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Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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Vermont plans to expand options for summer programs for kids using federal COVID-19 relief funding following a tough school year amid the pandemic.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott
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Vermont’s governor is outlining how he would like the state to use the money it will receive from the American Rescue Plan.

Vermont Senate Chamber
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The Vermont Senate has given its final approval to a proposal that would amend the state constitution to protect a woman's right to an abortion.

SUNY Plattsburgh sign
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The State University of New York at Plattsburgh is planning a series of small in-person graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2021.

Customs and Border Protection checkpoint in Vermont on May 4, 2019
Migrant Justice

A federal judge has declined to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the use of checkpoints by the U.S. Border Patrol within 100 miles from the Canadian border.

Salmon smolt in pens at the Plattsburgh Boat Basin
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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.

Burlington International Airport sign
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The Burlington International Airport will soon be offering direct flights to and from Boston after nearly a decade without them.

Amtrak train (file)
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Vermont is preparing to welcome the return of Amtrak passenger rail service and inter-city bus services.

Senator Patrick Leahy
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Vermont U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy hosted a roundtable discussion this week with state leaders on broadband and the opportunity to improve access with American Rescue Plan funds.

Vermont Statehouse  (file photo)
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In 1777, Vermont became the first state to include a provision in its Constitution prohibiting slavery.  But it was a partial ban that the state is now working to amend.

Picture of a marijuana plant
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Residents in another town in Vermont have voted to approve the sale of recreational marijuana, after delaying the vote for a month to allow more people to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Vermont State Police patch on the Williston barracks sign
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A Vermont State Trooper must appear in court to answer charges in a use-of force incident.

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.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger (file)
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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.

Vermont Forward Graphic
State of Vermont

Governor Phil Scott outlined Tuesday what he is calling the Vermont Forward Plan: a roadmap to opening the state by July 4th.

Vermont’s 11 community health centers are getting more than $33 million in federal funding as part of the American Rescue Plan.

Vermont Statehouse
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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.

U.S. Canada flags graphic
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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.

Vermont law enforcement and the public health community are urging people to call for help if they are present during a drug or alcohol overdose.

Vermont House Chamber
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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.

Adirondack Park sign
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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.

Plattsburgh City Hall (file)
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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.

Vermont Senate Chamber
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The Vermont Senate plans to vote on a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would guarantee a woman's right to an abortion.

University of Vermont Waterman Administration building
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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.

Vermont Statehouse
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Administration officials in Vermont gave an update on COVID-19 vaccinations Tuesday.

Adirondack Park sign
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A pilot reservation system is launching this spring for people who want to park at some trailheads leading to popular Adirondack High Peaks trails.

Jeremy Williams mugshot
Plattsburgh City Police Department

Plattsburgh Police arrested a Colonie man this weekend for transporting drugs after a traffic stop on the Adirondack Northway.

View of the Adirondacks from the Keene Valley area
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The New York state Department of Environmental Conservation is launching a pilot reservation system for parking access in one area of the Adirondacks this spring.

Art Devlin
Art Devlin/Village of Lake Placid

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. 

Vermont Governor Phil Scott attended a youth summit on Thursday and highlighted the students’ comments during his COVID briefing on Friday.