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3 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Senator Jim Jeffords dies at age 80

Jim Jeffords spent his entire political career bucking trends. Nominally a Republican, Jeffords often supported positions contrary to his party.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, James Jeffords, Vermont Government, Yale University

8 hrs ago | The Bennington Banner

SVHC school supply drive nets 280 backpacks for kids at 18 area schools

Southwestern Vermont Health Care's annual Magnet Community Group Backpack Drive successfully collected bag and supply donations to fill and donate 280 backpacks to 18 elementary schools in its service area.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Nursing, Medicine

9 hrs ago | The Brattleboro Reformer

Data: Child abuse/neglect cases in Vermont spiked in 2014

The number of alleged child abuse or neglect cases filed in courts across Vermont last year grew 21 percent from the year before, according to data from the state.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Lamoille County, VT, Burlington, VT

Thu Aug 21, 2014

WCAX-TV Burlington

Governor candidates battle for GOP support

Tuesday's primary will settle which challenger to Gov. Peter Shumlin's re-election campaign will have the backing of Vermont's GOP.

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

TIME.com

Jim Jeffords

Jim Jeffords was a very decent, low-key, down-to-earth person. Vermonters understood that Jim, who died Aug. 18 at age 80, loved the state and our way of life.

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Related Topix: Vermont Government

The Bennington Banner

170 Rutland Plywood workers laid off after fire

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin says a fire that destroyed a building housing the Rutland Plywood Corp. has caused 170 layoffs.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Peter Shumlin

The Bennington Banner

Vermont Health Department urges young adult vaccinations

Every year, thousands of young adults suffer serious health problems, are hospitalized, and even die from diseases that could have been prevented by vaccines.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Medicine, Influenza

The Bennington Banner

Two dead in Townshend shooting

A man and woman are dead following a shooting incident Wednesday night at a Grafton Road home in Townshend, Vermont State Police confirmed.

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Related Topix: Townshend, VT, Brattleboro, VT

The Brattleboro Reformer

Vermont Lt. Gov. candidate Corren touts health-care work

Some would say that was a political vacuum: With the potential Democratic candidate bowing out, Corren -- a longtime Progressive -- has been able to pick up Democratic backing including the support of the Windham County Democratic Committee.

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Related Topix: Vermont Government, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, US News, US Governors, Peter Shumlin

BroadwayWorld.com

Leonard Nimoy's VINCENT Comes to Vermont Festival of the Arts, Now thru 8/31

Leonard Nimoy 's Vincent will be presented by Starry Night Theater Company, a professional touring company, for ten performances at the 2014 Vermont Festival of the Arts in Waitsfield.

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Related Topix: Star Trek, Theater, Arts, Waitsfield, VT, Painting, us Travel, Travel

Wed Aug 20, 2014

WVNY

VT Health Officials Urge Young Adults to Get Vaccinated

The Vermont Department of Health is urging young adults to get vaccinated. A press release says every year young adults across the United States suffer serious health problems, are hospitalized, and even die from diseases that could be prevented by vaccines.

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Related Topix: Vermont Government

The New York Observer

Cuomo Fails to Boot Teachout From Ballot-Again

Four Appellate Court justices unanimously voted today to reject Gov. Andrew Cuomo's suit to remove Fordham professor Zephyr Teachout from the ballot-marking Mr. Cuomo's third failed attempt to eliminate the longshot candidate from contention in the Democratic primary.

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Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, New York Government, New York, Vermont Government

WCAX-TV Burlington

Vermont Cub Scouts race for a record

A pinewood derby track is under construction at the Crossett Brook Middle School in Duxbury.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Life, Self Defense

Berkshire Eagle

Vermont beekeepers collect liquid gold

"I started beekeeping about five years ago in response to all the news about colony collapse," Haar said.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Life, Food, Honey

Seven Days

Front Line Stories of Vermont's Online Health Exchange

Nearly a year after Vermont Health Connect went live, the state's online insurance exchange still has a number of gaping operational holes into which plenty of Vermonters have fallen - even disappeared.

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Related Topix: Vermont Government, Shelburne, VT, Danville, VT, Burlington, VT

Seven Days

Where Do Your Vermont Income Tax Dollars Go?

While lawmakers in Montpelier bicker over the best way to fix the state's $176 million budget deficit, Vermonters are engaged in an equally painful rite of spring: paying income taxes to keep state government running.

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Related Topix: Montpelier, VT

WTEN-TV Albany

Details of crash fatal to 2 from Vermont released

Authorities say they'll probably never determine why a Vermont man was passing in a no-passing zone on a New York road when he caused the crash that killed him and another Vermont resident.

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Related Topix: Washington County, VT, Poultney, VT

WVNY

NH Spice Overdoses Raise Concerns in VT

Health officials in Vermont are concerned over several overdoses from a synthetic drug called "spice" in New Hampshire.

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Related Topix: Vermont Government, Drugs, New Hampshire Government, New Hampshire, Marijuana

WCAX-TV Burlington

Cleanup at Hartford dry cleaning site backed by court rulings

The push to clean up a contaminated dry cleaning site in Hartford is being backed by a pair of court rulings.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Six Vermont communities to benefit from Certified Local Government Grants

Preservation, protection and education lead the list of initiatives that six Vermont towns will soon embark upon due to federal grants recently received.

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Related Topix: Stowe, VT, Calais, VT, Hartford, VT, Norwich, VT

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