New York

Tedra Cobb, a former St. Lawrence County legislator in northern New York topped a field of five candidates in the Democratic primary for New York's 21st congressional district Tuesday night.

Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont wastewater plants along the Connecticut River are waiting to hear from the Environmental Protection Agency. Even without specifics, managers at the larger plants know they will be required to adjust the amount of nitrogen in their treated wastewater, considerably lowering the levels, potentially at a high cost.

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Many recent immigrants living in the U.S. are scared that their claims for asylum won't have a fair hearing by the Trump administration. Hundreds of those people are fleeing to Canada — and for one man, the journey through the frigid, snowy woods nearly killed him.  

Kathleen Masterson / VPR

As high volumes of migrants flee the United States to apply for asylum in Canada, one popular route into Quebec is just west of Lake Champlain. To get to the snowy illegal crossing, many are calling a cab.

But there's a catch: Some of those cabbies are coordinating with U.S. Border Patrol, and that practice has some civil liberties advocates concerned.  

David Sommerstein / NCPR

In every corner of the North Country in upstate New York, there are towns with persistent questions about economic development: How to fill empty storefronts? How to create a new generation of entrepreneurs? Longtime Burlington developer Bruce Seifer thinks he has the answers.

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Forty years ago, when we turned on the radio, we were hearing "Show Me the Way," the first hit from the album Frampton Comes Alive!, which was released on Jan. 6, 1976. The songs from that album came from four concerts, and one of them was held on the campus of Plattsburgh State University in New York.

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The New York State Legislature is wrapping up its session, one that's been chock full of bills, with some far-sweeping and controversial legislation on the agenda. 

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A year ago, Richard Matt and David Sweat broke out of Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York. The escape was like something out of a movie. The two convicted murders dug a tunnel with stolen tools, left a dummy in their cot to fool the guards and were on the run for three weeks.

Gabe Dickens / Burlington Free Press

Vermont has cultivated a reputation for being a craft beer mecca. However, next door in New York also has a growing craft brewing scene.

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After his loss Tuesday night, Sen. Bernie Sanders flew back to Burlington. 

“Today we took Secretary Clinton on in her own state of New York and we lost," Sanders told reporters at the Burlington Airport. "I congratulate Secretary Clinton on her victory.”

Mary Altaffer / AP

New York's primary Tuesday could be a make or break state for Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign. The website FiveThirtyEight puts Hillary Clinton's chances of winning New York at 98 percent, but in rural upstate New York districts, many voters are "feeling the Bern."

Seth Wenig / AP

We're looking ahead to the New York state presidential primary next week, where the results could have a bigger impact than they have in years. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are leading in the polls, but Senator Bernie Sanders is drawing big crowds. And not just who wins - but the margins by which each candidate wins - could be very important as delegates are allotted and narratives are being crafted going into the conventions.

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It's not often that Rutland, Vermont and the Bronx, New York are linked in a news story.

But Vermont's now well-publicized heroin problem has its roots in a drug cartel based in the Bronx. A recent Drug Enforcement Administration bust seized 70 kilos of heroin with a street value estimated at $50 million. This bust broke up a major warehouse that shipped heroin north up Interstate 87 and 90 into New England.

Mike Groll / AP

Authorities say the inmate who was shot and captured after three weeks on the run was not armed when he was taken into custody.

Mike Groll / AP

There were new developments Monday afternoon in the massive manhunt for two killers who escaped from an upstate New York prison more than two weeks ago. New York State Police announced they've found items in a seasonal hunting cabin that could be connected to the inmates, David Sweat and Richard Matt.

Mark Lennihan / AP

Almost two weeks after they escaped from a maximum security prison in Dannemora, New York, the manhunt continues for convicted killers Richard Matt and David Sweat.

Mark Lennihan / AP

A New York district attorney says the woman charged with helping two murderers escape from a maximum-security prison had discussed with them a murder-for-hire plot targeting her husband.

Mike Groll / AP

It's now the 10th day of the search for David Sweat and Richard Matt, the two convicted killers who escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York after cutting their way through a steel wall and crawling through a steam pipe.

Peter Hirschfeld / VPR

As the hunt for two escaped killers enters its sixth day, Vermont State Police are focusing their search on the shores and islands in Lake Champlain, and about 50 state troopers have joined the search.

Seth Wenig / AP

Authorities investigating the escape of two convicted murderers from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y. this weekend believe the men might have planned to flee to Vermont.