Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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North Country News
8:30 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Bennington, VT Considers Panhandling Ordinance

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The Vermont town of Bennington is considering an ordinance that would ban panhandling on its sidewalks and public spaces.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

WalMart Opens After 20 Years of Development Disagreements

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It took twenty years and numerous legal battles, but the newest WalMart has opened in Vermont.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Adirondack Group Releases Annual Assessment of Park

State of the Park Cover: Former Finch-Pruyn/Nature Conservancy lands recently added to the Forest Preserve include a 14.7 mile stretch of shoreline along the rapids of the Hudson River Gorge. Photo © Carl Heilman ll/Wild Visions, Inc.
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The Adirondack Council has released its annual State of the Park report and this year’s assessment shows increased collaborations and progress on issues.

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North Country News
11:45 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

VT Hospital Fears US Funding After Patient Death

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center
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The president of the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center says the hospital's Medicare and Medicaid funding could be in jeopardy after an investigation found two nurses failed to provide proper care for a patient who died in the Bennington emergency room.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

VT Nuke Plant Had 2nd Fewest Region Safety Faults

Vermont Yankee
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The federal Government Accountability Office says the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant had the second fewest number of safety violations in the Northeast from 2000 to 2012 among facilities with only one reactor.

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North Country News
7:30 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Technology Initiative Announced in Burlington

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger (left) and US Ignite Executive Director William Wallace (right) announce BTV Ignite
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The city of Burlington has joined a national effort to develop next generation internet technologies and create an infrastructure for the city that will promote technological enterprises.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

With Liability Insurance Procured, F-35 Debate Returns to City Agenda

Burlington City Hall
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The city of Burlington has purchased an insurance policy for protection against potential lawsuits in connection with its airport. Now that the policy has been obtained, a delayed plan by the City Council to debate and vote on two resolutions related to basing F-35 fighter jets at the airport can be re-scheduled.

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North Country News
11:30 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

VT Town Village Merger Proposal Tabled

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A plan to merge the Vermont village of Bellows Falls with the town of Rockingham in 2014 has hit a delay.

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North Country News
9:45 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

VT Wants to Fine 2 Firefighters Over Camper Fire

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The state of Vermont says it plans to fine two members of the Bennington Rural Fire Department for their part in lighting a camper on fire.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Abuser Gun Storage Addressed

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin wants to make it harder for domestic violence abusers to obtain confiscated weapons with proposals to help law enforcement store those firearms.

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