Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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North Country News
10:45 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Vermont Bill Would Remove Hurtful Words from Laws

Really old law books
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A Vermont House committee is taking testimony on a bill that would update Vermont's sometimes centuries-old laws to remove words like "imbecile" and "idiot" and replace them with more modern and respectful language.

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North Country News
8:30 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Vermont State Revenues 'Disappointing' in March

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A top Vermont official is calling the state's revenues for March "disappointing."

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North Country News
7:15 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

FairPoint Cuts 90 Northern New England Jobs

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Northern New England's largest landline phone company is laying off 90 union-represented workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

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New York News
2:00 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Lake Champlain Flood Resilience Report Issued

Lake Champlain flooding 2011
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The Lake Champlain Basin Program has released a new report assessing flood resilience and offering recommendations and management strategies that could prevent major flooding of the kind that occurred in 2011.

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New York News
10:45 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

VT & NY Bats Winter in Maine to Survive White Nose

Abandoned bunkers such as this may provide optimal conditions for bats to escape white-nose syndrome.
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Scientists working to help bats survive the devastating disease known as white nose syndrome say a number of infected bats spent the winter in an abandoned Maine bunker.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Vermont Working to Prevent Arrival of Ash Tree Pest

Emerald Ash Borer
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The Vermont Department of Forest, Parks and Recreation is reminding people the best way to prevent the spread of an invasive insect that kills ash trees is to burn only local firewood.

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North Country News
8:45 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Vermont Governor Notes Job Training, Despite Few Jobless

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says a South Burlington electrical contractor is a good example of how the state is working to ensure businesses have enough qualified workers.

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North Country News
7:15 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Vermont Hospital Officials Criticize Open Meetings Bill

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The Shumlin administration and the state hospital association are both expressing opposition to a bill that would apply Vermont's open meetings law to hospitals.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Law Enforcement to Lobby Against Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Marijuana plants
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Law enforcement officers opposed to a proposal that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana will be at the Vermont statehouse Thursday asking legislators to reject the measure.

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North Country News
1:00 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Vermont Representatives Get Training on Legislative Etiquette

Vermont Statehouse
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Vermont House members took a pause from usual deliberations on Tuesday for a session on proper decorum in the chamber.

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