Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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North Country News
9:45 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

U.S. Proposes Protections for Decimated Bat

Northern long-eared bat
Credit Al Hicks/NYDEC

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it has proposed granting Endangered Species Act protection to the northern long-eared bat, a species that has been devastated by a disease known as white-nose syndrome.

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WAMC News
6:30 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Environmental Advocates of New York Names New Executive Director

Peter Iwanowicz
Credit Environmental Advocates of New York

Environmental Advocates of New York has hired a new executive director, and it’s someone who is very familiar to environmental concerns in New York.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Congressional Reaction to Shutdown-Default Deal

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Reaction from congressional representatives in Vermont and northern New York to the agreement ending the government shutdown and avoiding default came quickly on Wednesday.

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North Country News
11:45 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

VT Man Accused of Crushing Cruisers Competent

A Vermont man accused of crushing seven police vehicles with a large tractor has been found competent to stand trial.

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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.
Credit Adirondack Council/Carl Heilman

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
Credit Southwestern Vermont Medical Center

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
Credit NRC/Wikimedia Commons Public Domain

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
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

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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