Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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North Country News
10:00 am
Sun July 14, 2013

Brattleboro Supportive of Solar Array on I-91

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The town of Brattleboro, Vermont, is supporting a proposed solar array on land along Interstate 91.

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North Country News
9:30 am
Sat July 13, 2013

Lake Champlain Receding From Record July Levels

Lake Champlain
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Officials say Lake Champlain is now receding from near-flood levels never before seen in the middle of the summer.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Vermont Congressman Criticizes Split Farm Bill Vote

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The U.S. House on Thursday passed a “farm only” farm bill that removed the major provisions of the bill - its nutrition programs. Vermont Congressman Peter Welch says both food and farm security has been compromised.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Welch Unveils Legislation to Assure Privacy Rights as Drone Use Increases

ACLU Vermont Executive Director Allen Gilbert (left) and Vermont Congressman Peter Welch
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Vermont Congressman Peter Welch and ACLU Vermont Executive Director Alan Gilbert used the Chittenden County Courthouse as the backdrop to express their concerns about the increasing domestic use of drones. Welch, a Democrat, said he will introduce legislation to assure privacy rights are not infringed as more and more law enforcement, businesses and private entities use the technology.

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North Country News
11:15 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Vermont Hospital Cuts 19 Employees

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A Vermont hospital has cut 19 workers and reduced hours for three others to deal with dropping revenue.

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North Country News
9:45 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Vermont Governor, Ag Chief Talk Farm Weather Damage

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin and Agriculture Secretary Chuck Ross are urging farmers to document the damage their farms suffered after an unprecedented rainy period left parts of some farms underwater and saturated fields across the state.

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North Country News
7:15 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Vermont Airport to Host Small Plane Manufacturer

Vermont officials say a German light aircraft manufacturer is going to set up operations at the Newport State Airport creating 25 jobs.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Vermont Guard Officials Discuss F35

Vermont National Guard Assistant Adjutant General for Air Brigadier General Dick Harris (left) and Air Guard fighter squadron commander Lt. Colonel Dan Finnegan
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The U.S. Air Force is in the process of deciding where it will base a new jet, the F-35. Burlington International Airport, which is the host airfield for the Vermont Air National Guard, is on the short list and a preferred site for hosting the state-of-the-art plane. But the idea is controversial, with split votes in surrounding communities over support for the aircraft.
Thursday morning, Vermont National Guard officials met with the media to discuss issues relating to the F-35.

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North Country News
11:15 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Vermont Getting Nearly $619,000 in Health Grants

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Vermont is getting nearly $619,000 in grants to enroll the uninsured in new health coverage options made available by the Affordable Care Act.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Cities Offer to Pony up for Shorter Customs Lines

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A ski area in northern Vermont and several other points around the country want more officers at border crossings and customs terminals — and they're willing to pay for it.

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