The Conservation Law Foundation, which has regional chapters in Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, held a year in review teleconference Thursday to discuss environmental issues in the age of President Trump.
This has been a National Day of Action for critics of the North American Free Trade Agreement or NAFTA. The critics, which include federal representatives from the region, want the current closed door renegotiations of the trade pact between the U.S., Canada and Mexico to be opened and are calling for labor-friendly provisions.
The Champlain College Center for Financial Literacy has issued its third “Report Card on State Efforts to Improve Financial Literacy Education.” Director and report author John Pelletier says that when the center was created, they wanted to understand what other states were doing to teach financial literacy.
The New York state Department of Environmental Conservation released its plan for redevelopment of the former Frontier Town site in North Hudson earlier this month and held public information sessions on Monday.
Communities across the country are grappling with aging infrastructure and limited funding to repair or replace critical water, road and utility lines. In the first part of our seven-day series on infrastructure, WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley looks at how two communities are working to upgrade antiquated water systems.
Make-A-Wish Northeast New York is in the midst of the 25th holiday season of its Adopt-A-Wish campaign at malls and businesses across the region. The effort raises funds to help youth with life-threatening medical conditions fulfill a dream. The organization, which covers an area from the Capital Region to the Canadian border, is working to enhance its presence in the North Country.
Vermont immigrant advocates say they're concerned a pending change to a state policy on how police work with immigrants could make it less likely immigrants will seek out police in emergencies. But Republican Governor Phil Scott said Thursday he doesn't believe the state is in danger of losing funding.
Over the past week, two candidates have announced campaigns to challenge two-term incumbent Democratic Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger in the election on Town Meeting Day in March. On Monday, former city councilor and state legislator Carina Driscoll announced she will run as an Independent. The lifelong Burlington resident, who is the stepdaughter of Senator Bernie Sanders, hopes to run a grassroots campaign that brings people together to build a new vision for the city.
The Essex County, New York Board of Supervisors has approved its 2018 budget. The fiscal blueprint is the last of a five-year plan designed to bring the county under the tax cap and stabilize the fund balance.
Local elections in Vermont are held on Town Meeting Day in March. In the past few days, two individuals have announced campaigns to challenge two-term incumbent Democratic Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger. The first to announce is community activist Infinite Culcleasure. He says will run as an Independent and seek support of the Progressive Party.
The Empire State Winter Games begin on February 1st. Three days earlier, a torch run will begin in Manhattan. That’s just one of the changes organizers outlined today in Lake Placid, which will host the competition.