Make-A-Wish Northeast New York is in the midst of the 25th holiday season of its Adopt-A-Wish campaign at malls and businesses across the region. The effort raises funds to help youth with life-threatening medical conditions fulfill a dream. The organization, which covers an area from the Capital Region to the Canadian border, is working to enhance its presence in the North Country.
Vermont immigrant advocates say they're concerned a pending change to a state policy on how police work with immigrants could make it less likely immigrants will seek out police in emergencies. But Republican Governor Phil Scott said Thursday he doesn't believe the state is in danger of losing funding.
Over the past week, two candidates have announced campaigns to challenge two-term incumbent Democratic Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger in the election on Town Meeting Day in March. On Monday, former city councilor and state legislator Carina Driscoll announced she will run as an Independent. The lifelong Burlington resident, who is the stepdaughter of Senator Bernie Sanders, hopes to run a grassroots campaign that brings people together to build a new vision for the city.
The Essex County, New York Board of Supervisors has approved its 2018 budget. The fiscal blueprint is the last of a five-year plan designed to bring the county under the tax cap and stabilize the fund balance.
Local elections in Vermont are held on Town Meeting Day in March. In the past few days, two individuals have announced campaigns to challenge two-term incumbent Democratic Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger. The first to announce is community activist Infinite Culcleasure. He says will run as an Independent and seek support of the Progressive Party.
The Empire State Winter Games begin on February 1st. Three days earlier, a torch run will begin in Manhattan. That’s just one of the changes organizers outlined today in Lake Placid, which will host the competition.
Yesterday in Montpelier, Vermont’s governor and Deputy Natural Resources Secretary detailed a draft plan for how the state will use nearly $19 million dollars it will receive as part of a settlement with Volkswagen.
Over the course of the year, controversy has flared over Iowa Pacific Railway and its subsidiary the Saratoga North Creek Railroad’s storage of rail cars on sidings in the Adirondacks. The Adirondack Council is now asking billionaire philanthropist Warren Buffett to intervene.
After weeks of twists and turns, Burlington city councilors made their final decision on which of four bidders will buy the city’s cable and broadband provider. Monday’s marathon meeting lasted into the early morning hours.
A University of Vermont student suspended this fall after being accused of groping a female student at an off-campus party is suing the school, saying he didn't grope the student and the school's disciplinary system is faulty and biased against men.