Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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North Country News
9:45 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Vermont Governor Releases Irene Recovery Report

A new report says Vermont is on target to close the vast majority of Irene-related cases by late summer, two years after flooding from the tropical storm damaged more than 7,000 homes.

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North Country News
9:40 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Opposition to Hardware Store Dropped

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The city of St. Albans, Vt., is a step closer to getting a new hardware store in downtown.

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North Country News
7:15 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Brattleboro Retreat Opens 14-bed State Wing

Brattleboro Retreat
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The new 14-bed Adult Intensive Unit at the Brattleboro Retreat psychiatric hospital has officially opened.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

U.S. Attorney, Cops Say Vermont Heroin Fight to Continue

Injecting Heroin
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Some of the top federal law enforcement officials in Vermont say they are going to continue working with state and local police to fight trafficking of illegal narcotics that has led to levels of addiction in the city of Rutland that the local police chief called "mind boggling."

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North Country News
5:19 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Tourism Report Indicates Growth

Walking in Burke Hollow, Vermont
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A biennial report released by the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing shows record growth in visitor spending and tourism industry employment.

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New York News
5:07 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

USDA Restores Monthly Milk Reports in Limited Form

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture's statistical arm has reversed a plan to eliminate some monthly reports that dairy farmers and milk processors say are important to their business.

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North Country News
5:03 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Vermont House Approves Ban on Wild Boar

Two wild boars
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House lawmakers in Vermont have approved a ban on wild boar, after state Fish and Wildlife officials said they are concerned the boar could escape from captive hunting facilities and attack other animals.

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North Country News
4:59 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Vermont Senate Advances Immigrant License Bill

Vermont Statehouse
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The Vermont Senate has advanced legislation aimed at allowing workers on Vermont farms to become legal drivers despite the fact that they may be in the country illegally.

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North Country News
12:26 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Invasive Beetle May Have Made its Way to New Hampshire

Emerald Ash Borer

An invasive beetle that has beleaguered 18 other states including Massachusetts and Connecticut may have made its way to New Hampshire.

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North Country News
11:31 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Cross-Border Trade Forum Held

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A forum on cross-border trade with Canada was held Friday morning in northern New York.  Congressman Bill Owens hosted Canadian and U.S. officials and business interests at Clarkson University for a discussion on trade and cross-border economic strategies.

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