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Historic Signs Capture Moment In Time
Friday, 12/31/10
By Neal Charnoff
The Vermont Historical Society is hoping a new exhibit of signs will get people interested in learning about Vermont's past.  VPR's Neal Charnoff visits the Vermont History Museum to see the exhibit first-hand.
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State And Local Police Will Patrol Heavily Over New Year's
Friday, 12/31/10
By Nina Keck
State and local police officers will be out in force this weekend. They hope DUI checkpoints and added patrols will encourage Vermonters not to drink and drive.
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CVPS Gives $20
Friday, 12/31/10
Vermont's largest electric utility is also trying to help struggling Vermonters keep their homes warm this winter.
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Judge Halts Vote On Waste Dump
Friday, 12/31/10
By Ross Sneyd
A Texas judge has agreed to halt a vote next week on whether to expand a nuclear waste dump shared by Vermont and Texas.
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VT Electric Cooperative Reaches Agreement On Rate Increase
Friday, 12/31/10
Vermont Electric Cooperative reached agreement Thursday with utility regulators on a rate increase.
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Bellows Falls Company Saves Damaged Rockingham Documents
Thursday, 12/30/10
By Susan Keese
Earlier this month a burst pipe unleashed a flood of water in the local history room of the Rockingham Library. Crates of histories and genealogical archives were sent to a restoration company in Illinois. But for a number of damaged documents, help was much closer. A professionally trained paper conservator has a workshop on Main Street in Bellows Falls.
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DCF Reaches Agreement To Improve Benefits Processing
Thursday, 12/30/10
By Neal Charnoff
The Department for Children and Families says it's speeded up the time it takes to process applications for benefits. Many DCF clients have endured long delays when attempting to contact the department.
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Former Environment Official Appointed No. 2 At Natural Resources
Thursday, 12/30/10
Governor-elect Peter Shumlin has made a couple of the final appointments to his administration, this time to the Agency of Natural Resources.
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Heating Assistance Will Rise Slightly With Federal Money
Thursday, 12/30/10
By Melody Bodette
People who qualify for Vermont's low-income heating assistance program, known as LIHEAP, will be getting a bonus benefit in the new year. By the end of January, most families enrolled in the program will see their benefit grow from $660 to $930
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Lawmakers Explore New Ways To Fund Medicaid
Thursday, 12/30/10
By Nina Keck
Controlling rising Medicaid costs may be one of the toughest hurdles for Vermont officials struggling with the state's budget. Lawmakers and hospital administrators say Vermont has to find new ways to fund Medicaid if services are to continue.
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Mount Washington Radio Transmitter Needs Repairs
Thursday, 12/30/10
The National Weather Service says it'll be at least a week before technicians can get to a weather radio located on top of New Hampshire's Mount Washington and figure out why it's not working properly.
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Prosecutor To Investigate City-Owned Telecom
Thursday, 12/30/10
A former Chittenden County state's attorney will be a special prosecutor in the investigation of Burlington Telecom.
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Teacher's License Suspended For File Destruction
Thursday, 12/30/10
A Vermont middle school teacher has had his license suspended for 10 days for intentionally destroying the special education file of a student from St. Albans.
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Demand For Local Food Boosts Year-Round CSAs
Wednesday, 12/29/10
By Susan Keese
The demand for locally grown food has challenged farmers in the Northeast to find ways of providing produce year-round. And customers are investing in those efforts by paying in advance for weekly shares of winter greens, eggs, root vegetables and more.
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Vermont Utilities Plan Recharging Stations For Electric Cars
Wednesday, 12/29/10
By Ross Sneyd
Vermont's electric utilities are interested in building a network of recharging stations that drivers of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles can use.
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Burlington Fire Chief To Head Vt. Emergency Management
Wednesday, 12/29/10
Burlington Fire Chief Michael O'Neil has been appointed director of Vermont Emergency Management.
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The Demise Of The VT Mozart Festival
Wednesday, 12/29/10
By Jane Lindholm
Barre Montpelier Times Argus and Rutland Herald arts editor Jim Lowe says the demise of the Vermont Mozart Festival is the result of a number of internal and external factors.
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Sprawling Intelligence Network Lacks Oversight
Wednesday, 12/29/10
By Jane Lindholm
A series of Washington Post article co-authored by Vermont based journalist William Arkin points to the massive growth of intelligence gathering and an accompanying lack of oversight. 
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Guard To Replace Morrisville Armory
Wednesday, 12/29/10
By Amy Kolb Noyes
With members of the Vermont Army National Guard back from deployment to Afghanistan, they're no doubt looking forward to the comforts of home. For some of them, their Vermont training facilities may soon be more inviting as well.
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Ski Areas Hope For Busy New Year’s Weekend
Wednesday, 12/29/10
Vermont's ski resorts hope last weekend's blizzard will mean a healthy New Year's weekend for them.
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VT Set To Ban Electronics From Landfills
Wednesday, 12/29/10
It's about to become illegal to dispose of old computers, televisions and other electronics in Vermont's landfills.
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Pedestrian Hit On Route 7
Wednesday, 12/29/10
A Vermont man is in critical condition after being hit by a car in South Burlington.
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Douglas Negotiating How Long Records Will Remain Private
Tuesday, 12/28/10
By Bob Kinzel
Governor Jim Douglas needs to decide before he leaves office next week how long some of his administration's most sensitive records will be sealed from the public. And, for the first time, this process will involve a lot of electronic communications.
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Shumlin Taps Former Speaker Obuchowski For Administration
Tuesday, 12/28/10
By Ross Sneyd
The longest-serving member of the Vermont House is stepping down to take a position in the Shumlin administration.
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Finding And Remembering Vermont's Lost Ski Areas
Tuesday, 12/28/10
By Jane Lindholm
Before the massive, luxurious ski resorts, there were small neighborhood ski hills dotting the Green Mountains. Jeremy Davis has chronicled the history of many of these ski areas that have long ago stopped operating.
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