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3 hrs ago | Foster's Daily Democrat

Vermont marks opening of new psychiatric hospital

A new 25-bed psychiatric hospital built to replace the Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury after it was flooded in Tropical Storm Irene and became unusable is ready to receive its first patients within the next several days.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Peter Shumlin

Sun Jul 13, 2014

American Reporter

MomentumREADY for My Close-Up, Mr. Lee

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 Government, US Governors, Jim Douglas, Home Listing, Home

Sat Jul 12, 2014

WCAX-TV Burlington

Group works to return military medals

A nonprofit group started in Vermont is returning lost or stolen military medals of valor to veterans or their families.

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WBNS

Tick checks urged year after Lyme disease peaked

The Vermont Department of Health is advising residents who spend time outdoors to do daily tick checks this summer, a year after the number of confirmed cases of Lyme disease in the state peaked.

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Related Topix: Lyme Disease, Medicine, Health, Vermont Government

The Brattleboro Reformer

The spirit of jazz giants lives on

Even before there was a jazz center, its founder Attila Zoller would invite his musician friends up from New York during the summer to spend time at his Newfane home.

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Related Topix: Jazz, Newfane, VT, Brattleboro, VT, Putney, VT

The Deerfield Valley News

The Vermont Movie

Readsboro Community Library is pleased to invite you to view and discuss the Freedom & Unity: The Vermont Movie is the first-ever documentary series about Vermont.

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Related Topix: Readsboro, VT

VermontGuides.com

Honors & Awards

Diana Sheltra , the owner of Double Entry Bookkeeping , passed the Enrolled Agent exam given by the Internal Revenue Service.

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Related Topix: Tax, Chittenden, VT, Grand Isle, VT, Norwich University, Burlington, VT

Fri Jul 11, 2014

American Reporter

MomentumDINOSAUR WALKING

It was a great day on Tuesday when Vermont became the fourth state to legalize same-sex marriage and the first state in the country to enact it without a court order.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Vermont Government, Gay/Lesbian

American Reporter

Make My DayTHE Joys of Turning 42

DUMMERSTON, Vt. -- In 1892, Rudyard Kipling ended his poem "The Young British Soldier" with these immortal lines: "When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains/And the women come out to cut up what remains/Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains/An' go to your Gawd like a soldier."

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan

American Reporter

Market MoverFIXING the Economy Via Social Security Reform

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: Social Security, Personal Finance, Prison, Middlebury College

ASHP

White House Summit Tackles Opioid Abuse

Two public health problems in the United States-prescription drug abuse and heroin use-are inextricably linked, and solutions will require comprehensive efforts, said participants in a June 19 White House policy summit.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Prison, Vermont Government, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Criminal Defense Law, Law

WCAX-TV Burlington

New private school in Fairfax

A new private school will open its doors this fall in Fairfax. This comes after a group of parents, disgruntled with the public school system, decided their children needed a change.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Weather

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

WPTZ Friday webcast with Courtney

FOLLOWED TODAY IS FRIDAY, JULY ELEVENTH. I'M COURTNEY KABOT... WITH YOUR TOP LOCAL HEADLINES.

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Related Topix: Winooski, VT, Chittenden County, VT, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Brattleboro, VT

WCAX-TV Burlington

Vt. woman dies while tubing in Mass.

A woman who died while tubing down the Deerfield River in western Massachusetts last weekend has been identified as a Vermont resident.

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Related Topix: Brattleboro, VT, Chittenden County, VT, Winooski, VT, Violent Crime

The Bennington Banner

Lawler takes over Southwest Vt. Regional Technical School District

Lawler, who has applied for, but not yet received, a license to be a superintendent in the state of Vermont, will act as director with superintendent powers and responsibilities.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Southern Vermont College

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Vermont is No. 2 in nation for inmate health care spending

A report released this week shows that Vermont has the second-highest health care spending per inmate in the U.S., and state data show those costs continue to grow.

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Related Topix: Prison, Vermont Government, California, California Government

WCAX-TV Burlington

Stunning views from Owls Head Mountain

Stunning views are not hard to find in this state, especially when you're willing to take a little hike.

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Related Topix: Groton, VT, Peacham, VT, East Montpelier, VT, Montpelier, VT

The Washington Post

Wyoming considers allowing ex-felons to vote

Felons who have served their prison sentences could win back their right to vote under a proposal to be considered next week by a Wyoming legislative panel.

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Related Topix: Wyoming Government, Wyoming, ACLU, Washington DC, Vermont Government, US Politics, US News

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Vermont lawmakers approve health care rules

But work will continue to examine possible scenarios that might play out for Vermonters from the rules.

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Related Topix: Vermont Government, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Healthcare Law, Law

The Bennington Banner

Brent D. Burns named as Milne for Vermont Campaign Manager

Candidate for Vermont governor Scott Milne today announces his campaign will be managed by Brent D. Burns, an experienced leader, problem solver, and U.S. Army veteran.

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Related Topix: Vermont Government, US Military, US Army, US Politics, US News, Michael McCaul, Republican, US House of Representatives, Texas A&M University

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