North Country News

MA – The presidential campaigns are hoping to tap into what some see as a rising level of interest in politics on the nation s college campuses.WAMC s Paul Tuthill reports...

Southwestern Vermont – The Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, Vermont plans to cut staff to avoid going over budget. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...


VT – A company hoping to build a 16-turbine wind power project on a Northeast Kingdom ridge line is going ahead with construction while their permit is appealed to the Vermont Supreme Court. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more..........


VT – Barre, Vermont Mayor Thomas Lauzon wants to tax people who sell homes in the city as a way to raise money to reduce residential property taxes. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

NH and PA – A Pennsylvania company is buying Merriam-Graves Corporation, a New Hampshire-based supplier of industrial gases throughout the region. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

VT – Ben & Jerry's - one of the first companies to label its ice cream as free of a synthetic hormone - is protesting a move by some states to restrict such labeling. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

VT – The cooling tower that collapsed last summer at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant will be repaired by the time the weather warms up. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

VT – The prosecutor who sparked a debate over Vermont's marijuana laws took his case to the Vermont Legislature, telling a Senate committee that people found with small amounts of pot should not be treated as criminals. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

VT – A Vermont House committee has unanimously passed a bill that would allow farmers to grow industrial hemp. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

lake champlain, VT – A judge has denied a plea deal for a Montreal woman charged with drowning her son in Lake Champlain, in part, because it included the chance that she would serve her prison sentence in Canada. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...


Bennington, Vermont – Police say thieves hoping to make a quick buck on the burgeoning black market for copper ripped a copper drain pipe off a Catholic Church in Bennington, Vermont. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...


VT – Governor Jim Douglas reiterated his support for extending governors' terms to four years Thursday, saying Vermonters want the change and should get the chance to vote on it. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

Canadian boarder NY VT – Stricter identification standards went into effect Thursday at the nation's borders. Customs and Border officials reported that traffic was moving smoothly at New York and Vermont's border crossings with Canada. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

VT – Vermont will be part of a new U.S. Army recruitment campaign designed to entice potential soldiers to sign up. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

MA – The manslaughter trial of a Massachusetts bear hunter charged with killing a Vermont man who was picking berries in 2005 is being postponed. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

VT – An official from Underwriters' Laboratory told a Vermont Senate committee Tuesday that his nonprofit testing firm moves carefully before issuing new requirements for products seeking the UL stamp of approval. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

VT – Vermont Attorney William Sorrell and his counterparts in nine other states are asking the Federal Trade Commission to develop guidelines for businesses that sell carbon offsets. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

VT – A group of Vermont lawmakers say President Bush no longer has the authority to use National Guard troops in Iraq. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

Brattleboro, VT – Town officials in Brattleboro, Vermont are being inundated with complaints from across the country about a decision to let voters decide whether arrest warrants should be issued for President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has

SC and VT – Attorneys general from Vermont and seven
states other are asking South Carolina environmental officials to deny a permit to build a coal-fired power plant.

VT – There will not be any reduction in Vermont's statewide school property tax this year. The late announcement of that fact has prompted a round of finger-pointing at the statehouse. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more..........

southern VT – Three towns, a regional commission, two environmental groups and two power agencies have asked to be heard as the Vermont Public Service Board considers a major new power line project for southern Vermont. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more..........

Bethel, VT – Efforts to reopen and renovate Bethel, Vermont's 1892 Town Hall have been given a boost with more than $300,000 in funding in the new federal budget. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more..........

VT – Vermont's two U.S. Senators and 17 colleagues are asking the Secretary of Homeland Security to delay implementation of new requirements to enter the United States by land from Canada. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more..........

VT and NH – A family-owned produce wholesaler that supplies hundreds of restaurants,supermarkets and convenience stores in Vermont and New Hampshire has been sold. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more..........

Montpelier, Vt. – Gov. Jim Douglas' weekly news conferences
are likely to be back on public-access cable television soon, with
his own staff doing the camera work.

Vermont – Some Vermont health care advocates want to make it easier for people to sign up for the state's new Catamount Health insurance plan. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

Chittenden County, Vermont – The Chittenden County, Vermont prosecutor is dismissing a driving under the influence charge brought by a Colchester police officer. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

Vermont – A new report is urging Vermont to consider mandatory recycling and more potent financial incentives to get people to use recycle bins and compost piles rather than landfills. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

Vermont – Vermont business leaders say upcoming changes in border crossing requirements could have a devastating economic impact. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

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