Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Vermont Governor Talks About Historic Storm

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin
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Two years ago, Tropical Storm Irene moved up the Atlantic coast, barging through Vermont on August 28th. Some areas of the state saw 11 inches of rain, and 500 miles of roads and 200 bridges were damaged or destroyed. Six people in the state died. Today, North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley talks with Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin about the historic storm and the status of the recovery.

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North Country News
9:45 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

NH Gov to Work With VT in Nuke Plant Closing

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
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New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan says now that the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant is preparing to close, the state will work with Vermont to prepare for and minimize any impacts to the electric grid and energy costs.

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North Country News
8:30 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

VT Man Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping, Killing Niece

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A Vermont man has pleaded guilty to kidnapping, sexually assaulting and killing his 12-year-old niece, avoiding a federal death penalty trial.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Vermont Yankee To Shut Down

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
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Entergy, the owner of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant, announced this morning that the reactor will shut down and go off line at the end of 2014.

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North Country News
5:30 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Sterling College Launches Sustainable Ag and Food Systems Center

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Vermont’s Sterling College has created a center to promote sustainable agriculture and food systems.

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WAMC News
10:34 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Vermont Yankee To Shut Down in 2014

Vermont Yankee
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 The owner of Vermont Yankee says it will shutter the plant at the end of its current fuel cycle, a gradual shutdown that will see Vermont Yankee offline by the end of 2014.  WAMC's Pat Bradley reports.

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US News
11:45 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Ariz. Tries for Foliage Crown, to Vt.'s Chagrin

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Vermont officials are defending of one of the state's most cherished icons, the red-, orange- and gold-hued fall foliage that tops trees and mountains, after an Arizona magazine claimed fall is better there.

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North Country News
10:20 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Vermont To Mark 2nd Anniversary of Irene

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Vermont is marking the second anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene this week.

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North Country News
8:15 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Leahy: Panel Will Examine State, Federal Pot Laws

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The chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee wants to look into the conflicts between state and federal marijuana laws.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Burlington Schools Seek Public Input on Budget

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The School Board in Vermont's largest city is looking to the public for ideas on how to shape its upcoming budget.

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