Southern Vermont

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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.


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.  

Blood tests. A new federal report looks at the long-term health effects of PFOA.
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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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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.

Skiers on a sunny day at Okemo Mountain Resort.
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. 


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.