Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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New England News
9:45 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Vermont Evaluating Heroin Antidote Use At 6 Months

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Vermont Health Department statistics show that overdose antidote kits for heroin and other opiate drugs distributed to the general public were used 38 times to treat overdoses during the first six months of a pilot program.

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New York News
8:30 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Railroad In Explosion Has Its Canadian Assets Sold

Montreal, Maine and Atlantic engine
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The $15.85 million sale of a bankrupt railroad responsible for a deadly oil train derailment in Quebec is now complete with transfer of the company's Canadian assets to new ownership.

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New England News
7:15 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Entergy Submits Petition For Expanded Spent Fuel Storage

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
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The owner of Vermont Yankee has taken a step to fulfill one of the items in an agreement with the state leading to the shut down of the nuclear power plant.

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New York News
2:00 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

NY Congressman Bill Owens Discusses Current Issues

Congressman Bill Owens

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New York Congressman Bill Owens represents New York’s 21st Congressional District, which stretches from the St. Lawrence River to Lake Champlain and Syracuse to the Canadian border. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke with the retiring Democrat this morning on several national and international issues.

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New England News
1:00 pm
Sun June 29, 2014

2 Groups Want Vermont Gas Pipeline Sooner

The Vermont Gas pipeline is getting some strong support from two Rutland business organizations.

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New England News
9:30 am
Sat June 28, 2014

New York No. 2 In US For Maple Syrup Production

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New York State has edged out Maine to keep its spot as the nation's second biggest producer of maple syrup.

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New England News
11:15 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Leahy: Land Mine Decision Incremental

Senator Patrick Leahy

Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy, who has crusaded against the production, export and use of antipersonnel land mines, says the Obama administration's announcement that the United States will no longer produce or acquire such weapons is an incremental but positive step.

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New England News
8:30 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Vermont Set To Ban Smoking In Cars With Kids

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Vermont's top public health official is hopeful a series of new laws restricting smoking will encourage more people to quit.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Congressional Panel Conducts First Review Of Sanders-McCain Veterans Bill

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Independent Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and Arizona Republican Senator John McCain introduced a bipartisan bill June 5th intended to improve veterans’ access to health care and address problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs. This week, the Senate and House Veterans Conference Committee met to discuss the new proposal.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Critics Express Concerns Over Funding Plan Approved For Tappan Zee Bridge Project

New Tappan Zee bridge rendering
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A coalition of environmental and advocacy organizations and Assembly members met via conference call on Thursday to express their dismay over the approval by the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation to use, for the first time, clean water funds for a transportation project. The critics say using the funds for the bridge project could have negative consequences for every community across the state.

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