A northern New York whitewater rafting company has been ordered to temporarily halt guided trips and show why it shouldn't be shut down after complaints of unsafe practices and the drowning of a customer.
Judge Richard Giardino also tells the Hudson River Rafting Co. in North Creek to explain why it shouldn't be required to take more protective measures and pay penalties. He's giving the company until Nov. 8 to answer.
The only surviving draft of President Abraham Lincoln’s Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation is being exhibited at museums across New York State. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley was at the SUNY Plattsburgh Art Museum this morning, where the historic document will be shown for one day.
The North Country Mission of Hope works to help the impoverished in Nicaragua. Annual trips by volunteers from New York’s North Country have aided schools, medical clinics and hospitals. The group, based in Plattsburgh, just received its second largest donation of materials.
Old hospital beds, chairs, file cabinets, wash basins, dressers, even bathroom sinks were being loaded onto trucks at the old Cedar Hedge Nursing Home in Rouses Point.
Vermont Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin and Republican challenger Randy Brock interrupted each other and challenged the truth of each other's statements during their last television debate before Election Day.
The candidates were allowed to ask each other questions during part of Wednesday night's debate hosted by WPTZ-TV in Burlington.
A former Vermont state trooper accused of assaulting two men he believed had stolen his canoe has applied for unspecified disability benefits from the state and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
A hearing on Eric Howley's case in Brattleboro on Tuesday mentioned the disability request. Assistant Attorney General Matthew Levine said if the 40-year-old Howley is found eligible for disability payments, it could have a bearing on the prosecution of his case.