Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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North Country News
1:15 pm
Sat April 12, 2014

Proposal Out To Protect Teacher Retirement Plan

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Top state officials and representatives of a teachers' union say they've come up with a plan to ensure the financial security of the Vermont State Teachers' Retirement System.

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North Country News
9:15 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says his 88-year-old father has died.

In a statement issued by his office, Shumlin says his father, George Shumlin, died at his Westminster West home Thursday surrounded by his children and his wife.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

City Council Approves Compromise Allowing Prayer Vigil

Plattsburgh City Hall
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City councilors in Plattsburgh reversed themselves this week and approved a compromise that will allow a prayer vigil in front of Planned Parenthood on Good Friday.

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New England News
12:30 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Political Campaign Spotlight Focuses On New Hampshire As Sanders Visits and Brown Announces

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New Hampshire is in the political spotlight years before its first-in-the-nation primary. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders visits this weekend, fueling speculation over a possible presidential run. That happens just days after former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown officially kicked off his campaign to become Senator of the Granite State.

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North Country News
11:15 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Vermont Senate To Debate Lyme Disease Bill

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Doctors and other health professionals would be immune from professional conduct charges if they pursued a hotly debated course of treatment for Lyme disease under a bill given preliminary approval by the Vermont Senate.

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North Country News
8:30 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Vermont Official To Oversee Health Care Efforts

Commerce Secretary Lawrence Miller is going to be getting a new job overseeing all of Vermont's health care overhaul efforts.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Regional Commission Votes In Favor Of Gas Pipeline

Proposed Pipeline route
Credit Addison County Regional Planning Commission

The Addison County Regional Planning Commission has voted in favor of running a natural gas pipeline from Middlebury to the International Paper mill in Ticonderoga, New York.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Minimum Wage Increase Moves To Vermont Senate

Vermont Statehouse
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The Vermont House on Wednesday gave final approval to an increase in the state’s minimum wage to $10.10 per hour from the current $8.73, to take effect in January. But Governor Peter Shumlin prefers moving to $10.10 in stages by 2017.

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North Country News
11:15 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Shumlin Touts Improving Transparency Grade

Governor Peter Shumlin

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says a government website that features budget, contract, grant and other information has helped improve the state's grade for transparency.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Vermont Official Says Lawmakers Want Too Many Reports

Vermont Sttehouse
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A top health care aide to Governor Peter Shumlin says Vermont lawmakers may be demanding too much information too fast from her office.

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