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Regional Report: Vermont Veterans' Home Faces Additional Oversight
Friday, 12/21/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
Vermont's Veteran's Home in Bennington was already facing problems stemming from deficiencies in its quality of care identified after state inspections last spring.
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Amid Protests, Vermont Gas Files For Permit To Build Pipeline
Thursday, 12/20/12
By Kirk Carapezza
On Thursday, Vermont Gas Systems filed a petition for a state permit to begin construction of its underground pipeline project, which has already collided with opposition from local residents who don't like the route.
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In Vermont, FEMA Denies 33 Home Buyouts
Wednesday, 12/19/12
By Kirk Carapezza
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has rejected buyouts for 33 Vermont properties damaged by Tropical Storm Irene and spring flooding last year.
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Unofficial Count Says Rutland Falls Short Of Blood Drive Title
Wednesday, 12/19/12
By Nina Keck
For folks in Rutland this year's Gift of Life Marathon was a real nail biter. Unofficially Rutland fell just 18 pints short of setting the national record for a one-day drive, collecting 1,951 pints of blood.  Manchester, New Hampshire set the record of 1,968 pints last year. 
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State Appeals FEMA Culvert Ruling
Tuesday, 12/18/12
By John Dillon
The state is appealing a ruling by the Federal Emergency Management Agency that denied full funding for a culvert in Townshend destroyed by Tropical Storm Irene.
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Barre Is Counting On Co-op To Generate Traffic Downtown
Wednesday, 12/19/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Planners looking to boost downtowns around the state have been focusing on home grown stores that specialize in fresh produce and local products. In Barre, a group hopes a new co-operative grocery store will revive the city's central business district.
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In Rutland, Community Support Fuels Winter Farmers' Market
Tuesday, 12/18/12
By Nina Keck
In Rutland, organizers of the city's newly expanded winter farmer's market say they're thrilled with the community support they've gotten. The larger location has boosted attendance and sales for participating vendors. 
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Vt. Ed Commissioner Wants Schools To Review Crisis Plans
Monday, 12/17/12
By Bob Kinzel
Education Commissioner Armando Vilaseca is asking all Vermont schools to review their crisis safety plans and he also wants schools to explore ways to control access to their buildings without turning the facility into a fortress.
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Burlington Residents Want To Buy Burlington Telecom
Monday, 12/17/12
By Kirk Carapezza
A group of concerned residents in Burlington wants to create a co-operative to buy the city's embattled telecommunications utility. The grassroots idea comes as city officials are hoping to settle a federal lawsuit aimed at reclaiming taxpayer money from the municipally-owned Burlington Telecom.
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State Awards TIF District To Barre
Thursday, 12/13/12
The state has given Barre authority to establish a special tax district that's designed to help the city pay for public works that will attract economic development.
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Ears Open: Shumlin Says F-35 Is Not Much Louder Than F-16
Thursday, 12/13/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Gov. Peter Shumlin was in Florida most of the day Wednesday to hear how F-35 fighter jets compare to F-16s. Shumlin says he doesn't think the new jet is appreciably louder than the one it would replace at the Vermont Air National Guard.
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Politicians Defend Their Trip To Fla. To Measure F-35 Noise
Tuesday, 12/11/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Governor Peter Shumlin said he was surprised that he didn't think an F-35 fighter jet was much louder than an F-16. Shumlin and the mayors of Burlington and Winooski were in Florida on Wednesday for a demonstration of the two jets.
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Bennington Sees Rise In New Businessess
Tuesday, 12/11/12
At least 11 new businesses have set up shop in Bennington this year.
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Shumlin Plans To Evaluate How Loud F-35s Are In Florida
Thursday, 12/06/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Gov. Peter Shumlin says he'll travel to Florida next week, where he'll hear first-hand the sound of fighter jets that could soon be based at the Vermont Air Guard in South Burlington, fulfilling a campaign promise that he made to progressive supporters who oppose the F-35 program.
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Pittsford Opens Door For Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
Thursday, 12/06/12
By Kirk Carapezza
In Pittsford Wednesday night, town officials voted against prohibiting medical marijuana dispensaries. The vote comes as many towns continue to grapple with the contentious issue.
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Pittsford Considers Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
Wednesday, 12/05/12
By Kirk Carapezza
As leaders at the Statehouse prepare to debate whether to decriminalize marijuana for recreational use, city and town officials across Vermont are grappling with how to handle the prospect of medical dispensaries coming to their community.
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Morrisville Holds Festival Of Lights
Monday, 12/03/12
By Amy Kolb Noyes
Jingle bells were the theme at Saturday's Festival of Lights in Morrisville. The annual holiday event is designed to showcase what Morrisville and its downtown businesses have to offer.
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FEMA Delay Pits Brandon Couple Against Bank Of America
Monday, 12/03/12
By Nina Keck
Eighty-one property owners in the state who were especially hard hit by Irene remain in a sort of financial limbo. They were the first accepted into FEMA's hazard mitigation buyout program - but they are all still waiting for the money. It's a delay that's pushed many to the breaking point, including Brandon residents Linda Bunn and Mary McManus.
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Vt. Towns, In Holding Pattern, Await Flood Mitigation Funds
Monday, 12/03/12
By Kirk Carapezza
As many prepare for the holidays, dozens of homeowners affected by Tropical Storm Irene are still waiting for the funds they need to get back on their feet. In Vermont, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved buyouts of 81 properties, but none of the owners has gotten any money yet.
VPR News
Grafton Group Pushes For Anti-Wind Amendment
Tuesday, 11/27/12
By Susan Keese
A group in Grafton is pushing for a town plan amendment that would ban large-scale wind projects and test towers within the town.
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Developer Says Foreigners Interested In Economic Development Projects
Monday, 11/26/12
By Charlotte Albright
The mastermind of a $500 million economic development plan has just returned from Korea optimistic about finding enough foreign investors to bring new prosperity to the Northeast Kingdom. 



VPR News
Newscast: Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
Wednesday, 11/21/12
By Neal Charnoff
Newscast: Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
VPR News
Growing Calls For Statewide Wind Moratorium
Wednesday, 11/21/12
By John Dillon
State utility regulators recently gave a boost to a wind energy developer eyeing a project in the Northeast Kingdom. The Public Service Board refused to dismiss the developer's application for a wind testing tower. But the project still faces fierce local opposition. And there are growing calls for a statewide moratorium on ridgeline wind development.
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VPR Newscast: Monday, November 19, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
Monday, 11/19/12
By Neal Charnoff
VPR Newscast: Monday, November 19, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
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