Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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WAMC News, North Country News
6:04 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

Legislation to Protect People with Special Needs Reviewed

The Commissioner of the New York State Office For People With Developmental Disabilities met with members of the advocacy community in Plattsburgh this afternoon to explain legislation offered by Governor Cuomo to strengthen protections for people with special needs.

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WAMC News, North Country News
5:54 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

NRC Meeting on Vermont Yankee Disrupted

A public meeting by the NRC to discuss the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant took a bizarre turn last night as a silent protest disrupted proceedings and officials nearly stopped the meeting.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds annual meetings in Brattleboro to present its safety assessment of Vermont Yankee. Brattleboro Reformer reporter Josh Stilts covers Vermont Yankee for the paper.  He says the meeting started cordially, but took an odd twist as it progressed.

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North Country News
7:53 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Human Remains Found in Vermont

Vermont State Police say human remains, including part of a skull, have been found on private property that was being excavated in Northfield.  More from WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley......

Police say the skull piece and other skeletal remains found at the construction site will be sent to the Federal Bureau of Investigation laboratory for further investigation.

The office of the Vermont chief medical examiner and a University of Vermont anthropologist determined that the bones are human.

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WAMC News, North Country News
5:46 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

Museums Plan Free Admission For Active Duty Military

Numerous museums across the region will participate in a program this summer that offers free admission to active duty military personnel and their families.

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WAMC News, North Country News
5:39 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

Federal Immigration Program Criticized

The Department of Homeland Security implemented its Secure Communities Program in Vermont on Tuesday.

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North Country News
7:45 am
Wed May 23, 2012

VT Now Part of Feds' ‘Secure Communities’ Program

The state of Vermont is now a part of a federal program aimed at identifying illegal immigrants arrested and charged with crimes.  WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports…

The Department of Homeland Security says its Secure Communities program went into effect Tuesday in Vermont.

The program shares the fingerprints of illegal immigrants charged with crimes with the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security.

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WAMC News, North Country News
5:14 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Unemployment Down But Overall Vermont Job Outlook Wobbly

Vermont’s unemployment rate is down two-tenths of a percent this month. One group says state's job market isn't improving as fast as it might appear.

The Vermont Department of Labor reports that the state unemployment rate dropped to 4.6 percent in April, well below the national unemployment rate of 8.1 percent.  Economic and Labor Market Information Chief Mathew Barewicz says it continues a trend.

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WAMC News, North Country News
12:18 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone Proposal Moves Forward

Burlington, VT City Hall
WAMC

The Burlington City Council has voted to move forward with a plan that would create a buffer zone around reproductive health care clinics in the city.

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New England News
7:03 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Sanders sorry to see nuke chairman go

Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders says he’s “extremely disappointed” that the chairman of the Federal Nuclear Regulatory  Commission has announced his resignation. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more….

Sanders reacted Monday to news of Gregory Jaczko’s departure by saying he has appreciated the chairman’s recognition that the NRC’s job is not to promote nuclear power, but to be a strong safety regulator.

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WAMC News, New York News
4:31 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Communities Celebrate Critical Link

Lake Champlain Bridge
WAMC

The communities on both sides of the new Lake Champlain Bridge are holding a two day festival this weekend to celebrate the bridge that links their communities and two states.

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