The Vermont Attorney General’s office and state Human Rights Commission have issued a report offering guidance on gender-based pricing. The study by the agencies finds that women often pay more for products and services than men.
This year more than 2000 AmeriCorps volunteers are serving in 450 locations across Vermont. During a conference call this week, Vermont’s Congressional delegation announced that the state will receive $2.1 million dollars in AmeriCorps funding.
Vermont financial regulators say they have reached a nearly $6 million settlement with a financial firm related to a fraud investigation of real estate developments at two northern Vermont ski resorts.
The 39th annual Mayor’s Cup Festival and Regatta is just a week away. The four-day celebration in Plattsburgh includes numerous events culminating in the largest sailboat race on Lake Champlain. Organizers were at the City Marina to provide an update on plans.
The 115th New York state Assembly district has been represented by Republican Janet Duprey for a decade. On May 12th she startled her constituents when she announced that she would not seek reelection due to glaucoma. Kevin Mulverhill, the Franklin County Sheriff, launched his campaign for the seat Wednesday in Plattsburgh.
A Vermont manufacturer of military and police protective gear produced the bullet-resistant helmet credited with saving an officer's life during the deadly attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando earlier this month.
After more than a year of negotiations between the top Republican and Democrat on the U.S. Senate Agriculture committee, a bill has been introduced that would preempt Vermont’s GMO labeling law days before it goes into effect.
Lake Champlain has a long nautical history. Early Native Americans used birch bark canoes on the lake. Then warships plied the waters during the Revolutionary War. Later, the age of commerce brought ferries and steamboats, and now recreational sailing is popular. But over the centuries, many ships have sunk in the lake’s deep waters. Carolyn Kennedy, a PhD student at Texas A&M University, has been researching steamboat wrecks for the past three years.
New York corrections officials say nine guards, officers and civilian employees at the Clinton Correctional prison in northern New York resigned or retired in lieu of other discipline after two murderers escaped last year.
Some residents in the city of Rutland were blindsided when the mayor and the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program announced in April that 100 Syrian and Iraqi refugees would be coming to the city in October. Now, a petition seeking to put the issue before voters has been validated.
In January, New York state Senator Betty Little outlined her agenda and goals for the legislative session. Now that the session has adjourned, the Republican from the 45th district tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley she was successful at passing a number of bills, but frustrated with the lack of substantive movement on issues such as ethics reform. She believes one of the session’s successes was finally ending the education funding Gap Elimination Adjustment.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued the phosphorus pollution limits for the Vermont segments of Lake Champlain. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports on what the limits mean for the lake.
In May, the New York Civil Liberties Union filed suit against New York state, seeking to allow farmworkers collective bargaining rights. Now, the New York Farm Bureau has filed for intervenor status in order to challenge the lawsuit.