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16 min ago | 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

American Reporter

MomentumREADY for My Close-Up, Mr. Lee

People always say that Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas is a nice man. But he has character as well as policy failings which we can no longer afford to overlook.

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Related Topix: Vermont Government, US Governors, Jim Douglas, Home Listing, Home

WCAX-TV Burlington

VTrans completes repair work on Middlebury bridge

The Vermont Agency of Transportation completed repair work on the Sand Hill Bridge connecting Middlebury to East Middlebury on Route 125.

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Related Topix: Vermont Government, Middlebury, VT, East Middlebury, VT, Rochester, VT, Shelburne, VT

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Vermont Standard

Notable Novelists To Be Featured At Bookstock

By John Mathews , Special To The Standard B ookstock 2014 features six notable novelists during the three-day literary festival July 25-27.

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WCAX-TV Burlington

Milne kicks off campaign for Governor race

It's official. Businessman Scott Milne kicked off his campaign to unseat Gov. Peter Shumlin, D-Vermont.

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Related Topix: Vermont Government, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Barre, VT, Jim Douglas, Orange County, VT

WCAX-TV Burlington

Books over Breakfast: 'Josey Baker Bread'

Testimony before a legislative committee shows Vermont's health care exchange still suffers from numerous problems, and thousands of Vermonters have not been able to get the coverage they need.

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Related Topix: Vermont Government

The Vermont Standard

Vermont: A Key Theme Of Bookstock 2014

Vermont: its beauty, its people, its architecture, its causes, its difference - is a prominent theme of the Bookstock Literary Festival coming to Woodstock July 25, 26 and 27. At this sixth annual festival, experts and authors in many fields will discuss varied aspects of Vermont, while other presenters will cover a wide range of topics over three ... (more)

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Related Topix: Vermont Government, University of Vermont, Middlebury College

SFGate

3 arrested in burglary-shop-drug scheme

Vermont State Police have arrested three people stemming from numerous burglaries from homes and selling them to a consignment shop in exchange for drugs.

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Related Topix: Drugs

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Errors on Vt. sex offender registry continue to delay expansion

Addresses of convicted sex offenders are still not publicly available online due to lingering concerns over the registry's accuracy Errors have called the reliability of Vermont's sex offender registry into question, a new state auditor's report found, and continue to delay the publishing of home addresses of convicted sex offenders on the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Springfield, VT, Bennington, VT, Hinesburg, VT, Waterbury, VT

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Gun death report criticized

A report showing that Vermont had more gun-related deaths than highway fatalities in 2011 is an anomaly, sportsmen's groups say.

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Related Topix: Vermont Government

NewsOK.com

Opponents petition against Vermont Gas pipeline

About 40 protesters converged Tuesday outside Vermont Public Service Board offices to demand a halt to the natural gas pipeline expansion in western Vermont.

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Related Topix: Chittenden County, VT

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