Scientists in northern New York are launching a complicated experiment this week, hoping to find out if salmon can be “reprogrammed” to consider Lake Champlain home. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation positioned aquatic cages and then stocked them with Atlantic salmon at the Plattsburgh Boat Basin this week. As WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, it’s a complex job to try to reestablish the fish in the lake.
The Montpelier, Vermont Police Review Committee held a public forum this week to get input on public safety and policing in the city. The meeting is part of a process of developing a report for the City Council.
On Town Meeting Day, Burlington, Vermont voters elected one new city councilor and re-elected three councilors and the mayor. They were sworn in Monday and the mayor delivered his state of the city address, which focused on racial justice efforts.
Administration officials presenting Vermont’s regular Friday COVID-19 update discussed an increase in cases among younger residents. The governor also responded to a move by the House Speaker to deal with the state’s ailing pension fund.
The New England-Canada Business Council held a virtual discussion this week with stakeholders in Vermont and Canada about the impact of the USMCA trade agreement on Vermont, cross-border trade, the pandemic and renewable energy.
Legislators in the Vermont House have unanimously supported a resolution apologizing to all Vermonters and their families and descendants who were harmed by state-sanctioned eugenics policies and practices that led to sterilizations.
The Common Ground Alliance is a collaborative bringing together diverse groups that advocate for various Adirondack issues. For the first time the Alliance held a winter meeting to discuss progress since their summer forum and hear ideas about how to attract more full-time residents to the Adirondacks.
Communities across New York were mandated to perform a review of their police departments and policing policies and submit a plan to the state by April 1st detailing reforms in procedures and community engagement. The Plattsburgh Common Council approved the city’s recommended plan Wednesday night.
The University of Vermont is restructuring and eliminating low-performing areas of studies. A group critical of the college administration’s cuts to the College of Arts and Sciences this week called for the president to resign.
Earlier this month, Lake Placid voters elected deputy mayor Art Devlin as the village’s next mayor. Devlin, who will serve a four-year term, and new village trustees will be sworn in April 5. Devlin ran on the Republican and Teamwork parties’ lines. He spoke with WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley about his vision for the Olympic village.