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MIDDLEBURY | Several Vermont lawmakers and community leaders are expressing concerns that harsh state policies, rules, and regulations continue to negatively affect the lives and livelihoods of lower-income Vermonters. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

PLATTSBURGH | A new certificate program at Plattsburgh State’s School of Business and Economics can help those interested in furthering their human-resources career. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | Minutes after he was elected chairman of the Warren County Board of Supervisors Jan. 3, Stony Creek Supervisor Frank Thomas called for investments in the county’s infrastructure and workforce development programs Read more

The Sun

CHAMPLAIN | The village of Champlain kicked off the new decade with its annual First Day Walk on Jan. 1. The village is planning a number of projects this upcoming year. Read more

The Sun

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MIDDLEBURY | The year 2025 is looming. And Vermont’s road to “90 by 2025” carbon-free energy is proving to be a rocky, costly trek. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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PLATTSBURGH | Business is about to pick up at Prevost. One of the top coach manufacturers in North America has reached an agreement to build up to 330 buses as part of two contracts with the New York State Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Ringing bells are a part of the holiday season. Sleighbells and “Jingle Bells” help mark the time leading up to Christmas. But, it’s the bell ringing happening at places in town that are taking on a more urgent tone this year. Read more

The Sun

WASHINGTON, D.C. | Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released a statement Tuesday expressing her support of a deal on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Skilled workforce shortages plague the construction industry, with Bureau of Labor Statistics data showing 379,000 vacant jobs in the sector nationally. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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SCHROON LAKE | Twenty businesses in and around Schroon Lake will join other communities this week celebrating Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30, according to Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Susan Palisano. Read more

The Sun

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MIDDLEBURY | Vermont has pockets of growth, mainly in urban and semi-urban centers and Addison County is considered one of them. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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MONTPELIER | A new study by the website WalletHub shows that Vermont has a double-edged sword when it comes to job creation and unemployment. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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A nation’s wealth has always come from having products to build and sell. That holds true in small communities and cities across the country. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Runnings, a Midwest farm, outdoor and home goods chain, will be opening up shop in Plattsburgh this fall. Read more

The Sun

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CROWN POINT | One of the first things students want to hear about when Dr. John Fortune walks into their classroom is his most shocking cases as a trauma surgeon. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh intends to phase out its special events coordinator position in favor of a volunteer committee model. Read more

The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | SUNY Plattsburgh University Police (UP) Lt. Jessica Facteau knew when she arrived at SUNY Plattsburgh six years ago that she wanted some kind of student-UP connection beyond that of law enforcement. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | A recent report by the personal finance website WalletHub.com, shows the Burlington and South Burlington area are among the communities mentioned in a national jobs survey. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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PLATTSBURGH | The Clinton County Legislature has waived application fees for civil service positions. Read more

The Sun