Essex, VT


Crews work in the dark to remove stuck truck in the Notch

CAMBRIDGE, Vt. (WCAX) - Route 108, also known as the Notch, is back open, after the first truck of the season gets stuck. First responders got the call around 11:30 p.m. Monday night in Cambridge. They say the tractor-trailer got stuck in the sharp curve near the top of Smuggler’s...
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Families brace for changes to pandemic-era free school meals

ESSEX, Vt. (AP) — Before the pandemic, there was no room in the budget for Kate Murphy’s children to buy lunch at school. She and her husband would buy in bulk and make bag lunches at home. So the free school meals that were made available to students nationwide amid the crisis have brought welcome relief, especially since her husband lost his job last year at a bakery company that closed.
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Park building break-in dismays Plattsburgh officials

PLATTSBURGH | Authorities are now investigating a weekend break-in that left the Wallace Hill Park Building with significant damage. On Monday, June 27, Town of Plattsburgh staff discovered the damage- floors littered with debris, paint covering fixtures and appliances and the community room in significant disarray. The vandalism has led...

Protesters in Plattsburgh vow to fight for abortion rights

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WCAX) - Protests continued across the nation and across our region on Monday in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last week to overturn Roe v. Wade. At least 200 people gathered in Plattsburgh’s Trinity Park on Monday for a rally. It started with some...

Man arrested for assault in Warren

WARREN — A 74-year-old man from Florida was arrested for assault in Warren yesterday. Authorities say they were notified of a citizen dispute at a home on West Hill Extension at around 8:30 p.m. Police say that John Fuller, of Newport, FL, had caused bodily harm to a 64-year-old...

John Robert (Bob) Coughlin

John Robert (Bob) Coughlin, a Malone native, died on June 24, 2022 at the CVPH Medical Center, Plattsburgh on his 87th birthday. Bobby had a stellar start in life. He was the 1951 VFW state essay contest winner, a star varsity football player, the manager of junior varsity basketball, president of his freshman class, representative on the Student Council for three years and was elected to be president of the senior class but was chosen, at age 16 by the New Ford Foundation scholarship to attend Yale, thereby missing his Senior year at F.A.

Fatal crash in South Burlington

SOUTH BURLINGTON — A 73-year-old man was killed during a single-vehicle crash in South Burlington yesterday. The crash took place west on I-89 at around 6:30 p.m. A 2003 Toyota Tacoma was seen off the road and striking a tree. The driver was identified as Harry Clark, of Burlington.

Residents march for abortion rights in Watertown

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWTI) — The Supreme Court’s decision to overrule Roe V. Wade has sparked reactions from across the nation, and on Monday over a hundred residents in Watertown voiced their opinion on the matter. Residents gathered in Plattsburgh, Saranac Lake, Canton, and Watertown for rallies focused on...

Burlington Council Approves Short-Term Rental Rules

After years of often-heated debate, the Burlington City Council on Monday approved rules for regulating short-term rentals. The rules require hosts to live on the same lot or in the same building as their short-term rental, with two exceptions. The regs allow hosts to operate just one short-term rental, though they can also rent up to three individual rooms — or "partial units" — within their own homes.

Driver charged with DUI, DLS after crash in Swanton

SWANTON — A 33-year-old man from Sheldon was charged following a crash in Swanton yesterday. The single-vehicle crash took place on Woods Hill Road at around 11:00 p.m. The driver was identified as Joshua Sweet. Police allege he was showing signs of impairment when they arrived. Police also say...

PC Construction to begin next phase of development at Spruce Peak in Stowe

PC Construction to Begin Next Phase of Development at Spruce Peak in Stowe. South Burlington, VT – PC Construction announced that it has been selected by Spruce Peak Realty to complete the next phase of development at Spruce Peak in Stowe, Vermont. This latest round of work, which includes...

Plattsburgh restarts a climate task force waylaid by pandemic

The city of Plattsburgh has reestablished its Climate Task Force. The group, consisting of city council members and residents from each ward, is tasked with finding ways for the city to meet the state’s Climate Smart and Clean Energy Community goals. The Climate Task Force was first formed in 2019 to assess ways the city could reduce carbon emissions and put in place environmentally sustainable policies.

Will 3rd time be the charm for noncitizen voting in Burlington?

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Burlington’s City Council is working once again to allow noncitizens to vote. Twice before, Burlington city councilors pushed for noncitizen voting. In 2015, voters rejected it. In 2020, the council itself voted against putting it on the ballot. Since then, Winooski and Montpelier voted to...

Green Up Vermont tries new method to reduce plastic waste

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Green Up Vermont unveiled their newest method of working towards eliminating single use plastics Monday. The group has dedicated the first of thirty-three water bottle filling stations that will be placed at high- use public places throughout the state. The stations were funded by a grant...