Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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North Country News
10:15 am
Sun March 10, 2013

Lakeshore Protection Bill Up for Hearing Next Week

Lake Champlain
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A House committee holds a hearing next week on a bill that calls for new protections for the shorelines of Vermont's lakes and ponds.

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North Country News
9:30 am
Sat March 9, 2013

Windsor County State's Attorney Appointed

Governor Peter Shumlin has appointed the deputy state's attorney for Orange County to become the state's attorney for Windsor County.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Vermont Newspaper Criticized for Poster Typeface

The headmaster of a private Vermont school that also serves students in St. Johnsbury says none of the school's Asian students were bothered by a poster used to boost the school's basketball team that used the term "Fry Rice" with a typeface that mimicked Chinese calligraphy.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Mayors Speak Out For Gun Legislation

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The coalition “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” has released a public service announcement calling on Congress to take action on gun violence.

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New England News
12:45 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

New Dairy Bill Capitalizes on Income Potential From Greek Yogurt

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New York Senator Charles Schumer has introduced legislation to strengthen the state’s dairy industry by capitalizing on the demand for yogurt products.

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WAMC News
10:45 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Sanders Intros Social Security Measure

Senator Bernie Sanders

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has introduced legislation that would make the wealthiest Americans pay the same Social Security payroll tax as nearly everyone else.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

For-Profit Health Care Gets Vermont Panel's Scrutiny

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Vermont's Green Mountain Care Board is looking at what the effects might be on the state's health care system if hospitals and other providers switch from nonprofit to for-profit status.

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

DGA Chair Welcomes Chafee to Join Dems

Lincoln Chafee-Peter Shumlin

The head of the Democratic Governors Association is encouraging Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, an Independent, to become a Democrat.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Vermont Communities Say No to Tar Sands Shipments

Tar Sands, Alberta, Canada
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More than two dozen Vermont communities passed resolutions on town meeting day expressing opposition to transporting tar sands oil through a pipeline in the state.

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North Country News
12:07 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Colleges Take Different Approaches to Study Abroad

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Study abroad programs are expensive programs for colleges and universities.  In Vermont, two small colleges reflect different approaches - one is struggling with costs, while another expands international studies. 

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