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Vt. Health Dept. To Study EEE In Affected Area
Wednesday, 04/10/13
By Lynne McCrea
The Vermont Health Department is launching a research study this month into Eastern Equine Encephalitis -- a rare, mosquito-borne disease.
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Waterbury Recovery Efforts Get $1 Million Boost
Friday, 02/01/13
By Lynne McCrea
The Vermont Housing & Conservation Board has awarded two nonprofit housing groups more than $1 million in state and federal funds to buy and reconfigure a building that has sat vacant since Tropical Storm Irene destroyed much of the state office complex. The project will create 27 new affordable apartments on Main Street.
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Bernie Sanders Cruises To Re-Election
Wednesday, 11/07/12
By Lynne McCrea
Independent Senator Bernie Sanders cruised to re-election Tuesday night, defeating Republican John MacGovern with more than 70 percent of the vote.
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Rep. Welch Wins Fourth Term
Wednesday, 11/07/12
By Lynne McCrea
Congressman Peter Welch won a fourth term representing Vermont, easily defeating political newcomer Mark Donka.
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Lt. Gov. Scott Becomes Lone Republican
Wednesday, 11/07/12
By Lynne McCrea
Lt. Governor Phil Scott is the sole Republican to win a statewide office in Vermont this year. Scott easily defeated Cassandra Gekas, who ran as both a Democrat and a Progressive.
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Dairy Farmers Lost Safety Net Program When Farm Bill Expired
Tuesday, 10/02/12
By Lynne McCrea
Congress let the massive farm bill expire over the weekend, and for Vermont dairy farmers it now means the end of the safety net program known as Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC), which helps bridge the gap between what it costs to produce milk and what farmers get paid for it.
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Irene Continues To Exact A Toll For Homeowners Waiting For FEMA
Tuesday, 08/21/12
By Lynne McCrea
In Northfield, homeowners who are part of a FEMA buyout program have learned it will be fall before they can expect to see any money for their Irene-damaged homes. Residents are grateful that the end is in sight. But for some, the months of waiting has exacted an emotional toll.
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Vermont State Parks Now Has An App For That
Monday, 05/28/12
By Lynne McCrea
Just in time for the start of the summer season, the Vermont State Parks has rolled out a free iPhone app that gives visitors the ability to access and organize all sorts of information.
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Lawmakers Begin To Explore Options For State Office Complex
Monday, 03/12/12
By Lynne McCrea
A new report lays out four options for what to do about the State Office Complex in Waterbury, where flooding from Tropical Storm Irene left many of the buildings uninhabitable. And one option in particular appears to have a lot of appeal among some lawmakers.
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State Audit Shows $415
Tuesday, 02/21/12
By Lynne McCrea
A report by the state auditor's office has found that money taken though theft, embezzlement or wire fraud has been reported missing from 16 school districts in the past 12 years.
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Waterbury Considers Long-Term Recovery Options From Irene
Friday, 02/17/12
By Lynne McCrea
Hundreds turned out Thursday night for a "flood recovery fair" that looked at a variety of long-term projects under consideration.
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NECAP Results Show Drop In Math Achievement
Tuesday, 02/07/12
By Lynne McCrea
Last year's results show that nearly 75 percent of Vermont students are proficient in reading, and nearly 50 percent or more are proficient in writing. But only 36 percent of 11th graders scored at the proficient level in math.
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Vt. Gets 20-Bed Portable Hospital
Tuesday, 01/31/12
By Lynne McCrea
Officials say the 20-bed hospital and mass care trailer is designed to respond to mass casualty and hospital and public health events and emergencies.
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UVM Names Finalists For President
Friday, 01/13/12
By Lynne McCrea
The University of Vermont has announced five finalists in its search for a new president. The chairman of UVM's Board of Trustees describes the finalists as "highly accomplished," and says all have had to handle very complex issues at their current schools.
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Yearly Assessment Waived For Schools Disrupted By Irene
Tuesday, 01/10/12
By Lynne McCrea
A total of 6 Vermont schools have received waivers for administering this year's statewide assessment exam. That's thanks, in part, to Tropical Storm Irene, which forced the displacement of students in the weeks following devastating flooding.
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Waterbury Group Helps Reconstruction After Irene
Monday, 01/02/12
By Lynne McCrea
Waterbury has had to be creative in how it responds the widespread need for reconstruction throughout the village since Tropical Storm Irene's floods.
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VPR Series and Specials: The Irene Effect
Wednesday, 12/28/11
"The Irene Effect" takes stock of where Vermont stands nearly four months after Tropical Storm Irene.
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Even After Irene
Tuesday, 11/01/11
By Lynne McCrea
As Vermont communities hit hard by Tropical Storm Irene move through the process of recovery, they are marking progress with small, but important steps. This week, Halloween was one such turning point for the town of Waterbury.
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Shumlin Calls First-ever Vermont Clean Up Day A Success
Monday, 10/24/11
By Lynne McCrea
Flood cleanup efforts in areas hit hard by Tropical Storm Irene drew scores of volunteers on Saturday. Governor Peter Shumlin had asked people across the state to pitch in, hoping for at least one last push before winter arrives.
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Shelburne Museum Announces Art And Education Center
Thursday, 10/13/11
By Lynne McCrea
The new building, which will be open year-round, will include galleries to showcase special exhibitions, and will include auditorium and classroom space. Currently, the museum is open for six months of the year.
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Irene Puts Towns
Wednesday, 09/28/11
By Lynne McCrea
Communities across the state are working nonstop to recover from last month's flooding. Often the work is being done by people who never asked for the job. In Stockbridge, many have stepped in to help.
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UVM Robotics Scientist Honored By White House
Tuesday, 09/27/11
By Lynne McCrea
A UVM robotics researcher has been honored with the highest award given by the U.S. government to young scientists. Joshua Bongard is one of 94 winners of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
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In Stockbridge
Thursday, 09/22/11
By Lynne McCrea
In the aftermath of Irene, one common theme that's emerged is the way towns have pulled together in the effort to recover. That's certainly true in the small mountain town of Stockbridge, where the damage to roads, in particular, was some of the worst in the state.
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Another Democrat Enters 2012 Race For Burlington Mayor
Tuesday, 09/13/11
By Lynne McCrea
Burlington has a new candidate for mayor in the 2012 election.
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Flood Damaged Households Eligible For Extra Food Benefits
Friday, 09/09/11
By Lynne McCrea
Vermont's Department of Children and Families says households that received food benefits in August and then lost food during Tropical Storm Irene are eligible for extra benefits.
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