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16 hrs ago | WCAX-TV Burlington

Applications sought for post-Vermont Yankee grants

Applications are being accepted for the first round of grant money that will help Windham County after the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant shuts down.

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22 hrs ago | The Brattleboro Reformer

Trespassing at Jamaica Transfer Station is 'a major problem'

Trespassing at the Transfer Station has become such a concern that the town will now be looking into installing lights there and surveillance cameras may come next if more security is deemed necessary.

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Related Topix: Brattleboro, VT

Tue Jul 29, 2014

American Reporter

Campaign 2008PALIN: Out of the Plane and Into the Fire

On the surface, it's a small race. At stake are two seats for the Vermont House of Representatives from District 5, which includes Putney, Dummerston and Westminister West.

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Related Topix: Entergy Arkansas, Entergy New Orleans, Energy, Entergy, Entergy Mississippi

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Brattleboro Reformer

Police Log

On July 20, an altercation at the Brattleboro Retreat resulted in four staffers being treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital before being released.

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Related Topix: Brattleboro, VT, Train Disaster

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Deerfield Valley News

Grega sues town, police, attorney for wrongful conviction

John Grega has filed a suit against the town of Dover, one current and two former state police troopers, and a former Windham County State's Attorney for their role in what Grega claims was his false conviction on charges that he sexually assaulted and murdered his wife at a West Dover condominium in September1994.

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Related Topix: West Dover, VT, Prison, Putney, VT

Fri Jul 25, 2014

American Reporter

Campaign 2008PALIN: Out of the Plane and Into the Fire

On the surface, it's a small race. At stake are two seats for the Vermont House of Representatives from District 5, which includes Putney, Dummerston and Westminister West.

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Related Topix: Entergy Arkansas, Entergy New Orleans, Energy, Entergy, Entergy Mississippi

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Brattleboro Reformer

Senate hopefuls take on big issues

Four state Senate candidates vying to represent Windham County tackled tough topics including health-care reform, school consolidation, campaign finance and alternative-energy siting during a 90-minute forum here Thursday night.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy, US News, Townshend, VT, Putney, VT, Vermont

The Brattleboro Reformer

Vernon's pay as you throw trash switch goes smoothly

In what already has been a tumultuous year for Vernon, there were worries that this month's switch to a new, "pay as you throw" trash program would cause further problems.

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Related Topix: Jamaica, VT

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Brattleboro Reformer

Couple sees 'opportunity' in closing Newfane store

Now, it might be time for a new business to take over. After 12 years running the store, owners Bob and Marilyn Distelberg are closing up shop in a matter of months, and they're seeking entrepreneurs who might have an interest in the space.

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Related Topix: Newfane, VT

The Brattleboro Reformer

Police Log

On July 18, the Bellows Falls Police Department arrested Mark Bresland, 49, of Bellows Falls, on an outstanding warrant.

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Related Topix: Bellows Falls, VT, Brattleboro, VT

Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Brattleboro Reformer

Santa's Land denied campsite permit

It's not often that, in Putney Development Review Board discussions, a large sculpture of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer serves as a boundary for a proposed project.

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Related Topix: Putney, VT, Economics News, Bankruptcy, Life, Holidays, Christmas

The Brattleboro Reformer

Brattleboro Selectboard sets up working group to look at VY funds

At the Brattleboro Selectboard's regular meeting on July 15, Chairman David Gartenstein noted the town should do more to insure its interests are taken into account when it comes to the money made available through the Windham County Economic Development Fund and the Clean Energy Development Fund.

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Related Topix: Brattleboro, VT

Tue Jul 15, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Officials hear pitches for Entergy money

State officials are calling it an "incredible opportunity" -- the annual release of $2 million in economic development money for Windham County over the next five years.

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Related Topix: Vernon, VT, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Brattleboro, VT

Sat Jul 12, 2014

The Brattleboro Reformer

Vermont meeting law causes worries

But Vernon Selectboard members -- joining a chorus of municipal officials statewide -- have major concerns about Vermont's open-meeting law, which underwent an overhaul that took effect July 1. Specifically, they're worried about strict definitions of what constitutes a meeting.

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The Brattleboro Reformer

Focus on jobs: Officials hear pitches for Entergy money

State officials are calling it an "incredible opportunity" -- the annual release of $2 million in economic development money for Windham County over the next five years.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Brattleboro, VT

Thu Jul 10, 2014

American Reporter

Campaign 2008PALIN: Out of the Plane and Into the Fire

On the surface, it's a small race. At stake are two seats for the Vermont House of Representatives from District 5, which includes Putney, Dummerston and Westminister West.

Comment?

Related Topix: Entergy Arkansas, Entergy New Orleans, Energy, Entergy, Entergy Mississippi

The Brattleboro Reformer

15 cases of whooping cough in Brattleboro

Ten children between the ages of 3 and 17 were confirmed to have been infected with whooping cough, or pertussis, in the month of June.

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Related Topix: Brattleboro, VT

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Brattleboro Reformer

Townshend boosts sheriff's presence

The new fiscal year marked the start of a new, 40-hour-per-week patrol contract between the town and the sheriff's office.

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Related Topix: Townshend, VT

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Brattleboro Reformer

Grant will fund Windham County school composting

With the state pushing hard to reduce the amount of trash sent to landfills, Windham Solid Waste Management District is turning its attention to local schools.

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Related Topix: Brattleboro, VT, Education Etc., Vermont, Townshend, VT, Whitingham, VT

Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Brattleboro Reformer

Lightning Safety

Summer is here and the recent rain notwithstanding, the weather has been nice so far.

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Related Topix: Weather, Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Bennington County, VT, Opinion

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