Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Sat August 3, 2013

Economist Explains Genuine Progress Indicator

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The Vermont Legislature’s Government Accountability Committee recently heard a report on the state’s economic status based on its Genuine Progress Indicator. The G-P-I is an emerging measure of economic activity that some economists  say more accurately reflects economic activity than the Gross State or Gross Domestic Product. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke with Jon Erickson, Professor of Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont Gund Institute, a leading expert on the Genuine Progress Indicator.

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North Country News
11:15 am
Sat August 3, 2013

Vermont High Court OK's Burlington Employee's Firing

Burlington City Hall
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The Vermont Supreme Court has upheld a lower court's dismissal of a suit brought against the city of Burlington by its fired former waterfront manager.

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New York News
10:45 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Study Group Issues Report on Flood Mitigation

Lake Champlain Flooding May 5, 2011
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A U.S.-Canadian study group has delivered its flood mitigation recommendations for the Lake Champlain and Richelieu River basin following record flooding in 2011.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Vermont Supreme Court Overturns Drug Case for Search

The Vermont Supreme Court has overturned the conviction of a man charged with felony crack cocaine possession because the justices determined the defendant had been illegally arrested and searched.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Entergy to Cut Jobs at Vermont Yankee

Vermont Yankee
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Entergy Corporation plans to cut about 30 jobs at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant by the end of the year. While it’s not good news for the plant nor surrounding community, Vermont Yankee supporters say the real concern is the state’s continuing effort to shutter the plant.

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WAMC News
2:45 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Flight Carrying Vermont U.S. Senator Leahy Diverted

Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy

A flight carrying U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy  to Vermont has been diverted to Philadelphia because of mechanical problems.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Owens Answers Constituent Questions During Telephone Town Hall

Congressman Bill Owens

Democratic Congressman Bill Owens held a telephone town hall with constituents across his sprawling northern New York district Thursday evening.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Vermont's Largest Electric Utility Seeks Rate Increase

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Vermont's largest electric utility wants to increase its rates by 2.46 percent on Oct. 1 and as much as 2.5 percent on Oct. 1 of 2014.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Burlington Man to Lead Green Mountain Care Board

Al Gobeille
Credit Green Mountain Care Board

A Burlington businessman is taking over as chair of the Green Mountain Care Board.

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North Country News
6:59 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Vermont Community Expands Smoke-Free Policy to Include all Tobacco Products

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Many communities in Vermont prohibit smoking on town-owned properties. One community is moving one step further by barring all tobacco use on its properties.

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