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Essex County Health to bar patrons: ‘Bottoms Up!’

ELIZABETHTOWN | The Essex County Health Department is taking the fight against colorectal cancer ... to the bar. This month marks National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and the department is doing its part by leaving educational messages, in the form of drink coasters, at local bars and restaur


New Basin Harbor manager eyes local outreach

FERRISBURGH — Basin Harbor has hired a veteran leader of independent hotels and resorts as its first general manager, and he will help oversee marketing changes in the 133-year-old, family-owned vacation, wedding and recreation destination on the Ferrisburgh shore of Lake Champlain.


Former Essex County DA to run as Democrat for state supreme court judge

MINEVILLE — Former Essex County District Attorney Julie Garcia, the first woman to ever serve there in that capacity, will run for State Supreme Court Justice, 4th Judicial District.


Upstate New York Maple Syrup Lands National Wal Mart Deal

Central and Upstate New York is known for many things; Pizza, Chicken Riggies, Half Moons just to name a few. Another item that should be on the list, but probably not getting the recognition it should is Maple Syrup. It may change soon with a Canton Syrup maker getting a national distribution deal


Vote for marijuana legalization in N.J. held off; what it means for N.Y.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Talk about a buzz kill. Supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana in New Jersey were in for a letdown Monday when the state’s top lawmakers canceled a vote to do just that, knowing they didn’t have the necessary votes to push the bill through.


Winooski officer nearly hit by car during DUI stop

WINOOSKI, Vt. (WCAX) A close call for a Winooski Police officer Saturday during a DUI stop. The stop, captured on an Essex Police cruiser dash cam, shows a passing car coming within feet of the cruiser. Police say the officer had to jump out of the way.


Essex sheriff: Emaciated dogs saved by hotline call

NEWCOMB — Two Newcomb residents face animal cruelty charges after an anonymous tip led Essex County Sheriff's deputies to their home. Due to that call to the Essex County Animal Cruelty Hotline, they found two large-breed dogs that "were severely emaciated due to lack of care," the Sheriff's Departm


Burlington police searching for shooting suspect

Burlington, Vt - Police in Burlington are looking for a man accused of shooting another man in the head Sunday morning. It unfolded just before 9 a.m. at a home on Clarke Street.


New schedule at VUHS seeks student 'equity'

VERGENNES — Major changes in class schedules are in the works at Vergennes Union High School. Administrators are making the changes, which include yearlong classes and removing band and chorus sessions from students’ lunch period to make them formal classes. This comes in part in response to their i


Spotted lanternfly: Next potential threat to Vermont plants

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Vermont trees are already fighting bugs that don't belong and now another invasive species may be flying to the Green Mountain State. Vermont state entomologist Judy Rosovsky says she and her team are tracking the spotted lanternfly.


Efficiency Vermont recognized by peers

BURLINGTON — The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has named three Efficiency Vermont programs as being among the most outstanding in the nation, based on their effectiveness and innovation in helping customers achieve greater levels of energy efficiency.


"Armed and dangerous" shooting suspect on the run in Vermont

Burlington, Vt - Police in Burlington are looking for a 37-year-old man accused of shooting another man in the head Sunday morning. Alfred Wisher, who police say has ties to Troy, Yonkers and New York City, is considered "armed and dangerous." He allegedly shot 28-year-old Khyann Jones just before 9


SUNY Potsdam professor’s new novel set in rural NY state

POTSDAM — SUNY Potsdam professor Rick Henry’s latest novel, “Letters,” is set in a rural area of upstate New York, a region that he has continued to use as a backdrop for his fiction writing over the span of his 20-year career at the college.


Police: Car crashes into school bus in Williston

WILLISTON, Vt. (WCAX) Police say there were no injuries following a crash involving a school bus in Williston Monday morning. It happened around 8 a.m. near East View Circle. Police say a car failed to yield to oncoming traffic and swerved into the Champlain Valley District bus.


UPDATE: Suspect named after 28-yr-old is shot in Burlington

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Police confirm to WCAX News that Khyann Jones, 28, was shot in the head, at a home in the area of Clarke Street Sunday morning. Jones was taken to the University of Vermont Medical Center by the Burlington Fire Department for treatment where he is listed in critical condition.


TRAFFIC ALERET: Vt Route 116 is now back open

Hinesburgh, Vt - A traffic alert as you head out the door this morning, Shelburne police say VT Route 116 at the intersection of CVU road in Hinesburgh is closed in both directions due to a two vehicle crash.


Satire: Sanders treated for injuries sustained when female candidates shatter glass ceiling

SOUTH CAROLINA – Vermont senator and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders was injured this weekend after being hit by flying glass from a nearby ceiling that shattered over his head. He was seen for minor lacerations on his forehead and received seven stitches before being released with a clean bill


Learn about Vt's 'Citizen Scientists' at April 11 talk

ADDISON — Vermonters are invited to learn about how citizen science is employed to help with wildlife conservation in Vermont on Thursday, April 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area Conference Room in Addison. This ‘Citizen Science 101’ presentation is free and open


Cuomo criticizes Democrats for anti-Trump agenda

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday criticized fellow Democrats — including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — saying they’re spending too much time attacking President Trump and not enough time explaining their own vision for the nation.


South Burlington woman killed in head-on crash in Addison

ADDISON — A two-car crash on Route 22A in Addison Friday morning claimed the life of a South Burlington woman, who was driving one of the cars. The driver of the other car was charged with driving under the influence of drugs.