Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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WAMC News
6:20 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

Burlington Councillors to Consider Assault Weapons Ban

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In the wake of the recent school shooting in Connecticut a city councilor in Vermont's largest city has drafted a proposed municipal charter change to ban ownership of assault weapons with high-capacity ammunition clips in the city.

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WAMC News
5:45 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

Former Vermont State Lawmaker Edgar May Dies

Former Vermont state legislator Edgar May, who won a Pulitzer Prize during his earlier career at the Buffalo Evening News, has died.

May's sister, former Gov Madeleine Kunin, told Vermont Public Radio the 83-year-old May had suffered a stroke about three weeks ago, and died Thursday in Tucson, Ariz, where he kept a winter home.

During the 1960s, May worked as a reporter at the Buffalo Evening News in New York State, and won a Pulitzer Prize for an investigation of the state's welfare system.

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North Country News
5:15 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

For Vermont Ski Areas, Snow Is Well-Timed

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Vermont's winter resorts are celebrating what's shaping up to be a terrific holiday week, thanks mainly to the weather

Jay Peak President Bill Stenger says his northern Vermont resort was already in good shape, with more than a foot of natural snow in recent days and excellent weather recently for making snow. With a big new storm hitting the state, Stenger says that's making for superb conditions as the New Year's weekend approaches.

Many Vermont resorts are reporting that most or all of their skiing and riding trails are open.

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New England News
12:20 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

No Significant Problems Reported Yet in Northeast Snowstorm

Snowfall 12-27-12
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Road crews across the region were out early this morning to try to keep ahead of heavy snowfall as the biggest snowstorm in nearly two years hit the region.  

The Vermont Agency of Transportation had its snowplow crews out early Thursday morning as the snowflakes began to fall and have kept most major roads in the state passable. Vermont Agency of Transportation Director of Operations Scott Rogers says the storm is what they would expect for a significant snowfall event.

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New England News
6:20 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

Authorities Prepare for Severe Winter Storm

Airports, communities, utilities and emergency responders across the region are preparing for the first substantial winter storm to hit the region in nearly two years.

The winter storm that will bring nearly a foot and a half of snow could cause power outages, travel delays and back aches as people dig out.
Clinton County Director of Emergency Services Eric Day says he’s concerned because it is the first winter storm of the year and the first substantial storm in a couple years.

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WAMC News
5:50 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

Leftist Magazine Puts Sanders, Shumlin on Honor Roll

Two Vermont elected officials have been named to The Nation magazine's 2012 progressive honor roll.

Sen. Bernie Sanders was chosen by the left-leaning weekly as its most-valuable progressive. The magazine cites Sanders for his defense of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid against cuts being talked about in Washington.

Gov. Peter Shumlin gets The Nation's nod as the most valuable governor in the country. It cites Shumlin's work on budget issues, and his support for a single-payer health care system in Vermont.

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North Country News
5:40 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

Vermont State Police Probe Newbury Shooting Death

Anne-Marie Whiteway
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Vermont State Police say a 51-year-old Bradford woman has been charged in the Christmas evening shooting death of 43-year-old Dale Rock of Newbury.

Police say Anne-Marie Whiteway will face a charge of second-degree murder in Rock's death.

Police got a call shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday about a shooting at Rock's home in Newbury.

By Wednesday morning, they were interviewing a person of interest and they announced the arrest and charge Wednesday afternoon.

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North Country News
5:20 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

Sonar Used in Search for Missing Students in Maine

A state police dive team used sonar on Wednesday to search for two boat building students from Massachusetts and Vermont who went missing last week and whose clothing was found on an island off Kennebunkport, Maine.

The Maine Marine Patrol says two boats and an airplane were used in Wednesday's search for 21-year-old Zachery Wells of Burlington, Vt., and 23-year-old Prescott Wright of Barnstable, Mass.

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WAMC News
12:20 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

Ski Areas Eagerly Anticipate Heavy Snow Fall

Snow
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A forecasted heavy winter storm is good news for area ski resorts and winter sports enthusiasts.

The winter storm that is expected to bring up to a foot and a half of snow to the region is coming during a key weekend for ski resorts.  The Christmas to New Year holiday week accounts for substantial revenues, and Mad River Glen Spokesman Eric Friedman says a deep natural snowfall will bring more skiiers to the slopes.

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WAMC News
11:00 am
Mon December 24, 2012

Group Wants Gun Control on Town Meeting Ballots

A Vermont group plans to push for asking voters at Town Meeting Day in March if they support a ban on assault weapons and background checks for gun buyers following the school shooting in Connecticut.

The group, which met in Norwich, included a state representative, police chief, educators, mental health professionals and a licensed gun dealer.

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