Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Schumer Announces Legislation to Help Craft Brewers

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New York’s senior U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was in Lake Placid today to tour a craft brewery and announce legislation that would cut the federal excise tax on the product.

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North Country News
11:45 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

General Dynamics Eliminates 35 Vt. Jobs

Defense contractor General Dynamics has announced it is cutting its Vermont workforce by 35 employees.

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North Country News
8:45 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Vt. Protesters Visit Delegation Offices

Vermont Congressional delegation: Senator Patrick Leahy (left), Senator Bernie Sanders (center), Congressman Peter Welch (right)

Protesters are calling on Vermont's congressional delegation to vote no on the use of U.S. military force against Syria.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Vermont Schools to Participate in Education Initiative

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Vermont is one of five states across the country chosen to implement a five-year, kindergarten-through-grade-8 education program that will provide national experts to help schools focus on areas of concern and move toward inclusive education systems.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Cuomo Advises Sheriffs Not to Choose Laws to Enforce

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says law enforcement officials must enforce the gun control law known as the SAFE Act enacted earlier this year. But sheriffs say the law must be reworked.

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North Country News
11:15 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Vt Town Proposes Anti-Marijuana Dispensary Measure

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Vermont legalized medical marijuana in 2004, and the first medical marijuana dispensaries opened this summer. But a proposed ordinance in the Vermont town of Weathersfield would ban medical marijuana dispensaries from operating, as well as businesses that sell tobacco-related paraphernalia.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Horse with EEE Euthanized in Vermont

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The Vermont Department of Health says a horse in the town of Highgate has been euthanized as a result of becoming ill from Eastern equine encephalitis.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Vt. Applies for $10m in Flood Mitigation Projects

Credit Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill/U.S. Army/Wikimedia Commons/Public DomainSoldiers remove tons of debris as part of cleanup efforts during the aftermath of Hurricane Irene in Pittsfield, Vt., Sept. 6, 2011 Photo by United States Army Staff Sgt. Jim GreenhillEdit | Remove

The state of Vermont is asking the federal government for $10 million to help pay for 35 flood mitigation projects from Tropical Storm Irene and other storms of 2011.

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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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