Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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New York News
6:30 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Plattsburgh Democrats Introduce Candidates for City Offices

Plattsburgh Democratic candidates, left to right: Becky Kasper, Paul O'Connell, Mark Tiffer, Mike Kelly, Rachelle Armstrong, Joshua Kretser
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All six of the city of Plattsburgh’s common council seats, and the mayor’s position, are open this year. City Democrats have quickly selected a slate of candidates, and this past weekend, they introduced themselves to the voters.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Vermont Governor Signs First Legislatively Approved Death With Dignity Law

Governor Peter Shumlin signs S-77 End of Life Choices bill
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Supporters, and a few opponents, crowded into the Governor’s Ceremonial office on the second floor of the Vermont statehouse Monday afternoon to witness the signing of the landmark End-of-Life Choices bill into law.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Hearing Scheduled on Vermont Yankee Challenge

Vermont Yankee
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A federal court judge has scheduled a hearing on June 4 on a challenge by the owner of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant.

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North Country News
7:15 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

End of Life Choices Bill Signed by Vermont Governor

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signs End of Life Choices Bill
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Vermont’s Governor signed a bill Monday that will allow Vermont physicians to prescribe lethal doses of medication to terminally ill patients that request it.

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North Country News
9:15 am
Sun May 19, 2013

Vermont's Welch, Sorrell, Testify About Elder Fraud

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Vermont Representative Peter Welch and Attorney General William Sorrell are warning about scams to defraud the elderly.

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North Country News
10:30 am
Sat May 18, 2013

Vermont Court Says Man Can Sue Hospital for Blood Draw

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The Vermont Supreme Court has ruled that a man who has multiple drunken driving convictions can sue the state's largest hospital for drawing his blood at the request of police.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Hospital to Delay Aid-in-Dying Participation

Fletcher Allen Health Care
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Vermont's largest hospital will put off implementing the state's new aid-in-dying law, at least for now.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Democratic Candidates Announced as City of Plattsburgh Looks to Replace all Top Elected Officials

Plattsburgh City Hall
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All of the top elected positions in northern New York’s largest city are up for grabs in the November election. The Republican Mayor of Plattsburgh announced in April that he would not run for reelection. And none of the incumbent members of the city’s Common Council will run to return to their seats on that governing body.

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New York News
12:20 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Pope’s Comment’s on World Economy Praised by Regional Low Income Advocates

Pope Francis
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In a 10-minute speech to four new ambassadors to the Vatican on Thursday, Pope Francis made scathing comments on the state of the world economy, calling for global reform that focuses on human dignity.

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North Country News
8:42 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Pipeline Owner Seeks Reconsideration of Commission Ruling

Portland pipeline terminal in Maine
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The owner of a crude oil pipeline that runs between Maine and Montreal, crossing a portion of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, wants Vermont environmental regulators to reconsider a ruling that determined if the company seeks to transport tar sands oil in the pipeline, it must receive approval under Vermont’s environmental review law know as Act 250.

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