Opponents of a U.S. Air Force plan to base F-35 fighter jets in Burlington are deciding whether to challenge a federal judge’s decision issued Wednesday that will allow the jets to come to the Vermont Air Guard base beginning in 2019.
The Stop the F-35 Coalition and six Chittenden County residents filed suit against the Secretary of the Air Force alleging that the strict review required under the National Environmental Policy Act when preparing the Environmental Impact Statement for basing the fighter jets at the Vermont National Guard was inadequately conducted.
The candidates and political parties held unity events Wednesday following the Vermont primary this week. In the Lieutenant Governor’s race, the Democratic primary was won by a state senator from a third party.
Congresswoman Elise Stefanik represents the sprawling 21st House district of northern New York that includes all or part of 12 counties. The first-term Republican faces reelection this fall and has been travelling across the more than 16,000-square mile district during the summer break. She spoke to WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley today about a number of issues, beginning with a look at her efforts to help communities obtain federal grants.
She was one of the best known suffragists of the early 20th Century and is the only woman known to have died while pursuing the cause. A new documentary called Forward Into Light looks at Inez Milholland, who lived for a while and is buried in the Adirondacks. Writer and Producer Martha Wheelock visited Lewis, in Essex County, recently and talked about her film with WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
The Rio Olympics are coming to a close in a couple of days, but for some people, memories remain strong of the games 40 years ago. In 1976, the summer Olympics were held in Montreal, Quebec, about an hour’s drive from Plattsburgh, New York. The northern New York city was the final training site for many U.S. athletes before they crossed the border to compete. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley talks with Tom Lacey, who participated in a training game against the women’s basketball team.
The Hudson Headwaters Health Network is made up of 17 community health centers in eastern New York. The group recently broke ground on a new facility in Champlain to replace an overcrowded and antiquated clinic.
On Tuesday, residents of Port Henry in Essex County, New York approved a plan to dissolve the village by 20 votes. The latest vote is the final move that will lead to the Adirondack village disappearing from the map.
A Massachusetts trucker who blocked traffic for more than an hour has been fined $2,000 by Vermont State Police for ignoring numerous signs that prohibit large trucks on the road up Mount Mansfield through Smugglers Notch.
The Plattsburgh common council held a public hearing last week to take comments on a proposed change to the city charter that would alter the form of government. While only two people commented, it stirred discussion among councilors that led to the mayor casting the deciding vote.
The family of a federal firefighter from Vermont who was killed while battling a wildfire near the Nevada-Utah line says he had a passion for people and the outdoors, and had hoped to become a paramedic.
Developers say construction on a wind turbine project in the Green Mountain National Forest will begin within the next few months after state regulators approved an agreement that aims to protect nearby bear habitat.
Conversation with Jon Russell Cring and Tracy Nichole Cring
A new film shot in and around the Schroon Lake area is premiering in Schroon Lake this weekend. “The Night We Met” is the work of Troy, New York filmmakers Jon Russell Cring and Tracy Nichole Cring. The couple will be in Schroon Lake today and tomorrow evening to show and talk about the making of their film. They told WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley that it’s based on an incident from Tracy’s teen years.
The results are in and November’s race for Vermont’s open governor’s seat is set. Democrat Sue Minter and Republican Phil Scott will face off in the general election after winning primaries that ended up not being as close as some had anticipated.