Newscast: Monday, September 24, 2012, 7:34 a.m.
09/24/12 7:34AM By Mitch Wertlieb, Amy Kolb Noyes
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There are an estimated four thousand sites in Vermont that are considered "brownfields." They range from old gas stations to closed down mills and factories. Redeveloping these properties is complicated by concerns about contaminants in the air, soil or water. Vermont health officials are warning people who live in Pittsford and the surrounding communities that they may be at increased risk for contracting eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE. The city of Rutland has removed benches from a park after residents complained about teen behavior. There will soon be a new community forest in the Northeast Kingdom. The town of Canaan has taken ownership of 424 acres of land to create the Canaan Community Forest.