Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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New York News
12:28 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Concerns Raised Over Pending Stafford Loan Rate Increase

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Last year students at colleges across the region, and across the country, became concerned that interest rates on Stafford loans were set to double. Congress blocked the increase - but it was not a permanent measure. Vermont Congressman Peter Welch is renewing his efforts to stop the rate hike.

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North Country News
8:30 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Vermont Town Wants to Keep State Police Office

The St. Johnsbury select board wants to keep the Vermont State Police barracks in town, but a high ranking trooper says it's likely the office will be moving in several years.

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North Country News
8:15 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Vermont Fifth Graders Invited to Help First Lady Garden

Michelle Obama breaks ground on White House kitchen garden, March 2009
Credit Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain

The school superintendent in Milton, Vermont, says five fifth graders have been invited to Washington to help First Lady Michelle Obama plant the White House garden this spring.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

11 Ready-to-Work Vermont Students Recognized

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin
Credit Vermont Governor's Office

Eleven Williamstown High School students are being recognized as ready to work after they completed a 15-week pilot program run by their school and the Community College of Vermont.

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North Country News
7:15 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

US Judge Says Comments on Woman's Death Usable

A federal judge says comments a 22-year-old Vermont man made that amounted to a confession in the killing of an elderly Sheffield, Vermont woman can be used during his upcoming trial on separate charges.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Vermont Health Care Reforms Move Forward, But Key Official to Leave

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin and administration health officials outlined progress the state has made in its efforts to launch Vermont Health Connect - its version of the federally mandated healthcare exchange. The administration also announced that one of the leaders of the state’s move to a single-payer system is leaving.

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New York News
12:31 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Regional Interests Praise Canadian Investment in Border Infrastructure

Border crossing between Champlain and Lacolle
Credit Andrei Tilin, Montreal, Quebec/Wikimedia Commons

Business and tourism interests in northern New York are praising an announcement by Transport Canada, the Canadian equivalent of the U.S. Department of Transportation, that up to 47-million dollars will be invested in infrastructure upgrades at the border crossing north of Plattsburgh.

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North Country News
5:07 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Vermont Health Board Chair Stepping Down

A top leader in Vermont's push to move toward a single-payer health care system is stepping down.

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North Country News
5:03 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Vermont Will Be First with Proposed Exchange Rates

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State officials say Vermont will be the first state to see health insurers announce proposed rates that will be offered under the health insurance exchange being set up to comply with the federal health overhaul.

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North Country News
4:58 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

$20M Settlement for St. Lawrence River Pollution

St. Regis Mohawk Reservation Administration Building

Federal and state officials and the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe say a settlement with Alcoa Inc. for pollution since the 1950s provides nearly $20 million for environmental restoration along the St. Lawrence River in northern New York and for Mohawk health and cultural programs.

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