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Potential for wet, heavy snow could cause outages

Utility crews prepare for first major snowfall of the season

The first major storm of the season is expected to hit Vermont just before Thanksgiving, and Green Mountain Power officials said Nov. 26 that the utility is ready, activating its workforce and external contractors to ensure that any power outages are restored as quickly as possible.

Vermont salmonella cases may be linked to bean sprouts

An outbreak of salmonella illnesses in the northeastern United States, including three cases in Vermont, has been associated with bean sprouts. This is the finding from an investigation by the Vermont Department of Health along with other state health departments, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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You're fired!—well, sort of: Vermont cuts off Gruber's paycheck

Vermont Watchdog Report

The State of Vermont has stopped payment on the contract of Jonathan Gruber following a series of video statements showing the Obamacare architect repeatedly insulting voters and intentionally misleading the public in the crafting of the Affordable Care Act.

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Laurie L. Patton to become Middlebury’s 17th president

The Middlebury Board of Trustees today named Laurie L. Patton, dean of Duke University’s Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and the Robert F. Durden Professor of Religion, as Middlebury’s next president. Patton will take office on July 1, 2015, succeeding Ronald D. Liebowitz, who has served as president since July 2004.

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Campaign for Vermont launches petition to end Gruber health-care contract

On Sunday’s Face the Nation, the venerable CBS newsman Bob Scheiffer revealed he was “dumbstruck when (he) heard the comments that are surfacing from an economist named Jonathan Gruber, who was paid $400,000 to help shape the President's health care plan.”

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Middlebury’s Bread Loaf Campus to be conserved

Nearly a century ago, Joseph Battell bequeathed to Middlebury College the large tract of land that is home to the Bread Loaf campus in Ripton.

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Vermont’s Veterans Memorial is a lasting tribute in stone and greenery

Veterans Day 2014

When Vermont’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated at a large public gathering on Oct. 30 1982, the national wounds of the decade-long Indo-Chinese war were still largely unhealed. Over 135 Vermonters died in the war; their stone-etched names—along with color and monochrome photographs of their wartime experiences—stand as a lasting tribute to their blood sacrifice.

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Vermont A.G. silent on potentially illegal donations to single-payer candidates

Vermont Watchdog Report

Despite receiving complaints that a single-payer advocacy group has been making potentially illegal donations to candidates, the Vermont Attorney General’s Office offered no public response in time for Tuesday’s election.

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The GOP's Scott Milne: November's big surprise!

Too close to call: Vermont governor's race to be decided by the State Legislature

The 2014 Vermont governor’s race looks like it will be decided by the State Legislature since either candidate did not garner enough votes for a definitive victory.

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Vermont is monitoring Rutland traveler for Ebola

The Vermont Department of Health has requested a Vermonter who has just returned from West Africa to enter voluntary quarantine and active monitoring for fever or symptoms of Ebola for 21 days. This individual agreed, and began quarantine on Oct. 27.

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Police remove climate-action protesters from Vermont Governor’s Office

Individuals arrested for illegal entry, trespassing

Throughout the day Oct. 27, the Vermont State Police, in conjunction with several other law enforcement agencies, monitored the events of a scheduled climate-action protest against the proposed Vermont Gas pipeline.

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New digs for an old house

The historic Osborne House in Middlebury was moved from 77 Main St., where it stood since the 1800s, to the east side of the intersection of Cross and Water streets.

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House to be moved across Cross Street Bridge, Oct. 27

The Osborne House on the corner of Main Street and Cross Street will be on the move. The house will move from 77 Main St. to the vacant lot on the east side of the intersection of Cross and Water Streets. Cross Street will be closed to all vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic from 2 a.m. until approximately noon, Monday. Oct. 27.

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Vermont astronomy group to offer views of solar eclipse—weather permitting

Partial solar eclipse Oct. 23

On Thursday, Oct. 23, conditions permitting, enjoy a safe viewing of the partial solar eclipse at the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site in Hubbardton.

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Rutland County covered bridge is new U.S. Historic Landmark

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Directory Jonathan B. Jarvis recently announced the designation of nine new National Historic Landmarks, among them Vermont’s Brown Bridge in Rutland County.