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VT – The Vermont Department of Health is canceling some clinics to immunize adults against shingles because of delays in receiving enough vaccine. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Essex, VT – Jury selection is under way in the double murder trial of 29-year-old Christopher Williams, the man charged with killing two and wounding two in Essex, Vermont in August 2006. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

VT – The three members of Vermont's Congressional delegation are calling on Congress to increase federal spending on the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

VT – The U.S. Border Patrol says an agent shot at three suspects after being assaulted near the Vermont-Quebec border early Monday. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

VT – Alabama authorities on Monday lodged c last week. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

VT – More Vermont farmers' markets are accepting debit cards and electronic food stamps this summer, making it easier for people to buy local produce, organic cheeses and homemade breads and pies. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Chittenden County, VT – The Vermont State Police are investigating two arson fires in two days at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility in South Burlington. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

VT – The Vermont U.S. Attorney's office says the second suspect in a child sex case has been arrested on federal charges and will appear in court Wednesday. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

VT – Vermont's new ban on the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products via the Internet is now in effect. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

VT – The privacy of library patrons' borrowing records has been an issue since the Patriot Act of 2001 gave the federal government broad new powers to investigate them. Now Vermont is stepping in. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


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VT – A new report indicates that the number of homeless families is rising in Vermont. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Bennington, VT – Vermont officials say work on the northern section of the Benningon Bypass is on schedule, and part of the highway project could be open to traffic a month early. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

CT – Connecticut judges have been given the authority to revoke or reduce the pensions of corrupt elected officials and public employees. WAMC's Carrie Saldo has this report

VT – Fairpoint Communications will delay a cutover related to its recent acquisition of Verizon Communication's landline operations in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

VT – Vermont's Republican Incumbent Governor Jim Douglas kicked off his campaign for a fourth term Wednesday, embarking on a two-day tour that will stop in all 14 of the state's counties. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

Albany, NY – New York lawmakers have approved graduated penalties for secretly recording motion pictures or live performances without theater permission.WAMC's Dave Lucas has details

VT – The Sugarbush Ski Resort has agreed to pay an $18,980 fine for violating federal regulations that require it to keep records on hazardous chemicals stored on its land. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

Bennington, VT – A Veterans Administration clinic that had been housed in the Vermont Veterans home in Bennington has a new space. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

VT – Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders has been talking about the shrinking middle class for years, but until now, he says he didn't realize the extent of the problem. He recently received more than 800 responses after appealing to his constituents to tell their stories of economic hardship. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

Rutland, VT – The cleanup of flooding from Saturday night's rainstorm continues in Rutland, Vermont, where the state's A-S-A Bloomer Building remains closed. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

Ulster County, NY – Officials in Ulster County say there are still at least a dozen sick and infested cats hiding in the walls and ceiling of a home where 40 others have already been rescued. Susan Barnett reports.

Springfield, MA – Members of the nationally ranked U-Mass men s basketball team are going to spend some time this summer working with youths in the city of Springfield.WAMC s Paul Tuthill reports...

Springfield, MA – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has signed a one billion dollar bond bill to foster the state s life sciences industry. The bill has been hailed as a key component of the Patrick administration s economic development strategy.WAMC s Paul Tuthill reports...

Rutland, VT – Three programs that serve at-risk children in Rutland, Vermont schools will get federal funding under a measure announced Monday by U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

VT – Vermont Governor Jim Douglas says it's taking longer than expected to clean up Lake Champlain by reducing its phosphorous levels. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

Chittenden County, VT – Four Chittenden County police departments plan to start recording the race of people who are stopped on Vermont's roads in an effort to reduce prejudice that leads to racial profiling. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

VT – Retired Vermont state trooper Jim Conan is a part-time actor. But you won't see him on the stage or screen. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

VT – Vermont officials say a decline in tax revenues last month is another signal that an economic slowdown has hit Vermont. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

VT – On Wednesday, eleven Vermont hospitals will work with the Health Department and Emergency Management to test their ability to respond to an influenza pandemic. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more..........

VT – The Vermont Department of Health is warning people about a nationwide outbreak of salmonella poisoning linked to certain raw, red tomatoes. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more..........

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