Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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Vermont's Republican U.S. House candidate Mark Donka says the size of the federal debt is what prompted him to run for office a second time against incumbent Democrat Peter Welch.

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The gubernatorial and Congressional races may be getting more attention, but many important down-ballot races will be decided November 4th as well. The Champlain Valley Business and Professional Women’s Club held a Meet the Candidates event Thursday night in Plattsburgh.  Candidates for the Assembly and Town Council discussed their platforms and answered questions.

Police in New Hampshire are using a relatively new application to collect photos and videos they hope will lead to arrests following weekend chaos at a pumpkin festival.

Vermonters unable to make it to the polls on November 4 are being encouraged to vote early.

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Three men claim in separate lawsuits that a Vermont state trooper violated their constitutional rights when he improperly searched them after traffic stops.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Biologists and conservationists are marking the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act and Vermont's experience protecting the state's most vulnerable species.

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NYSEG, the New York State Energy and Gas Corporation, announced Wednesday that it will expand natural gas service in the town of Plattsburgh to at least a thousand new customers.

SUNY Canton in Potsdam has canceled all classes for the remainder of today, Thursday, and the campus is in lockdown following death threats via the social media platform Yik Yak.

 Students in classes at the start of the lock down have been advised to stay in place and lock their doors. 

The Watertown Daily News reports that students notified campus police of a death threat made via the social media app early Thursday morning.  Following a second threat, the campus was locked down. 


Many communities in New York’s North Country share cross-border economic, cultural and familial ties.  In the wake of the shootings in Ottawa Wednesday and the killing of a Canadian soldier in Quebec two days earlier,  many are expressing fellowship with their northern neighbor.

South Burlington School District

The South Burlington School Board and the teachers union have ratified a three-year contract for teachers following a four-day strike last week.