Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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North Country News
8:45 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Vermont Town Seeks Guidance Before Replacing Bridges

Newfane officials are planning to meet with representatives of Vermont Emergency Management and the Agency of Natural Resources to get advice before issuing contracts to replace two bridges that were destroyed by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene.

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

NY Buys 9,300 Acres of Adirondack Land for $6.3M

Adirondack view
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

State officials have completed the purchase of another piece of the 69,000-acre Adirondack land acquisition announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo last summer.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Unemployment Down Despite Lower Workforce in Vermont

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The monthly unemployment report shows Vermont’s remains far below the national rate.  But some say that’s because more people are dropping out of the labor force, not because they’ve found jobs.

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New York News
2:00 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Plattsburgh Mayor Will Not Run for Reelection

Don Kasprzak
Credit City of Plattsburgh

The Republican Mayor of Plattsburgh has announced he will not run for reelection.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Debate Over Higher Cigarette Tax Flares Up

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A coalition of anti-smoking groups is calling on Vermont legislators to pass a cigarette tax increase.  But businesses that operate near the state’s borders say previous tax increases have led to revenue losses and any further hikes would mean even less traffic. 

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North Country News
11:15 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Work Underway on Heating System in Vermont Capital

Main Street, Montpelier, Vermont
Credit John Phelan/Wikimedia Commons

Work is underway in Montpelier on a wood-fired municipal heating system that will serve Vermont state offices and some downtown businesses.

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North Country News
9:45 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

NH Governor Asks For Review on Pipeline Issue

Portland Pipeline terminal in Maine
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New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan has asked Secretary of State John Kerry for a thorough environmental and permitting process before allowing any existing pipelines in the state to transport tar sands oil.

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North Country News
7:30 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Vermont House Panel OK's School Spending Changes

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A committee of the Vermont House has approved changes in the state school funding system designed to curb growth in spending.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Plattsburgh Ranks Well in Global Cities of the Future Survey

Foreign Direct Investment magazine has issued its biennial ‘Cities of the Future’ rankings.  Montreal and New York City rank highly on the major metropolitan lists. Plattsburgh, New York also ranks in the top five micropolitan areas of economic potential.

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North Country News
10:30 am
Sun April 21, 2013

Vermont Unemployment Drops to 4.1 Percent

The Vermont Labor Department says the state's unemployment dropped to 4.1 percent in March, the eighth straight month without an increase.

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