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Vermont State Police

Police say a Vermont man was drunk with two children in his car while traveling at speeds of 99 miles per hour in a 65 mile-per-hour zone on Interstate 91.

State officials have released details on a plan to convert more than 300 acres into Vermont's 17th state park.

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Governor Peter Shumlin has announced a pilot program to treat opiate addiction in newly released inmates.

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University of Connecticut officials plan to raise tuition by more than $3,000 for in-state students and $4,000 for out of state students over the next four years.

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U.S. Air Force

A study released Tuesday finds the two-day air show held earlier this year in western Massachusetts had a significant impact on the local economy.

Researchers with the UMass Amherst Isenberg School’s Hospitality and Tourism Management Department estimated the Great New England Air Show held at Westover Air Base in Chicopee last May had a $14.9 million impact on the local economy. 

Base spokesman Lt. Col. James Bishop said the boost the show gives to local hotels and restaurants is “icing on the cake”

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Pittsfield firefighters and police are investigating four fires set in the city’s Morningside neighborhood early Tuesday morning.

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Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

Officials dedicate new fire services campus in Springfield


     A new Massachusetts Department of Fire Services campus was dedicated today in western Massachusetts. The state-of-the-art facility means fire department recruits will not have to travel for hours or stay away from home for days to receive training. 

    Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, State Senate President Stan Rosenberg, and State Fire Marshall Stephen Coan joined with other state and local officials along with dozens of fire chiefs from across the state to dedicate the new $13.4 million complex in Springfield.

  Margaret Atwood is the author of more than 50  books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays including Cat's Eye, Alias Grace, and A Handmaid’s Tale. Her latest, The Heart Goes Last, is a funny disturbing tale about a new future in which the lawful are locked up and the lawless roam free.

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World leaders are discussing the climate in Paris, but it’s very much on the minds of activists closer to home. Members of the Energy Independent Vermont Coalition delivered to the Statehouse what they claim were more than 25-thousand postcards calling for the creation of a carbon tax and Energy Independence fund in Vermont.