Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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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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North Country News
4:55 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Vermont's Welch Talks About Renewable Energy Financing

Congressman Peter Welch

Congressman Peter Welch has announced legislation that he says will make it easier to pay for renewable energy projects in Vermont and around the country.

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North Country News
4:51 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Vermont Senate Committee Passes Immigrant License Bill

Vermont Statehouse
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

A Vermont Senate committee has passed a bill that would allow immigrant farmworkers to get state driver's licenses.

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North Country News
4:50 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Vermont Releases Plan to Manage Lake Champlain Bay

Credit Vermont Agency of Natural Resources

The state of Vermont is hoping to improve water quality in Lake Champlain's Missisquoi Bay basin, which has been the site of toxic algae blooms, by reducing bacteria that flows into the bay and finding solutions to 13 suspected discharges in the towns of Enosburg Falls, North Troy, Richford and Swanton.

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North Country News
4:50 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Vermont's Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.4 Percent

The Vermont Department of Labor says the unemployment rate dropped slightly in February to 4.4 percent.

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