Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

Ways to Connect

Make-A-Wish Northeast New York logo
Make-A-Wish Northeast New York/Facebook

Make-A-Wish Northeast New York is in the midst of the 25th holiday season of its Adopt-A-Wish campaign at malls and businesses across the region. The effort raises funds to help youth with life-threatening medical conditions fulfill a dream.  The organization, which covers an area from the Capital Region to the Canadian border, is working to enhance its presence in the North Country.

Carina Driscoll
Carina For Mayor/Facebook

The Vermont Progressive Party in Burlington is endorsing the stepdaughter of Senator Bernie Sanders in the race for mayor.

Scott Williams
Scott Williams/Facebook

The law license of the Washington County state's attorney is now inactive because he is taking a medical leave.

Vermont officials say they've pushed back a road paving project in Rutland, allowing the state more time to get a favorable bid.

The Northern Star tour boat
Discover Newport

A Vermont tour boat could be sold to a nonprofit group to keep it plying the waters of Lake Memphremagog along the U.S.-Canadian border.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo by Carol E. Davis

The Vermont Health Department says the state could be in for a rough flu season and it's advising people to get flu shots to protect themselves and others.

Vermont immigrant advocates say they're concerned a pending change to a state policy on how police work with immigrants could make it less likely immigrants will seek out police in emergencies. But Republican Governor Phil Scott said Thursday he doesn't believe the state is in danger of losing funding.

Carina Driscoll
Carina For Mayor/Facebook

Over the past week,  two candidates have announced campaigns to challenge two-term incumbent Democratic Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger in the election on Town Meeting Day in March.  On Monday, former city councilor and state legislator Carina Driscoll announced she will run as an Independent.  The lifelong Burlington resident, who is the stepdaughter of Senator Bernie Sanders, hopes to run a grassroots campaign that brings people together to build a new vision for the city.

The Essex County, New York Board of Supervisors has approved its 2018 budget.  The fiscal blueprint is the last of a five-year plan designed to bring the county under the tax cap and stabilize the fund balance.

Infinite Culcleasure
Infinite Culcleasure

Local elections in Vermont are held on Town Meeting Day in March.  In the past few days, two individuals have announced campaigns to challenge two-term incumbent Democratic Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger.  The first to announce is community activist Infinite Culcleasure.  He says will run as an Independent and seek support of the Progressive Party.

Empire State Winter Games Executive Director Tait Wardlaw
Pat Bradley/WAMC

The Empire State Winter Games begin on February 1st.  Three days earlier, a torch run will begin in Manhattan.  That’s just one of the changes organizers outlined today in Lake Placid, which will host the competition.

Rail tracks
Tipiac-Alain Caraco/Wikimedia Commons

Some Vermont residents and lawmakers are concerned that propane-filled tanker cars parked on railroad tracks could pose a danger to nearby residential areas in Bennington.

Carina Driscoll
Carina For Mayor/Facebook

Bernie Sanders' stepdaughter is running for mayor of Burlington, Vermont, the same office that was the starting point for the independent U.S. senator's political career.

Picture of a Vermont School Bus
Jared C. Benedict/Wikimedia Commons

Bus drivers and paraeducators in a Vermont school district have voted to go on strike Dec. 5 if a new contract isn't reached by then.

Investigators say a retirement community resident made ricin and tested the deadly toxin on her neighbors by putting it on their food or in beverages over a period of weeks.

University of Vermont Health Network Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital

A lockdown at a hospital in Plattsburgh ended Friday after nearly five hours.

Main Street in Lake Placid overlooking Mirror Lake and the Adirondacks
Pat Bradley/WAMC

The Town of North Elba plans to establish “salt-free zones” on some roads along Mirror Lake in Lake Placid this winter.  It’s part of a years-long effort to reduce salt runoff into the Adirondack lake.

University of Vermont Health Network Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital

The hospital in Plattsburgh is under lockdown following a bomb threat.

Vermont Natural Resources Deputy Secretary Peter Walke (left) and Governor Phil Scott discuss VW settlement funds
Pat Bradley/WAMC

Yesterday in Montpelier, Vermont’s governor and Deputy Natural Resources Secretary detailed a draft plan for how the state will use nearly $19 million dollars it will receive as part of a settlement with Volkswagen.

Line of oil tankers along the Boreas River
Brendan Wiltse Photography / Adirondack Council

Over the course of the year, controversy has flared over Iowa Pacific Railway and its subsidiary the Saratoga North Creek Railroad’s storage of rail cars on sidings in the Adirondacks.  The Adirondack Council is now asking billionaire philanthropist Warren Buffett to intervene.

Burlington City Council meeting 11-6-17
Pat Bradley/WAMC

After weeks of twists and turns, Burlington city councilors made their final decision on which of four bidders will buy the city’s cable and broadband provider. Monday’s marathon meeting lasted into the early morning hours.

Winooski center city area
Doug Kerr-Dougtone/Flickr

Officials in Winooski, Vermont city are getting ready to provide details of plans to upgrade its Main Street.

Lake Champlain (file photo)
Pat Bradley/WAMC

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation is inviting people to comment at a series of public meetings on water quality improvement projects designed to help clean up Lake Champlain.

New Hampshire Statehouse
Jared C. Benedict/Wikimedia Commons

Civil War bonds and old advertising posters are among the long-forgotten artifacts found in a mysterious vault at the New Hampshire Statehouse.

A Vermont city has shut down a recently opened dog park after complaints from a neighbor that the barking and yapping were making him "miserable."

University of Vermont
Sally McCay/UVM Photo

A University of Vermont student suspended this fall after being accused of groping a female student at an off-campus party is suing the school, saying he didn't grope the student and the school's disciplinary system is faulty and biased against men.

Boiled maple
WAMC/Pat Bradley

Vermont State Police are investigating a case of maple vandalism.

WIkimedia Commons/Nasser Akabab

Abundant crops of acorns, beech nuts and berries are providing wildlife across parts of the Northeast with an unusually bountiful Thanksgiving feast.

Jay Peak

The owner of Vermont's Jay Peak ski resort has reached a tentative settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in a fraud case.

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik meets with Canadian dignitaries and business leaders in Montreal
Office of Congresswoman Elise Stefanik

Northern New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik was in Montreal Monday to talk with members of the Quebec and North Country Chambers of Commerce about NAFTA and cross-border trade.