Keeseville, NY


State and local officials call for bail reform changes

ELIZABETHTOWN — State and Essex County officials are concerned that the controversial statewide bail reform measures have made it more difficult to curtail and prosecute crimes such as drug trafficking. At a news conference Friday morning at the Essex County Government Center, State Sen. Dan Stec (R-Queensbury) and Assemblyman Matt...
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N.Y. announces new plans to address school bus driver shortages

PLATTSBURGH | The state’s leading teachers union swiftly applauded a Sunday announcement by Gov. Kathy Hochul to launch a new multi-faceted plan to address severe school bus driver shortages across the state. The targeted multi-agency agenda was announced Sept. 19 to include short-term steps to remove barriers and recruit traditional...
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Hudson Headwaters doctor recommends both COVID and flu shots

PLATTSBURGH — As flu season approaches, so does the potential for both flu and COVID cases to overwhelm local health care systems. That’s why Dr. Ashley Bernotas, a family medicine physician at Hudson Headwaters Health Network’s Plattsburgh Family Health center, is encouraging those eligible to get vaccinated against the viruses that cause both illnesses.
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Burlington man charged with assaulting cop at UVM Medical Center

A Burlington man who has had frequent encounters with law enforcement this month is due to appear in court in January on several charges, including assaulting a police officer. According to a Saturday evening email from Acting Burlington Police Chief Jon Murad, the suspect is Nassor Debique, 45. Just after...

A Different Kind of Hiking Buddy

McKinley the Siberian cat joins owner on her journey to be 46er. Hike just about any popular trail in the Adirondacks and you’re likely to come upon at least a few hiking pups — but a hiking cat? It’s not something you see very often, but for pet parent Charlotte Simons, hiking with her Siberian cat McKinley has become an enjoyable and rewarding part of both their lives.

Dedalus to Create Vinyl Bar in Burlington

Jason Zuliani, owner of Dedalus Wine Shop, Market and Wine Bar, which has locations in Burlington, Middlebury and Stowe, is planning to open what he believes will be Burlington's first vinyl bar in late winter or early spring 2022. "Vinyl" refers to old-school records that will be spun by a...
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This Sherbet-Colored Cottage for Sale in Vermont Is a Plant Lover’s Paradise

When I start daydreaming about building a fantasy life in the country, the image in my head usually contains some kind of cozy cottage. This sherbet-colored abode for sale in Burlington, Vermont, has somehow filled in the blanks of my imagination: a thriving wildflower garden instead of a manicured front lawn, charming architectural details, and a covered entryway practically make it the home of my dreams.

Pets with potential: Meet Piper & Lily

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - This week’s Pets with Potential are a pair of four-year-old female dogs named, Piper and Lily. These cuddly ladies love to snuggle and play. They may seem shy at first, but once they warm up they will be your best friend. If you are looking for a fun duo to take home, Piper and Lily are your girls.

A return to Auschwitz: A return to hope

Vladimir Munk was 95 years old when he made the journey to Auschwitz-Birkenau in January 2020 with Julie Canepa, Paul Frederick and Bruce Carlin.Canepa was playing music for the residents of the Lake Forest Senior Retirement community in Plattsburgh, NY when she met Munk. Munk never made it a point to tell people that he was a survivor of the Holocaust, but he did acknowledge it if it came up in conversation. His deep friendship with Canepa led to him sharing stories from his past and as she put it, “the writer in me was horrified and deeply moved.” With Munk’s consent, she wrote a seven-part series on The Sun Community News.

When is peak foliage season in the Adirondack Park?

LAKE PLACID — This time of year, the people answering phone calls at visitor bureaus, hotels and resorts throughout the Adirondack Region are fielding questions about fall foliage on a daily basis. Most of the time, visitors only want to know one thing. The big question in the Adirondacks is...

Grocery store anchors Taft Corners redevelopment plan

The red marker indicates the area adjacent to the existing Hannaford grocery store. where Taft Corners Associates proposes to build a new 20,000-square-foot grocery store. Taft Corners Associates is proposing to build a 20,000-square-foot grocery store behind an existing Hannaford grocery store as part of a 7-acre commercial and residential development that is on the Development Review Board’s Oct. 12 agenda.

New Burlington animal rescue focuses on reptiles, small mammals

Memorial service held for nearly 300 Vermonters who died from Covid-19 It was an emotional day for hundreds of Vermont families at the statehouse Sunday, as Vermont Interfaith Action read the names of their lost loved ones. Updated: 6 hours ago. Nearly 500 people came together for this year’s Walk...

Vets adapt as they continue to see backlogs in services

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Back in April, we were watching as the veterinarian industry felt the crunch of the COVID-19 pandemic. They were backlogged and running on fumes with more pandemic pets in house, but veterinarians say it still hasn’t gotten better. Local vets say it’s a national problem, not...


After its humble beginnings as a buying club on Carol Czaja’s back porch, the North Country Food Co-op is now 2,800 member-owners strong. Located on Bridge Street in downtown Plattsburgh, The Co-op, as it is called by its loyal members, is a community-owned grocery store that focuses on providing a place for the community to learn about healthy eating and living.

‘Wow’ed by Wilmington

Lots to explore in the Wonders of Wilmington challenge. My husband and I have lived in the Adirondacks nearly all our adult lives, but it took the addition of children into our family to open our eyes to some of the attractions in our own (figurative) backyard. Recently, my 5-year-old...

Column: Too often held to a count

For years now, I've been exercising every morning in an effort to keep fit and stay alive. My doc says it's good for me. I've acquired equipment over time and put it into my cellar, where, first thing I do once I drag myself out of bed is to bend and stretch for about 10 minutes – diligently counting each maneuver -- then go to the equipment.

Grilling the Chef: Luiza Bloomberg Feeds UVM Fraternity Brothers

Position: Chef at fraternities Alpha Gamma Rho and Sigma Phi Society at the University of Vermont. Education: Self-taught cook; studied psychology at Castleton University with a concentration in forensic psychology. Experience: Owner of Luiza's Homemade With Love since December 2013, private chef, caterer and teacher of pierogi-making classes. Before starting...