Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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New York News
11:15 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

21st District Republican Rivals Trade Barbs

NY 21st Congressional District

A Republican candidate in New York’s 21st Congressional district race may file suit against petitions filed by another Republican.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Vermont Bill Sets Up Legal Defense Fund On GMOs

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A Vermont House committee appears comfortable with Senate changes to a bill to require labeling of genetically engineered foods.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Vermont Jury Awards $35 Million In Sex Abuse Case

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A Vermont jury has award the victim of sexual abuse $35 million.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

New Poll Shows Drop In Vermont Governor’s Approval

Vermont Statehouse
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A new poll from the online newspaper Vermont Digger and the Castleton Polling Institute shows a dramatic drop in Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin’s approval rating. Despite the 16 percent drop, pundits still expect the incumbent Democrat to be reelected this fall.

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New York News
12:45 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

New Report Profiles Essex County, NY Economy

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A new report has been issued on the economy of Essex County, New York. While it indicates the year round population is declining and Essex County is moving towards a tourism-based economy, most of the data doesn’t surprise the region’s economic leaders.

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North Country News
11:15 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Board Has New Rules For Prescribing Opiates

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The Vermont Medical Practice Board has issued new rules designed to prevent the abuse of prescription opiate-based painkillers.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Number Of Vermonters Without Health Care Unclear

Vermont officials say they won't know for several months how many people who looked at buying health insurance through Vermont Health Connect determined it was too expensive and decided to go without.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Vermont Lake Association Plans Suit Over Water

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The commissioner of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation says officials are preparing a letter to respond to concerns about the quality of water in a Northeast Kingdom lake.

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North Country News
2:15 pm
Sun April 20, 2014

Hassig Talks About His Green Party Campaign For 21st Congressional District

Donald Hassig
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As the primary nears in New York’s 21st Congressional district race, the number of candidates is tightening. Two Republicans have dropped out, leaving two-time candidate Matt Doheny challenging former White House aide Elise Stefanik, who has party backing.
In the Democratic race, Stephen Burke is challenging endorsed candidate Aaron Woolf. And there may be a primary among the Green Party candidates. Matt Funicello is facing off against St. Lawrence County farmer and environmental advocate Donald Hassig.  In our continuing series, WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley talks with Hassig about his campaign.

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North Country News
2:00 pm
Sun April 20, 2014

Mental Health Evaluation Ordered in Shootings Case

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A judge has ordered a mental health evaluation of a Vermont man charged with shooting and wounding two state police troopers and a disabled neighbor to determine if he is competent to stand trial.

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