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Middlebury Officials To Discuss Natural Gas Project
Monday, 11/19/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Vermont Gas Systems is inching forward with its plan to expand natural gas service to Addison County and points south, with the support of town officials.
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In St. Albans, Energizer Workers Brace For Job Losses
Monday, 11/19/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Energizer expects a decrease in the demand for its batteries, so the company plans to shutter its St. Albans plant in September. The drop in demand may be a good sign for the environment, but it's been a shock for a community that has come to rely on those jobs.
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A ‘Half-Step’ Toward Marijuana Legalization
Thursday, 11/15/12
By Patti Daniels
Last week's election energized supporters of marijuana legalization, with Colorado and Washington voters legalizing the drug in their states. In Burlington, voters passed a non-binding­ referendum with 70 percent of the vote in favor of legalizing, taxing and regulating cannabis and hemp.
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State Hires Consultants For Help With FEMA Regulations
Thursday, 11/15/12
By John Dillon
Vermont hired two consulting firms shortly after Tropical Storm Irene to navigate FEMA's bureaucratic maze. The state is set to pay up to $4 million under a pair of consulting contracts with the disaster management specialists.
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Brattleboro Retreat To Eliminate 31 Jobs
Wednesday, 11/14/12
The Brattleboro Retreat psychiatric hospital is cutting 31 jobs. The move comes two days after unionized workers held an informational picket over what the union has called deteriorating contract talks.
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State Faces Challenge To Post-Irene Mental Health Facility
Tuesday, 11/13/12
By John Dillon
A legal challenge may delay plans to open a secure residential facility for people with mental illness displaced by Tropical Storm Irene.
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Vermonters Affected By Irene Organize To Help Sandy Survivors
Monday, 11/12/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Vermont dodged the ravages of Hurricane Sandy two weeks ago, but up and down the Eastern Seaboard many people are still suffering - and still worried about heat and survival.
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Energizer Closure To Leave 165 People Jobless
Friday, 11/09/12
St. Albans took a big blow yesterday afternoon, with the announcement that the Energizer plant will be closing by next September.
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Jamaica Homes Lost In Irene May Not Get FEMA Help
Friday, 11/09/12
By Susan Keese
The news comes as a shock to the four displaced Water Street homeowners, who've been waiting more than a year for the program to come through.
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Local Governments Worry About Going Over Fiscal Cliff
Thursday, 11/08/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Cities and towns in Vermont say Washington needs to deal with the coming fiscal cliff quickly because it could hurt their budgets and lead to another recession.
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Focusing On City Finances, Burlington Voters Pass Stability Bond
Wednesday, 11/07/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Voters in Burlington have overwhelmingly approved a $9 million fiscal stability bond. Mayor Miro Weinberger sees Tuesday's vote as a green light to fix the city's money woes by re-financing its debt.
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Split Vote On Castleton Town Hall
Wednesday, 11/07/12
By Nina Keck
In Castleton, a controversial vote on whether or not to renovate the historic town office building took an interesting twist.  
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After Propane Leak, Barre Moves Polling Place
Tuesday, 11/06/12
A propane leak in Barre has forced the evacuation of the city's polling place at the Barre Auditorium, and city officials have moved the location to the Old Labor Hall on Granite Street.
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Newscast: Monday, November 5, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
Monday, 11/05/12
By Dave McGown
Newscast: Monday, November 5, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
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Mayor Pushes Bond Despite Anti-Democrat Super PAC Campaign
Monday, 11/05/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Voters in Vermont's largest city will decide on Tuesday whether to support a $9 million fiscal stability bond. Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger has proposed the ballot item to essentially refinance the city's debt, but the new mayor is seeing some new opposition from a conservative super PAC.
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Rutland Opens New Multi-Use Bike Path
Monday, 11/05/12
By Nina Keck
Nearly 100 people gathered in Rutland early Saturday morning to celebrate the opening of a new multi-use bike path in the city. It was the culmination of a 7 year-long community wide effort launched during the city's Creative Economy Initiative.
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Condos Says Absentee Ballots May Delay Election Results
Saturday, 11/03/12
By Kirk Carapezza
There's just one day to go before voters in Vermont head to the polls, but we may not know the outcome of some very close races the day after the election. That's because Vermont has extended the deadline for military and overseas voters to return their absentee ballots.
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How The Arts Can Help Revitalize Towns In Vermont
Thursday, 11/01/12
By Neal Charnoff
"Creative Placemaking" is a new strategy to revitalize towns and communities through the arts. 
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Castleton Split Over Town Office
Thursday, 11/01/12
By Nina Keck
For years Castleton's town offices were located in a historic building in the heart of the village. But mold and other safety concerns forced a move into temporary quarters last year. Local residents remain split over whether to build a new town office or restore the old one and next Tuesday they'll vote on the issue.
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Missing A Mannequin?
Friday, 11/02/12
By Amy Kolb Noyes
A call to police around 8 o'clock last night reported a naked man standing near exit three on Interstate 91, in Brattleboro.
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Welch Talks Deficit In Campaign Stop
Friday, 11/02/12
Congressman Peter Welch appears to be cruising to re-election. He's running for a fourth term in Washington, and he says he wants Vermonters to know he remains committed to promoting their interests.
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State Pitches In For Brooks House Renovation
Friday, 11/02/12
Help is on the way to rebuild a 140-year-old building damaged by fire in Brattleboro.
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Town Manager Controversy Festers In St. Johnsbury
Friday, 11/02/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
In St. Johnsbury, the firing of Town Manager Ralph Nelson continues to prompt questions from residents who are growing increasingly agitated about why. They've also been wondering why no replacement has been appointed.
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Attorney Challenges Appointment Of Orleans States Attorney
Friday, 11/02/12
By Charlotte Albright
Defense attorney David Sleigh wants charges against 20 of his Orleans County clients dropped because he claims the state's attorney was improperly appointed. Sleigh has sparked a legal battle that may seem arcane, but he insists his clients' rights to due process are at stake.
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Burlington Group Promotes Marijuana Referendum
Wednesday, 10/31/12
By Neal Charnoff
The Burlington group BTV Green is hoping voters will approve a city referendum on the legalization and regulation of marijuana and hemp.
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