On January 22nd, Dr. David Mastrianni became the latest Democrat to join the crowded field hoping to challenge Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik in northern New York’s 21st district. The oncologist recently retired from clinical work and is now a part-time Senior Vice President of the Saratoga Hospital Medical Group. Mastrianni believes the region faces a crossroads.
Another Democrat recently entered New York’s 21st Congressional district race. Sara Idleman, who has been Town of Greenwich supervisor for nine years, officially announced her candidacy on January 6th. She says she has always been interested in government and had a powerful reaction to last year’s election.
The union representing some Burlington city employees has endorsed independent Carina Driscoll, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders' stepdaughter, who is running for mayor of the city where Sanders got his start in politics.
A skier reported missing last week on Whiteface Mountain was located this week in Sacramento, California. New York State Police say the investigation continues as they attempt to determine how the man ended up nearly 3,000 miles away.
New York State Police in Raybrook provided an update Wednesday afternoon on the Canadian man found in California after rescuers looked for him on Whiteface Mountain for more than five days. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports on Constantinos "Danny" Filippidis.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget plan includes a proposal to shift how the state pays property taxes to local communities on lands it owns in the Adirondacks. Regional representatives, municipalities and conservation groups say it would be a bad idea to shift to a PILOT, or Payment in Lieu of Taxes, system.
Vermont State Police are reviewing policies and an officer is on administrative leave until all investigations are completed after an officer-involved fatal shooting of a Sheldon, Vermont man on Interstate 89 Sunday.
Vermont State Police have identified the officers involved in the fatal shooting of Benjamin Gregware on Interstate 89 Sunday. One of the officers has been part of four other officer-involved shootings.
A 124-foot long mural near Burlington’s downtown shopping mall has become a controversial subject. At the most recent city council meeting, a resolution was put forward to remove the artwork, arguing it does not reflect the city’s diversity.
A new paper from scientists in the Northeast finds that tree species are increasingly stressed by the changing climate. The paper is titled “New England and Northern New York Forest Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment and Synthesis: A Report from the New England Climate Change Response Framework Project.” According to the report, habitat conditions for current species like the sugar maple, northern white cedar and balsam fir will deteriorate and those species will likely be replaced by those found south of New England such as black cherry, yellow poplar and hickory. University of Vermont Associate Professor and Director of the Forestry Program at the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources Tony D’Amato was the second author on the USDA paper. He says the study is an expansion of similar work he was involved with while in Minnesota several years ago.
At its most recent meeting, the Burlington City Council debated a citizen resolution for the Town Meeting Day ballot that would ask residents if the F-35 fighter jets should be based in Vermont’s largest city. Their primary concern is the resolution’s wording.
Vermont Governor Phil Scott and the state’s Secretary of Human Services were in Washington Tuesday to testify before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health. Their focus was on the state’s “Hub and Spoke” treatment model that is getting more people into treatment for addiction.