Southern Vermont

A new report gives details on the economic, social and land use lessons learned from the shutdown of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon.

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Talks with the company that contaminated more than 250 private wells in Bennington have broken down. And state officials say they're ready to introduce legislation in Montpelier to address the water crisis in southwestern Vermont.

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Developers who want to build Vermont's largest wind project say they're willing to reduce the number of turbines in Windham, and increase annual payments to town residents.

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The state now says it will pay for the engineering plans to extend municipal waterlines to homes in Bennington contaminated with PFOA.

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The Vermont Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security is reducing its emergency plan around the shuttered Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon.

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Two major ski resort expansions have stalled in the Deerfield Valley, and for a region that relies on tourism, that means a loss of potential business and visitors.

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A group opposing a wind project in Windham will delay an informal referendum on a commercial wind project until after the official vote is held on Election Day.

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The Vermont Arts Council gave out five statewide awards this week, and every recipient is from Windham County.

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Energy leaders from across the state met in Vernon this week to help the town plan for life after Vermont Yankee.

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A state geologist is gathering data to help build a 3-D map of the ground underneath Bennington to try understand how the chemical PFOA may be moving through groundwater.

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A reporter who recently came out as transgender had to a cover a transgender issue when the local high school found itself in the center of a national debate over the rights of students who want to use the bathroom of their choice.

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Second home owners in Windham say they will hold their own referendum on a proposed commercial wind project, even though the project developer has refused to consider their votes.

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The town of Grafton will not hold a public vote this November on a proposed 28-turbine wind development.

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Entergy Vermont Yankee has agreed to fund at least two more years of emergency planning around the shuttered nuclear power plant in Vernon.

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A commercial wind project in southern Vermont that's been delayed for seven years is finally moving ahead.

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The Public Service Board has released its interim sound standards for commercial wind projects.
After setting standards on a case-by-case basis, the board, for the first time, established uniform limits on how loud wind turbines can be.

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A Brattleboro early education center is all moved into its new home in the former Austine School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

A lack of rain in recent months has led to abnormally dry conditions in much of the state.  

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The Vermont of Department of Health on Tuesday released the results from a series of eight blood clinics that were held in the spring, and some of the people in Bennington County who had their blood tested for PFOA showed extremely high levels of the chemical in their bodies.

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The Vermont State Police officially raised the flag at its new $6.2 million barracks in Westminster Thursday.

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