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Joe Gay - an engineer with Casella Waste Systems - stands before the Coventry landfill.
Jane Lindholm / VPR File

The Coventry landfill in northern Vermont will expand by 51 acres. The state issued a permit to the landfill's owners Friday after an extended public comment period.

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All F-35 fighter jets deployed to the U.S. and its allies have been temporarily grounded following a crash of one of the aircraft in South Carolina last month.

In a statement, the F-35 Joint Program Office said the U.S. and its international partners had suspended flights of the Joint Strike Fighter, also known as the Lightening II, until a fleet-wide inspection of the aircraft's fuel tubes is completed.

A number of states are blocking web traffic from foreign countries to their voter registration websites, making the process harder for some U.S. citizens who live overseas to vote, despite the practice providing no real security benefits.

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A view of Lake Iroquois in Chittenden County, Vermont.
Hunter Hedenberg, Courtesy

State environmental officials have rejected a plan to use a powerful chemical herbicide to control an invasive water weed in Lake Iroquois in Chittenden County, saying the potential environmental damage did not justify its use.

The Green Mountain Byway, as established a decade ago, ran from Route 2 in Waterbury Village and up Route 100 through Stowe. Now the byway has been extended to include four more Lamoille County towns.
Amy Kolb Noyes / VPR

As peak foliage colors spread across the Green Mountains, it’s not a bad time to go for a drive or a bike ride. One good route is the newly-expanded Green Mountain Byway.

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Democratic challenger Christine Hallquist and Republican incumbent Gov. Phil Scott argued over how best to lead Vermont Wednesday at Rutland's Paramount Theatre on stage.
Nina Keck / VPR

Vermont’s two major party gubernatorial candidates debated for the second time Wednesday night. This time they faced off in Rutland at an event hosted by VTDigger.

The Cambrian Rise Development in Burlington. Housing leaders announced Wednesday they were meeting overall housing production goals, but lagging behind on their goals to create more affordable housing.
Liam Elder-Connors / VPR

A campaign to boost construction of new homes in Chittenden County has had mixed results. The effort has resulted in an overall increase in housing stock, but the campaign is lagging behind on its goal to create more affordable housing.

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The cover of Melanie Finn's novel "The Underneath" next to a photo of her in the woods.
From left: Two Dollar Radio / Libby March, Courtesy

The Northeast Kingdom is known for its pastoral beauty — but that’s only part of the view of the region presented in Melanie Finn’s latest novel, The Underneath. Her characters exist in the brutal underbelly of rural Vermont that’s ravaged by the opioid epidemic.

Two Townshend Elementary School students sit at a table.
Howard Weiss-Tisman / VPR

State government almost shut down earlier this year, and the fight was largely over education funding.

And all of those debates in Montpelier, and negotiations over taxes and education costs? They’re all rooted in the decisions that local school boards make around this time of year.

Christine Hallquist, the Democratic candidate for governor, outlines parts of her education platform in Burlington on Wednesday, stading behind a Christine for Vermont sign outside.
Liam Elder-Connors / VPR

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist outlined some aspects of her education platform on Wednesday in Burlington, saying she supports a change in how public schools are funded.

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Dr. Lorraine Sterritt at the VPR studios
Bayla Metzger / VPR

As of July, Saint Michael's College in Colchester has a new president: Dr. Lorraine Sterritt. She is the first woman to serve in that position in the school's history. 

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