Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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North Country News
8:30 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Vermont U.S. Senator Leahy to Seek Answers to Voting Rights

Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy

Vermont U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy says he will call hearings of the Senate Judiciary Committee to see if legislation can be written to protect minority voting rights that many feel were threatened after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Voting Rights Act.

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North Country News
7:15 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Vermont Quadriplegic Awarded $43.1M after Crash

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A 51-year-old Vermont woman has been awarded a $43.1 million jury verdict against the manufacturer of a car seat that allegedly collapsed during a 2007 car accident, leaving her a quadriplegic.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Essex County Passes Law to Prevent Spread of Invasive Species into Lake George

Lake George
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The Essex County, New York Board of Supervisors has passed a local law to prevent the spread of invasive species, but the law applies only to Lake George.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Debate Over Adirondack Land Classification Continues as Public Hearings Near Close

Interim Access map to former Finch Pruyn Adirondack lands
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Last year New York State acquired 69-thousand acres of forest lands in the Adirondacks, and the lands must now be classified. The Adirondack Park Agency has been holding public hearings regarding the first three tracts of land and the final hearings are being held today in Albany and Queensbury. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley looks at the debate between conservationists and residents over the potential land designations.

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North Country News
11:45 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Weather Service: Wettest 2-month Record Set in Vermont

Rainy day in Vermont
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Vermont has set a rainfall record.

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North Country News
10:30 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Judge Rules Against Vermont Firefighter

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A federal judge has rejected a former fire department captain's request to exclude statements he made to police about nearly two dozen suspicious wildfires set in a Vermont town in 2008.

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North Country News
8:45 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Vermont Governor Marks Repayment of Unemployment Loan

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says the state is paying off the final $54 million of a federal loan that helped the state pay unemployment benefits during the Great Recession.

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North Country News
7:15 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Vermont Promoting Highway Safety With New Strategy

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Vermont transportation and public safety officials say they have a plan to keep people safe on the state's roadways.

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New York News
10:15 am
Sat June 29, 2013

Farmers Warn of High Milk Prices Without Farm Bill

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Congress' failure to pass a farm bill last week has already resurrected talk of a "dairy cliff," in which milk prices could skyrocket to $6 a gallon.

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North Country News
9:45 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Leahy: Immigration Shows Senate Can Work

Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy

Senator Patrick Leahy says Senate passage this week of comprehensive immigration reform shows that the Senate still can work together and accomplish things.

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