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3 hrs ago | American Reporter

MomentumDINOSAUR WALKING

It was a great day on Tuesday when Vermont became the fourth state to legalize same-sex marriage and the first state in the country to enact it without a court order.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Vermont Government, Gay/Lesbian

7 hrs ago | American Reporter

Make My DayMY Toboggan Diary: Fun and Hallucinations

They called him "Silent Cal," but Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president of the United States - the second one born in Vermont and the only U.S. president to be born on the Fourth of July - said one of the most beautiful things I've ever read about the state.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Vermont Government

11 hrs ago | The Brattleboro Reformer

FreshTracks Capital will hear business pitches in BF, other Vermont towns

Countless people have good ideas for unique businesses. But many lack the advice, connections or finances to get their enterprises off the ground.

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Related Topix: Bellows Falls, VT

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Effectiveness of whooping cough vaccine is studied

Scientists and public health officials are studying a Vermont whooping cough epidemic to determine if the current vaccine is less effective against a new strain sweeping the country.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Genetics

The Bennington Banner

Vermont writer wins National Medal of the Arts

Alvarez, who lives in Weybridge, will receive the award along with other recipients at a White House ceremony on Monday.

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Related Topix: Wedding

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Star

Tick checks urged year after Lyme disease peaked

The Vermont Department of Health is advising residents who spend time outdoors to do daily tick checks this summer, a year after the number of confirmed cases of Lyme disease in the state peaked.

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Related Topix: Lyme Disease, Health, Vermont Government, Rhode Island, Rhode Island Government

The Bennington Banner

Stakeholders explore ways to make Vermont colleges more affordable

A group of students and educators took their first step in a joint effort to make higher education more affordable for Vermont students.

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Related Topix: Vermont Government, Johnson State College, Tunbridge, VT, Vermont Law School

Westport News

Vermont chestnut stand may hold key to restoration

In this Wednesday July, 23 2014 photo, College of William and Mary assistant biology professor Harmony Dalgleish, left, and Sara Fitzsimmons, of the American Chestnut Foundation, pose for a photo at the base of an 80-year-old American chestnut tree in Berlin, Vt.

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Related Topix: College of William and Mary

American Reporter

Reporting: PakistanU.S. Arms Sales Bring Bloodshed, Bankruptcy to Pakistan

You'd think that in the 21st Century, we could do things better than we did in the 1930's.

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Related Topix: Brattleboro, VT, Springfield, VT, Washington, VT, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Washington D.C. Travel, Albany, VT

The Brattleboro Reformer

Commonwealth Dairy donates $362K to dairy farmers

When Commonwealth Dairy set up shop in Brattleboro and started producing yogurt, one of the promises it made was to return 5 percent of its net profits to its dairy farm partners.

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Related Topix: Brattleboro, VT, Drink, Milk, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Enosburg Falls, VT

The Bennington Banner

Roses to the fun, educational summer programs for kids at Bennington Free Library

ROSES to the innovative summer programs for kids at Bennington Free Library. This week there was a toy hacking workshop that allowed the young attendees to learn about circuitry and how small electronics work by giving them the chance to take apart and put back together old toys.

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Related Topix: Bennington County, VT, Bennington, VT, Shaftsbury, VT, Opinion

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Manchester Journal

Hampton Inn appeal clarifies concerns

The appellant filed a statement of questions in Vermont Superior Court Environmental Division on July 24. The appeal was filed by Steve Bauer, an owner of the Inn at Willow Pond, on behalf of a group of local lodging establishment owners.

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The Brattleboro Reformer

Senate hopefuls take on big issues during Townshend forum

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: Townshend, VT, Windham County, VT, Alternative Energy, Energy, US News, Putney, VT

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VPR turns to audience for stories of addiction and recovery

As part of Vermont Public Radio's Traces project, digital producer Angela Evancie visited sites such as this motel in Rutland, where drug dealers and buyers met.

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Related Topix: Vermont Government

The Bennington Banner

Dorset Quarry vandal arrested

Vermont State Police arrested 43-year-old Timothy Sweetman of Broadalbin, N.Y., on Wednesday for vandalism done to the privately-owned quarry on state Route 30, weeks prior.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Vermont gets a 'pass' from the EPA, but still needs 'brown' power

State officials celebrated Vermont getting a "pass" after the U.S. EPA announced June 2 its state-by-state plan to reduce power-related carbon emissions 30 percent nationwide by 2030.

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Related Topix: Springfield, VT, Vermont Government, Opinion

News Observer

National economy cited in smaller revenue forecast

"This really is no different than when a family thinks they have a raise coming, they get a raise, but the raise is a little smaller than they had projected," the governor told reporters as he prepared for a meeting at which the heads of the Legislature's four money committees agreed to downgrade the forecast.

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Related Topix: Vermont Government, US Governors, Peter Shumlin

The Bennington Banner

State accuses Dollar Tree of violating agreement on jewelry sales

Vermont has sued the retail chain Dollar Tree for allegedly violating consumer protection laws prohibiting the sale of children's products that may contain lead.

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Related Topix: Barre, VT, Rutland, VT, Newport, VT, US Governors, Peter Shumlin

WCAX-TV Burlington

Vermont sees revenue forecast downgrade

Less than a month into the new fiscal year, Gov. Peter Shumlin says the state budget is off-track.

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Related Topix: Vermont Government, US Governors, Peter Shumlin

WCAX-TV Burlington

Arguments heard on Vt. forest wind project

A federal judge has listened to arguments challenging a 15-tubine wind project authorized in the Green Mountain National Forest.

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Related Topix: Vermont Government

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