Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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New England News
5:39 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Immigration Reform Deal Includes Agricultural Provisions

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New York Senator Charles Schumer says the state’s agriculture sector will find it easier to secure a reliable labor force under the recently announced immigration reform deal.

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North Country News
10:30 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Vermont Rule Allows Electronics in Fed Court

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Journalists can now bring cellphones and computers into federal buildings in Vermont.

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North Country News
9:45 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

NH Legislator Sorry for Calling Women 'Vaginas'

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A New Hampshire lawmaker is apologizing for referring to women as "vaginas" in an email to his House colleagues during a debate over repealing a law allowing people to use deadly force to defend themselves.

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North Country News
8:15 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Schumer Says Immigration Bill Helps Northeast Farmers

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Senator Charles Schumer says farmers, especially in the dairy industry, will find it easier to secure a reliable labor force under sweeping changes to the nation's immigration laws proposed in an 844-page bipartisan bill.

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North Country News
7:30 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Vermont House Beats Back Bid for F-35 Debate

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The Vermont House has rejected a series of attempts to debate the basing of the F-35 fighter jet in Burlington.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Charity Run Planned to Aid Boston Victims

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What started as a planned run with friends has broadened into a worldwide effort to raise funds for Mass General and other charities helping the victims of Monday’s bombing in Boston.

Burlington Vermont resident Ryan Polly was running in his first ever marathon on Monday.

He and other marathoners were about a mile from the finish line when the explosions occurred. He initially thought emergency vehicles were responding to a heart attack victim, but as he got closer, he encountered chaos and panic.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Land Use Law Permitting Required If Northeast Pipeline Transports Tar Sands Oil Through Vermont

Portland Pipeline terminal in Maine
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Vermont environmental regulators have ruled that Vermont’s Act 250 land use law would apply to any proposal to reverse the flow in an oil pipeline that crosses northern Vermont.

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North Country News
11:45 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Vermont Co-Ops Push for GMO Labeling

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Vermont's 17 food cooperatives are supporting a bill that would require the labeling of genetically modified foods.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Environmental Groups Hail Vermont Pipeline Ruling

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Vermont environmental groups and some northeastern Vermont land owners are hailing a ruling that the state's Act 250 land use law applies to the possible reversal of flow in the Portland-Montreal Pipe Line.

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North Country News
7:15 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Vermont Substance Abuse Systems Could See Stress

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Vermont's substance abuse treatment programs could see new stress due to a greater number of people having health insurance and seeking treatment after key parts of the federal health overhaul take effect.

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