aging patients with memory loss at a Vermont residential care facility.