Southern Vermont

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The high-tech company Chroma Technology has decided to stay and expand in its current location in the southern Vermont town of Rockingham, after searching for a new home over the past few years.

Evie Lovett

A new art show in Brattleboro attempts to strengthen the town's relationship with the Connecticut River.

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An investment group wants to bring residential housing and new office space to a former downtown Bennington hotel with a plan to jumpstart economic development across southwestern Vermont.

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Across Vermont, organizations are experimenting with new models to combat homelessness. In some communities they're being welcomed, but in others, there's been push back.

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The estimated cost of bringing clean water to all of the Bennington County properties contaminated with PFOA has risen to more than $30 million.

Okemo Mountain Resort, courtesy

An EB-5, foreign investor-funded project at the base of Okemo Mountain Resort has come under new regulatory scrutiny over statements in its financial prospectus to investors. 

Entergy

The Public Service Board has approved Entergy Vermont Yankee's request to build a second dry fuel storage pad in Vernon.

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A foundation that was started to purchase an original work of art for every hospital patient room in Vermont has completed its mission.

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A new $6.3 million State Police barracks in Westminster may finally get its permits to open.

Courtesy, The Hermitage Club

The owner of a southern Vermont private ski resort says his Act 250 permitting process is delaying the start of a major project.

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Three Vermont law firms, along with a North Carolina environmental law team, have reached an agreement to work together to represent some of the residents in North Bennington who are dealing with PFOA contamination in their water.

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The Texas-based company Kinder Morgan says it won't build a natural gas pipeline that was supposed to run within seven miles of Vernon.

Courtesy of Iberdola Renewables

A commercial wind project has divided the town of Grafton. And at a select board meeting Monday, the two sides couldn't even agree if an attorney should be hired to negotiate on the town's behalf.

Toby Talbot / AP file

As the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant continues to decommission, so too does the process of notifying nearby communities in case of an emergency. The long-standing emergency planning zone will shrink starting Tuesday, April 19.

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The state will test another 150 private wells around Bennington for the chemical PFOA.

Gov. Shumlin announced late Thursday that some well samples collected last week show that the suspected carcinogen has contaminated additional private wells beyond the original testing area.

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It's been more than four and a half years since Tropical Storm Irene, and across Vermont, there are still more than two dozen infrastructure projects that haven't been completed.

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Officials from an international energy company say new environmental and sound studies support their plan to build what would be Vermont's largest commercial wind project.

Hermitage Club

A proposal to expand an exclusive private ski resort in southern Vermont got a big boost last week.

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The recent discovery of the suspected carcinogen PFOA in a public water supply in Pownal could end up costing the state a lot of money.

Bennington County Towns Look To Improve Local Economy

Mar 18, 2016
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In Bennington County, concerns are growing about a regional economy that’s only slowly rebounding from the Great Recession.

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