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3 hrs ago | Valley Voice

Vergennes Author Captures Christian Ethos And Vermont Racing History

The "Checkered Flag" is Bev Stearns new book. It is a novel about stock car racing and calls upon her past experience as a driver in the early 70s, to form the characters and the storyline.

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Related Topix: Milton, VT, Barre, VT, Winooski, VT

7 hrs ago | The Brattleboro Reformer

Vermonters to join thousands of countrymen at People's Climate March

More than a thousand Vermonters are expected to flock to New York City this month to add their voices to those who plan to walk the streets and demand the world's international governing bodies take a stronger stance against global warming. A coalition of Vermont organizations and grassroots community leaders are working together to get busloads of state residents to the Big Apple for the People's Climate March on Sept.

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Related Topix: Activism, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, Brattleboro, VT, White River Junction, VT

Tue Sep 16, 2014

WVNY

Two Arrested After Vermont Gas Protest

Rising Tide Vermont is fed up, and took matters into their own hands. After a string of protests this summer over the Vermont Gas System's pipeline project, the group still isn't satisfied.

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Related Topix: Williston, VT, Craftsbury Common, VT

The Bennington Banner

Health Department cautions Vermonters about Hantavirus

The Health Department is reminding Vermonters to use caution when cleaning up rodent infested areas after an out-of-state resident recently contracted Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome while visiting Vermont. The person who became ill was most likely exposed to rodent droppings while cleaning up a seasonal home in August and has since recovered from the disease.

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Related Topix: Vermont Government

Seven Days

Vermont Health Connect Site Taken Offline for Weeks for Repairs

The troubled Vermont Health Connect website will be down for weeks to give developers time to address technical and security flaws ahead of the critical open enrollment date of November 15, Gov. Peter Shumlin announced today. Lawrence Miller, senior advisor to Gov. Peter Shumlin, speaks at the press conference on the Vermont Health Connect website.

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Related Topix: Vermont Government, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Winooski, VT, Medicaid, Health

OpEdNews

Vermont Blows Off U.S. Constitution

One of the wonders of the American legal system is that you can win your case in court, only to have the court's decision extend and magnify the underlying injustice. This is a story about how easy it is for a city government to run roughshod over an employee's constitutional rights, including free speech under the First Amendment and due process of law under the Fifth Amendment .

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Related Topix: Vermont Government, US News, Liberal Political News

WETK-TV Colchester

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

Tuesday, Sept 16, 8 p.m. on Vermont PBS Tuesday, Sept 16, 10 p.m. on Vermont PBS Wednesday, Sept 17, 1 a.m. on Vermont PBS Wednesday, Sept 17, 3 a.m. on Vermont PBS Monday, Oct 6, 8 p.m. on Vermont PBS Plus Theodore Roosevelt leads a Progressive crusade that splits his own party, undertakes a deadly expedition into the South American jungle, campaigns for American entry into World War I - and pays a terrible personal price. Franklin masters wartime Washington as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, while Eleanor finds personal salvation in war work.

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ABC News

Go For the Food: The Ultimate Beer Run in Vermont

In this Sept. 11, 2014 photo, Tom Owens of Marion, Mass., left, buys Heady Topper from sales clerk Victor Osinaga at Craft Beer Cellar in Waterbury, Vt.

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Related Topix: Beer, Drink, Waterbury, VT, Life, Food, Cheese

Norwalk Citizen News

Go For the Food: The ultimate beer run in Vermont

In this Sept. 11, 2014 photo, Tom Owens of Marion, Mass., left, buys Heady Topper from sales clerk Victor Osinaga at Craft Beer Cellar in Waterbury, Vt.

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Related Topix: Beer, Drink, Waterbury, VT, Barre, VT, Montpelier, VT

KSL-TV

Vermonters urged to 'take back' drugs Saturday

Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell is urging Vermonters to dispose of unwanted medications on this year's drug take-back day. Sorrel says the Drug Enforcement Administration is holding the event in partnership with the Vermont State Police, sheriff's departments and police departments throughout Vermont.

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Related Topix: Vermont Government, Drug Enforcement Administration

Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Vermont study finds little racial bias in treatment of young offenders

Minority youths access court diversion programs as often as white youths, a recently released study has found. Female youths, however, are less often referred to diversion and more likely to end up in adult court.

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Related Topix: Chittenden, VT, Rutland, VT, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Bennington Banner

Robinson hired as new Vermont state archaeologist

Jess Robinson is Vermont's new State Archaeologist. He is the second State Archaeologist to serve Vermont, since the General Assembly established the position in 1976.

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Related Topix: Vermont Government, Archaeology, Anthropology, Science, Burlington, VT, SUNY Albany

WCAX-TV Burlington

25 fastest growing Vermont businesses honored in South Burlington

From world renowned cheese and maple syrup to companies that run entirely on renewable resources Vermont businesses of all kinds continue to flourish. And there are 25 in particular that are amongst the fastest growing businesses in the state.

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Related Topix: South Burlington, VT, Burlington, VT, Agriculture, Science, Franklin County, VT

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Mobile News Now: Monday September 15, 2014

WPTZ NewsChannel 5's Stephanie Gorin has tonight's news for your mobile device, "Mobile News Now." Also, Chief Meteorologist Tom Messner has the latest forecast, and reporter Hannah Mcdonald previews one of stories we're working on for 11 CHANNEL FIVE'S WPTZ NEWS CHANNEL FIVE'S STEPHANIE GORIN HERE - WITH MOBILE NEWS NOW.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Standardized Testing, Education

WVNY

Hunger Free Vermont Meets to Discuss Hunger in VT

The issue of hunger is one that continues to plague the U.S. and Vermonters came together to talk about it on Monday. Hunger Free Vermont's Council of Chittenden County met to discuss why and how hunger persists and can be done about it.

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Related Topix: Chittenden County, VT

The Bennington Banner

VSAC offers 'Paying for College' workshops at local high schools

Vermont Student Assistance Corp. will offer free workshops at local high schools to help families plan how to pay for college and training after high school. The presentations, which normally run 90 minutes to 2 hours, provide students and their parents with information on financial aid and other resources available to pay for college.

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The Miami Herald

Vermont rail upgrade grant rejected by feds

A Vermont Transportation Agency official said Monday he was disappointed the state didn't get a federal grant that would have helped complete an upgrade to the rail system between Rutland and Burlington, but officials remain committed to restoring passenger rail service to the route. Chris Cole, the agency's director of policy, planning and intermodal development, said they hadn't learned yet why the application was rejected.

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Related Topix: Vermont Government

TMCnet

Vermont Set to Increase Broadband Availability Over the MountainsBy: Michael Guta

According to last year's rankings by a group known as State Broadband Data and Development , made up of the 56 territories and states of the U.S.A., Vermont ranked number 53. The Green Mountain state was only better than the Commonwealth Of The Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa and the United States Virgin Islands. As communities around the country become more aware of the importance of broadband technology , they are introducing initiatives to increase their capacity to attract new businesses and give their residents the technology that is readily available around the world.

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Related Topix: Oceania, Northern Mariana Islands, World News, Virgin Islands, Central America

The Brattleboro Reformer

Supporters rallying to save VCDHH

The Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing closed Friday but supporters and alumni are holding out hope that there still might be time to save the historic school and deaf and hard of hearing support center. A group that has formed called Save Austine School will hold a march and rally in Montpelier on Saturday, March 27. The group plans to meet at noon at Montpelier City Hall and then start walking at 12:30 p.m. to the Vermont Statehouse.

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

The Brattleboro Reformer

The true costs of floods and how Vermont can limit its vulnerability

It's socially and politically tempting to underestimate or downplay the true extent of our physical and economic vulnerability to catastrophic flood damage and loss. After all, if we fully recognized the actual level of flood risk and just how hazardous it is for us individually and collectively, we might have to seriously consider changing our ways.

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Related Topix: Vermont Government, Natural Disasters, Flood, Opinion

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