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4 arrested on hazing, conspiracy charges

PLATTSBURGH — Three people are facing a slew charges after they allegedly held a woman captive and assaulted her in an apparent attempt to join a “private vigilante group.”A fourth person was also charged in connection with the incident.Michael J. Parent, 31, and Tasheena M. Goodreau, 29, both of Pl

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-06-18 20:35:26

Teen arrested on arson charges

TICONDEROGA — An 18-year-old allegedly burned a barn to the ground early Monday morning and is suspected in connection with several other fires over the last couple of months, police say.The teen, whose name was not released by police, was arrested Monday and charged with arson.The Ticonderoga Volun

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-06-18 23:08:20

Ticonderoga firefighter charged with arson

TICONDEROGA — A Ticonderoga volunteer firefighter has been charged with arson and suspended from the department for allegedly setting a barn on fire early Monday morning.The Ticonderoga Police Department said it had arrested an 18-year-old and charged him with arson.Mark Belden, patrolman with the P

POST-STAR - 2018-06-18 21:48:00

Volunteer firefighter accused of setting fire in Ticonderoga

TICONDEROGA, N.Y. —A volunteer firefighter at the Ticonderoga Fire Department has been charged with allegedly setting a barn fire early Monday morning.Firefighters from 12 departments responded to the fire on McCaughlin Road at approximately 12:40 a.m.AdvertisementThe structure was destroyed.Ticonde

MYNBC5.COM - 2018-06-19 00:24:00

Truck explodes on I-89, driver pulled to safety

The truck's driver, Austin W. Wheatley of Brookfield, was pulled to safety by three other motorists before the the vehicle burst into flames, according to a Vermont State Police news release.

BURLINGTON FREE PRESS - 2018-06-18 18:36:00

New option for health insurance coming to region

PHOTO PROVIDEDPlattsburgh Town Supervisor Michael Cashman (from left); North Country Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Garry Douglas; Dr. John D. Bennett, president and CEO, Capital District Physicans Health Plan Inc.; and Dr. Wouter Rietsema, vice president, chief quality and information office

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-06-19 00:16:25

Inside look: UVM's Porter Medical Center end of life suites

Diana Barnard is the palliative care provider at UVM Health Network's Porter Medical Center."The goal is to address suffering and the stress that comes with serious illness and the focus is to improve the quality of life both for patients and their families," said Barnard.She's not just working with

WCAX - 2018-06-18 07:27:00

Keene bike crash sidelines Burlington PD chief

KEENE — Burlington Police Chief Brandon del Pozo was whizzing on his bike down the hill on State Route 73 from Cascade Pass toward the hamlet of Keene when he crashed Saturday and ended up in the hospital.“I know that he was going at a pretty good clip and that he was trying to ... basically slowly

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-06-18 21:59:42

Dad's kidney saves the day

MOOERS — Dads share a lot with loved ones, but they rarely share their organs.Lucky for 16-year-old Ben Lloyd, his dad did."Everything he does is so selfless," Ben said. "It was such a heroic thing that he did for my mom."

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-06-17 11:30:00

Two Vermonters arrested, accused of breaking into a restaurant with a hammer and tire iron

Vermont State police said Mark Currier, 30, and Nicole Swank, 35, broke into the Halfway House restaurant in Shoreham Saturday night.

MYNBC5.COM - 2018-06-17 09:47:00

Farmers markets open for season

Farmers markets have existed as a part of American society, business and trade since 1634, when the first farmers market in the new world opened for business in Boston, Mass.And throughout much of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, outdoor market places were vital centers of commerce in both America


$120,000 in grants create new land management position at Adirondack Land Trust - Adirondack Explorer

KEENE, NY — The Adirondack Land Trust received a two-year grant of $80,000 from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Land Trust Alliance through the New York State Conservation Partnership Program (NYSCPP), plus a $40,000 matching grant from a private donor. Together,


Man charged with Saratoga bank robbery

SARATOGA SPRINGS -- A Schenectady county man has been charged with robbing a bank in Saratoga Springs in March 2017.Joseph B. Flower, 36, of Glenville, was charged with third-degree robbery, felony, for the March 4, 2017 robbery of the Adirondack Trust Bank branch located on Northline Road. Police s


Housekeepers become ill after eating marijuana-laced candy left by hotel guests

According to WPTZ-TV, the housekeepers at the Inn at Shelburne Farms in Shelburne, Vermont ate chocolates that were left in a guest room by two guests who had already checked out. A caller to 911 told police one of the employees was ill and lying in the parking lot.


Keeseville kids shoot their own talk show on bullying

"I think when you stop sending the message that it's not OK and you just start kind of shrugging your shoulders saying, 'Whatever, it's bullying, they'll get over it,' it's not going to happen and it will spread more rapidly and quickly and the quicker you put a halt to that and spread positive vide


What would UVM Medical Center nurses' strike mean for patients? 2010 study raises concerns

When nurses go on strike, as University of Vermont Medical Center nurses might well do in July, patients and their families will ask what the impact is on care.


Housekeepers cleaning guest room eat loose candy that turns out to be marijuana edibles

SHELBURNE, Vt. —Police say two housekeepers cleaning a guest room unknowingly ate what turned out to marijuana-infused candy.Crews were called about 10:20 a.m. Wednesday to the Inn at Shelburne Farms in Shelburne, Vermont.AdvertisementA 911 caller reported that one employee had become ill and was ly


Concert for a Cure returns to Essex

ESSEX | The Essex Community Church will hold a special event Sunday, June 17, with proceeds going toward a cause close to the organizer’s heart.


Two Vermont inn workers fall ill after eating pot-laced candy left by guests

Police are asking that people who possess marijuana edibles, which can have the same appearance as everyday food items, keep them secure.


Vermont marijuana: What should renters and landlords know about the new law?

But if you're one of the state's approximately 75,000 renters, you'll need to check with your landlord before you start planting.