Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

VT High Court Upholds Convictions in Wind Protest

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The lawyer for six people convicted of protesting construction of Green Mountain Power's Kingdom Community Wind project in Lowell says she's disappointed the Vermont Supreme Court upheld the convictions.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Report Spells Out Importance of Passing Farm Bill

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The White House Rural Council has released a report that outlines the need for Congressional passage of the Farm Bill.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

State Provides Funding for Bio-Tech Partnership

Memorandum of Understanding signed between Clarkson University President Tony Collins (left), Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Kenneth Adams (center), and Trudeau Institute President, Director and CEO Ronald H. Goldfarb (right)
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New York State will invest up to 35 million dollars over the next five years to bring together two North Country institutions. The goal is to spur commercialization of biotech products.

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North Country News
10:45 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

VT Approves Spending Money for Rail Upgrade

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Efforts to bring back passenger rail service to western Vermont are a big step closer to reality.

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North Country News
8:30 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

VT Agency Makes Recycling Recommendations

Food scrap recycling logo
Credit Vermont Agency of Natural Resources

Vermont's Agency of Natural Resources is offering some guidance on the implementation of the state's new recycling law.

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New York News
7:15 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Governor Cuomo Makes Adirondack Economic Development Announcements

Governor Andrew Cuomo makes economic development announcement in Lake Placid
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Lake Placid this afternoon to announce state funding for three initiatives in the North Country.

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New York News
7:00 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Standardized Test Forum Held

Our Children are More Than a Score Forum
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The North Country Alliance for Public Education recently hosted a forum on standardized tests on the Plattsburgh State campus to discuss the controversial Common Core requirements and the impact of testing on students, teachers and parents. The forum was held just days ahead of state education Commissioner John King’s visit to Plattsburgh tonight.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Commissioner King Attends Common Core Forum in Plattsburgh

Mountain Lake PBS Common Core Forum
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Common Core is a set of nationally developed standards adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia, designed to align grade level cirricula across the states. It was adopted in New York, in part, to secure Race to the Top federal education funding. On Wednesday evening, state Commissioner of Education John King was in Plattsburgh, accompanied by Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch, for a panel discussion on Common Core.

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North Country News
11:15 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Killington Calls for Increased Tourism Spending

Fall scene, Killington, VT
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The selectboard in Killington, Vt., is asking the state for increased spending to promote tourism.

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North Country News
10:30 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

VT, Planned Parenthood Settle Campaign Complaints

Credit Planned Parenthood of Northern New England

An affiliate of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England will pay $30,000 to the state of Vermont to settle a claim by the attorney general's office that it violated the state's campaign finance laws in 2010.

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