Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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North Country News
7:15 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Vermont Police Officer Indicted in Shooting

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A grand jury has indicted a Vermont police officer on criminal charges connected to the shooting of a combative mentally ill man during an arrest in Winooski.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Rail Disaster Spurs Debate Over Energy Transport in Region

Photo of a Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway locomotive
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Fifteen people have been confirmed killed and Quebec Police estimate 60 remain missing following the derailment and explosion Saturday of Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway cars carrying crude oil.   The Toronto Globe and Mail reports Quebec officials believe there are grounds for criminal prosecution. That comes as the chairman of the rail company visits the site of the devastation and blames the train engineer.
Two advocacy groups in Vermont are warning that the derailment that incinerated the center of a small city in Quebec’s Eastern Townships shows the dangers of continued use of fossil fuels.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Two Congressmen from Region Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Prevent Syrian Intervention

Republican Chris Gibson (left) and Democrat Peter Welch

Vermont’s Democratic congressman and a Republican representative from New York have submitted legislation that would restrict U.S. involvement in Syria. The two were on C-SPAN Wednesday morning to discuss their bill.

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North Country News
11:15 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Governor and FEMA Official Say Vermont Rain Unprecedented

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin and the head of Federal Emergency Management Agency operations in the state say they've never seen such a series of flash flooding events as have hit the state in recent weeks.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Vermont School Officials Cited

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The principal and superintendent of a Vermont school have been cited into court on charges of failing to report child abuse and neglect of duty by a public officer.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Labor Board: State Workers Don't Get Double Pay

The Vermont Labor Relations Board has denied 63 state workers who wanted double pay for working while displaced from their offices following Tropical Storm Irene.

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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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