Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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North Country News
7:15 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Vermont Workers say Montpelier Parking a Problem

Downtown Montpelier VT
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Employees of the state of Vermont and others say a lack of parking in Montpelier is a big problem  that reduces productivity and makes the city less friendly to visitors.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Counties Consider Tightening Bar Hours

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Essex County, New York is joining a number of counties and communities considering reducing the number of hours bars can stay open.

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North Country News
5:52 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Advocates Meet With Sanders to Discuss Vermont Sequestration Impact

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The automatic federal budget cuts known as sequestration have begun and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is raising concerns about the potential impact on Vermonters. 

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North Country News
11:50 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Effort to Save Pond Near Vermont Park Delayed

An effort to save a pond near a Vermont state park has been delayed.

Sweet Pond in Guilford was drained in April 2011 after the state determined the dam that created it was unsafe.

Local officials say with no pond, there has been little reason for anyone to visit the adjoining state park, which opened in 1976.

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North Country News
10:45 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

2 New England Legislative Websites Get an A Grade

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An analysis by a nonpartisan nonprofit that focuses on making government transparent and accountable is giving the Legislatures in New Hampshire and Connecticut an 'A' grade for how they make legislative information available.

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North Country News
9:40 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Vermont's Sanders Discusses Budget Battle

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders says the automatic federal budget cuts are hurting Vermonters.

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North Country News
8:30 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Advocates Say Budget Cuts Put Low Income Vermonters at Risk

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Low income advocates joined U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders Monday to warn that the automatic federal budget cuts will harm low income Vermonters.

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North Country News
7:15 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Vermont Holds Forum on 'Stun Gun' Use by Police

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Several people speaking out about Vermont police use of electronic stun guns are saying much stronger statewide standards are needed on their use.

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New York News
12:00 pm
Sun March 10, 2013

Tupper Lake Mayor Paul Maroun - Adirondack Development

Tupper Lake Mayor Paul Maroun
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The mayor of Tupper Lake is optimistic that his village will soon blossom as an economic powerhouse in the center of the Adirondacks.  But first a major development project, the Adirondack Club and Resort, must clear a court challenge. 

Village of Tupper Lake Mayor Paul Maroun talks about development potential at the “Crossroads of the Adirondacks” and his frustrations over repeated development obstructions.

Mayor Paul Maroun says income levels in Tupper Lake are holding steady thanks to the state-run Sunmount rehabilitation center.  But downtown business is sluggish as merchants and developers  await the fate of the largest proposed development project for the Adirondacks.

Republican Paul Maroun is also a Franklin County legislator.      

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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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