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Nor'easter damage assessment expands to 12 Vermont counties

The Vermont Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) has asked for an expansion of a Preliminary Damage Assessment by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to include eight additional counties.

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Protesters burn healthcare bills at Vermont State House

Burnt toast for Gov. Shumlin

Supporters of the Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign rallied and burned their medical bills in front of the Vermont statehouse, denouncing Democrat Gov. Shumlin for abandoning his support for universal, publicly financed healthcare Dec. 18.

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Shumlin: Single-payer ‘greatest disappointment of my political life’

Vermont Watchdog Report

Gov. Peter Shumlin announced Wednesday he has called off his plans for single-payer health care in Vermont for 2015, saying “now is not the right time.”

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Vehicle snow, ice a problem, according to Vermont State Police

The Vermont State Police is alerting the motoring public to clear all snow and ice from the roof and windshields of vehicles.

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Election 2014: Decision up-in-the-air: Milne to seek support of legislators

"Vermont GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott Milne will seek votes from legislators, according to multiple online new reports Dec. 8..."

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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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