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Essex County to create space-allocation plan

ELIZABETHTOWN - Extensive and probably expensive repairs are needed to a portion of the Essex County Government Center that houses the Public Defender's Office. But County Manager Daniel Palmer said he will have a plan to present to the Board of Supervisors soon to address that and other space needs

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2017-09-18 18:28:04

Essex County, NY, hopes to speed up 911 response times

LEWIS, N.Y. (WCAX) Essex County, New York, is looking to revamp its ambulance services so that people get better care in emergencies. When a medical emergency arises, every minute a person waits to get treatment counts. That's why Essex County is hoping to reduce the time it takes EMS crews to resp

WCAX - 2017-09-19 00:43:00

South Lewis school-based health center opens for business

TURIN - A new school-based health center opened last week at the South Lewis Central School District and officials are now working to inform parents of the new service. "We've tried to describe it as a doctor's office at school," District Superintendent Douglas E. Premo said. The district last week

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2017-09-19 12:15:00

School Board, teachers try again at negotiations

Embed x Share CLOSE BURLINGTON TEACHER CONTRACT TALKS Amidst strike, Burlington school lunch takes a picnic | 1:16 At Franklin Square in Burlington's New North End, kids might be out of school on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, due to the teacher strike, but they can still get their school lunch. RYAN MERC

BURLINGTON FREE PRESS - 2017-09-19 14:01:19

UVM picks developer for housing project

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Plans are moving forward for new development in South Burlington. We told you earlier this summer that the University of Vermont wants to sell two parcels of land for housing development. Now, we've learned the university has selected a local developer, Eastern Developme

WCAX - 2017-09-19 00:42:00

Missing hiker died of pneumonia

NEWCOMB, N.Y. (WCAX) We now know what killed a hiker who was found dead in the Adirondacks. Forest rangers found the body of Alex Stevens Monday on Wallface Mountain after a weeklong search. Tuesday, an autopsy revealed the 28-year-old New Jersey man died from bronchial pneumonia. NEWCOMB, N.Y. (WCA

WCAX - 2017-09-20 00:48:00

Man convicted of killing 11-month-old NH boy

NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) A man has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of an 11-month-old New Hampshire boy in 2015. WMUR-TV reports Tommy Page also was convicted Tuesday of falsifying evidence in connection with the death of Shawn Sylvester. He was acquitted of administering a

WCAX - 2017-09-19 22:46:00

Bennington project moves forward following sale of site

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) A downtown Bennington, Vermont, site marked for a major redevelopment initiative has been sold. The Bennington Banner reports the Putnam Block project was purchased on Monday by the Bennington County Industrial Corp. for $2 million. Bennington Redevelopment Group, LLC is expect

WCAX - 2017-09-19 23:07:00

Barre police contract negotiations set to resume

BARRE, Vt. (AP) Police contract negotiations are resuming this week in Barre, as both sides return to the table with new health insurance information. The Times Argus reports negotiations will resume Wednesday afternoon. Negotiators representing Barre and police union members have reviewed health i

WCAX - 2017-09-19 21:58:00

NH girl collects books for hurricane-ravaged schools

SALEM, N.H. (CBS) It started with the generosity of a child and it's going to help hundreds of kids in hurricane-ravaged Texas. When Hurricane Harvey tore through Houston, it didn't spare schools or libraries. So a 6-year-old from New Hampshire decided to help with books. First-grader Brooklyn Murra

WCAX - 2017-09-19 21:49:00

Vt signs onto multistate investigation into opioid marketing tactics

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) Vermont has signed onto a multistate opioid investigation into whether drug companies' marketing tactics have worsened the epidemic. Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan announced in a statement Tuesday that the bipartisan coalition of 41 attorneys general will address "the m

WCAX - 2017-09-19 21:48:00

Vt. man pleads not guilty to killing live-in companion

RUTLAND, Vt. (WCAX) A Rutland man has pleaded not guilty to killing his live-in companion. In court Tuesday, Randal Johnson, 58, pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the killing of Trina Fitzgerald, 58. The judge ordered Johnson held without bail pending an evidence hearing. Police say John

WCAX - 2017-09-19 20:29:00

Police look for stolen chickens

STANNARD, Vt. (WCAX) Vermont State Police are looking for a chicken thief in the Northeast Kingdom -- frozen chicken that is. Authorities say someone stole six chickens from the Black Dirt Farm in Stannard sometime over the last three days. The owners tell WCAX News the chickens were swiped from a f

WCAX - 2017-09-19 20:18:00

Jogging 'Mad Pooper' sought by police

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) -- The Budde family says it doesn't know how it came to this. The family in Colorado Springs, Colorado, has spent weeks trying to get a mystery woman they've dubbed "The Mad Pooper" to stop defecating in their neighborhood, right outside their house. Cathy Budde say

WCAX - 2017-09-19 19:56:00

Prosecutors meet to discuss resolution in murder trial

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) Lawyers for a Vermont man and state prosecutors have met to discuss a "potential resolution" to charges he fatally shot his longtime girlfriend in their Rutland County home. The Rutland Herald reports State's Attorney Rose Kennedy and attorney Peter Langrock, who represents Frank W

WCAX - 2017-09-19 19:48:00

Police: Active shooter reports a false alarm

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) Police say reports of an active shooter that led to the shutdown of a Vermont government complex turned out to be a false alarm. The Bennington Banner reports the State Office Complex in Bennington was placed under lockdown for 45 minutes Monday. Bennington Police Chief Paul Dou

WCAX - 2017-09-19 19:39:00

John Cleese talks art of humor as he prepares to show 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail'

Humor is one of those things that's hard to explain - you either find something funny or you don't. in his autobiography, John Cleese of "Monty Python's Flying Circus" fame addresses why humor is an important attribute. "A good sense of humour is the sign of a healthy perspective," the British comic

BURLINGTON FREE PRESS - 2017-09-19 19:11:00

Judge orders state health contractor to release contract info

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) A Vermont judge has ordered a state contractor to make public contracts and other records used in setting up the state's digital medical records. Private citizen Stephen Whitaker last year took Vermont Information Technology Leaders to court after they denied his request for r

WCAX - 2017-09-19 18:40:00

4 Upper Valley residents killed in NC crash

MONROE, N.C. (AP) Four New Hampshire residents have died in a wreck in North Carolina. The North Carolina Highway Patrol said the wreck happened around 3 p.m. Monday in Waxhaw, about 20 miles (30 kilometers) southeast of Charlotte. Local media outlets reported that troopers said a woman in a car pul

WCAX - 2017-09-19 18:03:00

Vermont-based musician Neko Case's home damaged by fire

BARNET, Vt. (WCAX) Vermont-based musician Neko Case's home was damaged by a fire Monday night. The Caledonian Record reports the fire broke out around 9:30 p.m. By by the time fire crews had arrived, the fire had destroyed part of the home and an adjacent barn where the musician stored a collection

WCAX - 2017-09-19 16:59:00