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Use of e-cigs forbidden on city property
PLATTSBURGH — An updated tobacco law now bans the use of electronically delivered nicotine devices on the city's public grounds. The Common Council unanimously approved changes to the City of Plattsburgh's existing law at a recent session; those updates add e-cigarettes, vaping pens, hookahs and oth
Final presidential candidate makes case for college job
PLATTSBURGH — If she gets the head job at SUNY Plattsburgh, Mary S. Alexander wants to focus on effective communication. “Moving into a presidency, I would need to have the conversations with outsiders in the community,” she said at a public forum in E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium at Hawkins Hall on Wedn
Police seek suspect in shooting that left man critical
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Burlington police say they are seeking a suspect in a shooting not far from the downtown of the Vermont city that left a man in critical condition. Police say they received a report just before 9 a.m. Sunday that a man had been shot in the head on Clarke Street.
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.
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.
Midwest farm, outdoor chain to set up shop in Plattsburgh
PLATTSBURGH | Runnings, a Midwest farm, outdoor and home goods chain, will be opening up shop in Plattsburgh this fall. The store will take over an 87,000-square-foot building at 57 Centre Drive, the former home of Kmart.
PSU flooded with 'save the pool' reqests
PLATTSBURGH — The pool in SUNY Plattsburgh’s Memorial Hall is due to close for good this May, but more than 3,800 petitioners aren’t happy about it. A change.org petition, started by SUNY Plattsburgh student Cameron Kollar, generated 3,000 signatures in the first two weeks, with more than 800 added
Man whose beating sent N.Y. police chief to prison arrested for hitting police vehicle with SUV
SUFFOLK COUNTY, N.Y. (WPIX) -- Authorities say a man, whose 2012 beating while in police custody sent ex-Suffolk Police Chief James Burke to federal prison, was arrested Friday night after he crashed his Jeep into a lawn sign and then struck a police vehicle.
Stephentown, N.Y.: VITA offering free tax preparation
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance will provide free tax return assistance from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, March 29, at the Stephentown Memorial Library, 472 State Route 43 at Grange Hall Road.
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
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.
Putting in the work: Stories, snapshots of workers here
PLATTSBURGH — In your spring cleaning, if you come across vintage photographs of your lemonade stand, your mother picking blueberries or Great Uncle Armand's furry bounty; put the keepsakes aside.
Teen overdoses in suicide attempt after social media bullying
COLCHESTER, Vt. — Police say a high school student tried to take her own life after she was bullied on social media. Colchester police said the 18-year-old high school student intentionally overdosed on Jan. 20.
Intervale Center completes $1 million capital campaign
Vermont Business Magazine With the help of almost two hundred generous donors and community support, the Intervale Center is pleased to announce the completion of Celebrate Intervale, a $1 million capital campaign to increase the productivity, accessibility and beauty of the Intervale. The Intervale
"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
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.
'Once & Future' book sale with local Vermont ties
Colchester, Vt - It's the gender bent King Arthur retelling that you have all been waiting for, 'Once & Future' is going on sale March 26th. Authors Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy joined us in studio to tell us everything you need to know about the book.
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.
Crossing Andrew Cuomo’s red lines
The governor has made passage of the budget contingent on a few policy demands. Will lawmakers comply?. From the beginning of this year, it appeared that New York state was going to have a budget season like no other in recent history. Democrats have their strongest hold on the state Legislature in
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.