Vermonters who want to sign up for a health insurance plan for next year through the state's online exchange or existing subscribers who want to change to a different plan can do so starting next month.
The 2010 Supreme Court decision commonly referred to as Citizens United protected corporate rights to campaign spending. Now, there is a national effort to pass a constitutional amendment that would overturn that decision and address the influence of money in politics. Organizers in Massachusetts are beginning to gather signatures to place the amendment on the ballot, and Vermonter Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry’s fame is helping.
Burlington, Vermont is wrapping up the first construction season under the city’s Sustainable Infrastructure Plan. In November 2016 voters approved $25.5 million in general obligation bonds to fund the five-year infrastructure project. The plan includes the repair or replacement of streets and sidewalks, aging fire trucks, the bike path, water systems and other infrastructure resources. Mayor Miro Weinberger says substantial work has been done and the city is on target to meet its goals.
Norsk Titanium is the only company that manufactures FAA-approved structural titanium components for the aerospace industry using a patented rapid plasma 3D printing technique. Based in Norway, its global manufacturing facility is located in Plattsburgh. On Tuesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo visited the plant and officially dedicated the facility.
The Burlington City Council narrowed the number of bidders seeking to buy Burlington Telecom to two on Monday night. The council faced an auditorium filled with residents supporting the only local bidder – a co-op that councilors and the mayor have expressed some hesitancy over.
A recent graduate of a Vermont high school is charged with a hate crime after being accused of spray-painting an athletic field with a racial slur directed at a classmate who pushed the school to drop its "Rebels" nickname.
The unusual warmth this fall coupled with a record heat wave in September means the natural fall foliage triggers here in the Northeast were delayed. As fall foliage season began, muted or few colors dotted trees across the region. But with cooler temperatures now here, more vibrant colors can be seen and some areas are now reaching peak.
With the U.S. Senate is on recess this week, there has been significant activity from the White House. Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley he is particularly concerned about President Donald Trump’s executive order to roll back the Affordable Care Act.
The attorney for a New York rabbi who drove for 4.5 miles (7.2 kilometers) after a Vermont state trooper tried to pull him over for speeding on a remote interstate highway says he's hopeful the case can be resolved without the rabbi having to appear in court.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Vermont Regional Test Center for Solar Technology is one of five in the country and the only one in the North. Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders toured the site this morning.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced Monday that he would rescind the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan. Environmental advocates in our region are critical of the move, noting that the cap-and-trade-style plan to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants is already working in the Northeast.
Vermont's largest hospital is working with the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center to expand the helicopter ambulance service that would help move critically ill or injured patients throughout its network of hospitals in Vermont and upstate New York.
Dr. Kristina Johnson is in her first few weeks as the 13th Chancellor of the 64-campus SUNY system. Johnson, an engineer, is the founder of a hydroelectric company. She served as the U.S. Under-Secretary of Energy in the Obama Administration. She has also been provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Johns Hopkins University, Dean of Engineering at Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering and a professor at the University of Colorado-Boulder. She holds more than 100 patents and was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2015. During a visit to Clinton Community College last Thursday, Dr. Johnson told WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley why she is staying in academia as SUNY Chancellor.
Part of the city of Plattsburgh’s plan to stabilize its budget includes the elimination of four city departments. When councilors voted this summer to approve the plan in an attempt to save more than a million dollars in the 2018 budget, the department heads anticipated they would have their jobs until the end of the year. But now they have been notified that they must leave on October 4th.