Two rifles and ammunition have been seized from vehicles at the Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg but the principal says the guns were used for hunting and he doesn't believe the students intended to harm anyone.
The school policy prohibits having firearms on school grounds.
Democratic Congressman Bill Owens has been sworn in to a new term as the new 113th Congress convenes. On today’s Community Corner the Congressman talks about some changes he faces as he enters his new term - from a newly drawn district to a change in his committee assignment.
The Adirondack Park Agency has delayed action on a simplified permit process for clear-cutting Adirondack forest tracts of more than 25 acres.
Under a new General Permit proposal, the Adirondack Park Agency says a simplified silvicultural treatment that “meets jurisdictional clearcutting thresholds” would encourage sustainable forestry practices. Protect the Adirondacks is one of several environmental groups that wants the state agency to reject the proposal. Executive Director Peter Bauer says the APA has not proven a new permit process is needed.
A coalition of Adirondack and regional environmental groups is calling on state officials to help create a new mandatory boat inspection program for Lake George.
The Adirondack Mountain Club, Protect the Adirondacks, the Adirondack Council, Adirondack Wild and the Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter have sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo and Environmental Commissioner Joe Martens. The groups say it is past time for a reactive approach to aquatic invasive species and it is vital that the state support mandatory boat inspections and cleaning as proposed by the Lake George Park Commission. Adirondack Mountain Club Executive Director Neil Woodworth says strong state level action is needed.
The organizers of a Vermont gun show say they will allow the display and sale of assault weapons despite a request by the mayor of Barre that the weapons not be displayed in the aftermath of last month's school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
Authorities say an upstate New York man charged with stealing more than $50,000 from his employer actually stole nearly 10 times that amount.
State police investigators tell the Adirondack Daily Enterprise that an examination of Lawrence Jaques' (jayks)' bank records revealed that he actually embezzled more than $467,000 from Torrance Construction of Lake Placid.