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Growing Saffron In Vermont? UVM Researcher Tests Plant's Viability

Saffron. The golden, flavorful spice has been used to season foods for thousands of years, often in rice and chicken dishes, and is largely grown in the Middle East. So what's it doing growing in Vermont?
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Local clergy in Middlebury have planned a Community Gathering of Love and Hope on Saturday in response to vandalism at the county's Jewish congregation, as well as other incidents across the nation.

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State officials identified a potentially toxic bloom of cyanobacteria – also known as blue-green algae – in Mallets Bay earlier this week, after they had stopped monitoring the lake for the blooms for the season.

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Senator Patrick Leahy was easily re-elected in November to his eighth U.S. Senate term, but the Senate he is returning to has changed, and so has his role in it.

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They haven’t been sworn into office just yet. But the newly-elected members of the Legislature gathered in Montpelier this week for a primer on state finances. Analysts say the fiscal road ahead might get rocky, and lawmakers are preparing to navigate policy, and partisan politics, as the 2017 session gets underway.

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A motel that provides shelter for the homeless can remain open after the Shelburne Development Review Board this week said the facility's zoning permit was valid.

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