Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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North Country News
9:15 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

VT Governor Shumlin Unveils 5-Year Emergency Plan

65-foot-deep highway wash-out that followed Hurricane Irene in Vermont, seen here Sept. 12, 2011.
Credit Jim Greenhill/Flickr

Governor Peter Shumlin has signed Vermont's new five-year emergency plan, molded by the state's experiences in responding to and recovering from 2011's Tropical Storm Irene.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Tentative Deal Announced Between VT, Employees

Vermont state employees will see 2.5 percent pay increases in each of the next two July’s, as well as improved dental coverage under terms of a tentative contract deal.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Essex County Considers 15% Tax Levy

The Essex County Board of Supervisors is debating whether to implement a 15 percent tax levy to help restore the county’s fund balance.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Deputy Police Chief Enters Plea To Lesser Charge

A Burlington deputy police chief who was charged with drunken driving has agreed to plead no contest to a reduced charge of negligent operation.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Vermont Health Exchange Adds Premium Processing

The Department of Vermont Health Access upgraded its health care exchange website this week, enabling it to bill individual and family customers.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Opponents Continue Fight Against Jet, Supporters Pleased With F-35 Burlington Beddown

Credit U.S. Air Force

National Guard officials and Senator Patrick Leahy announced Tuesday that the U.S. Air Force will base 18 F-35 fighter jets at the Vermont air guard facility.  Opponents plan to continue their efforts to stop the plane from coming to Vermont. Supporters, ecstatic with the selection, say it’s time to move forward.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

F-35 To Be Housed At Vermont Air Guard Base

Vermont National Guard Adjutant General Steven Cray (right) announces F-35 siting decision as Governor Peter Shumlin, Senator Patrick Leahy and Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger observe.
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The Vermont Air Guard Base at the Burlington International Airport has been chosen to host the new state of the art, and controversial, F-35 fighter jet.

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North Country News
6:15 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Leahy Pushes for SNAP Funding

Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy (left) and Governor Peter Shumlin (right) at the Central Vermont Community Action Council
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The Farm Bill is the nation’s agricultural, nutrition and food policy vehicle. It provides funding for SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - also known as food stamps. Vermont U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy on Monday was at a community action agency to discuss his efforts to fight proposed cuts to SNAP and talk about legislation to expand incentives for businesses to donate to food banks.

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WAMC News
1:22 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Vermont Officials Welcome F-35 Basing Decision

Credit Wiki Commons

Vermont’s top elected officials are hailing the Air Force’s decision to base the F-35 in Burlington. In a joint statement, U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders, Rep. Peter Welch and Governor Peter Shumlin said:

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New York News
7:30 pm
Thu November 28, 2013

NY Farm Bureau Plans Annual Meeting

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The New York Farm Bureau will hold its annual meeting next week.

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