Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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New York News
6:30 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Regional Event Organizers Reevaluate Security

Boston Marathon Bombing
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As investigators scrutinize evidence in Monday’s bombing in Boston, organizers of large events across the region are assessing their safety plans.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Boston Globe Questions Leahy Influence Over F-35

Senator Patrick Leahy/F35

An article in the Boston Globe this weekend implied that Vermont’s senior U.S. Senator used his influence to manipulate the base selection process for the Air Force’s new fighter jet.  Those against basing the F35 at the South Burlington National Guard Base are pleased, but supporters say the article lacks credibility.

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North Country News
10:20 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Vermont House Committee to Hold Hearing on Stun Guns

Police issue X26 Taser
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A Vermont House committee plans to take testimony from the public about the use of stun guns.

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North Country News
9:45 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

New Research Center Planned at Dartmouth-Hitchcock

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Credit Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is planning to construct a $116.5 million medical research center.

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North Country News
8:30 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Heroin Trafficking Increases in Vermont

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Federal, state and local officials are working together to fight a rise in heroin and other drugs in Chittenden County.

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North Country News
7:15 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Norwich University Spends $41m on Construction

Norwich University seen from Ski Hill during winter
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Norwich University is undergoing $41 million in construction projects.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Opinion Mixed on Proposed Bed Tax

Franklin County New York  legislators are considering a 5 percent occupancy tax for all hotels and guest accommodations. Funds generated from the tax would be used for tourism marketing. But some lodging owners in the southern part of the county are adamantly opposed to the idea.

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North Country News
9:30 am
Sat April 13, 2013

Vermont Court Custodian Brings Gun to Work

Police in Burlington, Vermont say a custodian is being charged with bringing a gun to work at a courthouse.

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North Country News
9:15 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Vermont House Backs Marijuana Decriminalization

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The Vermont House has advanced a bill that would change the offense of possessing up to an ounce of marijuana from a misdemeanor crime to a civil offense similar to a speeding violation.

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New York News
12:59 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Biologists Study White Nose Infected Bats in Artificial Cave

Abandoned bunkers such as this may provide optimal conditions for bats to escape white-nose syndrome
Credit Scott Darling/Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department

With nearly 90 percent declines in some species of bats due to White Nose Syndrome, scientists in the Northeast conducted an experiment this winter aimed at finding alternative strategies to save infected bats.

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