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How's work? It's a question that when asked of a friend can open a massive can of worms. Sometimes they can't stop gushing about how great things are going and about the new promotion. Other times you'll hear a never-ending litany about a demonic boss or nonsensical company policies.

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Even as state and federal officials direct new money and staffing to water quality efforts across the state, the networks of pipes that bring water to and from Vermont homes and businesses are crumbling beneath their feet.

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Hiring an employee is an expensive proposition. Workers' compensation, social security and other expenses can run thousands of dollars a year, so it's no surprise that companies often try to reduce expenses keeping workers off the payroll, calling them independent contractors instead.

But sometimes they do so in violation of state law. And in a new report, State Auditor Doug Hoffer says the state isn't doing enough to stop a practice known as "misclassification."

The developers of a proposed wind power project in Swanton have formally notified 10 communities of plans to construct up to seven wind turbines.

In email announcement sent out Tuesday morning, Bruce Lisman said he's running for governor, as a Republican, "to lead the state in a new, better direction."

Vermont Gas Systems has proposed a 3 percent rate decrease for customers which, if approved, will go into effect Nov. 1.

CEO Don Rendall said Monday that the decrease is the 12th the company has filed for since 2012, and it comes even as the company continues to build a major pipeline into Addison County.

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Backers of a plan to legalize marijuana in Vermont have received some significant legislative support from House Speaker Shap Smith.

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How do you think Vermont's economy is doing?

Different economic indicators can tell different stories: from unemployment, to wages, to inequality, to the Main Street in your city or town. What are your the indicators you see that make a difference in your own economic life? What do you think of the state's economic outlook in the short and long terms?

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An innovative program first launched by the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps in Richmond is expanding to other parts of Vermont to make it easier for needy families to get locally grown fruits and vegetables.

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Getting published in the New Yorker is a high honor for any author, and that’s particularly true for literary fiction. This week a Johnson State College professor achieved that honor with his story “The Apartment,” published in the Aug. 31 issue of the magazine.

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