Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

HHS Awards Navigator Grants to Facilitate Insurance Marketplaces

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States are preparing to implement their health care exchanges as required under the federal Affordable Care Act. On October 1st, individuals will be able to enroll in the marketplaces and choose their insurance coverage. On Thursday, the U.S. Health and Human Services Agency announced grants to help states enroll individuals in those marketplaces.

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North Country News
11:15 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Vermont Health Dept. Releases Immunization Rates

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A survey by the Vermont Health Department shows that about 87 percent of students going into kindergarten have had a full round of vaccines, which is the same as last year.

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North Country News
9:45 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Juror Denies Misconduct in Vermont Death Penalty Case

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A Vermont juror in the 2005 death penalty trial of Donald Fell is denying that he committed juror misconduct by taking a trip to the crime scene during the trial.

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New York News
7:30 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Greater Plattsburgh Area Under Boil Water Order

The Clinton County Health Department has issued a boil water order for most of the town of Plattsburgh.

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North Country News
7:00 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Key Court Ruling Issued in Vermont Yankee Case

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A federal appeals court on Wednesday largely upheld a lower court ruling against Vermont's attempts to close the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

New Property Tax Cap Concerns Local Governments

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Communities across New York state that have struggled to meet the state’s 2 percent tax cap face a new challenge: the level of the cap has been lowered.

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North Country News
11:30 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Trash Dumped on Roads after Vermont Landfill Closes

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Central Vermont's Moretown Landfill has closed, but there's been some illegal dumping on several town roads.

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North Country News
9:15 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Shumlin: Vt. Yankee 'Process Does Not End'

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is expressing disagreement with a major court decision blocking the state's efforts to close the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.

Governor Shumlin, who is on vacation,  issued a statement that says while Wednesday's decision from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York blocks the Legislature's efforts to close the plant it does not halt review of the Vernon reactor's operations by the state Public Service Board.
Vermont Public Service Department Deputy Commissioner Darren Springer says it is a key element in the decision.

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North Country News
8:30 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Court: Vermont Can't Use Law to Close Nuclear Plant

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A federal appeals court has largely upheld a ruling against Vermont's attempts to close a nuclear power plant in the state.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Sorrell Says Saving VY Legal Fees Justifies Appeal

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Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell says he's disappointed a federal appeals court has ruled against the state Legislature's efforts to close the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.

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