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State awards 5th medical marijuana dispensary license

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 07:50:14 GMT

Vermont officials have awarded a fifth medical marijuana dispensary and cultivation license to an applicant that will have locations in St. Albans and Bennington. The Times Argus reports the Waterbury-based PhytoScience Institute will start dispensing medical marijuana within six months after it gets full approval.




Freedom March: Working to reduce high prison population

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 03:33:13 GMT

Imagine a world where the focus of the justice system wasn't on incarceration. That's one of Eesha Williams' goals.




Vermont Should be Investigating Itself

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:50:04 GMT

Tiny Vermont has the distinction of biggest EB-5 scandal in the country. EB-5 is a program which grants US residency to foreigners who invest in certified job-creating projects.




New Readsboro Getting More Broadband ServiceSeptember 25, 2017 | 01:47AM0 Comments

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:00:56 GMT

More than 150 homes in Readsboro and Wilmington will have access to broadband thanks to public/private partnerships and grants and the work of volunteers. "This work demonstrates the value of working together finding common ground to a common goal," Gov. Philip Scott said on Friday.




Vermont's great pumpkin contest squashes all others

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:27:18 GMT

Top bragging rights at the annual weigh-off went to Matt DeBacco of Rocky Hill, Connecticut for his 1,435-pound baby. Vermont's great pumpkin contest squashes all others Top bragging rights at the annual weigh-off went to Matt DeBacco of Rocky Hill, Connecticut for his 1,435-pound baby.




Carbon tax number one at climate talk

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 22:16:43 GMT

Dr. Alan Betts, of Atmospheric Research in Pittsford, speaks at the Governor's Climate Action Commission's Public Hearing at Burr and Burton on Thursday. Local activist Theo Talcott speaks at the Governor's Climate Action Commission's Public Hearing at Burr and Burton on Thursday.




Energy entrepreneur hopes to bring commuter rail to Vermont

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:46:42 GMT

An energy entrepreneur wants to set up a commuter rail system to further his vision of weaning Vermont from fossil fuels and getting cars off the highways, and he has taken the first step toward moving it beyond the theoretical by buying a dozen rail cars. David Blittersdorf spent $5 million of his own money to buy the fully functional, 1950s-era cars, and he has hired one of the state's most experienced rail experts to get those cars carrying passengers once again.




Energy entrepreneur hopes to bring commuter rail to Vermont

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:46:41 GMT

In this Sept. 5, 2017 photo, David Blittersdorf, right, and Charlie Moore pose in Barre, Vt., in front of one of a dozen passenger rail cars Blittersdorf bought to try to jump-start a commuter rail system in Vermont.




Energy entrepreneur hopes to bring commuter rail to Vermont

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:46:40 GMT

In this Sept. 5, 2017 photo, David Blittersdorf, right, and Charlie Moore pose in Barre, Vt., in front of one of a dozen passenger rail cars Blittersdorf bought to try to jump-start a commuter rail system in Vermont.




Passersby pull two men from fiery crash in Vernon; driver faces numerous charges

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 13:17:33 GMT

The Windham County Sheriff's Department and the Vermont State Police are conducting an investigation into a single motor vehicle incident on Route 142 Friday evening near Pond Road in Vernon around 7:30. Windham County Sheriff's Department officers and Vermont state troopers are investigating a single motor vehicle incident on Route 142 Friday evening.




Police Log

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 04:46:39 GMT

Lt. Kurt Schmidt, of the Brattleboro Fire Department, watches as liquids pour out of a box truck onto Western Avenue. Brattleboro police and fire departments responded to a tractor-trailer that was rear-ended by a box truck on Western Avenue around 12:38 p.m. on Friday.




Experts: Dairy's future in Vermont sweeter than maple's

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:23:49 GMT

Projected changes in Vermont's climate over the next 50 years look grim for the maple industry but rosy for dairy, according to experts who presented at a community lecture in Craftsbury Wednesday. Travis Reynolds, an environmental studies professor at Colby College and family producer of maple syrup in Stannard, said Vermont's maple industry is "facing a catastrophe."




Bennington College recognized for sustainability

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:23:48 GMT

Bennington College has been honored with two awards for their efforts toward making the campus more energy efficient. A group from the college accepted an Energy Leadership Award at Efficiency Vermont's sixth annual Best Practices Exchange at Killington Grand Resort Hotel earlier this week.




Welch finds post-VY economic development update 'reassuring'

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:27:46 GMT

BRATTLEBORO REFORMERU.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., listens to Alex Wilson during a meeting with leaders of the regional green energy collaborative at the Brattleboro Savings & Loans on Thursday. BRATTLEBORO - U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., wanted to know what life has been like since the shutdown of the Vernon nuclear plant Vermont Yankee nearly three years ago.




Bennington group loses bid for marijuana license

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:11:50 GMT

A local group's bid for a medical marijuana facility license has been rejected by state officials, who said they determined the application was incomplete. However, one of the remaining five groups in the running for the next production and retail license proposes a facility in the Bennington area, said Lindsey Wells, who oversees the Vermont Medical Marijuana Registry.




Vermonters warned to avoid blue-green algae

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:52:57 GMT

Health officials say don't drink, prepare food with or shower in this water. Experts say the algae can cause sore throats, rashes and stomach problems.




Woodworking Festival Returns to Billings Farm, National Park

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:19:26 GMT

Working farms and forests give Vermont its beautiful rural character and unique sense of place, as well as many great products. This fall, one event celebrates those great aspects of Vermont.