Clinton County legislators passed a resolution approving a Project Labor Agreement for work at the Plattsburgh International Airport. The move at Wednesday’s meeting followed pleas by union members to approve the measure and an attempt to modify it.
Last week, a fire broke out at the historic Torrey Hall on the University of Vermont campus. The building houses the third-largest collection of botanical specimens in New England. Scientists from across the world are praising the Burlington Fire Department for saving the majority of the collection.
Last week, Plattsburgh city leaders approved eliminating four departments in an attempt to save more than a million dollars in the 2018 budget. During this week’s meeting, the Common Council approved public hearings on city charter changes to remove those departments.
Boat stewards recently intercepted a vessel that had a fast-growing aquatic invasive species attached and prevented its incursion into an Adirondack lake. While officials applaud the successful detection, the interception is also underscoring the need for more resources to prevent the spread of invasives across the region.
The field of Democrats running to unseat Congresswoman Elise Stefanik of New York’s 21st district in 2018 expanded to five this week. The Republican incumbent also faces a challenger within her own party.
In a dramatic Senate vote, Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, went down last Friday. Now, a bipartisan group of 40 House members have written to Speaker Paul Ryan proposing four reforms. Vermont Democrat Peter Welch says the defeat of the Republican bill is providing an opportunity to refocus and bring lawmakers to the table for practical discussions on how to repair and improve the Affordable Care Act.
Two years after a prison break riveted the region, more than 1,000 people flocked to the Strand Theatre in Plattsburgh recently to audition for parts in a Showtime miniseries that will be filmed in the North Country.
Vermont’s Attorney General is leading a bipartisan coalition of 33 states supporting the Department of Justice’s request that the U.S. Supreme Court decide whether email service providers can shield evidence of a crime from law enforcement by storing data outside the United States.
The silent film era involved a pianist or organist playing along live to the action on the screen. Today, film enthusiasts seeking a taste of the past can see stars like Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd and Lillian Gish on digitized reels accompanied by live music. Movie historian Ben Model is the resident accompanist at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. He plays at venues around the world and will be appearing in the Adirondacks on Sunday. He says the technique engages viewers.
The New York state Financial Restructuring Board for Local Governments issued its review of the city of Plattsburgh’s finances on Thursday. It offers several recommendations to reverse the city’s fiscal downturn.
The New York state Department of Environmental Conservation is in the initial stages of updating and tightening its air quality rules. It’s part of the state’s compliance with federal air quality requirements.
Although the election is not until November 2018, four Democrats have already entered the race to challenge northern New York’s two-term Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik. The first to announce began his campaign in January. Patrick Nelson of Stillwater says he started campaigning early for several reasons.
Lake Placid has been chosen to host the 2019 International Children’s Games and the 2021 Bobsled and Skeleton World Championships. New York’s governor made the formal announcement over the weekend during an annual summer event in the Adirondacks.
The razor-thin survival of the GOP health care bill became dire Monday night when two Republican senators declared they would not support the legislation. Earlier in the day a bipartisan group of Vermont leaders had gathered at the Statehouse to decry the measure and what they call potential negative impacts on the state.