North Country News

Williston, Vermont – A Williston, Vermont man has been charged with embezzling more than $2.2 million from a captive insurance manager where he was a senior vice president. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

Rutland, Vermont – The mayor of Rutland, Vermont says he will send out snow plows after hours if the conditions warrant it after city officials questioned his plan to cut back on overtime plowing. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

Poultney, VT – A longtime college administrator is set to become the next president of Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

Burlington, VT – Burlington voters are being asked to approve almost $40 million in borrowing by the city electric department. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

Middlebury, VT – A Middlebury College senior who was paralyzed in a skiing accident two years ago is back on the slopes, hoping to improve safety conditions and awareness in ski racing. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

Manchester, Vermont – Manchester, Vermont residents are opting to decide most Town Meeting Day issues the old fashioned way: from the floor during the open meeting. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

VT – Tuesday is Town Meeting Day, Vermont's annual exercise in democracy, which coincides this year with a closely watched presidential primary. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

VT – A judge has ordered the state of Vermont to pay attorneys' fees in a case in which the Vermont State Employees Association sought records dealing with the state's use of private investigators to monitor employees getting workers' compensation benefits. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...


VT – The chairman of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign says there's a lot of energy for her in Vermont and she will prove pundits wrong who say she'll be blown out by rival Barack Obama in Tuesday's presidential primary. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

VT – A compost operation in the Burlington, Vermont Intervale will close down later this year because it can't afford the required permits. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

NY – The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is expanding its existing casino, adding 1,000 more slot machines to the gaming operation on the U.S.-Canada border in northern New York. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

VT – The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is planning to issue 1,260 moose hunting permits this fall. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

VT – More than 20 towns in eastern and central Vermont are considering a plan to create a new broadband communications network with fiber-optic service for phone, internet and cable TV. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

Vermont – Vermont lawmakers are revisiting the issue of the drinking age, saying it could be time to let people younger than 21 to legally drink alcohol. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

VT – Vermont lawmakers have given their stamp of approval and sent to Governor Jim Douglas a bill designed to promote renewable energy and conservation efforts directed at heating fuels. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

VT – Regulators are warning telephone customers that unscrupulous telemarketers are using confusion over the sale of Verizon's land lines to Fairpoint Communications to slam customers. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

Fort Drum, NY – Three units of the 10th Mountain Division based at Fort Drum are preparing to go to Iraq. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

VT – A new report says local governments spend about $15 billion annually on Great Lakes environmental programs while the U.S. and Canadian governments do comparatively little for the world's largest surface freshwater system. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

VT – A new report says Vermont tops the list of states that spend more money on prison than higher education. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...


VT – The tough winter is sending many snow-weary Vermonters south, but people with pets who try to make last minute plans could end up with problems. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

Montpelier, Vermont – Legal scholars are offering their views on a troop deployment bill being considered in the Vermont legislature.WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

VT – The Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Public Service wants a lawmaker sanctioned for telling a state attorney during a meeting that if this were China, someone in her department might be taken out and shot. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...
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lake champlain, VT – The former clerk for a village on the shore of Lake Champlain has admitted she stole more than $150,000 in cash from the village over a five-year period. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

Bennington, Vermont – Bennington, Vermont resident W.C. Bill Heinz, a former New York Sun sportswriter and author who witnessed the Normandy invasion on D-Day, covered some of the greatest sports moments of the 1940s and helped write the book Mash has died. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

Montpelier, Vermont – The Vermont House has given preliminary approval to a bill designed to reduce the chances that kids will get lead poisoning from paint in old houses. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...


VT – Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton will be in Vermont on Friday stumping for the presidential campaign of her mother, New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...


VT – Wednesday was the deadline to register to vote in next week's presidential primary and Town Meeting Day ballots in Vermont. Vermont election officials say 4,000 people have registered to vote just in the last month.
WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

Glens falls, NY – State police have identified the man
killed in a wrong-way crash on the Adirondack Northway early this morning. Jill Rontey has more...

NY – New York's inspector general says there's no
room for confusion: it's not OK for a motor vehicles clerk to help her husband pass a driving test. Jill Rontey has more...

NH – New Hampshire regulators have approved the sale of Verizon's landline phone and internet service in northern new england to north Carolina-based Fairpoint communications.
WAMC's north country bureau chief Pat Bradley has more...

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