Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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North Country News
8:30 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Vermont Senate Approves Tax Bill, Turns to Budget

Vermont Statehouse
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The Vermont Senate has voted to raise $9.4 million in new revenues to support a $1.3 billion general fund budget, in part by capping the deduction that homeowners can take from their state income taxes for mortgage interest.

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North Country News
7:15 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Vermont House Rejects Referendum on Aid in Dying

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The Vermont House has rejected an attempt to put before voters a referendum on whether to allow doctors to prescribe lethal medication to terminally ill patients who request it.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Nova Bus Secures Chicago Contract

LFS Smart Bus
Credit Nova Bus

A bus manufacturer in Plattsburgh has landed a contract to build 300 buses for the Chicago Transit Authority with an option for 150 more.

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New York News
12:43 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Rally Expresses Concerns Over Take Back the Night Incident

Credit SUNY Plattsburgh

 SUNY Plattsburgh students rallied Tuesday afternoon to express their concerns over slurs and derogatory remarks that were shouted at marchers during the Annual Take Back the Night event last weekend. 

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North Country News
11:30 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Peace Event Invite Prompts Scare at Welch's Office

Congressman Peter Welch

An invitation to a peace conference from a Catholic group is what prompted the scare at Congressman Peter Welch's office in Burlington after a worker thought the letter looked suspicious.

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North Country News
10:15 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Report Calls for Bolstering Local Energy Planning

Credit Vermont Department of Public Service

A Vermont panel is recommending how to ensure that local and regional energy plans — like wind power developments — get greater scrutiny before the Public Service Board.

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North Country News
9:45 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Vermont Senate Supports Board: No Pets in Hair Salons

Vermont Statehouse
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The Vermont Senate is supporting a state board's ruling that pets don't belong in barber shops and beauty parlors.

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North Country News
8:30 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Vermont Group to Seek Ideas to Encourage Women

Girl Scouts compete in challenge intended to introduce students to real world science, technology, engineering and math applications.
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More than two dozen Vermonters are going to be working together over the next six months to look for ways to help young women and girls in the state overcome obstacles to success.

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New York News
7:45 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Large Contract to Plattsburgh Manufacturing Plant

LFS Smart Bus
Credit Nova Bus

Nova Bus in Plattsburgh will build 300 busses for the Chicago Transit Authority.

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North Country News
7:13 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

New Lawsuit Filed in Dispute Between Vermont and Nuclear Power Plant

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
Credit NRC/Entergy Nuclear

The owner of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant has filed a new lawsuit against the state of Vermont.  The company claims the state’s utility oversight board is preventing the company from installing federally required safety equipment.

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