Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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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
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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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North Country News
7:15 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

End of Life Choices Bill Signed by Vermont Governor

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signs End of Life Choices Bill
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Vermont’s Governor signed a bill Monday that will allow Vermont physicians to prescribe lethal doses of medication to terminally ill patients that request it.

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North Country News
9:15 am
Sun May 19, 2013

Vermont's Welch, Sorrell, Testify About Elder Fraud

Credit Don Hankins/Flickr

Vermont Representative Peter Welch and Attorney General William Sorrell are warning about scams to defraud the elderly.

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North Country News
10:30 am
Sat May 18, 2013

Vermont Court Says Man Can Sue Hospital for Blood Draw

Credit GrahamColm/Wikipedia Commons

The Vermont Supreme Court has ruled that a man who has multiple drunken driving convictions can sue the state's largest hospital for drawing his blood at the request of police.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Hospital to Delay Aid-in-Dying Participation

Fletcher Allen Health Care
Credit Fletcher Allen Health Care

Vermont's largest hospital will put off implementing the state's new aid-in-dying law, at least for now.

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