Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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North Country News
8:30 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Court: Vermont Can't Use Law to Close Nuclear Plant

Vermont Yankee
Credit NRC/Entergy Nuclear

A federal appeals court has largely upheld a ruling against Vermont's attempts to close a nuclear power plant in the state.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Sorrell Says Saving VY Legal Fees Justifies Appeal

Vermont Yankee
Credit NRC/Entergy Nuclear

Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell says he's disappointed a federal appeals court has ruled against the state Legislature's efforts to close the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Utility Limits Net Metering

Net Metering
Credit Vermont Department of Public Service

The Washington Electric Cooperative, a small utility in Vermont, has announced that it will set limits on net metering systems. That has raised concerns from advocacy groups who say such a move could discourage development of solar installations.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

APA Commissioner Recommends Delay on Adirondack Land Classification

Adirondack Park Agency Headquarters in Ray Brook, NY
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It may be a few more months before the state agency that oversees the Adirondack Park decides the classification of newly obtained lands in the Adirondack Forest Preserve.

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North Country News
11:15 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Vermont to Disperse Rabies Vaccine Among Wildlife

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Vermont's rabies bait drop is starting next week to prevent the spread of the disease among wildlife.

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North Country News
9:15 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Vermont School Officials Deny Charges

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Two school officials in the Vermont town of Danville have denied charges of failing to report a case of suspected abuse.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Vermont Man Expected to Plead Guilty on Aug. 27

A court hearing has been scheduled for Aug. 27 for a Vermont man who is expected to plead guilty to the abduction, sexual assault and killing of his 12-year-old niece Brooke Bennett five years ago.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Vermont Composting Interests Challenge Tax

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A commercial composter in Vermont who has been billed more than 100-thousand dollars in back taxes is appealing the audit. He’s supported by organic farmers and some state legislators who question why commercial fertilizers and pesticides are non-taxable, while the more environmentally friendly compost is taxed.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Burlington City Council Hears From Residents About F35 Plan

F35 Fighter Jet
Credit U.S. Air Force

The Burlington City Council heard public comment Monday night on a controversial U.S. Air Force proposal to base F-35 fighter jets at the National Guard base at the Burlington International Airport.

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North Country News
11:15 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Vermont Looking at State Employee Travel Budgets

Vermont Statehouse
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

State officials in Vermont are taking a closer look at employees' travel budgets.

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