Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Conference Assesses Socioeconomic Impact Of Nuclear Plant Closure

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
Credit Entergy/NRC

A conference at Landmark College earlier this month focused on the socioeconomic ramifications of Vermont Yankee’s closure and how lessons learned here — and previous nuclear plant closures — could aid other communities facing future nuclear plant shutdowns.

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North Country News
5:45 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Settlement Reached In Lowell Wind Dispute

Kingdom Community Wind
Credit Green Mountain Power

A Vermont couple will sell their farm to the state's largest electric utility for $1.3 million in order to settle a lawsuit over the ownership of land along the boundary of Green Mountain Power's 21-turbine industrial wind project.

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North Country News
11:15 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Missisquoi Delta Recognized As Important Wetland

Wetland complex at the Eagle Point Unit of Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge
Credit Ken Sturm/USFWS

Vermont's Missisquoi Delta and Bay Wetlands are being recognized as a “resource of national significance”.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Towns Support Lake Cleanup, Worry About Costs

Lake Champlain
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The Vermont League of Cities and Towns says the Lake Champlain cleanup plan is headed in the right direction, but members have concerns about how the plan will be paid for and how the state can permit municipal roads.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Couple Gets $1.3M In Wind Turbine Settlement

Kingdom Community Wind
Credit Green Mountain Power

A Vermont couple is selling their Lowell farm to the state's largest electric utility for $1.3 million in order to settle a lawsuit over the ownership of land that is part of Green Mountain Power's 21-turbine industrial wind project.

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North Country News
2:30 pm
Sun April 13, 2014

New Hampshire Bat Population Continues To Decline

Bat with White Nose Syndrome
Credit USFWS

While Vermont and New York are reporting some signs of recovery, white nose syndrome continues to devastate New Hampshire's bat population.

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North Country News
1:15 pm
Sat April 12, 2014

Proposal Out To Protect Teacher Retirement Plan

Credit Jared C. Benedict/Wikimedia Commons

Top state officials and representatives of a teachers' union say they've come up with a plan to ensure the financial security of the Vermont State Teachers' Retirement System.

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North Country News
9:15 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says his 88-year-old father has died.

In a statement issued by his office, Shumlin says his father, George Shumlin, died at his Westminster West home Thursday surrounded by his children and his wife.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

City Council Approves Compromise Allowing Prayer Vigil

Plattsburgh City Hall
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

City councilors in Plattsburgh reversed themselves this week and approved a compromise that will allow a prayer vigil in front of Planned Parenthood on Good Friday.

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New England News
12:30 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Political Campaign Spotlight Focuses On New Hampshire As Sanders Visits and Brown Announces

Credit Marc Nozell/Flickr

New Hampshire is in the political spotlight years before its first-in-the-nation primary. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders visits this weekend, fueling speculation over a possible presidential run. That happens just days after former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown officially kicked off his campaign to become Senator of the Granite State.

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