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  1. Vermont Veterans' Home opening gardens for vets, familiesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2016 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    The Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington has opened a community garden on its Bennington campus and spots remain for veterans and their families.

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  2. More Bennington-area wells test positive for PFOARead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2016 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    The Shumlin administration says 40 wells were tested in the area south of the Bennington landfill 34 had levels of the chemical above the state's health advisory level of 20 parts per trillion. The contaminant PFOA has been associated with a number of illnesses, including thyroid disease, kidney and testicular cancer.

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  3. Fire crews put out Burlington brush fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2016 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    Vermont police say a Burlington man is charged with a hate crime after they say he pointed what appeared to be a gun at woman wearing a hijab and called her a terrorist. Vermont police say a Burlington man is charged with a hate crime after they say he pointed what appeared to be a gun at woman wearing a hijab and called her a terrorist.

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  4. Principal accused of embezzlement resignsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2016 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    The superintendent there tells WCAX News that Patrick Ely resigned from his post earlier this month. His resignation letter cites personal and health issues.

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  5. Vermont funds PFOA blood tests for North Bennington residentsRead the original story

    Apr 29, 2016 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    North Bennington residents filed in to get their blood drawn Friday, interested to see how much of the toxic chemical PFOA made it from their water into their bloodstream. The state and the Centers for Disease Control are taking the next steps in learning more about the emerging chemical PFOA by funding blood tests for North Bennington residents after many of them discovered their private water was contaminated with the potential carcinogen.

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  6. McCain continues criticism of F-35 fighter jet programRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    The Arizona republican called out the F-35 joint strike stealth fighter's troubled history Thursday during a hearing on the program. The program's price tag is nearly $400 billion for nearly 2,500 planes.

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  7. Police search for radio-controlled car crooksRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    A former police officer convicted of stealing items from the Colchester Police Department's evidence locker in 2014 is asking a federal court judge to spare him from jail time. A former police officer convicted of stealing items from the Colchester Police Department's evidence locker in 2014 is asking a federal court judge to spare him from jail time.

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  8. Coffee with the cops in LebanonRead the original story

    Apr 28, 2016 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    On Thursday, May 5, police officers will meet with community members to discuss issues and build relationships over java. It will be at the Lebanon Diner at 8 a.m. A former police officer convicted of stealing items from the Colchester Police Department's evidence locker in 2014 is asking a federal court judge to spare him from jail time.

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  9. Rallying to support victims of sexual violenceRead the original story

    Apr 28, 2016 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    Organizers of Take Back the Night say one in three women and one in six men worldwide experience some form of sexual violence. Some victims will tell their stories tonight.

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  10. Windsor police catch suspects in drug ringRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    A six-month investigation dubbed "Operation Quicksand" led to the arrests of James Morse, Steven Gross, David Moodie and Stephanie Hewitt. Police say Michael Place is still on the run.

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  11. MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    After a day spent considering transportation minutiae, capital construction and political endgames, a chance to chuckle sprouted on the Senate floor. Newport's Bobby Starr explained how farmer John Gilfeather, a one-term state representative at the turn of the 20th century, planted a turnip next to a rutabaga and the rest is local lore.

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  12. How a generous stranger saved a Vt. man's lifeRead the original story

    Apr 28, 2016 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    Garrow, 29, was diagnosed with IgA kidney disease in 2014; his kidneys were functioning at just 9 percent. His name went on the donor list last year.

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  13. Shumlin: Potential buyers seek space in downtown NewportRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    Governor Peter Shumlin says inquiries about the so-called Renaissance Block have come in from out of state and Canada. The buildings on the block were torn down as part of the alleged Kingdom Con with the goal of building a hotel, offices and stores.

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  14. Vermont students call for action on climate changeRead the original story

    Apr 28, 2016 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    Gov. Peter Shumlin spoke to the crowd, thanking them for joining him in a push for divesting the state from coal and Exxon stocks. Student organizers say they created Youth Lobby Day because they couldn't find an organization fighting for their interests.

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  15. Vt. lawmakers consider vegetablesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    The Senate is set to vote on a House-passed bill to adopt the Gilfeather turnip as the state's official vegetable. A former police officer convicted of stealing items from the Colchester Police Department's evidence locker in 2014 is asking a federal court judge to spare him from jail time.

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  16. Strategic shift in Sanders' presidential campaignRead the original story

    Apr 28, 2016 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' campaign expects to do well in remaining primaries and will campaign hard to win the biggest prize left California, the final state to vote before the convention. All this, as Sanders is also signaling acknowledging his slim chances of winning the nomination and telling supporters he wants to win as many delegates as possible so his progressive agenda is reflected in the Democratic Party platform.

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  17. Vermont to host first blood draw for those exposed to PFOARead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    Vermont's Health Commissioner Dr. Harry Chen will be on hand at the first blood draw clinic for Bennington residents who have been exposed to the chemical PFOA in their drinking water. The Health Department is teaming up with the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center to offer blood tests.

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  18. Vt. Senate maneuvers pot bill to House for considerationRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2016 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    There was a political end run in the Vermont Senate Wednesday in an effort to get marijuana legalization passed this year. The Senate attached its pot bill to a House-approved miscellaneous crime bill and sent the whole package back to the House for consideration.

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  19. Vermont to feds: Start regulating toxics or let us do itRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2016 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    The Vermont Senate is set to take up a resolution calling for the federal government to step up regulation of toxic chemicals in the environment, or to let the states do it. The move comes as Vermont grapples with contamination of public and private water supplies in North Bennington and Pownal by PFOA, a potentially cancer-causing chemical used in making Teflon.

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  20. Test results show no PFOA found in PittsfordRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2016 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    The state tested five samples around the Pittsford Fire Academy because crews used firefighting foams that may contain PFOA. But again, the results came back clean.

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