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Sled dog team gets in shape for winter snow runs

Vermont sled dog adventurer and geologist Rob Farley and his family take their Siberian husky team for a practice dash along Texas Hill Road in Hinesburg Oct. 4.

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Injured Amtrak passengers taken to hospital after Vermont derailment

An Amtrak passenger train, carrying 98 passengers, has derailed in Northfield, Vt. Hjonis Hanson, a spokesman for Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin, Vt., reported that four people were injured.

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Auditions for Washington irving's "...Sleepy Hollow" in Rutland

Rutland Youth Theatre presents “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” Oct. 16, at 7 p.m., and Oct. 17, at 2 p.m., and 7 p.m.

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Woman killed in Route 7 collision

According to the Middlebury Police Department, a Brndon woman died in a multi-truck accident on U.S. Route 7, near Middlebury Beef Supply, on Oct. 3.

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Rutland prisoner arrested in jail

The Vermont State Police responded to the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility in Rutland and arrested 46-year-old inmate Whalen D. Goucher of Rutland City for disorderly Conduct.

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Local towns among top lake sewage polluters

According to an Oct. 1 news release by the environmental group Lake Champlain International (LCI), more than 3 million gallons of sewage and dirty storm water have flowed into Lake Champlain between Sept. 27 and Sept. 30.

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State Police release report on Monkton trooper’s death

Vermont Public Safety Commissioner Keith Flynn released a three-page report, Sept. 29, detailing the events that led to the death of Vermont State Trooper Kyle Young.

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Better L8 Than Never Car Show announces winners circle

The Addison County Chamber of Commerce and the Bristol Recreation Department hosted the 2015 Bristol Harvest Festival and the Better L8 Than Never Car Show Sept. 29.

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Boyer’s Orchard is a moveable feast

Author Ernest Hemingway once described the wine, food and various riches of the city of Paris as a “moveable feast.” Here in Vermont, a moveable feast might better describe a drive-up farmstand where you can buy fresh local vegetables, fruits, cider, and syrup, and then enjoy them at the dinner table a few hours later. And for those many repeat autumnal customers and tourists, Boyer’s Orchard and Cider Mill in Monkton neatly entwines itself around Hemingway’s classic turn of phrase.

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Vermont jobs outlook worse than students think?

Vermont Watchdog Report

A recent survey shows college graduates are leaving Vermont because they think the state has a bad jobs outlook.Depending on which employment data they look at, the situation may be even worse than they think.

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Time Capsule: Harlan Palmer was World War I flight instructor

Vermont aviators have served the nation in times of war and peace since World War I.

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Electric-car commuters can get fast charge between Rutland, Burlington

For those Addison County automobile owners with engines that buzz rather than roar, you now have a downtown Middlebury place to recharge your batteries while shopping, dining, or traveling between Rutland and Burlington in search of an ultra-fast electromotive pick me up.

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Mystery author to talk about new Joe Gunther novel

Fact may be stranger than fiction, but fiction may be truer than you imagine. That’s certainly true for vermont-based mystery writer Archer Mayor who, in addition to writing the New York Times bestselling Joe Gunther series, is an investigator for the sheriff’s department, the state medical examiner, and has 25 years of experience as a firefighter and EMT.

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Theft of construction materials

Between Sept. 26 and Sept. 28, Vermont State Police reported that an unknown person or persons stole two fiberglass ladders and a host of staging materials from a construction site located on Roaring Brook Road in Killington.