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55 min ago | The Bennington Banner

Single payer is the only campaign issue

Single payer is the buzzword of Vermont's 2014 election. A candidate's pledge to support single payer is the litmus test for some.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

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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The Bennington Banner

Top ANR official calls for streamlined permit process

David Mears, commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation, told members of the Associated Industry of Vermont on Tuesday that the state must make it easier for developers to apply for environmental permits such as those for stormwater, septic and wetlands.

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American Reporter

The WilliesA Year to Learn

In Sicily, they say that fish start rotting from the head. In the past few months, as we've gotten closer and closer to the end of President George W. Bush's failed terms in office, we've been witnessing a mind-boggling amount of corruption, greed, evil, and downright stupidity.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Pope Benedict XVI, Vermont

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, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, US News, US Governors, Peter Shumlin

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Yelp Blog

Yelp Burlington's Evening in Spain with East Shore Vineyard

What a spectacular way to kick off a rainy Thursday evening in Vermont! Yelp's most wine-curious and rain-impervious Vermonters arrived at East Shore Vineyard on July 31, ready for a night of sipping, gnoshing and socializing.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Drink, Wine

The Bennington Banner

Milne for Governor Campaign to host Tele-Town Hall meeting

Republican gubernatorial front-runner Scott Milne will host a Tele-Town Hall Meeting Thursday evening at 7:30, engaging voters from around Vermont in an interactive telephone discussion.

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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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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

WVNY

VSAC Offering Funding to Help Cover Dual Enrollment Courses for Low-Income HS Students

The Vermont Student Assistance Corporation is offering funding to help cover dual enrollment courses for low-income high school students.

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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, Shelburne, VT, Danville, VT, Burlington, VT

BroadwayWorld.com

Weston's 78th Season to Conclude with Uncle Vanya, 8/28-9/6

Best-known for his roles in The Amazing Spider-Man, Royal Pains and The Exorcism of Emily Rose , Campbell Scott takes to the Weston Playhouse stage for Anton Chekhov 's wistful comedy, Uncle Vanya.

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Related Topix: The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Horror Movies, Drama Movies, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Campbell Scott, Vermont

The Brattleboro Reformer

Our Opinion: Protect your child's health, now and in the future

Did you know that there is a vaccine that can be given to 11- and 12-year old boys and girls that can help protect them from certain types of cancer? And did you know that the full course of this vaccine has been given to less than 50 percent of the children in Vermont? Why would that be? you might ask.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Vermont, HPV, Family, Teenagers, Genital Warts, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Opinion

Tue Aug 19, 2014

American Reporter

On Native GroundCARBON-Free Electricity by 2018? We Can do this

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, US Governors, Jim Douglas, Home Listing, Home, Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

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, Drugs, New Hampshire Government, New Hampshire, Marijuana

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Friends, former staffers remember Jeffords

Most Vermonters knew Jim Jeffords as an independent politician who stood for education and the environment, but as his former staff members reveal, Jeffords as a man loved to laugh, loved people and above all, loved the state of Vermont.

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Related Topix: Vermont, US Politics, US News, US Senate, James Jeffords

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Some reaction to the death of ex-US Sen. Jeffords

Former Vermont U.S. Sen. James Jeffords, who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an independent, died Monday at the age of 80. Some reaction to his death: "While we are saddened by our father's passing, we take comfort in the knowledge that he lived a full life, from the hills of Vermont to the halls of ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, James Jeffords, Vermont

Daily Kos

President Obama's statement on the passing of Sen. Jim Jeffords

Michelle and I send our deepest sympathies to the family of Senator James M. Jeffords on his passing.

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WVNY

Former US Senator Jim Jeffords Passes Away

Former U.S. Senator Jim Jeffords has passed away. He was 80 years old. "He was a partner in our work for Vermont, and he was a friend.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, James Jeffords, Patrick Leahy, Democrat, Vermont

The Brattleboro Reformer

Analysis: Wind's role in Vermont's energy future

A combination of factors -- the end of federal stimulus money, uncertain reauthorization of federal incentives, difficulties in connecting to the grid, competition with solar and local opposition -- have shelved at least two projects and left three others lying dormant.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, US Governors, Peter Shumlin

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