Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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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
Credit mountainlake.org

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
Credit Doug Kerr-Dougtone/Flickr

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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North Country News
9:45 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Man in VT Teacher Case Unhappy with New Lawyer

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A Vermont man charged with killing a St. Johnsbury Academy science teacher last year says he's unhappy with his new court-appointed lawyer.

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North Country News
8:15 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

VT Gas Asks OK for 2nd Phase of Pipeline

Credit Vermont Gas

Vermont's only natural gas provider has formally asked for approval to build a second section of its proposed pipeline expansion, which would go across Lake Champlain to the International Paper plant in Ticonderoga, N.Y.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Burlington City Council Acts on Gun Measures

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The Burlington City Council has approved two gun control measures and sent a third back to committee.

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New York News
5:50 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Absentee Ballot Count Begins Amid Allegations of Voter Fraud

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Elections officials began counting absentee ballots in Clinton County on Monday amid allegations of potential ballot fraud in two city wards and one legislative district.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

VT Health Dept. Set to Distribute Overdose Remedy

Naloxone aka Narcan
Credit Punching Judy/Flickr

The Vermont Health Department is launching a program to distribute an antidote for opium-based drug overdoses directly to addicts.

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North Country News
11:15 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

VT Warns People of Health Insurance Phone Scams

The state of Vermont is warning people to beware of phone scams from callers claiming to be selling health insurance in order to obtain personal information.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

VT, 4 New England States to Seek Solar Reductions

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Vermont and four other New England states are going to be working together to reduce the costs of solar power.

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