North Country News http://wamc.org en Vermont Yankee To Shut Down in 2014 http://wamc.org/post/vermont-yankee-shut-down-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>The owner of Vermont Yankee says it will shutter the plant at the end of its current fuel cycle, a gradual shutdown that will see Vermont Yankee offline by the end of 2014. &nbsp;WAMC's Pat Bradley reports.</p><p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 14:34:48 +0000 Pat Bradley 72294 at http://wamc.org Vermont Yankee To Shut Down in 2014 Burlington, VT Sends Out New City Ballots After Error http://wamc.org/post/burlington-vt-sends-out-new-city-ballots-after-error <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Vermont city of Burlington has mailed corrected city election ballots to 523 voters who had asked for absentee ballots or voted early at City Hall.</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 10:08:27 +0000 The Associated Press 49534 at http://wamc.org Burlington, VT Sends Out New City Ballots After Error VT GOP Gov. Candidate Proposes 'Business in a Box' http://wamc.org/post/vt-gop-gov-candidate-proposes-business-box <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Republican gubernatorial candidate&nbsp;<font color="red">Randy</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">Brock</font>&nbsp;wants to create what he calls a "business in a box" program that would link unemployed Vermonters with business ideas that would be funded by private money.</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 10:55:29 +0000 The Associated Press 49097 at http://wamc.org Romney Camp Decries VT Absent Voting Preparations http://wamc.org/post/romney-camp-decries-vt-absent-voting-preparations <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">&nbsp;The presidential campaign of Republican Mitt&nbsp;<font color="red">Romney's</font>&nbsp;is complaining some Vermont military personnel serving overseas might not be able to get their absentee ballots in time to&nbsp;<font color="red">vote</font>.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 11:42:24 +0000 Jake Sorgen 48730 at http://wamc.org Romney Camp Decries VT Absent Voting Preparations Vt. Judge Expected to Finalize Primary Results http://wamc.org/post/vt-judge-expected-finalize-primary-results <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">&nbsp;A Vermont judge is expected to give the final OK to results confirming&nbsp;<font color="red">Progressive&nbsp;</font>Party Chairwoman Martha Abbott as winner of the party's gubernatorial&nbsp;<font color="red">primary</font>.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 11:28:24 +0000 Jake Sorgen 48092 at http://wamc.org Vt. Judge Expected to Finalize Primary Results NY Submits More Than 400 Home Buyout Applications to FEMA http://wamc.org/post/ny-submits-more-400-home-buyout-applications-fema <p>More than a year after Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, New York State has forwarded more than 400 applications for property buy-outs to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.&nbsp; And state officials say there are more pending.<br> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 16:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 47422 at http://wamc.org NY Submits More Than 400 Home Buyout Applications to FEMA Northern NY and Vermont Reflect on Tropical Storm Irene Anniversary http://wamc.org/post/northern-ny-and-vermont-reflect-tropical-storm-irene-anniversary <p>Tropical Storm Irene caused damage or destroyed countless homes and businesses as rivers and streams became raging torrents. In Vermont, over 500 miles of state roads were damaged and 34 state highway bridges had to be rebuilt . Over 3000 local roads, culverts and bridges were damaged or destroyed. Towns were completely isolated and supplies were helicoptered to residents.&nbsp; On this one year anniversary of the storm people in northern New York and Vermont are still rebuilding and many still need help.<br> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 16:20:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 46579 at http://wamc.org Northern NY and Vermont Reflect on Tropical Storm Irene Anniversary VT Prison Violence Rises http://wamc.org/post/vt-prison-violence-rises <p><span style="text-align: -webkit-left; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The man in charge of Vermont&#39;s&nbsp;</span><font color="red" style="text-align: -webkit-left; font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">prison</font><span style="text-align: -webkit-left; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">&nbsp;system says there&#39;s been an increase in violence behind Fri, 20 Jul 2012 11:44:44 +0000 Jake Sorgen 43577 at http://wamc.org VT Prison Violence Rises