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The 170th Vermont State Fair got underway Friday in Rutland. After nearly two years of internal upheaval, debt, and last minute scramble to find a midway, organizers say just being able to open the gates was a huge accomplishment.

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We dispatched a team of producers and reporters to the 94th Champlain Valley Fair in Essex Junction for one day last week. Their mission? Capture personal stories as diverse as the crowd itself at the fair.

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The University of Vermont is planning to sell two groups of buildings that house graduate students, medical students and students with families. Officials at the university say the sales are in line with plans to centralize the campus, but some students feel like their housing is being sold out from under them with no ready replacement.

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Money flowed like beer in a St. Johnsbury bistro Friday, as a top official  from the US Department of Agriculture joined Senator Patrick Leahy and USDA state director Ted Brady to hand out more than eight million dollars in grants to 33 recipients throughout the Northeast Kingdom.

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Vermont highway safety officials are concerned about the number of people driving on the interstate well beyond the speed limit. In just the last month a number of drivers have been clocked at over a hundred miles per hour.

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The plug has been pulled—for nowon an enormous solar array project planned by the state's largest power company. Green Mountain Power says strong community opposition has prompted them to put their solar array project on land near the state-owned prison in Windsor on hold.

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All this week, jackhammers have been destroying a small dam on the Wells River in Groton. The dam was built in 1908 to power Groton homes but it’s been useless since it was damaged by the 1927 flood.

Fish Stocks Rebound After Vermont Yankee Shutdown

Sep 3, 2015
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A leading environmentalist says fish populations in the Connecticut River have rebounded after the shutdown of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.

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Rutland Mayor Christopher Louras has called for a special joint meeting Thursday to bring local leaders up to speed on a 2013 civil suit involving the city that alleges racial profiling and cover-ups among former and current members of the Rutland City Police Department.

The mayor called together the Rutland Board of Aldermen, the city’s attorney and police commission, the panel that oversees the city's police department.

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Sen. Patrick Leahy says the likelihood that Iran will develop a nuclear weapon in the next decade has been greatly reduced because enough Senate Democrats are supporting President Obama's nuclear agreement with Iran.

Leahy says Congressional rejection of the deal would have almost certainly led to war in the Middle East.

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