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Senator Patrick Leahy Aims to Stop Illegal Firearm Trafficking

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) introduced legislation Tuesday that aims to combat the practice of straw purchasing and illegal trafficking in firearms. The Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2013 provides law enforcement officials with the

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Update on Norwich Police Cruisers

Shortly before 3 am on Thursday, Norwich Fire Department answered a call and discovered three of the Norwich police cruisers were on fire. Fire investigators and the VT Department of Public Safety investigated the incident at the request of the

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The Buzz on Bees

Over 500 beekeepers, researchers and experts from the Eastern U.S. and Canada will be in Vermont for a five-day gathering, the largest since 1980. The Vermont Beekeepers Association and the Eastern Apicultural Society are collaborating for the Bees and Beyond

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Grant to Create 150 Jobs in Vermont

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin on Tuesday announced a $93,500 grant from the Department of Labor’s Workforce Education and Training Fund to the VNA to create 150 new personal care attendant positions and re-train several hundred current attendants. Gov. Shumlin said.

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GlaxoSmithKline to Pay Vermont $2 Million as Part of Largest Healthcare Fraud Settlement in US History

Vermont will receive approximately $2 million from pharmaceutical manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). GSK will pay to the states and the federal government a total of $3 billion to resolve criminal and civil allegations that GSK unlawfully marketed certain drugs for uses

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Area Fireworks

VERMONT: July 3 Burlington Dusk on the Waterfront Brownsville Fireworks Festival at 6:30 p.m., Route 44. Hot dogs and hamburgers provided by the Lions Club. Live music with Rick Davis. Fireworks at dusk at Cunningham’s Ski Barn at Ascutney Mountain

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Another Woe from Irene for Vermonters

Tropical Storm Irene is still affecting Vermonters. Now it is an invasion of the Japanese knot-weed which is erodes the riverbanks. During the flooding, many pieces tore loose and are scattered throughout the state. Brian Colleran an employee of the

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Six Vermont Organizations receive Grants from USDA Rural Development

On Tuesday, USDA Rural Development announced six Vermont organizations are receiving $615,578 in Rural Business Enterprise Grants (RBEG). Recipients of the RBEG are Center for an Agricultural Economy: $191,849, Lyndon State College: $129,429, St. Johnsbury Works Inc.: $100,000, Northern Community

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Vermont Eligible for FEMA Funds

Gov. Peter Shumlin and Vermont’s Congressional delegation announced Friday, that Vermont’s request for a federal disaster declaration for damage by heavy rains, winds and flash flooding on May 29 was approved by President Barack Obama. The declaration will provide financial

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COURT RULES VERMONT’S CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAWS ARE CONSTITUTIONAL

A Vermont federal court issued a decision on Friday in favor of the State dismissing a case brought by the Vermont Right to Life Committee, Inc. (VRLC). VRLC filed the case challenging Vermont’s campaign finance registration and reporting provisions for

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