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VT – Vermont's Education Commissioner says poor results on a statewide high school math test are another sign that Vermont needs to rethink the way it teaches its kids. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

Windham, VT – People with a keen interest in whether
the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant wins a license extension can turn to a new resource on the World Wide Web. WAMC's Jill Rontey has more...

VT – The Vermont Air National Guard is starting to replace its aging fleet of F-16 fighter jets. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

VT – Federal regulators will review Vermont Yankee's fitness for duty program when they do a scheduled security inspection at the nuclear power plant, following an employee's suspension for testing positive for alcohol. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

VT – Some Vermont taxpayers may have to refile their tax returns because of mistakes on their 10-99 forms. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

VT – State and federal law enforcement agencies are touting several recent successes in Vermont's war on drugs. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

VT – Vermont Governor Jim Douglas has released a report that indicates the state can meet a renewable energy goal. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

VT – Vermont Congressman Peter Welch announced that he is co-sponsoring legislation to try to overturn the EPA's decision that denied California, Vermont and other states to impose strict auto emissions standards. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

Adirondack, NY – A bloody battle fought in the Adirondack wilderness 250 years ago this month will be commemorated through a series of public presentations by an upstate author. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

lake champlain, VT – The abandoned Moran Generating Plant on the Lake Champlain waterfront in Burlington, Vermont will be redeveloped. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

VT – At least 19 towns in eastern and central Vermont have approved nonbinding resolutions to create a new broadband communications network to provide fiber-optic telephone, internet and cable TV service. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

VT – Excitement over the Barack Obama-Hillary Clinton presidential primary helped Vermont set a record for primary election turnout on Tuesday. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

VT – A Vermont state Senate committee wants the Legislature to appoint a panel that would oversee an independent review of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

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...

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