A new center is being formed in Vermont to study the sound impact industrial wind turbines have on the surrounding area. But an advocacy group claims such studies would be biased, pointing to the sponsoring group’s anti-wind stance.
When he withdrew from the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders promised supporters that his movement was only beginning. Last night, Sanders launched “Our Revolution,” the organization and plan to continue his political revolution.
Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson and his running mate, former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld, held their first rally in Vermont Wednesday evening. Several hundred people gathered in Burlington to support or learn about the third party ticket.
It’s a small creature about the width of your pinky, averaging 1/4 to 5/8 of an inch long. But it has the potential to wreak havoc in the region’s lakes. The spiny waterflea began spreading into Adirondack lakes in 2008 and was confirmed in Lake Champlain in 2014. This month, an angler found the invasive zooplankton while fishing in what was considered to be the largest invasive-free lake in the Adirondacks.
The Republican and Democrat running for Vermont Governor participated in their first broadcast debate Monday night. While generally polite, the two candidates offered clear differences in their philosophy regarding several issues.
Opponents of a U.S. Air Force plan to base F-35 fighter jets in Burlington are deciding whether to challenge a federal judge’s decision issued Wednesday that will allow the jets to come to the Vermont Air Guard base beginning in 2019.
The Stop the F-35 Coalition and six Chittenden County residents filed suit against the Secretary of the Air Force alleging that the strict review required under the National Environmental Policy Act when preparing the Environmental Impact Statement for basing the fighter jets at the Vermont National Guard was inadequately conducted.
The candidates and political parties held unity events Wednesday following the Vermont primary this week. In the Lieutenant Governor’s race, the Democratic primary was won by a state senator from a third party.
Congresswoman Elise Stefanik represents the sprawling 21st House district of northern New York that includes all or part of 12 counties. The first-term Republican faces reelection this fall and has been travelling across the more than 16,000-square mile district during the summer break. She spoke to WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley today about a number of issues, beginning with a look at her efforts to help communities obtain federal grants.
She was one of the best known suffragists of the early 20th Century and is the only woman known to have died while pursuing the cause. A new documentary called Forward Into Light looks at Inez Milholland, who lived for a while and is buried in the Adirondacks. Writer and Producer Martha Wheelock visited Lewis, in Essex County, recently and talked about her film with WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
The Rio Olympics are coming to a close in a couple of days, but for some people, memories remain strong of the games 40 years ago. In 1976, the summer Olympics were held in Montreal, Quebec, about an hour’s drive from Plattsburgh, New York. The northern New York city was the final training site for many U.S. athletes before they crossed the border to compete. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley talks with Tom Lacey, who participated in a training game against the women’s basketball team.
The Hudson Headwaters Health Network is made up of 17 community health centers in eastern New York. The group recently broke ground on a new facility in Champlain to replace an overcrowded and antiquated clinic.
On Tuesday, residents of Port Henry in Essex County, New York approved a plan to dissolve the village by 20 votes. The latest vote is the final move that will lead to the Adirondack village disappearing from the map.
A Massachusetts trucker who blocked traffic for more than an hour has been fined $2,000 by Vermont State Police for ignoring numerous signs that prohibit large trucks on the road up Mount Mansfield through Smugglers Notch.