Party in Killington leads to new Covid outbreak - VT Business Magazine

A private party of 40 people at Killington’s Summit Lodge has led to 14 more Covid-19 cases in Rutland County. The Health Dept. is investigating - and trying to determine how many more people are test-positive as a result.

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Four anti-BLM protesters arrested at Bennington street painting - VT Digger

White supremacist Max Misch and three others arrested for disrupting the painting of ‘Black LIves Matter’ on a street in Bennington. A plague on both of their houses?

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Vergennes House candidate calls out BLM, Antifa, VT supermajority - Vermont Eagle

Steve Thurston, GOP candidate from Vergennes, wants to help the Legislature walk back from heavy-handed environmental regulation. And he’s no fan of Antifa or BLM.

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Worried about “twindemic,” Levine ponders flu vaccine mandate for children - VPR

He’s not committing to anything yet, but VT Health Commissioner Mark Levine is talking about mandatory seasonal flu vaccinations for school children.

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VT GOP one shy of full slate of 30 Senate candidates for Nov. 3 - VT Daily

Army veteran Jonathan Morin of Holland is among the many first-time GOP candidates for Vermont Senate. Vermont’s minority party is fielding 29 candidates, the most for the Senate in many years.

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VTC gets $8 million shot in arm from US Army - Rutland Herald

VTC will be home to a new Army program aimed at ensuring civilian manufacturing in event of an emergency. Will it be enough to save the campus?

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VT Yankee shipping higher-level radioactive waste to Texas by train - Bennington Banner

Not just low-level, but higher level waste from the decommissioned Vermont Yankee reactor is being transported by train to Texas in storage casks rated for high radiation output.

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Overdoses up 50% during pandemic - VT Digger

Isolation? Less access to services? For whatever reason, Vermont overdoses went from 48 in the first half of 2019 to 72 this year.

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Obituary: Rep. George Schiavone - Seven Days

George Schiavone, a friend to all and an esteemed legislator from Shelburne, passed away August 10.

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Commentary: make masks, vaccinations mandatory, but not plastic bags - Fractals of Change

The opinionated Mr. Evslin thinks masks and vaccination should be mandatory. But he would scrap the plastic bag ban and the mandatory composting.

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Top-rated college football player from Burlington shot in face - Sports Illustrated

Burlington remembers Haskell Garrett as a rambunctious boy whose father, Haskell Sr., passed away in April 2011. Now the Ohio State Buckeye is the top-rated defensive tackle in the Big Ten - or at least he was until he was shot in the face this weekend.

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Covid rules to be tested as College classes start today - VT Digger

‘Zero tolerance’ about describes Vermont communities’ attitude towards college students breaking the new and many Covid rules.

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Family celebrates birthday at the border - WCAX

For different reasons, the Canadian border crossings are starting to feel a little like Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin or the DMZ in Korea. Families can wave to each other, but they can’t actually touch.

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Cashier tells would-be robber, ‘are you kidding me?!” - Montpelier Bridge

Woman would-be robber of Montpelier convenience store tells woman clerk to empty the cash register. Clerk tells her to….

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United States Post Office launches ‘Election Mail’ website - Barton Chronicle

A new USPS website assures nervous voters that their Election Mail will be delivered promptly and effectively. It also provides links to state election websites, including Vermont’s.

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Vermont schools among safest in nation for teachers - The Other Paper

A map of the 50 U.S. states shows that, like most New England states, Vermont is “in the green” when it comes to teacher safety from Covid-19.

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No cafeteria, no problem - school lunch packaging delivery will look different - Valley Reporter

Even if it comes in a plastic container and must be eaten at a classroom desk, a no-bake cookie is still a no-bake cookie.

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Teenager runs from Lake Champlain to summit of Mt. Mansfield - Williston Observer

It’s so much fun, CVU senior Shane Skiff wonders why running from the Lake Champlain shoreline to the chin of Mt. Mansfield isn’t “a thing.”

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Popular momma bear died of natural causes- Valley News

In the Upper Valley of the Connecticut River, they’re selling T-shirts with Mink’s picture on it. Now she’s dead of natural causes. But where are her three cubs?

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Commentary: pediatrician says teen marijuana use will rise with legalized market - VT Digger

For teens, today’s “recreational” marijuana isn’t some harmless high. All of the outcomes we don’t want for our children - poor school performance, mental illness, anxiety, depression, other drug abuse - are associated with heavy consumption of marijuana.

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