Pat Bradley

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Burlington City Hall
WAMC Photo

Burlington officials say they're worried about a stalled redevelopment project in Vermont's largest city.

Dr. Jason Bates (left), co-principal investigator on the new Translational Global Infectious Disease Research Center grant, with junior investigator Dr. C. Matthew Kinsey
University of Vermont

The University of Vermont and its Larner College of Medicine have received a multi-million dollar award from the National Institutes of Health to create a new center that will develop new ways to prevent and control infectious diseases.

Chittenden County officials say they are behind in their five-year housing plan.

A 14-year-old has been charged with murder following a stabbing in Clinton County, New York Thursday.

With less than a month before Election Day, the major party candidates for Vermont governor were in Rutland Wednesday evening for a debate that focused on economic issues.

Center for Excellence rendering
University of Vermont/MassMutual

The University of Vermont recently announced an innovative partnership to establish the college’s first Center of Excellence, which will expand data science research on human wellness.

Frontier Town
Pat Bradley/WAMC

State and local officials are marking the completion of the first phase of a long-awaited project intended to create a new gateway to the southern Adirondack region.

New York Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is campaigning for reelection to a third two-year term to represent the sprawling 21st House district. During a visit to Plattsburgh Tuesday, Stefanik discussed several national issues with WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley. Several of the victims of the Schoharie limousine crash that killed 20 people have ties to the district. Stefanik says Congress should act to tighten regulations on the vehicles.

Bill McKibben (File Photo)

This week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a Special Report warning that world governments must limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels to ensure a sustainable world. But a renowned environmentalist from our region says it’s more of the same — with no enforcement mechanism to force action.

Friends, family and acquaintances across the state are mourning the 20 people who died in a limousine accident in Schoharie, N.Y. this weekend.  After police identified all the victims, grief is reaching all corners of the state.

The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is seeking proposals for a new electric school bus and transit bus pilot program that will be funded with money from the state's share of a settlement with Volkswagen after the automaker was found to have cheated on motor vehicle emission standards.

A student holds a candle during an October 10, 2016 vigil for 5 teenagers killed in a wrong-way crash
Pat Bradley/WAMC

There is a new pavilion to commemorate the lives of five Vermont teenagers who were killed in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 89 two years ago.

Strafford Town House
Library of Congress

Construction crews have begun repairs on one of the most photographed buildings in Vermont.

Pixabay/Public Domain

The U.S. Commerce Department is spending $3 million to explore expanding the market for wood products in New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont and New York.

NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul visits Plattsburgh
Pat Bradley/WAMC

The day after she announced a $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative award in Amsterdam and hours after doing the same in Albany, New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul was in Plattsburgh Thursday to examine projects supported by the first round of awards in 2016.

nurses' strike sign
Pat Bradley/WAMC

A long-running labor dispute at Vermont’s largest hospital has ended.

Plattsburgh City Hall
WAMC Photo

In 2013, New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli implemented a Fiscal Stress Monitoring System that evaluates local governments. This week the office issued the scores for municipalities with fiscal years that ended on Dec. 31, 2017.  Plattsburgh was among the communities listed with the second-highest level of fiscal stress.  As WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, the score was not a surprise to Mayor Colin Read.

The Northern Star tour boat
Discover Newport

A Vermont tour boat is being put up for auction.

Hemp theft suspects
Vermont State Police St. Albans Barracks

Vermont State Police say thieves are stealing more hemp crops that they may be mistaking for marijuana.

9-18-18 Vermont drought map
National Integrated Drought Information System

Vermont environmental officials say portions of the state are in a drought similar to one two years ago.

An oil tanker train passes through Plattsburgh (file photo)
Pat Bradley/WAMC

A new report from environmental groups in the region warns of a potential resurgence of shipments of crude oil through the Adirondacks. Its recommendations include a call for a federal ban of oil by rail transport through the region.

Vermont regulators are holding hearings on the proposed $30.8 million sale of municipal telecommunications company Burlington Telecom.

ride-hailing app

The state of Vermont will receive $600,000 as part of a national settlement between all 50 states and the District of Columbia and the ride-sharing company Uber Technologies over a 2016 data breach.

Burlington City Hall
WAMC Photo

Burlington, Vermont officials will hold a town hall meeting Thursday to review a proposed plan to upgrade the city’s wastewater and stormwater infrastructure.

Burlington, Vermont city councilors have approved placing a $70 million bond to improve the local high school before city voters this November.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger announces proposed Clean Water Resiliency plan
Pat Bradley/WAMC

Last week, Burlington, Vermont’s mayor and Department of Public Works officials announced an accelerated plan to renovate the city’s wastewater and storm water system after chronic problems with overflows this summer.  The $30 million plan went before city councilors this week, who have sent it to the November ballot for voter approval.

Two Vermont waterfowl hunters are facing up to $6,000 in federal and state fines for crossing into Canada on Lake Champlain's Missisquoi Bay and then returning to the United States without reporting to border authorities.

The Burlington, Vermont City Council has approved letting voters decide whether to spend $30 million to upgrade the city's sewer system.

Students listen to Senator Bernie Sanders at UVM Rally for Climate Action at UVM
Pat Bradley/WAMC

Students at the University Of Vermont held a “Rally For Climate Action” on Monday.  They heard from political leaders including Senator Bernie Sanders and Congressman Peter Welch about what is happening, or not, in the halls of power — and what is at risk for the younger generation from climate change.

Senator Bernie Sanders speaks to University of Vermont students 9/24/18
Pat Bradley/WAMC

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders was on the University of Vermont campus Monday to talk to students about climate change.  WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke with the Independent about federal issues following his speech.  Attention in Washington is focused on whether Judge Brett Kavanaugh should be approved as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice in the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct, which Kavanaugh denies. Senator Sanders agrees with many Democrats that an FBI investigation is warranted.