A Vermont state representative is apologizing for comments about a development project planned for land next to Interstate 89 in Randolph.
Randolph Democrat Patsy French says she had it wrong when she told a legislative committee on Tuesday that town zoning regulations would severely restrict what types of retail establishments could be placed around a proposed Vermont visitors' center and products showcase off of Exit 4.
A major retailer and state and local officials are weighing proposals to fix a traffic-clogged interchange in Colchester, Vermont.
Costco, which has a store at the U.S. 7-Interstate 89 interchange, has offered to add a turning lane, rearrange pavement striping and create other improvements as it seeks approval for gas pumps.
The company said its proposal would serve as a stopgap solution until the state Agency of Transportation comes in with its proposed "double crossover diamond," a complicated highway exchange to lessen traffic.
Authorities say a small plane that was forced to land on an Adirondack lake last week had lost its propeller in midair.
State police tell the Adirondack Daily Enterprise that the privately owned, single-engine Jabiru was flying at about 6,500 feet last Thursday when the propeller came off. The pilot managed to crash-land the plane in Gull Lake in northern Herkimer County.
He and his passenger were rescued soon after by New York Air National Guard helicopter crews flying to Fort Drum.