Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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New England News
10:15 am
Sat April 11, 2015

Resolution On Military Suicides Raises Emotions In House

United States Army Suicide Prevention Poster by United States Army
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A resolution calling for more to be done to guard against suicides among veterans and military personnel was cause for some high emotion in the Vermont House.

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New England News
9:45 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Lawyers Hope Death Penalty Retrial Starts in Fall of 2016

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Attorneys involved in the death penalty retrial of a Vermont man hope the trial can begin in the early fall of 2016.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Long Time Town Of Plattsburgh Supervisor Announces Retirement

Town of Plattsburgh Supervisor Bernie Bassett
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Longtime Town of Plattsburgh Supervisor Bernie Bassett has decided not to run for reelection this fall. As WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, many candidates are expected to try to replace him.

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New England News
1:30 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Teacher Strike Bill Defeated In Vermont House

Vermont Statehouse
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The Vermont House has killed legislation that initially intended to ban teachers' strikes and the imposition of contract terms by school boards. The measure, amended to merely mandate a study of collective bargaining between teachers and school boards, was defeated on the floor Thursday.

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New York News
1:30 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik Holds Constituent Forum

Representative Elise Stefanik
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Representative Elise Stefanik is in Plattsburgh today. The freshman lawmaker, home from Washington during a recess, began with a “Coffee with the Congresswoman” event where she discussed a number of issues with constituents.

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New England News
10:45 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

200 Vermont Businesses Support Carbon Tax

Supporters of a Vermont carbon tax say they've signed up the owners of more than 200 mostly small business owners who are advocating for the change.

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New England News
8:45 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

Vermont Governor Alarmed By Price Spike Of Anti-Heroin Drug

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is urging the maker of a heroin overdose antidote to stop what he says is a 62 percent spike in cost of the drug that has saved scores of lives since it was first distributed to addicts and first responders.

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North Country News
7:05 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

County Officials Approve Encryption Contract

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The Tewksbury, Massachusetts Police Department got national headlines this week after it was forced to pay a $500 ransom to hackers who held the department’s data hostage. Lawmakers in Essex County are taking steps to make sure that — or worse — doesn’t happen to them.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

Vermont Gas Initiates Eminent Domain Proceedings

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Vermont Gas has started eminent domain proceedings against two landowners in Monkton in order to obtain easements for its natural gas pipeline.

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North Country News
11:15 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

Scientists Determine Perch Not Adirondack Invasive

Juvenile Yellow Perch
Credit USFWS/Roger Tabor

Researchers at an Adirondack college are questioning whether yellow perch are really a non-native "alien species" competing with the native brook trout in the Park’s waterbodies.

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