Irene Anniversary

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Is Vermont Ready For Another Tropical Storm Irene?

It's been five years since Tropical Storm Irene dumped its record rainfall over Vermont. The state has come a long way in both recovering from that big storm and preparing for the next one, but there's still work to be done across the state.
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Are you a butterfly watcher? A beekeeper? Do you want to broaden your scope of bug knowledge to the lives and habits of moths, dragonflies and tiger beetles? You're in luck: it's our annual bug show!

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Your brain needs fructose and glucose. But your body can really do without the high fructose corn syrup or sucrose. And all those other added sugars hiding in processed foods and sweetened drinks.

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Only four states have laws that mandate paid family and medical leave for workers. Democratic candidate for governor Sue Minter wants Vermont to join that small club, and lawmakers and advocates are already working to advance the legislation.

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Contractors are in the midst of a dam replacement project on Lake Fairlee. The project should be finished in a matter of weeks, but it’s taken a long time to get to this point. Until recently, the dam at the west end of Lake Fairlee was privately-owned.

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Vermont Gas Systems has publicly maintained that the company plans to bring its pipeline to Addison County online by the end of this year, but a June presentation to the company’s board said otherwise: The presentation shows that by one internal estimate, the pipeline won’t be in service until April of 2017.

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Vermont Pharmacies Can Now Sell Overdose Drug Without Requiring A Prescription

A drug that can counteract the effects of an opiate overdose can now be sold by any Vermont pharmacy without a prescription, state health officials announced Thursday.
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'StoryCorps' Vermont: The Joy Of Family

Victoria and Alex Pial came to Vermont from Sudan to make a life in America. In their conversation recorded at the StoryCorps Mobile Booth in Burlington, they talk about the joy of having a family and share their gratitude for the people in Vermont who’ve helped them make this country their home.
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