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Groton Dam Demolition Makes Way For Trout

Groton Dam Demolition Makes Way For Trout

By Charlotte Albright

All this week, jackhammers have been destroying a small dam on the Wells River in Groton. The dam was built in 1908 to power Groton homes but it’s been useless since it was damaged by the 1927 flood.

Fish Stocks Rebound After Vermont Yankee Shutdown

Fish Stocks Rebound After Vermont Yankee Shutdown

By Howard Weiss-Tisman

A leading environmentalist says fish populations in the Connecticut River have rebounded after the shutdown of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.

Big Windsor Solar Project Stalled

Big Windsor Solar Project Stalled

By Mitch Wertlieb

The plug has been pulled—for now—on an enormous solar array project planned by the state's largest power company. Green Mountain Power says strong community opposition has prompted

Officials To Review Details Of Lawsuit Alleging Rutland Police Racial Profiling And Cover-Ups

Officials To Review Details Of Lawsuit Alleging Rutland Police Racial Profiling And Cover-Ups

By Nina Keck

Rutland Mayor Christopher Louras has called for a special joint meeting Thursday to bring local leaders up to speed on a 2013 civil suit involving the city that alleges racial profiling

Leahy: Iran Nuclear Deal Will Help Avert War In Mideast

Leahy: Iran Nuclear Deal Will Help Avert War In Mideast

By Bob Kinzel

Sen. Patrick Leahy says the likelihood that Iran will develop a nuclear weapon in the next decade has been greatly reduced because enough Senate Democrats are supporting President Obama's

Gears, Gadgets And Goggles: The Springfield Steampunk Festival

Gears, Gadgets And Goggles: The Springfield Steampunk Festival

By Mary Williams

When the fantasy worlds created in literature by H.G. Wells and Jules Verne collide with Victorian era gears, gadgets and goggles, you get Steampunk. Next weekend, Springfield is the

Small-Town Bookstore Inspires Best-Selling Canadian Author

Small-Town Bookstore Inspires Best-Selling Canadian Author

By Jane Lindholm

Canadian author Louise Penny conjured the small village of Three Pines for her bestselling Chief Inspector Gamache series. The idyllic town in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, just

A Master Diver Makes A Find After A Decades-Long Search

By Jane Lindholm and Sam Gale Rosen

Earlier this month, master SCUBA diver Annette Spaulding of Rockingham found a mysterious rock carving beneath the Connecticut River that she had been searching for since 1979.

Tiny Plastics Could Cause Big Problems In Vermont’s Waters

Tiny Plastics Could Cause Big Problems In Vermont’s Waters

By Kathleen Masterson and Mitch Wertlieb

While much discussion of water pollution in Vermont focuses on excessive nutrients, there’s another problem pollutant in our waters. 

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Safety On Vermont's Highways

Safety On Vermont's Highways

By Bob Kinzel and Sam Gale Rosen

Vermont highway safety officials are concerned about the number of people driving on the interstate well beyond the speed limit. In just the last month a number of drivers have been clocked at over a hundred miles per hour.

Bullying And Harassment: What Parents Need To Know

By Jane Lindholm and Ric Cengeri

Schools are a great environment for children to learn and make friends. But it is also where they experience aggressions targeted towards them like bullying, harassment and hazing.

Supporting Breastfeeding, Avoiding 'Mommy Wars'

By Jane Lindholm and Sam Gale Rosen

Last week, Vermont was recognized by the USDA for the state's programs to support and promote breastfeeding. At the same time, the issue of a mother's decision to breastfeed - or not to - can lead to particularly charged

Why We Hate/Love Our Jobs

By Jane Lindholm and Ric Cengeri

How's work? It's a question that when asked of a friend can open a massive can of worms. Sometimes they can't stop gushing about how great things are going and about the new promotion. Other times you'll hear a never-ending

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Henningsen: Paddling Alone

When I first visited Georgian Bay, some thirty years ago, canoes were abundant. It’s not just that they were Canada’s iconic means of transport - evoking

Luskin: Inconvenient Access

A few years ago, as I was leaving a doctor’s office, an elderly gentleman was pushing an older woman up the handicapped ramp. I held the outer door open,

McQuiston: Ethics Commission Objections

Secretary of State Jim Condos and others are right to call for transparency and open government. But they’re wrong about calling for an Ethics Commission.Presumably,

Coffin: September Song

Redwing blackbirds came late last spring, getting here just in time for my wife Sue to see them, on what I think was her last ride up to Berlin Pond.

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