Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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North Country News
9:45 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

No Windsor County Ag Fair This Year in Vermont

What some call "the best little fair in Vermont" is on hiatus for the 2013 season.

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North Country News
8:30 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Vermont Bill Delayed after Complaining Law Firm Letter

Tar Sands, Alberta, Canada
Credit Howlmontreal/Creative Commons-Flickr

The Vermont Senate has delayed action on a bill toughening environmental reviews over possible changes in the use of a crude oil pipeline after the state's leading business law firm sent a letter outlining potential legal problems if the bill were to become law.

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North Country News
7:15 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Vermont Land Trust to Buy 1,100 Acres in Bolton

Bolton Backcountry
Credit Vermont Land Trust

The Vermont Land Trust says it has raised the $1.85 million it needs to buy 1,100 acres of the land in Bolton that will be added to the Mount Mansfield State Forest.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Center for Biological Diversity Sues to Protect Rare Songbird

Close-up of a Bicknell's Thrush
Credit Steve Faccio

The Center for Biological Diversity has filed a formal notice of intent to sue the  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for not responding to its petition to grant endangered species status to the Bicknell’s thrush.  The rare songbird is only found on mountaintops in northern New England, the Adirondacks and eastern Canada during the summer, and a few Caribbean islands in winter.

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North Country News
12:35 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

NY Invasive Prevention Recognized with National Awards

Credit Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program

Two organizations in the region have received national awards for their work to control and prevent the spread of invasive species.

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North Country News
11:30 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Vermont Governor Disputes Lawmakers on State Building

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is disputing lawmakers' recollections of what they were told about the likely costs of new state agency offices in Montpelier.

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North Country News
10:15 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Vermont Renewable Energy Fight Delayed in Senate

The Vermont Senate is delaying a debate about a measure that one side says aims to strengthen reviews of ridge-top wind power projects, and the other says would bring development of renewable energy in the state to a halt.

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North Country News
9:45 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Vermont Governor Shumlin Signs Pension Reform Bill into Law

Governor Peter Shumlin
Credit Vermont Governor's Office

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin has signed into law changes to the pension system allowing judges to order public employees to forfeit some, or all, of their pensions if they are convicted of certain financial crimes.

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North Country News
8:30 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

NH House Votes to Raise Tobacco Tax 20 Cents

Credit Bruce on flickr

New Hampshire's House has voted to raise the tobacco tax 20 cents — a dime less than Governor Maggie Hassan counted on in her budget.

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North Country News
7:15 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Vermont House Debates Gasoline Tax Increase

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The Vermont House is debating a transportation budget bill that would raise gasoline taxes to help pay for road and bridge repairs.

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