Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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North Country News
7:30 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Welfare-to-Work Focus of Vermont Budget Debate

Vermont Statehouse
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The Vermont program for getting people off public assistance and into the workforce is drawing debate at both ends of the Statehouse.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Fletcher Allen Health Care Receives Largest Gift in its History

Fletcher Allen CEO John Brumsted receives property transfer documents from Bob and Holly Miller.
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Vermont’s biggest medical center has received its largest gift in its history.

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North Country News
10:15 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Vermont Woman Disfigured in Attack Reveals New Face

Left to right: Carmen Blandin Tarleton before the attack, after the lye attack, and after her face transplant.
Credit Brigham and Womens Hospital

A Vermont woman whose ex-husband doused her with industrial-strength lye in 2007, disfiguring her, has revealed her new face.

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North Country News
9:45 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Vermont Activists Rally at Statehouse on May Day

Credit Vermont Workers Center

More than 1,000 community activists gathered on the lawn of the Vermont Statehouse to celebrate May Day.

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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

Credit Darnyi Zsoka/Wikimedia Commons Public Domain

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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