A federal judge says comments a 22-year-old Vermont man made that amounted to a confession in the killing of an elderly Sheffield, Vermont woman can be used during his upcoming trial on separate charges.
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin and administration health officials outlined progress the state has made in its efforts to launch Vermont Health Connect - its version of the federally mandated healthcare exchange. The administration also announced that one of the leaders of the state’s move to a single-payer system is leaving.
Business and tourism interests in northern New York are praising an announcement by Transport Canada, the Canadian equivalent of the U.S. Department of Transportation, that up to 47-million dollars will be invested in infrastructure upgrades at the border crossing north of Plattsburgh.
State officials say Vermont will be the first state to see health insurers announce proposed rates that will be offered under the health insurance exchange being set up to comply with the federal health overhaul.
Federal and state officials and the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe say a settlement with Alcoa Inc. for pollution since the 1950s provides nearly $20 million for environmental restoration along the St. Lawrence River in northern New York and for Mohawk health and cultural programs.