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Vice President Joe Biden at the University of Vermont
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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.

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Neither of the two top Republicans seeking office in Vermont this fall agrees with GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump that this fall's vote could be compromised by voter fraud.

Stone Hut at the top of Mount Mansfield
Vermont State Parks

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.

UVM green and Waterman Building
University of Vermont

The University of Vermont has issued a new study that shows the college has an economic impact of over a billion dollars on the state.

Mike Carr at Elk Lake in the Adirondacks, May 2016
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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.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger
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Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger is welcoming news that the Burlington School Board will meet with the teachers union on Wednesday in an attempt to avert a strike.

The Hardwick Gazette building in Hardwick, Vermont
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The owner and publisher of a weekly Vermont newspaper has abandoned his plan for an essay contest to find a new owner for it because he failed to get enough entries.

Black River Produce logo
Black River Produce

A North Springfield produce company that has been a major player in Vermont's local foods movement is in the process of being sold to a Chicago-based buyer.

Vermont Railway engine
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The Vermont Transportation Board is holding public forums around the state on passenger and freight rail.

State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia (left) with SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher
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SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher and State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia were at SUNY Plattsburgh Friday afternoon to wrap up their statewide TeachNY listening tour.

Transit Center Open banner
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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.

Records show that Green Mountain Power stands to collect millions of dollars from customers as reimbursement for the utility's failure to properly document expenses for regulators.

A man suspected of driving the wrong way on a Vermont interstate and causing a fiery crash that killed five teenagers and left him critically injured has been upgraded to good condition.

Senator Patrick Leahy
WAMC/Pat Bradley

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.

Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul (left), Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (center) and Primelink President Greg MacConnell
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New York’s junior U.S. senator and lieutenant governor were in Plattsburgh this afternoon to promote new legislation that would help expand broadband in rural areas of the state.

Plattsburgh City Hall
WAMC Photo

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.

tap water
William Warby, flickr

The drought has prompted a municipal water system in the southern Vermont town of Dorset to shut off its water supply at night until further notice.

wind turbine
wikipedia.org

The Swanton Select Board has authorized spending $10,000 to "vigorously oppose" the Swanton Wind Project.

Colin Read (left) and James Calnon
Candidates' Facebook pages

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.

Lanterns released during Harwood Union High School vigil
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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 man accused of driving the wrong way on a Vermont interstate, crashing into a car and killing five high school students is facing a domestic assault charge.

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.

Sue Minter
Sue Minter for Governor/Facebook

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.

Algae research sign
Vermont Small Business Accelerators, LLC

The city of Burlington has teamed with an engineering firm on a pilot project exploring a new way to reduce phosphorus pollution in Lake Champlain.

Inspire program cover
Diocese of Ogdensburg

About 4,000 Catholics gathered in Lake Placid this past weekend to reinforce their faith and hear how they can bring more individuals into the church.

Ben & Jerry's ice cream
Ben & Jerry's

Ben & Jerry's is planning a nearly $31 million expansion of its St. Albans manufacturing facility, a move it says will add 65 more jobs.

Downtown Historic District, Rutland, Vermont
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A group working to resettle international refugees in the United States says it has won approval from the U.S. State Department to bring 100 people fleeing war-torn Syria to Rutland, Vermont.

Scott Williams
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A Vermont prosecutor is one of 25 people being honored with medals and cash awards by the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Hero Fund Commission.

Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle with Franklin County Legislature Chair Billy Jones (left) and North Country Chamber CEO Garry Douglas (right)
WAMC/Pat Bradley

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.

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