Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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New York News
6:30 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Volunteers Trained to Monitor for Toxic Blue Green Algae Blooms

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More than 200 volunteers have been trained to monitor Lake Champlain this summer for any formation of toxic blue-green algae blooms.

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North Country News
5:45 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

City Councils Take Comments on Fighter Jet, South Burlington Reverses Position on F-35

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The U.S. Air Force is expected to decide where it will base the new F-35 fighter jets by the end of the year. The Burlington International Airport, which houses the Vermont National Guard, is one of the preferred sites.  Two cities near the flight path for the proposed F-35 fighter jet held hearings last night regarding the Air Force plan to house the plane in Vermont. One of the city councils reversed a previous vote and will now support the new jet.

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North Country News
11:50 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Lawyer: Vermont Man Won't Testify in Teacher Death

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A Vermont lawyer for a woman charged with killing a prep school teacher says her husband won't testify against his client at her upcoming trial.

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New York News
10:30 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Volunteers to Monitor Lake Champlain for Algae

Credit Lake Champlain Basin Program/Larry DupontCyanobacteria (Blue-Green Algae) Blooms looking south on Lake Champlain from the Missisquoi Bay Bridge. Photo by Larry DupontEdit | Remove

More than 200 volunteers will monitor Lake Champlain this summer for signs of blue-green algae blooms.

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North Country News
8:45 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Vermont Hospital Now State's Largest Private Employer

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Vermont's largest hospital is now claiming the title of the state's largest private employer.

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North Country News
7:30 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Vermont Announces Rates Under Health Exchange

Vermont regulators have announced monthly rates for health insurance to be sold under Vermont Health Connect, the health insurance exchange being set up to comply with the federal Affordable Care Act.

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New York News
9:45 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Investigation Finds Children Start Upstate NY Fire That Left 3 Dead

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Police investigating the cause of a fast-moving fire Thursday that killed three people at a northern New York house where a family provided respite care to older residents say it was started by three children.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

More Rain Floods Vermont Roads, Spills Over Rivers

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With multiple drownings in fast-moving rivers in recent days, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is warning people to be extremely cautious about trying to beat the heat at their favorite swimming hole.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Constant Rain Leads to Numerous Problems Across North Country

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The incessant rain is causing scores of problems in northern New York and Vermont - from flash flooding and road wash outs to train delays.  With two drownings in the past 72 hours, officials are reiterating their call for caution.

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North Country News
1:30 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Calls Grow for EPA to Implement Tailpipe Emissions Rules

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The call is becoming stronger for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to adopt a proposed rule to tighten emissions from motor vehicles.

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