The Commissioner of the New York State Office For People With Developmental Disabilities met with members of the advocacy community in Plattsburgh this afternoon to explain legislation offered by Governor Cuomo to strengthen protections for people with special needs.
A public meeting by the NRC to discuss the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant took a bizarre turn last night as a silent protest disrupted proceedings and officials nearly stopped the meeting.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds annual meetings in Brattleboro to present its safety assessment of Vermont Yankee. Brattleboro Reformer reporter Josh Stilts covers Vermont Yankee for the paper. He says the meeting started cordially, but took an odd twist as it progressed.
Vermont State Police say human remains, including part of a skull, have been found on private property that was being excavated in Northfield. More from WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley......
Police say the skull piece and other skeletal remains found at the construction site will be sent to the Federal Bureau of Investigation laboratory for further investigation.
The office of the Vermont chief medical examiner and a University of Vermont anthropologist determined that the bones are human.
Vermont’s unemployment rate is down two-tenths of a percent this month. One group says state's job market isn't improving as fast as it might appear.
The Vermont Department of Labor reports that the state unemployment rate dropped to 4.6 percent in April, well below the national unemployment rate of 8.1 percent. Economic and Labor Market Information Chief Mathew Barewicz says it continues a trend.
Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders says he’s “extremely disappointed” that the chairman of the Federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission has announced his resignation. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more….
Sanders reacted Monday to news of Gregory Jaczko’s departure by saying he has appreciated the chairman’s recognition that the NRC’s job is not to promote nuclear power, but to be a strong safety regulator.