After meeting with President Barack Obama for an hour on Thursday Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders says he has a long list of issues he plans to pursue when the Democratic Party holds its nominating convention in Philadelphia at the end of July.
One year after two convicted murderers escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, the New York State Office of the Inspector General released a scathing report on how the prisoners made their escape from the maximum security facility.
The Plattsburgh North Country Chamber of Commerce held its annual Business Expo Thursday in Plattsburgh. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley checked in with some exhibitors on their perspectives regarding the economy.
Monday marks one year since New York’s North Country was upended by a massive manhunt for two escaped murderers. We look back at the 23-day search for Clinton Correctional Facility inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat.
In April, Rutland Mayor Christopher Louras announced plans, coordinated with the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, to bring up to 100 Syrians to the city in October. But the proposal is dividing the community.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation recently released a conceptual plan for a so-called “hut-to-hut” trail system in the central Adirondacks. The effort is another attempt to bring more tourists to the region.
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited Demers Ambulances in Plattsburgh Friday afternoon to promote proposed legislation that would help communities obtain funding to develop manufacturing clusters.
Last weekend Vermont Republicans and Democrats held their state conventions to choose delegates to the upcoming national conventions. Vermont Republicans are sending the youngest delegate in state history to a national convention. Seventeen-year-old Jace Laquerre is eligible under state law because he will turn 18 by election day. He hopes to bring the millennial’s perspective to the GOP.
Cornell University Professor of City and Regional Planning Richard Booth is one of two out-of-park commissioners at the Adirondack Park Agency. The board is responsible for making the final decisions over land use and management within the Blue Line. Booth, whose term ends June 30th, has become increasingly critical of the governor and what he says is the Cuomo administration’s influence over the APA Board. As his term nears its end, Booth tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley he would not stay even if re-appointed.
At a time when the relationship between police and minorities is under a microscope nationwide, a new study of five and a half years of Vermont State Police traffic stops shows signs of bias especially against African Americans.