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  1. Power line proposal could reopen remote Vermont land debateRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

    In this undated photo two people ride horses along power lines owned by the Vermont Electric Power Company where they run through wildlife areas in Ferdinand, VT. National Grid has proposed construction of new electric transmission lines alongside these existing lines that would carry Canadian power through northeastern Vermont to southern New England reopening the long-settled conservation easements governing the use of the land the new lines would traverse.

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  2. Power line proposal could reopen remote Vermont land debateRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Boston Herald

    A proposal to build an electric transmission line to carry Canadian power through Vermont on its way to southern New England would reopen public debate about the use of the land that began nearly two decades ago. Vermont officials say they don't know the legalities of reopening the now long-settled conservation easements governing the use of the land, how long it would take or even if it's legally possible to do it.

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  3. VTrans seeks provider for bus link with Capital RegionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Bennington Banner

    State transportation officials are looking for a service provider to run a new bus that would link southwestern Vermont to rail service in New York's Capital Region. The new state-supported service would bring riders from Bennington and Manchester to the Amtrak rail station in Rensselaer, N.Y. Vermont Agency of Transportation issued a request for proposals on April 18 and bids are due on May 10. The service would be branded and operated as an Amtrak Thruway Service bus connection with inter-line ticketing, according to the bid specifications.

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  4. Our Opinion: New painkiller prescription rules a good startRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 28 | The Brattleboro Reformer

    The opioid addiction epidemic spreading through Vermont and across the nation can seem overwhelming - a complex, multi-layered problem that is rife with disheartening, tragic stories of fatal overdose victims and family and friends left behind. It is frightening to think where all this will lead and what long-term havoc it will wreak on society.

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  5. Gross negligent operation: Woman pleads guilty after injuring pedestrian with vehicleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 28 | The Brattleboro Reformer

    A Hinsdale, N.H., woman will serve 18 months of probation after striking a pedestrian with her vehicle. Cynthia Komisarek, 55, pleaded guilty to gross negligent operation Tuesday in Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division.

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  6. Emergency order makes all Vt. lawsuits publicRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 28 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    Vermont is changing course when it comes to keeping lawsuits private. It's a move aimed at promoting transparency in the courts.

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  7. A quiet year in the Legislature?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 28 | The Bennington Banner

    Depending on who you ask, it's been a relatively quiet year in the Legislature. "It almost like even before the session started we all kind of got this grim reality, we don't know what kind of federal cuts are going to come down," said House Rep. Rachael Fields, D-Bennington 2-1 on Thursday.

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  8. Montana House Votes to Adjourn 2017 SessionRead the original story

    Friday Apr 28 | US News & World Report

    Planned budget cuts to the Education Department and a spending increase for vouchers and charter schools are forcing advocates to pick sides. Two transients have been arrested as Flathead County officials investigate an apparent homicide where a man was thrown into the Flathead River on Wednesday.

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  9. N.H. DOT Produces Tutorial On How To Navigate Two-Lane RoundaboutsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2014 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    Regardless of where you fall, the number of roundabouts here in the state is on the rise, which is why transportation officials want to make sure drivers know the rules when navigating them. The state Department of Transportation released a tutorial video this week that uses the two-lane roundabout in Lee as an example of what to do - and what not to do - behind the wheel.

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  10. Merger vote set for MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 27 | The Deerfield Valley News

    As Wardsboro prepares for its May 1 reconsideration vote regarding a proposed school district merger with Dover, the merger plan remains controversial.

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  11. Largest Cinco de Mayo Fiesta in Vermont offers 'fire circus,' food and fun on Friday, May 5Read the original story

    Thursday Apr 27 | Williston Observer

    Vermont's largest Cinco de Mayo event premieres on Friday, May 5 at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction. Vermont Cinco de Mayo Fiesta begins at 5 p.m. in the EXPO North building and on the outdoor patio and includes an assortment of food and drink choices.

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  12. Burlington officials urge penalties for fentanyl dealersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 27 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    Officials in Vermont's largest city are urging the state to crack down on dealers who sell fentanyl, the powerful painkiller responsible for many drug overdoses. Burlington Police Chief Brandon del Pozo said Wednesday officers often respond to between four and eight overdoses within a two-week span, including two fatalities in the past month.

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  13. DEC: Allen Brook oil spill controlledRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 27 | Williston Observer

    Oil spilling into the Allen Brook from Vermont Agency of Transportation property near Interstate 89 in Williston has dried to a trickle, and the Department of Environmental Conservation plans future work to clean up the source of the leak. Oil remains visible in the water downstream from a former car service station alongside the interstate, according to James Donaldson of the DEC's spill program.

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  14. Guest Column: What Vermont can't affordRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 27 | Williston Observer

    Every year, Vermont gives away tens of millions of dollars to high-income taxpayers while cutting services for Vermonters who are struggling the most to make ends meet. Yet it is clear that Vermonters, as shown by their votes for national officeholders, don't support this kind of approach to revenue generation and budgeting.

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  15. Good news! Vermont tops health security preparedness indexRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 27 | Denton Publications

    For the second year running, Vermont scored highest among the 50 states and District of Columbia in public health protection readiness, according to the new National Health Security Preparedness Index. The Index measures the nation's ability to keep people safe and healthy in the event of epidemics, foodborne disease outbreaks, terrorism and other large-scale public health emergencies.

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  16. Little bug, big worries: County leads VT in tick borne illnessRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 26 | Manchester Journal

    James Gathany; William Nicholson The blacklegged ticks, I. pacificus , , and I. scapularis , are known vectors for the zoonotic spirochetal bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi , which is the pathogenic bacteria responsible for causing Lyme disease. The ticks, inoculated with the bacterium when they bite infected mice, squirrels and other small animals, subsequently pass the pathogens to their human victims when they obtain a bl James Gathany; William Nicholson The blacklegged ticks, I. pacificus , , and I. scapularis , are known vectors for the zoonotic spirochetal bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi , which is the pathogenic bacteria responsible for causing Lyme disease.

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  17. New painkiller prescription rules a good startRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 26 | The Bennington Banner

    The opioid addiction epidemic spreading through Vermont and across the nation can seem overwhelming - a complex, multi-layered problem that is rife with disheartening, tragic stories of fatal overdose victims and family and friends left behind. It is frightening to think where all this will lead and what long-term havoc it will wreak on society.

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  18. Letter: Don't let the Trojan Horse enter your townRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 26 | The Brattleboro Reformer

    Editor of the Reformer: Act 46, also known as a Trojan Horse entering every community in Vermont, is still circling each town's square. We are no further along with answers to what Act 46 is all about than we were at Town Meeting Day - in fact, there are more questions with no answers than ever before.

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  19. Grace Potter announces lineup for festivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 26 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    The VT Alert system will send out thousands of messages between 1 and 3 p.m. Wednesday about an Amber Alert. The VT Alert system will send out thousands of messages between 1 and 3 p.m. Wednesday about an Amber Alert.

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  20. News Minute: Here is the latest Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont news ...Read the original story

    Wednesday Apr 26 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    A Maine woman accused of attacking her ex-boyfriend with a sword has been banned from her town. A judge ruled this week that 25-year-old Christina McCarthy has to vacate Brewer but she may return once to get her belongings _ if accompanied by police.

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