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Former St. Albans cop pleads guilty to punching handcuffed woman

A former St. Albans police officer pleaded guilty Wednesday to punching a woman who was handcuffed in a holding cell. A sentencing hearing will take place later this summer. Jason Lawton will face no more than six months in prison, and could face punishment other than incarceration, Assistant Attorney General Paul Barkus said during the change-of-plea hearing.
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WTF: What's to Become of Charlie's Boathouse?

Charlie's Boathouse sits on a grassy, quiet piece of land that's just off the northernmost end of the Burlington bike path. It has a clear view of the Adirondack Mountains across Lake Champlain, and, on a warm May day, the snowy ski trails on Whiteface Mountain were still visible. But at the boathouse, dandelions were in bloom, the grass was lush and the sound of the waves hitting driftwood piled along the shore was peaceful.
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Rosmarie Von Trapp, of ‘Sound of Music’ family, dies

MORRISTOWN, Vt. (WCAX) - Rosmarie Trapp, a member of the musical family the Von Trapp’s and film ‘Sound of Music’ has died. Trapp’s family made the announcement on Facebook saying she passed peacefully on Friday surrounded by family. She was 93. She was the oldest daughter...

New superintendent of Catholic schools

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington is pleased to announce David Young as the new superintendent of Catholic schools. “David Young’s extensive leadership experience as an assistant superintendent and superintendent will be a great asset to our Catholic school system,” said Burlington Bishop Christopher Coyne. “We are confident he will build upon the strong academic and faith-based education our schools currently offer and lead them to new heights.”

Burlington developers unveil big plans for South End brownfield

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Development plans are in the works to remediate a key brownfield site in Burlington’s South End. Developers have been eyeing the property near the former barge canal since the coal gasification plant closed back in 1966. Since then, the area has enjoyed a renaissance and is home to shops,, and the renovated Maltex building.

Plattsburgh airport adds direct flight to Philadelphia

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — Plattsburgh International Airport is adding a new daily route to its flight schedule. Starting July 1, you’ll be able to fly directly from Plattsburgh to Philadelphia. The new daily service will be offered by Contour Airlines which is an American Airlines partner. Through Philadelphia, travelers...

Burlington City Council approves decarbonization resolution at latest meeting

The Burlington, Vermont City Council is considering how to accelerate decarbonization policies that support the city’s Net Zero 2030 goals. Councilors began their latest meeting with an executive session to receive an update on early negotiations with the city’s unions. Then Department of Public Works Director Chapin Spencer led a presentation on updated conceptual plans to upgrade Main Street.

Nurses at UVM Medical Center continue negotiations for fair contract

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Nurses at the UVM Medical Center are asking the hospital for a fair contract as they continue negotiations. Back in February, the Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals was able to strike a deal increasing nurses' salaries by 10%. Followed by a 5% increase expected...

Burlington Barge Canal site gets $6 million brownfields investment

Burlington’s 453 Pine Street Redevelopment Project to Include Two New Hospitality Businesses and Open Space. The rendering above shows the proposed project between the Maltex building on the right (north) and Burlington Electric Department to the left. Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott, the Agency of Natural Resources (ANR),...

Brave little biker shows off his skills

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Wednesday was a nice day to be on the waterfront in Burlington. Nathan Bouchard and his son, Graham, took to the bike path for a ride, but it didn’t end there for this brave little biker. Father and son hit the skatepark where 2-year-old Graham...

Plattsburgh gears up for annual summer traditions on Lake Champlain

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — Two beloved North Country traditions will soon be returning to Lake Champlain this summer. The 45th Annual Mayor's Cup Festival and Regatta will be held on July 9. The one-day celebration will feature events, live music, food, and drinks along with the highly-anticipated sailing competition. There...

New York State comptroller visits Plattsburgh

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — New York’s Comptroller, Tom DiNapoli, toured Plattsburgh Wednesday to learn more about projects underway in the city. He says now is the time to make investments to welcome back tourists and to also better the quality of life for North Country residents. Plattsburgh Mayor Chris...

Williston man makes his mark creating ‘virtual influencers’

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - A Vermont man is taking on the international fashion world and working to make it more eco-friendly, and he’s doing it from the comfort of his home in Williston. Elijah Thurston spends a lot of time on his computer nowadays. “To really get the realism,...