Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Report Finds Vermont Trooper's Use of Deadly Force Justified

An investigation has concluded that a Vermont state trooper was justified in the use of deadly force when he shot a man in a Danville school bus last year.

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New York News
7:15 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Amendment to Block Border Crossing Fee Passes

Border crossing between Champlain, NY and Lacolle, Quebec
Credit Andrei Tilin, Montreal, Quebec/Wikimedia Commons

An amendment introduced by NY Congressman Bill Owens to block a border fee proposed by the Department of Homeland Security in its 2014 budget request was passed in the Appropriations committee Wednesday.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

First Hearing on Lake George Invasive Prevention Plan Held

Credit Lake George Park Commission

The Lake George Park Commission held the first of two public hearings on its draft aquatic invasive species prevention plan Tuesday afternoon. While most who attended expressed support, some are concerned about how the plan could affect boaters’ access to the lake.

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North Country News
10:30 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Vermont Gets $6.3M in Homeland Security Grants

Vermont is getting $6.3 million in federal Homeland Security grants to help the state develop prevention and preparedness programs to respond to acts of terrorism and other catastrophic events.

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North Country News
9:45 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Cuomo, Mohawk Leaders Sign Casino Pact

St. Regis Mohawk administration building
Credit P199/Wikimedia Commons

Governor Andrew Cuomo and St. Regis Mohawk tribal leaders have signed an agreement to ensure the Mohawks keep their exclusive casino territory in northern New York while paying the state $30 million in gambling proceeds that have been withheld.

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New York News
8:30 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

University of Vermont Hires New Provost from NY School

David V. Rosowsky
Credit University of Vermont

The University of Vermont is getting a new provost from New York's Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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North Country News
7:15 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

NH's Shea-Porter Introduces Pipeline Amendment

Alberta tar sands, Canada
Credit Howlmontreal/Creative Commons-Flickr

New Hampshire U.S. Representative Carol Shea-Porter has introduced an amendment that would protect pipeline activity between Portland, Maine and Montreal, Canada.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Plattsburgh Democrats Introduce Candidates for City Offices

Plattsburgh Democratic candidates, left to right: Becky Kasper, Paul O'Connell, Mark Tiffer, Mike Kelly, Rachelle Armstrong, Joshua Kretser
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

All six of the city of Plattsburgh’s common council seats, and the mayor’s position, are open this year. City Democrats have quickly selected a slate of candidates, and this past weekend, they introduced themselves to the voters.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Vermont Governor Signs First Legislatively Approved Death With Dignity Law

Governor Peter Shumlin signs S-77 End of Life Choices bill
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Supporters, and a few opponents, crowded into the Governor’s Ceremonial office on the second floor of the Vermont statehouse Monday afternoon to witness the signing of the landmark End-of-Life Choices bill into law.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Hearing Scheduled on Vermont Yankee Challenge

Vermont Yankee
Credit NRC/Entergy Nuclear

A federal court judge has scheduled a hearing on June 4 on a challenge by the owner of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant.

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