April is a month for changes. As trees bud, the maple season ends, but apple blossoms soon emerge. It’s a time when orchardists carefully watch the temperatures. If they drop too low while apple trees are budding, it can damage the crop. With the fluctuating temperatures over the past week, some apple growers are concerned that their trees are at risk, while others say it’s too early to wave warning flags.
Federal investigators found significant cybersecurity weaknesses in the health insurance websites of California, Kentucky and Vermont that could enable hackers to get their hands on sensitive personal information on hundreds of thousands of people.
A seven-member working group has been formed by Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, the House Speaker and Senate President Pro Tem to determine whether the state should try to buy 13 dams TransCanada has put on the market.
Conversation with Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger on his 2016 State of the City address
Saying Burlington is stronger than it has been in years, Mayor Miro Weinberger delivered his fifth State of the City address Monday evening. He explains that his speech outlined the need to move from policy to action.
The Plattsburgh North Country Chamber of Commerce has analyzed the volume of traffic traversing the U.S.-Canada border at Champlain to determine whether the exchange rate is having an impact on people traveling south.
A top official in the Shumlin administration says claims that the Department of Public Safety will stop taking calls at the two largest 911 answering locations next year "are completely outrageous and under-handed."
The $35 million Essex County Jail and Public Safety Building houses the county’s jail, 911 center and other public safety services including the sheriff and state police. Now, a committee of the county Board of Supervisors has approved $63,000 to repair a problem that has been plaguing the facility since it opened less than 9 years ago.
In the spring of 2011, Lake Champlain reached record high levels and historic flooding occurred. In Plattsburgh, a low-income housing complex along the lakeshore was condemned. On Monday, the Plattsburgh City Planning Board approved plans to redevelop the 3-point-3 acre property.
The Vermont Senate has passed and moved to the House legislation that would legalize possession of small amounts of marijuana for recreational use. The House Judiciary and Government Operations committees will take public testimony on the bill later this week.
Senator Bernie Sanders won definitive victories in Democratic presidential caucuses Saturday in Washington state, Hawaii and Alaska. The candidate’s chief strategists say it is still possible to make up a significant gap in delegates. But the chief strategist for frontrunner Hillary Clinton discounted those claims. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports New York’s primary April 19th now looms large.