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Towns To Vote On Study To Repair Fairlee Dam
Thursday, 02/28/13
By Charlotte Albright
Like some other small dams in Vermont, the dam on Lake Fairlee is old and in need of repair. It's privately owned, but a three-town committee has been exploring ways to repair or replace it.
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Voters Asked To Fund Improvements to Woodstock Courthouse
Tuesday, 02/26/13
By Charlotte Albright
Two assistant judges in Windsor County are trying to drum up support for making improvements to the county's civil courthouse in Woodstock.
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Brattleboro Business Group Hopes To Purchase Brooks House
Monday, 02/25/13
By Susan Keese
An iconic Brattleboro building that was gutted by fire two years ago is moving closer to making a comeback. Since 2011 the historic Brooks House and its many storefronts and apartments have been a dark spot on Brattleboro's Main Street.
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Post Mills Ponders Re-Zoning, Prodded By State
Wednesday, 02/13/13
By Charlotte Albright
The state is encouraging towns throughout Vermont to bring their land use plans in line with regional plans. In some cases that means changing local zoning districts. One goal is to prevent strip development in rural areas.
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Berlin Considers Municipal Water System
Friday, 02/08/13
Berlin voters will weigh in next week on whether the town should borrow $5.5 million to create a municipal water system to serve the Four Corners area of town.
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Stenger Plans Four-Season Attractions At Burke Mountain
Monday, 02/04/13
By Charlotte Albright
If there was ever a winter to remind tourism officials that it's dangerous to bank on snow, this is it. At Jay Peak Resort, developer Bill Stenger has already built  a water park to give his visitors something to do, no matter the weather. Now he plans  to do the same at Burke Mountain.
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Officials Monitor Rivers For Potential Ice Jams, Flooding
Thursday, 01/31/13
Officials around the state monitored rivers on Thursday for ice jams and potential flooding because of the warm weather and rain.
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Lawsuit Alleges Corruption In Rutland Police Department
Monday, 01/28/13
By Nina Keck
Rutland City's top ranking police officers are the focus of a lawsuit alleging a longstanding culture of corruption, misconduct and cover-ups in the department.
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Brattleboro Area Schools Lock Doors Out Of Safety Concerns
Monday, 01/28/13
By Susan Keese
Officials with two Windham County school districts locked school doors Monday because of safety concerns.
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Celebration Marks Opening Of Bartonsville Bridge
Monday, 01/28/13
By Susan Keese
More than a hundred people braved frigid temperatures Saturday to celebrate the opening of the new Lower Bartonsville covered bridge. The single-lane, lattice-truss bridge is modeled on its 140 year old predecessor, which was swept into the Williams River in Tropical Storm Irene.
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Regional Report: Shoreham Farm's Distillery Stirs Controversy
Friday, 01/25/13
By Mitch Wertlieb
WhistlePig Farm in Shoreham has stirred controversy over plans to expand its distillery.
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Bartonsville Bridge To Re-Open On Saturday
Thursday, 01/24/13
By Mitch Wertlieb
For a lot of people, their mental image of Tropical Storm Irene comes down to the 20-second video shot by Sue Hammond of Rockingham who captured the Bartonsville Covered Bridge being swept away in the floodwaters. But the historic span has been rebuilt by engineers, and will re-open this Saturday.
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Regional Report: Wal-Mart Planned For Derby
Friday, 01/18/13
By Mitch Wertlieb
Governor Peter Shumlin was in the Northeast Kingdom this week making another economic announcement. No, it wasn't about Jay Peak this time. Instead, the governor announced that a developer has signed a lease to bring a Wal-Mart to Derby.
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Vt. Mayors Call For Ban On Felons Getting Weapons
Tuesday, 01/15/13
Mayors from seven of the state's eight cities held a news conference Tuesday to outline proposals for the Legislature. Proposals included the call for a state law banning convicted felons from getting firearms, to match the current federal law.
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Opponents Speak Out About Staff Cuts At St. Johnsbury Library
Monday, 01/14/13
By Charlotte Albright
Dozens of opponents to a re-structuring plan recently announced by the Trustees of the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum formed a circle around the historic library and museum on Saturday, and pledged to fight against proposed staff cuts.
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Regional Report: Rockingham Library Renovation Stalled
Friday, 01/11/13
By Mitch Wertlieb
Both the state of Vermont and the Rockingham Free Public Library are having problems with a Keene, New Hampshire construction company.
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St. Johnsbury Athenaeum Trustees Lay Off Entire Staff, Invites Them to Re-Apply for Fewer Jobs
Friday, 01/11/13
By Charlotte Albright
Librarians across Vermont are dismayed by news that the entire library staff at the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum has been laid off. The library is strapped for cash and its Board of Directors wants to restructure services. 
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Non-Profit Says Barnard General Store Will Re-open
Thursday, 01/10/13
By Steve Zind
A Barnard non-profit says it's raised enough money to reopen the town's general store. The store closed last spring after 180 years in operation.   
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Burlington Council Approves Weapons Ban
Tuesday, 01/08/13
By Kirk Carapezza
City officials in Vermont's largest city have passed a ban on assault weapons, despite state statute that prohibits such ordinances.
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With Local Support, Environmentalists Hope To Stop Tar Sands Pipeline
Monday, 01/07/13
By Kirk Carapezza
In March, voters in Burlington will vote on a resolution that would oppose the shipment of tar-sands oil across northeastern sections of the state. Now, environmental activists want voters to put the issue on Town Meeting Day ballots in other towns.
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Burlington Council Takes Up Gun Ban Resolution
Monday, 01/07/13
By Kirk Carapezza
The right to bear arms is the law of the land. But after an unprecedented series of shooting rampages last year, some state and local governments are now considering bans on assault weapons on their streets.
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Rutland's GE Aviation Gets $8 Millon Contract
Friday, 01/04/13
General Electric Aviation of Rutland has been awarded an $8 million U.S. Navy contract for the development and production of fighter engines for warfare aircraft.
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N. Bennington Repeats Support For Independent School
Friday, 01/04/13
By Susan Keese
Voters in North Bennington went to the polls for a third time yesterday Thursday. By a 28 vote margin they authorized their school board to close their public grade school.
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Strafford To Vote On Constitutional Amendment
Thursday, 01/03/13
By Kirk Carapezza
Nearly a year after many Vermont towns supported resolutions calling for the reversal of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision that gave corporations the same rights as people, a new grassroots effort plans to expand the idea by giving the Earth "rights."
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ANR Plans To Deny Permit To Moretown Landfill
Friday, 12/21/12
By Kirk Carapezza
The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources says it intends to deny a Moretown landfill's request to recertify two areas where it disposes of trash.
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