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The Vermont Agency of Agriculture says the state lost an average of 48 dairy farms last year, dropping the total number of dairies to about 677.

Burlington City Hall
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The Burlington City Council has made its final decisions on whether three charter changes will be placed on the Town Meeting Day ballot.  One will not be forwarded to voters.

Clinton County Legislature Chair Mark Henry gives 2020 State of the County address
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The chair of the Clinton County Legislature, Town of Plattsburgh Supervisor and Mayor of the city of Plattsburgh all delivered speeches about the state of their municipalities at a chamber-sponsored breakfast Thursday morning.

Vermont Statehouse in winter (file)
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A Vermont House bill would call for police to use lethal force only when absolutely necessary and to make the investigation process more transparent.

Officials at SUNY Plattsburgh are working to dispel rumors that a student has coronavirus.

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The North Country Chamber of Commerce unveiled its annual Business Confidence Index Wednesday morning, showing that most businesses expect steady activity over the course of 2020.

One of two new electric buses joining Burlington's transit fleet
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Vermont officials met at the Green Mountain Transit central garage in Burlington Tuesday afternoon to unveil the city’s first two electric buses that will be deployed for commuter transit.

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A deputy police chief in Burlington, Vermont, who was put on administrative leave after she disclosed she created a fake social media account has been told she may return to work.

Democrat Michael Bloomberg speaks to a crowd in Burlington, Vermont
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Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg was in Burlington, Vermont on Monday.  He told supporters and the curious that he is the only candidate who can defeat incumbent Republican President Donald Trump this November.

New York Assemblyman D. Billy Jones meets with North Country law enforcement officials to discuss new bail reform laws
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New York state Assemblyman D. Billy Jones met with law enforcement officials in Plattsburgh Friday to discuss potential reforms to the newly implemented discovery and bail reforms.

Burlington City Council President Kurt Wright
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A write-in campaign has been mounted on behalf of an incumbent Burlington City Councilor who is not running for re-election because he would have to leave his job if he campaigns.

Officials will begin a phased-in reopening of operating rooms in a satellite campus of Vermont’s largest hospital.  They were closed because of an odor that made some people sick.

Middlebury College (file)
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A Middlebury College student organization has invited a guest speaker back three years after his appearance sparked a rowdy protest during which a professor was injured.

Burlington City Hall
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The Burlington City Council met on Tuesday this week, its regular session delayed one day due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.  City councilors had a full agenda that included a review of items that will appear on the Town Meeting Day ballot in March.

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Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg will be in Vermont on Monday.

Some French wines affected by tariffs
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Vermont Democratic at-large Congressman Peter Welch was at the Beverage Warehouse in Winooski Wednesday to decry a proposed 100 percent tariff and urge the Trump Administration to revoke current tariffs on imported French wines.

Photo of Vermont Statehouse in winter
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Vermont Governor Phil Scott delivered his budget address on Tuesday afternoon, emphasizing familiar themes of fiscal discipline and the need to address Vermont’s demographic changes.

Miles N. Davis
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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.

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Vermont State Police say a stolen vehicle's OnStar system was used to end a pursuit by disabling the vehicle, forcing the operator to flee on foot before being arrested.

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.

The Vermont Department of Health says the level of flu activity in the state has risen from “regional” to "widespread."

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A revised trade deal linking the U.S., Canada and Mexico was approved by the Senate Thursday, finalizing a years-long effort to update the pact.

Vermont Statehouse
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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 select board in Williamstown, Vermont, has rescinded its vote to terminate the town manager, who was accused of creating a hostile work environment.

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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.

Photograph of the Earth taken on December 7, 1972, by the crew of the Apollo 17
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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 CEO Dr. Tucker Slingerland
Hudson Headwaters Health Network

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.

Corrections officers leaving command center to conduct field search for Dannemora escapees 6-10-15
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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.