Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

ACLU Calls on VT Legislature to Limit Electronic Surveillance

Credit ACLU of Vermont

The American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont says electronic surveillance techniques are increasingly accessible to state and local law enforcement agencies and private businesses.  The group has issued a report detailing the types of surveillance most commonly seen in Vermont and is calling on the state legislature to control how it’s used.

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North Country News
12:45 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Burlington Mayor Discusses Racism Initiative and Other Issues

Mayor Miro Weinberger
Credit Burlington VT Mayor's Office

Last week, Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger joined a U.S. Conference of Mayors’ initiative against racism and discrimination. It was announced to coincide with commemorations of the 50th anniversary of the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Weinberger tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley that implementing the 10-point plan of action against racism is an appropriate way to commemorate the tragedy.

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North Country News
11:15 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Vermont Rep. Cheney Moves to Public Service Board

Hydro-Quebec high tension lines
Credit abdallahh/flickr

Governor Peter Shumlin has appointed the vice chairwoman of the House Natural Resources and Energy Committee to the Vermont Public Service Board.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Welch Wants More Flexibility in Student Aid

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Vermont's lone congressman is pushing legislation that would make federal student load and grant programs more flexible, in response to the new ways in which students pursue college educations.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Vermonter to Attend White House Nutrition Meeting

Rachel Johnson
Credit University of Vermont

On Wednesday afternoon, First Lady Michelle Obama will host a meeting on food marketing to children and a Vermonter will be among those attending.

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North Country News
5:15 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Vermont to Aid Colorado Recovery

Flooding, Longmont, Colorado September 13, 2013
Credit Nurpu/Flickr

Three top officials from the Vermont Agency of Transportation are traveling to Colorado today to aid rebuilding following that state’s deadly flooding.

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North Country News
10:45 pm
Sat September 14, 2013

VT Correctional Officer Facing Inmate Abuse Charge

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A Vermont correctional officer is facing federal charges he had sexual contact with two female inmates at the state-run prison in South Burlington.

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North Country News
9:45 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Boat Maker Moves to New Northern NY Location

2010 Hacker-Craft Triple cockpit Runabout
Credit Dan Gilman/Wikimedia Commons

An upstate New York company that makes luxury mahogany motorboats is moving its manufacturing operations and expanding its workforce.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Burlington Joins Initiative to Diminish Racism and Discrimination

Credit Jūsų Darbas/Wikimedia Commons Public Domain

Mayors across the country are commemorating the civil rights movement and the 50th anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham Alabama by adopting a 10 point Plan of Action to end racism and discrimination. Burlington, Vermont is among the cities stepping up to participate.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Funding Restored for Some Stream Gauges

Streamgauge maintenance
Credit U.S. Geological Survey

New York’s senior Senator has obtained funding to continue the operation of some gauges that are used to monitor water levels and predict stream and lake flooding.

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