Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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

Vermont Officials Get Revenue Update

Vermont Statehouse
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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

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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

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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

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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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North Country News
9:30 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Plans for New Vermont Bridge to Make Debut

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Transportation officials say a $60 million project to replace the aging, deteriorated Interstate 91 bridge over Route 30 and the West River in Brattleboro, Vt., is scheduled to begin later this year.

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North Country News
7:15 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Vermont's U.S. Representative Says Vets Need Better Health Records

Vermont's lone representative to the U.S. House of Representatives says the nation's veterans need better access to their health records from their time in the military.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

New York State Marks 10th Anniversary of Anti-Smoking Law

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This week marks the 10th anniversary of New York State’s Clean Indoor Air Act, which prohibits smoking in all indoor workplaces, including restaurants and bars. While smoking cessation advocates are celebrating the anniversary, they also say there is more to be done to protect public health.

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North Country News
12:45 pm
Sun July 21, 2013

Vermont Congressman Discusses Non-Partisan Coalition

Vermont Democrat Peter Welch

Vermont Democratic Congressman Peter Welch is a co-founder and co-chair of the No-Labels Congressional Problem Solvers Coalition. There are now 80 members of the non-partisan group that works to bypass historic gridlock and pass legislation. 

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Debate Over Release of IBM Layoff Numbers

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Vermont officials are urging IBM to release the number of layoffs at its plant in Essex Junction, but the company claims state law allows the information to remain confidential.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Counties Concerned Over Sales Tax Revenue Reports

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The New York State Association of Counties is concerned about sales tax revenue reports indicating negative growth in the second quarter.

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