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#VTResponse Reboots As Sandy Slowly Increases
Monday, 10/29/12
By Kirk Carapezza
A digital clearinghouse for those looking for help - or looking to help - that materialized in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene has geared up again - this time for Hurricane Sandy.
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Vt. Social Media Site Expands, Seeks Towns' Financial Support
Tuesday, 10/23/12
By Kirk Carapezza
A Vermont social media service that used to be free has begun to ask larger municipal governments to buy a subscription for custom access. Town officials need to decide whether the service known as Front Porch Forum is worth paying for to reach constituents.
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Cow Powered Gondola At Killington
Friday, 10/19/12
Killington ski resort says it's going to power one of its lifts this season with electricity generated from methane gas recovered from cow manure.
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Shumlin Proclaims October Tech Month
Thursday, 10/18/12
Governor Shumlin is highlighting the upcoming "hackathon" and "tech jam" as ways to bring high-paying, high-tech jobs to the state.
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Landfill To Solar Field?
Tuesday, 10/16/12
Green Mountain Power is seeking to turn a former landfill managed by the city of Rutland into a solar field.
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Grace Potter Streaming For Fair Trade Coffee
Tuesday, 10/09/12
Fans of Grace Potter will be able to watch her give a concert online as she promotes fair trade coffee.
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Candidates Take Sides On Mountaintop Wind Moratorium
Monday, 10/08/12
The Republicans seeking the top two state offices both support a moratorium on large-scale wind tower development in Vermont.
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VTel Gets FCC Grant To Expand Cell Coverage
Friday, 10/05/12
Governor Peter Shumlin says cellular telephone users in parts of rural Caledonia and Orange counties will soon see better service. That's thanks to a $2 million grant from the Federal Communications Commission.
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VTC Nets Department Of Labor Grant
Monday, 10/01/12
Vermont Technical College, in Randolph, is getting $3.4 million from the U.S. Department of Labor. The money will support training programs in agriculture, food production, waste disposal and energy production.
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Judge Throws Out Burlington Telecom Suit
Wednesday, 09/26/12
A Vermont judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Burlington residents against the city. The lawsuit sought repayment of mismanaged telecom funds.
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Shumlin Says Lottery May Want To Go Online; Brock Disagrees
Monday, 09/24/12
By Bob Kinzel
Governor Peter Shumlin wants the Vermont Lottery Commission to take a serious look at developing online gaming opportunities. A number of states are exploring online gambling after the U.S. Justice Department dropped its long standing opposition to the idea.
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Electric Cars Plugged For Vermont Plug In Weekend
Thursday, 09/20/12
Car dealerships around Vermont are partnering with the group Drive Electric Vermont to celebrate National Plug In Day. They're encouraging Vermonters to learn more about electric vehicles.
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Norwich Divided Over Tower Site
Monday, 09/10/12
By Charlotte Albright
New rules about emergency communications are posing challenges for many Vermont communities. The Federal Communications Commission has ordered mobile radios and pagers to operate with much less bandwidth by January of next year.
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New Funding Brings Broadband To Rural Communities
Wednesday, 09/05/12
By Bob Kinzel
The Shumlin Administration says it's optimistic that it will meet its goal of having full broadband coverage in every part of the state by the end of next year.
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Norwich Votes Down Bond To Finance Radio Communication
Wednesday, 08/29/12
By Charlotte Albright
In Norwich, voters decided whether to issue a bond to help finance construction of a radio communications system.
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New Weather Radar To Improve Storm Predictions
Tuesday, 08/28/12
As the Gulf Coast braces for Issac, Vermonters are commemorating the one-year anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene. Meanwhile, Meteorologists at Vermont's National Weather Service now have a new tool that they say will help predict events like Irene.
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Sanders To Talk Up Smart Grids
Monday, 08/20/12
Senator Bernie Sanders is going to be talking about the benefits of "smart grid" technology for the state of Vermont.
Vermont Edition
Entrepreneurs Expand Vt. Tech Sector
Thursday, 08/09/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
Vermont Edition looks at the kind of conditions technology companies need to start-up and expand in Vermont – from infrastructure to a tech-savvy workforce.  Does Vermont embrace technology entrepreneurship?
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Garret Keizer Looks At The State Of Privacy
Wednesday, 08/08/12
By Steve Zind
Terrorism, technology and the Patriot Act are just three causes for a reduction in our level of privacy. Author Garret Keizer discusses how views on privacy differ across social, political and cultural lines, we get an update on the threat of “bath salts” and we learn how to bowl a cricket ball.
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Shumlin Highlights Cell Service Expansion
Thursday, 08/02/12
Governor Peter Shumlin says cellular telephone service is going to be getting better near the intersections of Vermont routes 12 and 107 in Bethel.
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Vt. Tourism Hands Over Social Marketing, Twitter Account To Public
Monday, 07/23/12
By Kirk Carapezza
The state of Vermont is handing over control of its social media marketing machine. The state says it's seeking an authentic, uncensored voice to promote tourism online.
TED Radio Hour
Fixing Our Broken Systems
Saturday, 07/28/12
We depend on rules, guidelines, and laws to provide structure, order, and function. But too often these systems fail us. This week, TED explores creative ways to solve problems
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Utilities Install Smart Meters, Encounter Resistance
Thursday, 07/05/12
By John Dillon
Vermont utilities are encountering some resistance as they roll out new wireless smart meters. Officials say about 5 percent of consumers have so far chosen not to have the devices installed. But officials expect that "opt out" rate to drop as the technology is deployed around the state.
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Burlington Free Press Counts On New Format, Subscriptions To Bolster Sales
Wednesday, 06/13/12
By Kirk Carapezza
The publisher of the Burlington Free Press thinks it has found its sweet spot with a new print format and online business model that it hopes will bring the 185-year-old newspaper into the digital age.
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Burlington Free Press Counts On New Format, Subscriptions To Bolster Sales
Wednesday, 06/13/12
By Kirk Carapezza
The publisher of the Burlington Free Press thinks it has found its sweet spot with a new print format and online business model that it hopes will bring the 185-year-old newspaper into the digital age.
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