Pat Bradley

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The Vermont Department of Labor says the state's unemployment rate held steady last month at 3.6 percent.

Federal officials have rejected a southern Vermont town's request for a reimbursement of millions of dollars spent repairing damages caused by Tropical Storm Irene.

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A former New York prison worker who helped two murderers escape from a maximum-security lockup says she played along when they talked about their plan and never intended to pick them up.

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A dam that provided an iconic view of the Adirondack High Peaks is being dismantled.  While some environmentalists say removal of the Marcy Dam will be good for the ecosystem, others are disappointed to see it go.

Across our region, communities have been rethinking their relationship with their bodies of water. Last night, the city of Plattsburgh held a public information session on a plan to create a two-and-a-half mile multi-season recreation trail along the Saranac River in the center city area.

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It’s September, and apples are clustered on tree branches across New England and New York.  Orchardists are expecting an ample, though not quite bumper, crop across the region.

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Vermont Public Safety officials are changing the way Amber Alert messages are sent out when a child is missing and believed to be in danger.


The number of young children in Vermont who have been taken into state custody has spiked by more than 50 percent.

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Although the unemployment rate in New York’s North Country remains above the statewide average, businesses are hiring.  In Plattsburgh this afternoon dozens of companies have been participating in a job fair seeking qualified employees.

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With Vermont homebuyers paying higher closing costs than the national average, the Vermont Housing Finance Agency is launching a new down payment assistance program this week.