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1 hr ago | 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

1 hr ago | 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

2 hrs ago | 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

3 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | 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

10 hrs ago | 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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14 hrs ago | 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

18 hrs ago | 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

19 hrs ago | 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

23 hrs ago | 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

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Town hopes to reclaim oldest cemeteries

Residents in the Northeast Kingdom town of Wheelock are hoping to get together to reclaim some of its historic cemeteries from underbrush, saplings, weeds, grass and other debris. The project in the Vermont town is in the planning stage and the selectboard is working with the cemetery commissioners.

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WVNY

9.13.14 Record Low Maximum Reached

Friday's forecast certainly called for cooler temperatures, but the day ended up even cooler than expected. The main culprit was a batch of clouds that took all day to erode across much of Northern New York, as well as Northern and Central Vermont.

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ABC News

In Vermont, a Milestone in Green-Energy Efforts

In this Sept. 10, 2014 photo, water flows through the Winooski 1 hydro-electric plant in Winooski, Vt.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Winooski, VT, Burlington, VT, Biomass

MySanAntonio.com

In Vermont, a milestone in green-energy efforts

In this Sept. 10, 2014 photo, a gate leads to the Burlington Electric Department's wood-fired McNeil generating plant in Burlington, Vt.

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Related Topix: Vermont Government, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Burlington, VT, Biomass

The Bennington Banner

Vermont community health centers get $2.1 million

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders says 10 community health centers in Vermont will share $2.1 million in federal funding to expand health care services in rural areas. The Vermont funding announced Friday is part of $295 million that's being awarded nationally to 1,195 health centers.

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

WCAX-TV Burlington

Candidates Square off in Tunbridge

The candidates in the race to be Vermont's next Governor debated the issues Saturday at the Tunbridge World's Fair. It's the first of several scheduled debates as we head towards November's general election.

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

WCAX-TV Burlington

Taking steps to end child abuse

In light of recent toddler deaths in Vermont, a group in Rutland is taking steps to prevent child abuse from happening in the first place. Some held signs and some walked with their friends and family.

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

Sat Sep 13, 2014

WCAX-TV Burlington

4th Annual Grand Point North Music Festival

The 4th Annual Grand Point North Music Festival is a chance for Vermont bands to play in front of thousands of people. "People always say where are you from and I say Vermont, and they're like oh wow you must be one of the only bands other than Phish to come from there.

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Related Topix: Burlington, VT, Rutland, VT

WCAX-TV Burlington

Laura's March still going strong 9 years after her murder

Runners hit the pavement for the 8th annual "Laura's March" in Burlington. It's a 5K walk-run to honor Laura Kate Winterbottom who was raped and murdered in 2005 in Burlington.

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Related Topix: Burlington, VT, Rutland, VT

American Reporter

On Native GroundWILL Obama's Presidency Die on the Plains of Afghanistan?

If you get into the game early, you can make your mark on a lot of things. But Vermont boasts a remarkable list of firsts that go far beyond just being the 14th state in the Union .

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Related Topix: Prison, Middlebury College

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