Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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North Country News
8:30 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Burlington, VT Council Postpones F-35 Debate

Burlington City Hall
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The head of the city council in the Vermont city of Burlington says the council will not discuss the F-35 fighter jet at its upcoming meeting because of a lack of the proper insurance.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Rocky Start for Health Exchange

Officials in Vermont say enrollment numbers are increasing after a rocky launch of Vermont’s health insurance marketplace.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Adirondack Lands Open for Public Recreational Use

Map of Interim Public Access - Essex Chain of Lakes
Credit NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

More than 11,000 acres of Adirondack lands opened for recreational use this week. It’s the first time the lands have been accessible to the public in over 100 years.

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North Country News
10:45 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

VT Guard Postpones Drill Due to Shutdown

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The head of the Vermont National Guard says he's postponing the October drill weekend because of the federal government shutdown.

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North Country News
8:30 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

VT Exchange Numbers Grow; Website Issues Persist

Enrollment numbers are growing for the new Vermont Health Connect health insurance exchange, but on its second day of operation, the system continued to struggle with a too-slow website.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Update on Transmission Line Project Presented

Credit Transmission Developers Inc.

Officials from Transmission Developers, the company planning to place a buried, underwater electric transmission cable between Quebec and New York City, provided an update on the project to interested parties in Plattsburgh this week.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Democratic Congressman Discusses Government Shutdown

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The government shutdown is garnering fierce criticism from Democrats, including Congressman Bill Owens. The Democrat from New York’s 21st district held a conference call with reporters from the region Tuesday afternoon to talk about the potential repercussions.

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New York News
9:45 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

State Obtained Adirondack Land Opens to Public

A river in the Adirondacks
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

More than 11-thousand acres of Adirondack lands opened for public recreational use on Tuesday.

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WAMC News
1:27 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Owens: Shutdown Linked To Boehner, GOP

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North Country New York Democratic Congressman Bill Owens, in a conference call with reporters hours after the federal government shut down over a budget impasse, said Congress has forgotten the importance of civilian workers.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Farm Bill Extension Expires

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

It’s not just the government that shut down today.  Congress has failed to act on the Farm Bill extension, which expired at midnight, and some are concerned that will add to economic uncertainty, especially in the dairy sector.

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