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New home for Hudson Headwaters

TICONDEROGA | The Hudson Headwaters primary care health clinic in Ticonderoga will move from its present location into a new 10,300-foot facility at the Ticonderoga campus of the University of Vermont (UVM) Health Network-Elizabethtown Community Hospital, officials announced last week.


Rapper Kodak Black arrested at border in upstate New York

LEWISTON, N.Y. – New York state police say rapper Kodak Black was arrested on drug and weapons charges as he tried to cross from Canada into the United States near Niagara Falls.


Ready, set, shop

TICONDEROGA | Call it competitive shopping for a worthy cause. On April 11, students from Ticonderoga High School will line up at Walmart with an equal amount of cash and then push their carts through the store seeing who can buy the most food for the buck.


Tops investing $40M in upstate New York stores

Tops Friendly Markets is putting millions of dollars into some of its stores in upstate New York. The announcement comes months after the chain closed several stores in our area.


N.Y. man admits to credit card fraud

PORTLAND — A New York man who used bogus driver’s licenses to open charge accounts at three Home Depot stores in Maine, and tried to open one in Auburn, pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to one count of credit card fraud, according to court documents.


GROSS! Worms Found in Cups At McDonald’s in New York State

You never know just how sanitary a restaurant may be when you choose to dine out. Unsanitary, or just plain disgusting, might be a better words to describe what was found on two separate instances at a McDonald's in Western New York.


Four will face charges related to deadly shooting, police say

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Four people will face charges related to a deadly shooting in Burlington on Tuesday, police said. Lesine Woodson, 32, James Felix, 36, Brandon Sanders, 18, and Johnny Ford, 32, are expected to be charged with second-degree murder, police said.


Vermont State Police log: Chase leads to charges for Orwell motorist

ADDISON COUNTY — On Saturday, April 13, at around a quarter to 4 p.m., a Vermont State Police trooper saw a vehicle speeding on Route 7 in New Haven. The trooper clocked the car at 74 mph in a 50 mph zone and attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver failed to yield and the vehicle continued tra


Ask the Expert: Does New York State tax Roth IRA withdrawals?

I've had a Roth individual retirement account since 2009, and I'm in my 70s. I took a distribution for the full amount last month. I know there's no federal tax on the interest income, but what about New York State taxes on the interest?


Castleton nursing student accused of making threats towards faculty members

Castleton, Vt. - Students at Castleton University say they were on edge, after the school said one of their own made threats of violence against members of their community. The university confirmed, nursing faculty member Melissa Gorton made threats again fellow faculty members, prompting authoritie


What could have caused Vt. trooper to collapse?

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) We are going beyond the headlines into what caused a Vermont state trooper to collapse after a traffic stop. Last month, we told you about Tpr. Brett Flansburg searching a car in Leicester. On the way back to the station, he started feeling ill. He collapsed in the parking lot


Report: NY state agencies overtime pay highest in a decade

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state agencies paid nearly $787 million in overtime for more than 18 million extra hours worked by state employees in 2018, according to a new report released Thursday by state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.


Camp counselor case moving forward

QUEENSBURY — Prosecutors had all of the boys who have accused a camp counselor of sexual abuse re-interviewed by a child advocacy center in New York City in recent weeks to gauge whether they were truthful because of the mistrial that occurred in the case earlier this year.


Trooper who collapsed in parking lot back on the job

NEW HAVEN — Vermont State Police officials on Wednesday identified heroin as the substance that Trooper Brett Flansburg encountered during a March 15 traffic stop in Leicester and subsequently caused him to become ill and collapse in the parking lot of the New Haven barracks. He revived after gettin


Public safety head calls Burlington police chief’s pressure ‘completely inappropriate’

High-level officials in the Scott administration have strongly criticized efforts by Burlington Police Chief Brandon del Pozo and Mayor Miro Weinberger’s to pressure the state’s medical examiner involving the death of a man who had an altercation with police.


Kayakers duel in New Haven River white water

BRISTOL — The temperatures were up on this past Saturday afternoon for the 11th annual New Haven Ledges kayak race down the New Haven River in Bristol, and so were the water levels.


Hoppy Easter? This Upstate New York beer is made with Peeps

MANCHESTER, NY -- It wouldn’t be Easter without chocolate bunnies, brightly colored eggs -- and a beer brewed with Peeps. At least that’s what they’re thinking in Upstate New York, where a brewery in the Finger Lakes collaborated with one in Rochester to come up with this beer that some might call s


Walk The Talk And Block NYC Pipeline, Activists Tell Cuomo

NEW YORK CITY HALL — More than 300 environmental activists on Thursday demanded Gov. Andrew Cuomo block a natural gas pipeline that they worry could threaten waters off New York City's shoreline.


William Mathis: Latest education ‘blueprint’ fails

Editor’s note: This commentary is by William J. Mathis, of Goshen, who is vice chair of the Vermont State Board of Education and managing director of the National Education Policy Center.The views expressed are solely those of the author.


US Forest Service conducting prescribed burns

GOSHEN, Vt. (WCAX A big fire Wednesday in the Green Mountain National Forest, but this blaze was no call for alarm -- it was to actually make the forest healthier. Through thick smoke crews could be seen starting fires in the Green Mountain National Forest.