The impact of major disasters on children and youth has not been widely studied. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which hit 10 years ago this week, University of Vermont and Colorado State University researchers conducted a multi-year study into how the hurricane impacted the lives of the hundreds of thousands of children displaced by the storm. UVM Associate Professor of Sociology Alice Fothergill, co-author of the book Children of Katrina, tells WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley it is the first significant study focused on children following a major disaster.
The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum's schooner Lois McClure is headed to the New York state Canal Corp.'s shipyard at Waterford in Saratoga County for repair work that's expected to take six to eight weeks.
The Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration is one of the signature events in northern New York’s largest city. Organizers have introduced the schedule for next month’s event and are increasing efforts to engage and excite young people about the historical event.
At a time when debate rages over eliminating the trade embargo between the U.S. and Cuba, some relations are easing. Americans can travel to the island country if they are a part of an approved organization. In January, retired Plattsburgh City County Court judge Penny Clute traveled with a Canadian photography group to Cuba. She talked about her experience with WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
The surviving escapee from the Clinton Correctional Facility who was captured after a 23-day manhunt in June was in Clinton County Court this morning facing charges related to the prison break. As WAMC’s Pat Bradley reports, the brief proceeding marked the first time David Sweat was seen in public since being wounded at the end of the chase.