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54 min ago | Manchester Journal

Thoughts of health care reform and 'single payer'

If you thought Vermont's education funding system was complicated, just try getting your arms around the mechanics of healthcare finance.

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Related Topix: Vermont Government, Healthcare Law, Law, Employment / Labor Law, Opinion

4 hrs ago | WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

New survey shows tourists come to Vermont for local goods

He's not alone. According to a survey released by the Vermont Tourism Research Center, more than 60 percent of people who come to Burlington and beyond vacationed here because friends or family told them to.

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Related Topix: Burlington, VT

4 hrs ago | The Bennington Banner

Report: Vermonters on Medicare saved almost $22 million on prescriptions under ACA

Vermonters with prescription drug coverage through Medicare have saved a collective $21.8 million since the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, according to a federal report.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health, US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat

9 hrs ago | Manchester Journal

Accident at the Dorset Quarry

According to the police report, Timothy Squire, 31 of Springfield, VT was attempting to jump into the quarry from a rope swing when he came up short.

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13 hrs ago | The Vermont Standard

Plymouth Celebrates Old Home Day At Coolidge Site

The Vermont Division for Historic Preservation hosts "Plymouth Old Home Day" at the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site on Saturday, Aug. 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event unites town organizations in a fun-filled festival of traditional craft and farm demonstrations, wagon rides, country cuisine and activities for the entire family.

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15 hrs ago | Chesmont Astronomical Society

Calvin Coolidge Homestead, Plymouth Notch, VT

A real surprise tucked away in the Green Mountains of Vermont, at Plymouth Notch, is the birthplace of our 30th President and ancestral homestead of the Coolidges! But a 20 minute drive from Chester and Springfield, VT, they also have a cheese making factory on site! On site is the President Calvin Coolidge Museum and Education Center, the home of ... (more)

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19 hrs ago | The Bennington Banner

Cost of elementary education: How school districts in region compare

Those who follow schools in Vermont are most likely familiar with two numbers that are often talked about: NECAP test scores and a school's cost per student.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Standardized Testing, Education, Bennington County, VT, Rutland County, VT, Shaftsbury, VT

Wed Jul 30, 2014

SouthCoastToday.com

Nate Byrnes - Good Brew Hunting: beautiful beers, beautiful Vermont

Ah, Vermont! The rustic land of mountains, farms, villages, and friendly folk is famous for its maple syrup, cheese, and beer.

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Related Topix: Beer, Folk, Thanksgiving, us Travel, Travel

WCAX-TV Burlington

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Lawyers for the Vermont Human Rights Commission and the state of Vermont squared off in Washington County Superior Court Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Springfield, VT, Rutland, VT, St. Albans, VT, Albany, VT

The Bennington Banner

PSB halts Vermont Gas pipeline project along VELCO route

The Vermont Public Service Board late Friday ordered Vermont Gas to halt construction of its natural gas pipeline extension along certain sections of the proposed route until the company submits a soil management plan.

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Related Topix: Monkton, VT, Addison County, VT, Chittenden County, VT, Franklin County, VT

The Bennington Banner

PSB halts Vermont Gas pipeline project along VELCO route

The Vermont Public Service Board late Friday ordered Vermont Gas to halt construction of its natural gas pipeline extension along certain sections of the proposed route until the company submits a soil management plan.

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Related Topix: Monkton, VT, Addison County, VT, Chittenden County, VT, Franklin County, VT, Middlebury, VT

The Bennington Banner

PSB halts Vermont Gas pipeline project along VELCO route

The Vermont Public Service Board late Friday ordered Vermont Gas to halt construction of its natural gas pipeline extension along certain sections of the proposed route until the company submits a soil management plan.

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Related Topix: Monkton, VT, Addison County, VT, Chittenden County, VT, Franklin County, VT, Middlebury, VT

IBerkshires

Williamstown Town, Fire Discuss Coordinating...

There has been a lot of talk over the couple of years about getting the town's two municipal entities on the same page.

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The Bennington Banner

Town tax rate to rise 2.5 percent

The Select Board set the town tax rate at roughly $1.02 at its Monday meeting. The municipal rate is made up of three other rates, one for the town general fund, the highway fund, and the fire department.

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Related Topix: Fire, Vermont Government, Big Box Retailers

The Brattleboro Reformer

Vermont group plans all-out push for tax on sugary drinks next session

The Alliance for a Healthier Vermont is renewing its push for a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages and has hired a new leader for the campaign.

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Related Topix: Vermont Government, Montpelier, VT

The Brattleboro Reformer

Vermont unlikely to host immigrant kids

Vermont does not have adequate facilities to house some of the undocumented immigrant children from Central America being held at the U.S. border, the Shumlin administration said Monday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Vermont Government, Family, Kids, Immigration Reform, Illegal Immigration

Tue Jul 29, 2014

WCAX-TV Burlington

How "unlocking cell phone" bill aims to help abuse victims

New legislation out of Washington is being touted as a big help for abuse victims and domestic violence support groups.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat

Deseret News

Attorney general: reduce privacy in child cases

Vermont Attorney William Sorrell said Tuesday lawmakers should consider reducing the privacy of cases handled by the Department for Children and Families and other state agencies investigating the abuse and neglect of children.

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Related Topix: Vermont Government

The Bennington Banner

Private donations boost GMO legal defense kitty to $160,000

Vermont has raised more than $160,000 in private donations to help defend what would be the nation's first GMO labeling law.

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Related Topix: Waterbury, VT, Burlington, VT

Russia Taday

Senate to vote on ending NSA's dragnet metadata collection

United States Senator Patrick Leahy introduced an updated version of his USA Freedom Act on Capitol Hill early Tuesday and urged his colleagues to use this "historical opportunity" to reform government surveillance.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Patriot Act, Representative Justin Amash, Republican, US House of Representatives

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