Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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Vermont Railway train
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The northwest Vermont town of Shelburne is taking its battle with Vermont Railway to court over a planned intermodal railway facility off U.S. Route 7.

Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell
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The Vermont State Police will meet with federal authorities Friday to determine if an investigation is warranted, and who would have jurisdiction, regarding allegations of criminal misconduct by Vermont’s Attorney General.

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The prosecutor in Vermont's largest county and the state attorney general's office say no charges are warranted against two law enforcement officers who shot and killed a drug suspect during a raid on his Burlington apartment last month.

New York Farm Bureau Board of Directors with minimum wage banners at the state capitol
New York Farm Bureau

The New York Farm Bureau released its priorities for this year’s legislative session during a conference call Wednesday.

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The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing in Washington yesterday titled “Attacking America’s Epidemic of Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse.”  It came as legislators consider the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act.  Several of the witnesses that appeared at the hearing were from the Northeast, including New Hampshire’s senators and Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin.

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The University of Vermont is seeking a 5.2 percent increase in state funding for fiscal year 2017 despite level funding in the governor's proposed budget.

Burlington Police car
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Police officials say Burlington officers did not discharge their weapons during a fatal drug bust that ended with the shooting death of the 56-year-old suspect, but they did take part in the raid.

Picture of Governor Peter Shumlin
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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin was among those who testified Wednesday before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on the need for federal action to curb opiate and heroin addiction.

Medical marijuana dispensary in Plattsburgh, NY
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Now that medical marijuana is legal in New York, the industry is getting off the ground under strict state regulations and guidelines for dispensing the product. The five companies allowed to grow and distribute it were allowed to open dispensaries beginning this month. Columbia Care’s dispensary in Plattsburgh opened Tuesday.

David Sweat during November 2015 Clinton County court appearance
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The surviving convict who escaped from the Clinton Correctional facility last June will not face charges in Franklin County for crimes he committed there while on the lam.