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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...

Montpelier, Vermont – East Montpelier, Vermont's town clerk is suing the town, accusing the selectboard of keeping her from doing her job as town treasurer.WAMC's north country bureau chief Pat Bradley has more...

Pownal, Vermont – Pownal, Vermont resident Rose-Marie Pelletier says people should donate their federal tax rebate to communities.WAMC's north country bureau chief Pat Bradley has more...


VT – With abundant snowfall this season, Vermont ski areas are likely to break the 10-year average of 4.1 million visits.WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

VT – A bill to require a specific type of in new Vermont homes has been sent back to a senate committee for more work, after it ran into trouble on the senate floor. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

VT – The Vermont senate has gone on record urging congress to reject the bush administration's calls for cuts in funding for a program designed to clear up backlogs in the maintenance of DNA data banks managed by states.WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

VT – Three women with decades of experience in politics and community activism are heading up the Vermont Women for Barack Obama Leadership Committee . North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports...

Montpilliar, Vt – Progressive challenger for the Vermont governor's office Anthony Pollina is taking aim on incumbent governor Jim Douglas' budget proposal.WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more..........


NH – Skiers are taking to the slopes of many New Hampshire mountains this week, but when the snow melts, mountain bikes will take over at. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more..........

VT – Paul Robbins, the ski and travel journalist who served as the U.S. ski team's primary writer for more than two decades, has died. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

Middlebury, VT – A volunteer search and rescue group from Texas is helping to look for a missing Middlebury College student. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

USA – Governors from across the country are raised the issue of a possible second stimulus package for the nation's infrastructure Monday at a White House meeting with President Bush. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

VT – A proposal to restructure Vermont's Education Department has resurfaced in the Legislature, with a Senate committee considering eliminating the State Board of Education and elevating the education commissioner to a cabinet-level secretary. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...


Lake George, NY – Four ice fishermen face charges they pulled nearly 500 fish from an Adirondack lake - about 300 fish over the legal limit. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...


Derby, VT – The pastor of a Derby, Vermont church that was vandalized in December and burglarized earlier this week says he doesn't know if the two incidents were connected. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

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