Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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The Vermont Clean Energy Investment Summit was hosted by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, Governor Peter Shumlin and the state Department of Public Service.   Senator Sanders says it’s part of continuing efforts to make Vermont a leader in sustainable and renewable energy.

The Montpelier-based Public Assets Institute issued the report: “The 2013 Budget: Is It Adequate?”  which says state leaders have presented Vermonters “...with no vision of what the budget is meant to achieve - other than to keep state government running.”  Institute President Paul Cillo says the state needs a new budget process.

Officials in Saranac Lake have been planning to create a Saranac Lake Tourism Council since a Destination Master Plan was issued in 2009. Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sylvie Nelson says the  new Council includes representatives from established tourism groups, economic consultants, the chamber, local business, and the village. 

Courtesy IJC

In 2008, the International Joint Commission asked scientists from the governments of the two countries as well as Vermont and the Province of Quebec to produce the Missisquoi Bay Critical Source Area Study.

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