Of the three propositions on the New York state ballot Tuesday, voters rejected the question asking for a constitutional convention but approved public pension forfeiture and a Forest Preserve land bank. The question on a land bank was close, but Adirondack and Catskill concerns are relieved that it passed.
The future of the city-owned utility in Vermont’s largest city remains unclear. After extended debate and two rounds of deadlocked votes last night, the Burlington City Council approved a resolution requesting the two finalists seeking to buy Burlington Telecom develop a joint venture.
The Burlington City Council tonight will once again consider which of two bidders - Keep Burlington Telecom Local KBTL or Ting/Tucows - will be the finalist to buy Burlington Telecom, the city’s municipally-owned cable and internet provider.
Tanya Boone is the latest Democrat to enter the race against incumbent Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, a Republican from New York’s 21st district. Hailing from Granville in Washington County, Boone is a small business owner and a former union organizer. Announcing her campaign, Boone said she is running because she’s fed up. She says it forms the basis for her platform and desire to reverse inequities.
Ryan Leaf is a former NFL quarterback. At 28 he quit professional football. By 35 he was in prison for stealing painkillers. Leaf says his addiction to opiates was based in part on his ego and narcissism. He now travels the country to talk about addiction and recovery and was in Plattsburgh this week.
Officials signed an agreement between Clinton Community College and Clarkson University this afternoon they say will enhance workforce training and education at the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing in Plattsburgh.
A Siena College poll released today showed New York voters oppose Proposition One on Tuesday’s ballot — the question over whether the state should hold a constitutional convention. A recent debate in Plattsburgh focused on the “con-con.”
New York’s 10 Regional Economic Development Councils are presenting their annual reports to the state, including their priority projects. The documents are key in the annual competition that awards up to $150 million in capital funds and $75 million in Excelsior Tax Credits. On Wednesday, the State Assessment Team was in Plattsburgh to hear the North Country Regional Economic Development Council report.
Officials in a Vermont town say they are generally supportive of a plan to build mountain biking trails at a ski resort, but they have concerns about the impact increased traffic might have on emergency response.
Meeting last night, the Burlington City Council was scheduled to decide which of two bidders for the city’s municipally owned cable and internet provider would be the finalist to buy Burlington Telecom. But after some twists the panel postponed the vote.
Open enrollment starts Wednesday for Vermonters who want to sign up for a health insurance plan for next year through the state's online exchange or existing subscribers who want to change to a different plan.
One-third of Vermonters woke up today without electricity, according to Vermont’s largest utility. It may be the end of the week before power is restored to the 45,000 homes and businesses across the state that have lost power.
A Vermont college professor injured in a melee following the campus appearance of an author who co-wrote a book discussing racial differences in intelligence says some faculty members were more to blame for the violence than the students.
The Saratoga and North Creek Railroad has brought the first tanker cars it plans to park on a siding in the Adirondacks. Environmental groups opposing the plan got a boost this week when Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke against the idea.
The North Country Honor Flight sponsors World War II and Korean veterans on flights to Washington DC three to five times a year. Since it was created in 2013, the group has made 22 flights and brought 328 veterans to the nation’s memorials. But organizers were concerned that some veterans were unable or unwilling to fly. On the last Honor Flight of the year, the group inaugurated a new virtual reality tour.
Vermont Governor Phil Scott says he's opposed to the idea of having a receiver appointed to run the Vermont regional center that helps foreign investors get U.S. residency in exchange for investments in job-creating economic development projects.