Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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New York News
11:15 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Ag Researchers Study Northern NY Juneberry Prospects

Juneberries
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Researchers in northern New York will study whether a blueberry-like fruit called the juneberry will thrive in the region.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Sanders: Eligible VT Vets Should Use VA Health System

Senator Bernie Sanders (left) with White River Junction VA Medical Center Director Deborah Amdur
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U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders is urging Vermont veterans to see if they are eligible for health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

VT Has 3rd Month of Rising Unemployment Rate

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Vermont's unemployment rate has climbed to 4.6 percent in July, the third consecutive month reporting an increase in the state's rate.

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North Country News
2:30 pm
Sun August 18, 2013

Vermont Sports Complex Seeking Funds to Keep Running

Woodstock Union Arena
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A sports complex in Woodstock, Vt., that faces an uncertain future is seeking $125,000 to keep running.

The Woodstock Union Arena is owned by the local high school.

Vermont Public Radio reports officials say the arena has been running in the red for years. The board of directors has proposed dipping into a $450,000 endowment.

But the endowment's trustees and school board did not agree that was the best solution. They encouraged discussion about other possibilities.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Sun August 18, 2013

Vermont Attorney General Reacts to Circuit Court Ruling

Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell

On Wednesday, the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court decision invalidating two Vermont laws pertaining to state oversight of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant. Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell tells North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley that while many aspects of the decision were disappointing for the state, there were some important determinations in the state’s favor.

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North Country News
1:30 pm
Sat August 17, 2013

Vermont School District Gets Counseling Program Grant

Milton Elementary Middle School
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A Vermont school district has received a grant of over $204,000 from the U.S. Department of Education to establish or expand counseling programs.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Sat August 17, 2013

Quebec Delegate General Discusses Importance of New York-Quebec Relationship

Quebec Delegate General Andre Boisclair

The Quebec Delegate General is the province’s ambassador to the U.S. The government office he leads in New York is Quebec’s primary representation in the U.S., promoting provincial business, investment, government, education and cultural affairs. Delegate General Andre Boisclair is in Lake Placid this weekend to attend a cross border conference.  He spoke with North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley about the economic links between Quebec and New York’s North Country.

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North Country News
9:45 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Vermont GOP Chairman Hits Sorrell, Democrats Over VY

Vermont Yankee
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The chairman of the Vermont Republican Party is attacking Attorney General Bill Sorrell and his fellow Democrats over their efforts to close the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

HHS Awards Navigator Grants to Facilitate Insurance Marketplaces

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States are preparing to implement their health care exchanges as required under the federal Affordable Care Act. On October 1st, individuals will be able to enroll in the marketplaces and choose their insurance coverage. On Thursday, the U.S. Health and Human Services Agency announced grants to help states enroll individuals in those marketplaces.

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North Country News
11:15 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Vermont Health Dept. Releases Immunization Rates

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A survey by the Vermont Health Department shows that about 87 percent of students going into kindergarten have had a full round of vaccines, which is the same as last year.

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