Vice President Joe Biden was on the University of Vermont campus this morning to discuss his work as chair of President Obama’s Cancer Moonshot Task Force, which has a goal to advance and accelerate cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
Ten months after two sons of the founder of Burton Snowboards caused an accidental fire that gutted a popular, historic stone cabin on a Vermont mountain top, the structure has been rebuilt and will soon be ready for guests.
The Adirondack Nature Conservancy and the Adirondack Land Trust have worked in partnership for more than four decades to conserve lands and waters in the Adirondacks. Mike Carr has been executive director of both organizations for the last 16 years, but in the case of the Land Trust it has been part-time. He says it’s time for him to step down as the head of the Adirondack Nature Conservancy to become the full-time executive director of the Adirondack Land Trust.
Just around the corner from the decades-old bus station in downtown Burlington, a new state of the art transit center opened Thursday. City, state and federal officials celebrated the new downtown hub.
There is considerable speculation that Democrats could take control of the U.S. Senate in November. During an event in downtown Burlington this afternoon, WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley asked Vermont’s senior U.S. Senator Democrat Patrick Leahy how optimistic he is that the Senate could change hands.
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.