Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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Hate Has No Business Here poster
Main Street Alliance

A group of small business owners in Vermont has launched a campaign to counter bias against immigrants and other targets of prejudice.

Two Plattsburgh city councillors
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The city of Plattsburgh Common Council passed a $21 million general fund budget last night.  City officials were able to keep the spending plan under the state mandated tax cap and avoid layoffs despite a last-minute lawsuit that forced councilors to find new cuts.

Times Union Website Crime Confidential Blog

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined numerous initiatives in his combined budget and State of the State speech on Wednesday. North Country officials for the most part are pleased with the governor’s plans.

Congressional representatives from the region are reacting along party lines to President Obama’s last State of the Union address last night.

Picture of Heroin
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Burlington, Vermont city councilors heard a report Monday from health and law enforcement officials about the level and impact of the opiate addiction crisis on the city. The city is the latest in our region to grapple with what officials have called an epidemic.

Plattsburgh City Hall
WAMC Photo

A former mayor of Plattsburgh has died.

Dave Lucas

Ten Republicans and four Democrats have qualified to be placed on the ballot in Vermont's March 1 presidential primary.

Essex Chain Lakes Tract sign
WAMC/Pat Bradley

Two Adirondack environmental advocacy groups are suing New York state, seeking to block implementation of revisions to the land management plan for the Essex Chain Lakes in the central Adirondacks currently under consideration by the Department of Environmental Conservation and the Adirondack Park Agency.

Former Vermont Governors Howard Dean and Jim Douglas traded some good-natured ribbing as they debated doubling the term for governor from two years to four.

Essex Chain Lakes Tract sign
WAMC/Pat Bradley

Two environmental groups are suing New York state saying the recreational access plan for the Essex Chain Lakes tract in the heart of Adirondack Park violates state law.