The New York League of Conservation Voters has released its Environmental Progress Report scoring New York legislators on policy progress. The group has given state leaders mixed grades for their actions, or lack thereof, on a number of natural resource, energy and climate issues.
The University of Vermont has a new President. On Monday, E. Thomas Sullivan began his first day leading Vermont’s largest college. On today’s Community Corner, he takes time to chat with North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley about his new job and vision for the campus.
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has raised more than $676,000 for his reelection campaign. Candidates have until the end of the day on Tuesday to file their first campaign finance reports of this election cycle. Shumlin faces Republican state Sen. Randy Brock in the November election. Shumlin's campaign says it has spent $51,000 and has $625,000 of cash in hand.
The new president of the University of Vermont says his top priority will be to ensure that no qualified student is denied a higher education because of the cost
President E. Thomas Sullivan met with reporters Monday during his first day leading UVM. Sullivan will hold his first budget meeting this week and plans to be disciplined in aligning the university’s priorities with its academic strengths. Sullivan, a law professor and an expert on antitrust law, was vice president and provost at the University of Minnesota before coming to UVM.
A 33-year-old Newport, Vermont man has been freed by a court due to what a prosecutor called a procedural error in his 2003 conviction for sexual assault on a minor, but the state says it will still pursue the case.