Politics & Activism


Lionel Petion

PLATTSBURGH | A white student that posted an incendiary SnapChat message with a racial slur in late-January is no longer enrolled at SUNY Plattsburgh, officials said Tuesday. more

Feb 21, 2018 10:21 AM The Sun 2 Comments

I read the editorial (Feb. 17 edition) and the glowing remarks about how Congresswoman Elise Stefanik handles a crowd and should hold another town hall event — the old-fashioned type. more

Feb 21, 2018 7:00 AM Letters to the Editor 1 Comments


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MIDDLEBURY | Middlebury businessman Farhad Khan is proud to be a Vermont resident and an American citizen. more

Feb 20, 2018 3:00 PM The Vermont Eagle

LINCOLN | Paul Forlenza, a 22-year resident of Lincoln, announced his candidacy for state representative last week at the Addison County Democratic Committee meeting. more

Feb 20, 2018 3:00 PM The Vermont Eagle


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MIDDLEBURY |  The town of Middlebury has announced early Australian ballot voting for this year’s Town Meeting. more

Feb 19, 2018 4:00 PM The Vermont Eagle


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ELIZABETHTOWN | Hyper-partisanship appears to be the new normal as the U.S. seems more divided than ever, a measure fueled by a bombastic president who relishes in upending all political conventions. more

Feb 19, 2018 2:00 PM The Sun 1 Comments


Pete DeMola

PLATTSBURGH | National headlines dominated a town hall discussion between the candidates seeking Rep. Elise Stefanik’s seat. more

Feb 18, 2018 10:59 AM The Sun


Elizabeth Izzo

PLATTSBURGH | Students are calling for the SUNY Plattsburgh President John Ettling to resign as protest over a racist SnapChat message posted by a fellow student entered the second day on Friday. more

Feb 16, 2018 5:01 PM , The Sun 4 Comments


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ELIZABETHTOWN | A candidate for Essex County sheriff has received early endorsements from a handful of state and local officials. more

Feb 14, 2018 2:15 PM The Sun


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Rep. Elise Stefanik faced a tough crowd last May after voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act. more

Feb 14, 2018 7:00 AM Editorials

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VERGENNES — Vergennes Mayor Michael H. Daniels resigned Feb. 8 over a conflict with members of the city council. Senior Alderman Renny Perry is now acting mayor in the Little City as outlined in the municipality's charter. more

Feb 9, 2018 10:26 AM The Vermont Eagle 2 Comments


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PLATTSBURGH — Councilor Becky Kasper (Ward 5) has resigned following months of tension as the council contends with solving the City of Plattsburgh’s financial crisis. more

Feb 9, 2018 9:27 AM The Sun

I was reading the Feb. 3 edition. How tired I am becoming with the antics of our elected so-called leaders. more

Feb 9, 2018 7:00 AM Letters to the Editor

Fellow Vermonters, I was asked by a member of the media last week at my weekly press conference how I’ve arrived at a calculation I frequently use to highlight our past and present economic and demographic challenges – the phrase I use is ‘6-3-1.’ more

Feb 6, 2018 7:00 AM Letters to the Editor


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ELIZABETHTOWN | Democrats are chomping at the bit to replace Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Willsboro) in a primary that has seen nine candidates announce so far. more

Feb 5, 2018 3:45 PM The Sun 1 Comments

Yet another Democrat congressional candidate — the ninth — joins the race for the 21st District? more

Feb 3, 2018 7:00 AM Letters to the Editor

It has become fashionable to attack our traditional news sources, as was done in a recent editorial in The Sun. more

Jan 31, 2018 7:00 AM Letters to the Editor 2 Comments


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PLATTSBURGH | Congress must pass a spending bill in early-February to avoid another government shutdown more

Jan 30, 2018 6:45 AM The Sun 2 Comments


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PLATTSBURGH | The Clinton County Legislature has officially set March 27 as the date for the special election to fill the vacant Area 3 seat. more

Jan 29, 2018 4:30 PM The Sun


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SCHROON LAKE | A Saratoga doctor with a home in Schroon Lake is the latest candidate to enter the crowded Democratic primary race for New York’s 21st Congressional District. more

Jan 29, 2018 2:09 PM The Sun

  • The world's first nuclear power plant to produce electricity from the atom: Experimental Breeder Reactor 1, in the Great Basin Desert of Idaho. Photo taken July 2014.

  • Pete Chagnon, a life-long Vermonter and proud U.S. Navy veteran, said the high cost of living in the state was a key factor in his decision to move to Maine instead of retiring his home state.

  • Essex County Democratic Election Commissioner Mark Whitney issued a belated ruling on specific challenges to petitions on Thursday, June 30, a procedure required by state law to weed out violations. But he did it behind closed doors with the head of the Essex County Democratic Committee, a process that stunned county officials, including Republican Commissioner Allison McGahay.

  • The race to unseat Essex County Clerk Joseph Provoncha (R) has entered the courtroom. Plaintiffs Win Belanger and Provoncha filed suit against challenger Luke Hudak (D) and the Essex County Board of Elections on Thursday, July 23 on the grounds that 92 of the signatures Hudak collected to gain ballot access are invalid.

  • Pictured: View of a SunCommon solar array at a residence from Dog Team Road in New Haven, Vt. The commercial array was built in 2014 in a residential zone. A similar commercial array is being proposed for a residential site Howland Road in Hubbardton, Vt.

  • Patricia Higgins-Bollman Candidate, Chester Town Clerk

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