Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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New York News
5:01 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

NY Governor Announces Irene Rebuilding Initiative

Governor Andrew Cuomo with Jay-Keene NY Rising Committee 9-4-13
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was in the Adirondack village of Ausable Forks this morning to announce a funding initiative for Tropical Storm Irene recovery and to present a check to rebuild a firehouse destroyed in that storm.

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North Country News
10:30 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Vt. Health Connect Exchange Sets up Hotline

Vermont Health Connect — the health care marketplace, or exchange, being set up under the federal Affordable Care Act, has a new toll-free number where people can call to get their questions answered.

The customer support hotline is available nearly a month in advance of the startup date for enrollments in the new health insurance offerings. Vermont Health Connect will formally begin signing people up on Oct. 1 for coverage to take effect on Jan. 1.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Vt. Gov Calls for Changes to Mental Health Laws

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin

Governor Peter Shumlin is planning to ask the Vermont Legislature to change the state's mental health laws to make it easier for doctors to administer state hospital patients who are refusing treatment.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Vermont Expands Free School Meal Program

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin and the state’s education secretary were at an elementary school Tuesday morning to launch a program that expands free school meal programs.

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North Country News
5:50 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Congress and Peace Activists Gear Up for Syria Debate

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As President Obama expresses confidence that he'll be able to work with Congress to pass a resolution authorizing military intervention in Syria, in Vermont and Northern New York, representatives and peace activists want questions answered before any action begins.

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North Country News
10:00 am
Sun September 1, 2013

NH Forms Group to Coordinate on Vt. Yankee Shutdown

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
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New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan has formed a working group of state officials in response to the planned closing and decommissioning of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant.

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North Country News
2:30 pm
Sat August 31, 2013

Tests Find More EEE Virus in Vt. Mosquito Pools

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The Vermont Health Department says tests have found more mosquito pools infected with the virus that causes the potentially deadly disease Eastern equine encephalitis.

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New England News
9:45 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Border Officials: Be Ready for Busy Crossings

Border crossing between Champlain, NY and Lacolle, Quebec
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U.S. border officials are warning travelers to be prepared for busy crossings this holiday weekend.

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WAMC News
6:30 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Arizona and Vermont Feud Over Fall Foliage

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Magazines on opposite coasts, famous for their photography, are engaging in a tongue-in-cheek rivalry over fall foliage. Arizona Highways is talking on Vermont’s fall foliage, and Vermont Life Magazine has taken up the gauntlet.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Tourism Indicators Strong for Labor Day into Fall

Saranac Lake in the fall
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are cautioning travelers to be prepared for busy crossings this Labor Day weekend. Regional tourism officials say that’s good news as they transition into the fall tourism season.

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