Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

VT City Says Big Step Toward Champlain Parkway

Burlington City Hall
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The mayor of Vermont's largest city says the construction of the Champlain Parkway highway project that would connect the south end of Burlington with Interstate 189 is a big step closer to happening.

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WAMC News
6:30 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Regional Meeting Moves New England and Northeast Canada Towards Energy Solutions

From left to right: Catherine Blewett (Deputy minister for Intergovernmental affairs, Nova Scotia), Governor Maggie Hassan, Governor Peter Shumlin, Governor Paul LePage, Premier Kathy Dunderdale, Governor Lincoln Chafee, Premier Pauline Marois, Governor Dannel Malloy, Premier Nathan Alward, Governor Deval L. Patrick, Honorable Allen F. Roach.
Credit Commonwealth of Massachusetts Governor's Office

The six New England Governors and the premiers of Canada’s four Atlantic provinces plus Quebec have met for 37 years to discuss common interests. Their latest meeting was this past weekend in Quebec.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Congressional Representatives Hold Telephone Town Halls

Congressman Bill Owens (left), Congressman Peter Welch (right)

Vermont Congressman Peter Welch and upstate New York Congressman Bill Owens, both Democrats, held telephone town halls with their constituents Monday evening.

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North Country News
11:45 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Union, VT Transportation Authority at Impasse

CCTA Bus, Burlington, Vermont
Credit David Wilson1949/Flickr

Vermont's Chittenden County Transportation Authority and drivers are at an impasse over contract negotiations.

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New York News
10:15 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Team from Canada and Michigan Win NY Canoe Race

Adirondack Canoe Classic 2008
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A four-man team of pro racers from Michigan and Quebec has shattered the course record for the Adirondack Canoe Classic, a 90-mile, three-day race from Old Forge to Saranac Lake.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

VT Labor Board Mails Ballots for Home Care Union

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About 7,500 independent home care workers are going to be receiving ballots from the Vermont Labor Relations Board so they will be able to vote on whether to be represented by a union.

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North Country News
8:45 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

VT Health CO-OP's Fate Could be Decided Soon

A Vermont consumer health insurance cooperative launched amid fanfare 15 months ago is expected to hear by the end of this month whether a federal agency will demand repayment of nearly $34 million in loans.

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North Country News
7:50 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

NE Govs, East Canadian Premiers Meet in Quebec

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is calling the just completed meeting between New England Governors and eastern Canadian premiers a success.

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North Country News
10:15 am
Sun September 8, 2013

Anti-Wind Tower Residents Want VT Governor's Help

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Residents in the Vermont town of Newark are asking Governor Peter Shumlin to appeal a state ruling that would allow a developer to erect test towers to monitor wind speeds in the area.

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North Country News
1:40 pm
Sat September 7, 2013

Vt. Loses Appeal Over Nominating Process

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Vermont's secretary of state has lost an appeal over the nominating petition process for independent candidates for president.

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