Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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WAMC News
5:10 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Judge Orders Temporary Halt by NY Rafting Company

A northern New York whitewater rafting company has been ordered to temporarily halt guided trips and show why it shouldn't be shut down after complaints of unsafe practices and the drowning of a customer.

Judge Richard Giardino also tells the Hudson River Rafting Co. in North Creek to explain why it shouldn't be required to take more protective measures and pay penalties. He's giving the company until Nov. 8 to answer.

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New York News
12:25 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Key Lincoln Document Displayed in Plattsburgh

Lincoln's Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation displayed at Plattsburgh State
WAMC

The only surviving draft of President Abraham Lincoln’s Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation is being exhibited at museums across New York State.   North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley was at the SUNY Plattsburgh Art Museum this morning, where the historic document will be shown for one day.

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New York News
6:20 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Mission of Hope Receives Entire Nursing Home Contents for Nicaragua Poverty Project

The North Country Mission of Hope works to help the impoverished in Nicaragua.  Annual trips by volunteers from New York’s North Country have aided schools, medical clinics and hospitals. The group, based in Plattsburgh, just received its second largest donation of materials.

Old hospital beds, chairs, file cabinets, wash basins, dressers, even bathroom sinks were being loaded onto trucks at the old Cedar Hedge Nursing Home in Rouses Point.    

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New England News
5:50 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Vermont Gas Company Agrees to Lake Champlain Pipeline

A Vermont company has signed a deal to build a natural gas pipeline under Lake Champlain to transport fuel to a New York paper plant.

Vermont Gas says the line to International Paper in Ticonderoga, N.Y., is to be completed within three years.

The deal is costing the plant $70 million. It will need state and federal permits.

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New England News
5:40 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Shumlin, Brock, Spar in TV Debate in Burlington

Vermont Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin and Republican challenger Randy Brock interrupted each other and challenged the truth of each other's statements during their last television debate before Election Day.

The candidates were allowed to ask each other questions during part of Wednesday night's debate hosted by WPTZ-TV in Burlington.

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New England News
5:20 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

MacGovern Doesn't Want F-35 Planes at Vermont Airport

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate John MacGovern says he doesn't think the U.S. Air Force should base F-35 fighter planes at the Burlington International Airport.

MacGovern says the area is incompatible with the next generation fighter plane that is louder than the F-16 plane now flown by the Vermont National Guard from the base.

MacGovern said it could be years before the Air Force phases out the F-16, which would give plenty of time for the Vermont Guard to find a new mission or redevelop the base.

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WAMC News
5:10 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Cancer Groups to Improve Disclosures on Pink Wares

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

New York's attorney general says the nation's two largest breast cancer charities have adopted his guidelines for fuller disclosure by those selling pink products and services in their names.

Eric Schneiderman says the Susan G. Komen For The Cure and Breast Cancer Research Foundation are adopting the guidelines.

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North Country News
12:20 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Contentious Congressional Debate in New York’s North Country

The Republican and Democrat running in New York’s new 21st Congressional District race met in a contentious televised debate this week.

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WAMC News
6:50 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Former Vermont Trooper Applies for Disability Benefits

A former Vermont state trooper accused of assaulting two men he believed had stolen his canoe has applied for unspecified disability benefits from the state and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

A hearing on Eric Howley's case in Brattleboro on Tuesday mentioned the disability request. Assistant Attorney General Matthew Levine said if the 40-year-old Howley is found eligible for disability payments, it could have a bearing on the prosecution of his case.

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WAMC News
6:40 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Leahy Pleased by Obama Debate Performance

Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy

U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy says he had a big smile on his face at the end of the most recent presidential debate.

Leahy said Wednesday the debate the previous evening between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney showed the president offering substance while Romney offered symbols.

The Democratic lawmaker from Vermont praised Obama's debate performance and said he's confident the president will be re-elected.

Leahy says he plans on visiting Ohio and New Hampshire in the coming weeks to help the Obama campaign.

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