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WhistlePig Case Challenges Definition Of Farm
Monday, 04/15/13
By Nina Keck
What makes a farm a farm?  That's a question the state's Environmental Court will have to sort out as it considers WhistlePig whiskey, a company that wants to make whiskey from rye that it grows itself.
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Vermont Edition: Hook
Thursday, 04/11/13
By Nina Keck
We learn about the conditions, the health of our trout population and where to find the fish this season,  celebrate National Poetry Month and continue our series marking the anniversary of the Vermont Folklife Center's Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program.
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This Week In The New Hampshire Legislature
Wednesday, 04/10/13
By Nina Keck
John Gregg, local editor for the Valley News speaks with Vermont Edition about the political debates at the New Hampshire Statehouse this week.
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Vermont Edition: Returning from War
Wednesday, 04/10/13
By Nina Keck
Coming home from war is never easy. Author Karl Marlantes and Psychologist Jon Coffin share their experiences.
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'Bunker Project' Attempts To Save Bats From White Nose Syndrome
Tuesday, 04/09/13
By Nina Keck
Scott Darling, wildlife biologist with the Vermont Fish And Wildlife Department, talks with Vermont Edition about the status of White Nose Syndrome in Vermont and a test program that relocates healthy bats to a location in Maine to save them from the disease.
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Vermont Edition: Migrant Workers Argue For Driving Privileges
Tuesday, 04/09/13
By Nina Keck
People who are in Vermont illegally may soon be able to get a legal driver's license. Supporters say it provides a level of freedom and safety for people who are isolated on the farms where they work.
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Rutland Uses Flowers To Boost Curb Appeal
Tuesday, 04/09/13
By Nina Keck
First it was solar power.  Now Green Mountain Power officials are teaming up with Rutland area businesses and community groups to harness flower power.
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Learning The Dance And Music Of Their Native Land
Monday, 04/08/13
By Nina Keck
Mediha Jusufagic  founded a group called the Bosnian Lilies, and taught the children of immigrant families the dance and music of their native land.   
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Film Looks At The Framework Of The War On Drugs
Monday, 04/08/13
By Nina Keck
Vermont filmmaker Eugene Jarecki talks with Vermont Edition about making the film, The House I Live In. The documentary that is largely an indictment of the legal, political and social framework of the war on drugs.
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Vermont Edition: Bullying
Monday, 04/08/13
By Nina Keck
We hear a lot about bullying in schools these days- both physically and online. We'll parse out some of the definitions and we'll talk about state-wide anti-bullying efforts.
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Plan For Whiskey Business In Shoreham Draws Scrutiny
Thursday, 03/21/13
By Nina Keck
When an old dairy farm in Shoreham became the hub for a trendy new whiskey company several years ago, many were excited by the idea of new jobs and economic development. But two things may get in the company's way: mold and the state's definition of a farm.
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Back Country Skiers Form Rescue Group
Thursday, 03/21/13
By Nina Keck
Ski resorts have been trying to increase awareness of the dangers of skiing out of bounds but have had little success. Meanwhile, a group of local back-country ski enthusiasts recently formed Killington Search and Rescue to help.
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GMP Begins Work On Rutland Innovation Center
Friday, 03/15/13
By Nina Keck
Officials from Green Mountain Power provided a first glimpse inside their new $2.5 million  energy innovation center in downtown Rutland Thursday. It's an investment that city officials say is having a positive ripple effect on the entire downtown.
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Louras Defeats Allaire For Rutland Mayor
Wednesday, 03/06/13
By Nina Keck
In Rutland Mayor Christopher Louras won re-election - beating challenger David Allaire by a little more than 400 votes.  
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Castleton To Weigh In On Town Offices
Tuesday, 03/05/13
By Nina Keck
In Castleton, local residents are weighing in on what to do about their town office - again.  It's the third time in a year and the issue remains deeply divisive.
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In Rutland
Monday, 03/04/13
By Nina Keck
Rutland Mayor Christopher Louras faces stiff opposition from well-known challenger for the city's top job. While the campaign has been relatively quiet, public safety and the city's drug problem have emerged as a top issues in a race that will be decided on Town Meeting Day.
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New Rutland Art Gallery A Colorful Contrast To Winter
Saturday, 02/23/13
By Nina Keck
February can be a pretty drab month - color wise. But a new art exhibit at the Chaffee is all about color. while the stately Chaffee mansion is closed for weatherization and electrical renovations, art lovers can visit the Chaffe's new downtown gallery on Merchants Row.
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Make It Snow: Snow Guns Boost Resort Business
Thursday, 02/14/13
By Nina Keck
Ski resorts can have the most luxurious lodges, the fastest lifts and most exciting terrain. But if they don't have snow in the winter, none of that matters much.
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Lawsuit Alleges Corruption In Rutland Police Department
Monday, 01/28/13
By Nina Keck
Rutland City's top ranking police officers are the focus of a lawsuit alleging a longstanding culture of corruption, misconduct and cover-ups in the department.
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Lawsuit Alleges Corruption
Monday, 01/28/13
By Nina Keck
The highest-ranking members of the Rutland City Police Department are the focus of a lawsuit alleging a longstanding culture of corruption, misconduct and cover-ups. The suit was filed by a former police officer and targets Police Chief Jim Baker and other officers as well as former state public safety commissioner Thomas Tremblay.   
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Volunteers In Rutland Mark MLK Day By Doing Service
Monday, 01/21/13
By Nina Keck
Seventy volunteers from across Vermont marked the Martin Luther King holiday by taking part in a host of different community service projects in Rutland.
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Lost Skiers A Growing Problem For Resorts
Wednesday, 01/16/13
By Nina Keck
In the last several weeks, Vermont State Police, ski patrollers and other first responders have had to look for 47 lost skiers and riders, 45 of them in the Killington-Pico area.
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Rutland Searches For Provider To Manage Methadone Clinic
Monday, 01/14/13
By Nina Keck
Rutland had hoped to see a methadone clinic up and running by now. Rutland Mental Health Services had been preparing to run it, but negotiations with the state fell apart in November. 
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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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In Rutland
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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