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3 hrs ago | 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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Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

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

The Bennington Banner

Establishment Vermont GOP candidate to skip primary debate

The Republican gubernatorial hopeful considered to be the candidate of the Vermont party says he's not going to attend a debate in Essex.

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The Bennington Banner

Vermont gets 2 new top human resources officials

The department of Vermont state government responsible for managing the state's workforce will have two new leaders starting next month.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Peter Shumlin

Manchester Journal

Common Core: Vermont schools brace for new tests, standards

Nine binders sit piled in a crate in the back of elementary school teacher Sarah Schoolcraft's car.

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Related Topix: Williston, VT, Standardized Testing, Education

The Bennington Banner

Gov. Shumlin and Director Flynn: Vermont communities should prepare...

Gov. Peter Shumlin and Joe Flynn, Director of Vermont Emergency Management and Homeland Security, today urged communities to prepare for new criteria related to state disaster relief funding that will go into effect in October.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Peter Shumlin, FEMA, US News

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Former staff, friends remember Jeffords

From the very chair he remembers Jim Jefffords sitting in during his time as a state senator, former staffer and friend Howard Coffin talked about how he instantly took a liking to the politician.

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The Bennington Banner

Vermont Retail and Grocers Association debuts at Industry Expo

In September, a new organization -- the Vermont Retail and Grocers Association -- will be presenting the Vermont Retail and Grocers 2014 Convention & Expo, the state's most comprehensive trade show.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Corren will push single-payer as lieutenant governor

Dean Corren, of Burlington, will support a single-payer health care system if elected lieutenant governor, saying it will be cheaper for Vermonters than the current system.

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Related Topix: Burlington, VT, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders, Middlebury College

WCAX-TV Burlington

Vt. veterans rely on food banks to feed families

New data shows more veterans are opting to use food banks more than ever before in the state's history.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders, Chittenden, VT

The Bennington Banner

Police make arrest in armed robbery at Northside Drive gas station

According to Bennington Police, at 2:25 a.m. officers responded to Short Stop, a Shell gas station at 110 Northside Drive, where it was reported that a white male wearing a hooded sweatshirt and glasses had entered and placed a number of items on the counter to buy.

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The Bennington Banner

Police make arrest in armed robbery at Northside Drive gas station

According to Bennington Police, at 2:25 a.m. officers responded to Short Stop, a Shell gas station at 110 Northside Drive, where it was reported that a white male wearing a hooded sweatshirt and glasses had entered and placed a number of items on the counter to buy.

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The Bennington Banner

Police make arrest in armed robbery at Northside Drive gas station

According to Bennington Police, at 2:25 a.m. officers responded to Short Stop, a Shell gas station at 110 Northside Drive, where it was reported that a white male wearing a hooded sweatshirt and glasses had entered and placed a number of items on the counter to buy.

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Reuters

Republican-turned-independent former U.S. Senator Jeffords dies

James Jeffords, a soft-spoken Vermonter whose defection from the Republican Party in 2001 created an unprecedented power shift in the U.S. Senate and gave Democrats control of the chamber for 18 months, died on Monday at age 80, his former aide said.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, James Jeffords, Patrick Leahy, Democrat, Rutland, VT, George Bush

WBAY-TV Green Bay

Father of abducted Amish girls sorry for suspects

At a dinner McDonald's hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain's menu.

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

WCAX-TV Burlington

Unemployment inches up in July

The Vermont Department of Labor says the seasonally-adjusted statewide jobless rate for July was 3.7 percent -- that's three-tenths of a percent point higher than the rate in June.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Peter Shumlin

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 Government, Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, US Governors, Peter Shumlin

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Vermont Standard

Vermont Supreme Court Rules On Pre-Trial DNA Collection

By Eric Francis, Standard Correspondent WHITE RIVER JUNCTION - For the past three years suspects being arraigned on felony charges at courthouses across Vermont have routinely been ordered to give a sample of their DNA in the form of a cotton swab that collects a small amount of cells from the inside of their cheeks.

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Related Topix: Vermont Government, White River Junction, VT, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison

The Bennington Banner

Attica whistleblower, now living in Weston, still pushing full disclosure

The whistleblower who spurred a state investigation of the 1971 Attica prison uprising is still on the case four decades later.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Violent Crime

WCAX-TV Burlington

Norwich U. welcomes incoming students

Vermont's Norwich University, the nation's oldest private military college, is welcoming 546 new members of its Corps of Cadets.

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