Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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North Country News
5:40 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Doyle Town Meeting Poll Results Released

Doyle Poll Results 2013
Credit Vermont Senator Bill Doyle

The results of an annual poll distributed at Vermont Town Meeting Day sessions have been released.  Even the person who crafts the well-known survey admits it’s an unscientific assessment of Vermonters’ perspective on issues.

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North Country News
5:33 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Feds Delay Health Exchanges, Vermont Moves Forward

Implementation of health care exchanges, a key facet of the Affordable Care Act, is being delayed in states where the federal government is controlling them. The move is not expected to affect Vermont’s rollout of its state controlled system.

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North Country News
5:25 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Vermont Lawmakers Weigh Pot Decriminalization

Credit U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Wikimedia Commons Public Domain

A Vermont House committee is taking testimony on a proposal to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.

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North Country News
5:21 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Vermont Governor Announces Release of New Bird Atlas

There's a new resource for understanding Vermont's bird populations.

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North Country News
6:00 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Gillibrand Introduces Dairy Measures

NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

In the next few weeks, the U.S. Senate will once again consider the Farm Bill. New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is presenting measures she claims will help stabilize the state’s dairy industry. 

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North Country News
5:54 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Vermont Senate to Consider Immigrant Licenses

Vermont Statehouse
Credit WAMC

The Vermont Senate is expected to take up a bill that would allow immigrant farm workers to get driver's licenses in Vermont.

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North Country News
5:50 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Lynx Sightings on the Rise in Vermont

Canada lynx have once again been spotted in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom over the last ten years after centuries with few confirmed sightings.
Credit Erwin Bauer/ U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says sightings of Canada lynx are on the rise in the Northeast Kingdom.

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North Country News
12:20 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Senator Schumer Introduces Bill to Aid Maple Production

Senator Charles Schumer at Parker's Sugarhouse
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

At a sugarhouse in northern New York, New York’s senior Senator announced he is introducing legislation to increase maple production across New York State.

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North Country News
5:05 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Brattleboro Hospital, Blue Cross Blue Shield Partner

Brattleboro Retreat
Credit Beyond My Ken/Wikimedia Commons

As Vermont prepares for its move toward a single payer health care system, the Brattleboro Retreat and Blue Cross Blue Shield have started a partnership to integrate the treatment of medical and mental health and substance abuse care.

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North Country News
5:00 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Vermont First State to Post Health Care Exchange Rates

Vermonters who plan to seek health insurance through the federal Affordable Care Act can now begin to make choices about the coverage they want.

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