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The Vermont Standard
Shumlin To Sign Aid-In-Dying Bill At Ceremony Monday
Vermont's new aid-in-dying law, which allows doctors to prescribe lethal medication to terminally ill patients who request it, is set to take effect as soon as Gov.
Sun May 19, 2013
Man charged in school bus theft
Vermont police say a 22-year-old Newport man is in jail on charges of stealing a school bus and two other vehicles.
Vermont company suing over "Woodchuck" logo
A Vermont company that makes hard cider is suing a Vermont coffee company for trademark infringement over the use of the word "woodchuck." Vermont Hard Cider Co.
Sat May 18, 2013
The Brattleboro Reformer
Dummerston signs Vermont Yankee response plan
After years of debate, Dummerston Selectboard has approved a plan that details the town's response in the event of an emergency at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant.
Fri May 17, 2013
Hotel Vermont opens in downtown Burlington
Hotel Vermont quietly opened its doors Friday after 18 months of construction, though not all its 125 guest rooms are quite finished.
Vermont could be first US state to mandate GMO food labeling
Vermont seemed more likely than ever to become the first US state to mandate the labeling of genetically modified food after a bill passed the state house, though legislators worry about a lawsuit threat from biotech giant Monsanto.
Vt. jobless rate down to 4 percent in April
Vermont's unemployment rate continues to decline. The seasonally adjusted rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point in April to 4 percent.
The award is presented annually to an individual for outstanding service efforts over a career in the water industry.
Vermont approves assisted suicide bill
Vermont is about to become the third US state to legalize doctor-assisted suicide.
The Brattleboro Reformer
On April 14, the Bellows Falls Police Department received a complaint of a retail theft at J&H Hardware in The Square.
Thu May 16, 2013
Green Mountain College to Divest From Fossil Fuels
Kudos to Green Mountain College for its announcement this week that it is committing to divest its $3.1 million endowment from companies profiting from fossil fuels.
IRS scandal prompts questions about Rep. Peter Welch
Democrats and Republicans are trying to figure out who is behind Internal Revenue Service agents singling out conservative groups for extra scrutiny.
Arson fire at Ryegate sugarhouse
Anyone with information is asked to call Vermont State Police at 802-748-3111 or the Vermont Arson Tip Award Program at 1-800-32-ARSON. A suburban New York man is expected to be arraigned in a Vermont courtroom on a charge that he killed his wife almost two decades ago.
Expansions planned at Richmond park and ride
Relief is in the works for drivers fed up with trying to find a spot at the Richmond park and ride.
Battenkill Grange to hold pancake breakfast
The Battenkill Grange will hold a pancake breakfast on Saturday, May 19 from 8 - 10 a.m. at the Battenkill Grange #487, located on route 313 west at the covered bridge in Arlington.
Vermont House approves physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill
For the first three years after its passage, the legislation will model Oregon's Death with Dignity Act [official materials] by including safeguards [AP report] which require, among other things, that the patient be competent and assert on three separate occasions the desire to receive a lethal dose of medication.
Wed May 15, 2013
Another state legalizes assisted suicide
It will be the third time a state has legalized doctor assisted suicide. The law will apply to only those over the age of 18 and is very specific about the situations it pertains to.
Powder Trail: Tracing Vermont's Heroin Epidemic to Its Sources
For more than a decade, the number of Vermonters treated for heroin addiction held steady at around 600 or 700 individuals a year, even as the number treated for synthetic opiates such as oxycodone skyrocketed.
Boy injured at Springfield power substation
Vermont police say a 12-year-old boy has been airlifted to a Boston hospital after being injured at an electrical substation in Springfield.
Tue May 14, 2013
Sheep clipping time in Cabot
"I do sheep shearing for a living in the spring time," said Peter Brandt, who travels the back roads of Vermont giving haircuts.