Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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North Country News
11:30 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Shumlin Praises Obama's Speech on Economy

Governor Peter Shumlin

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says he likes what he's hearing from President Barack Obama on improving the economy and strengthening the middle class.

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North Country News
9:45 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Vermont's Largest Hospital Receives High Performance Ranking

Fletcher Allen Health Care
Credit Fletcher Allen Health Care

U.S. News and World Report has given a “High Performing” ranking to four specialty areas at Vermont’s largest hospital.

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New York News
7:15 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Commission OK's Mandatory Boat Inspections for Upstate Lake

Boater washing hull for invasive prevention
Credit USDA

The Lake George Park Commission has approved a mandatory boat-washing and inspection program to protect one of New York's most popular lakes from invasive species.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

New City Resident Garners Signatures For Mayoral Run

Independent Chris Rosenquest

Independent Chris Rosenquest was on the steps of Plattsburgh City Hall this morning to announce that he has gathered enough signatures to be placed on the November ballot as a candidate for mayor. The entrepreneur and small business owner is attracting attention in the race because he lived in Seattle until earlier this month.

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North Country News
11:30 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Vermont Secretary of State Gets National Post

Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos
Credit Vermont Secretary of State's office

Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos has been elected to an office with the National Association of Secretaries of State.

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North Country News
9:45 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

White House Backs Student Loan Compromise, Sanders Disputes

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The White House is urging Congress to pass a bipartisan compromise on student loans that would offer lower interest rates for the next few years. But Vermont’s junior Senator is critical of the deal.

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North Country News
7:15 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Vermont Officials Get Revenue Update

Vermont Statehouse
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Two consulting economists say Vermont's revenue forecast is improving, with the general fund and transportation fund expected to be up in fiscal year 2014.

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WAMC News
6:30 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Great Lakes Groups Call for Restored Funding in Subcommittee Bill

Credit NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, Goddard Space Flight Center

The budget debate in Washington has Great Lakes advocates calling foul and lobbying for a turnabout in a proposed funding cut to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

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New York News
5:45 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Report Cites Twelve Top Solar States

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

A new report released this morning ranks the top 12 solar producing states.  Vermont and Massachusetts are among the leaders and New York is swiftly climbing the ranks.

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North Country News
11:45 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

NY Fruit Growers Expect Bountiful Harvest for 2013

Credit National Cancer Institute/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain

Upstate New York farmers are anticipating a great year for apples and other fruit after many suffered weather-related losses in 2012.

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