The mayor of Plattsburgh has released his 2017 budget proposal. While the initial outline is over a million dollars in the red, city leaders say they’re optimistic they can bring the fiscal plan in line with the state tax cap.
The two candidates running for mayor of Plattsburgh met recently in a rancorous debate. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley was a panelist and reports there was no love lost between the duo during their first debate, which aired on Mountain Lake PBS.
About 1,000 people gathered on Harwood Union High School’s soccer field Monday evening for a vigil to remember five students killed by a wrong way driver on Interstate 89 this past weekend. The governor of Vermont was one of mourners.
The boys and girls soccer teams from the Vermont high school that lost four of the five students killed when their car was hit by a wrong-way driver over the weekend decided to hold informal practices Monday.
In the wake of a crash on Interstate 89 in which a wrong-way driver killed five high school students this weekend, a debate between Vermont’s gubernatorial candidates has been canceled.The candidates and the current governor will attend a vigil this evening.
Democrat Sue Minter beat four challengers in the August primary and now faces Republican Phil Scott and Liberty Union candidate Bill “Spaceman” Lee in her quest for Vermont Governor. With just over a month remaining in the race, she says she wants to focus on making Vermont more affordable.
The North County Chamber of Commerce and two county legislatures hosted a visit by the New York state Assembly majority leader on Tuesday. Democrat Joe Morelle was briefed on regional economic development strategies and projects and then toured the region’s transportation manufacturing facilities.
Last week, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara unsealed a 79-page criminal complaint against three members of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s inner circle and six other individuals. The multiple counts of alleged extortion, fraud, and bribery have reignited the debate over ethics reform in Albany. During a visit to Plattsburgh on Tuesday, state Assembly Majority Leader Democrat Joe Morelle said he and other legislators are disturbed by the latest indictments.
Five Stafford Middle school students and their teachers were on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus on Thursday to talk about their successful effort last year to get the city school board to change Columbus Day on school calendars to Indigenous People’s Day.
The administration of Democratic Governor Peter Shumlin is asking Vermont agencies to identify government programs that could be cut as they work to assemble the outgoing governor's last spending plan.
Milk production in the region is up as the payments farmers are receiving have dropped to unprofitable levels. Meanwhile the federal program intended to buffer the low points is coming under increasing criticism. This is occurring at the same time an export market that might aid the dairy industry could be blocked.
Former Boston Red Sox and Montreal Expos pitcher Bill “Spaceman” Lee is expanding on his storied baseball legacy by throwing a curveball into Vermont politics. He is the Vermont Liberty Union Party’s candidate for governor. Lee tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley that he is seeking the state’s top office because one of the founders of the party asked him to run.