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Vermont Small Business Accelerators, LLC

The city of Burlington has teamed with an engineering firm on a pilot project exploring a new way to reduce phosphorus pollution in Lake Champlain.

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Diocese of Ogdensburg

About 4,000 Catholics gathered in Lake Placid this past weekend to reinforce their faith and hear how they can bring more individuals into the church.

Ben & Jerry's ice cream
Ben & Jerry's

Ben & Jerry's is planning a nearly $31 million expansion of its St. Albans manufacturing facility, a move it says will add 65 more jobs.

Downtown Historic District, Rutland, Vermont
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A group working to resettle international refugees in the United States says it has won approval from the U.S. State Department to bring 100 people fleeing war-torn Syria to Rutland, Vermont.

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A Vermont prosecutor is one of 25 people being honored with medals and cash awards by the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Hero Fund Commission.

Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle with Franklin County Legislature Chair Billy Jones (left) and North Country Chamber CEO Garry Douglas (right)
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The North County Chamber of Commerce and two county legislatures hosted a visit by the New York state Assembly majority leader on Tuesday.  Democrat Joe Morelle was briefed on regional economic development strategies and projects and then toured the region’s transportation manufacturing facilities.

Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle
NYS Assembly

Last week, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara unsealed a 79-page criminal complaint against three members of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s inner circle and six other individuals.  The multiple counts of alleged extortion, fraud, and bribery have reignited the debate over ethics reform in Albany.  During a visit to Plattsburgh on Tuesday, state Assembly Majority Leader Democrat Joe Morelle said he and other legislators are disturbed by the latest indictments.

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Pressure is mounting to release the body cam video of a deadly police shooting in Winooski, Vermont a week and a half ago. 

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The University of Vermont has received the largest gift ever to a publicly-funded university in New England and has renamed its medical school in honor of the donor.

Phil Scott (File photo Sept. 2016)
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Vermont's Republican lieutenant governor says he would sell his share of a construction company if he wins the governor's race in November.

Black Lives Matter Flag flies at student center at the University of Vermont
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A Black Lives Matters flag that had been flying at the University of Vermont campus was stolen over the weekend.

Police are investigating the discovery of a body in a wooded area in South Burlington.

The University of Vermont College of Medicine has a new name after receiving the largest donation in the institution’s history.

Stafford Middle School teachers Brenda Bieber (left) and Debbie Favro help students with Indigenous People's Day presentation
WAMC/Pat Bradley

Five Stafford Middle school students and their teachers were on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus on Thursday to talk about their successful effort last year to get the city school board to change Columbus Day on school calendars to Indigenous People’s Day.

Phil Scott (File photo Sept. 2016)
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Vermont Republican gubernatorial candidate Phil Scott has been accused of breaking campaign finance rules by illegally coordinating with the Republican Governors Association on three television ads.

Vermont's administration secretary is leaving state government at the end the month.

Vermont Statehouse
WAMC/Pat Bradley

The administration of Democratic Governor Peter Shumlin is asking Vermont agencies to identify government programs that could be cut as they work to assemble the outgoing governor's last spending plan.

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Milk production in the region is up as the payments farmers are receiving have dropped to unprofitable levels.  Meanwhile the federal program intended to buffer the low points is coming under increasing criticism.  This is occurring at the same time an export market that might aid the dairy industry could be blocked.

Bill Lee in Nashua, New Hampshire
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Former Boston Red Sox and Montreal Expos pitcher Bill “Spaceman” Lee is expanding on his storied baseball legacy by throwing a curveball into Vermont politics.  He is the Vermont Liberty Union Party’s candidate for governor.  Lee tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley that he is seeking the state’s top office because one of the founders of the party asked him to run.

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The town of Bennington Vermont is planning a construction project that will connect some customers with wells contaminated by chemicals to town water.

Norm McAllister
Vermont Legislature

Attorneys for a Vermont state senator facing his second sex crimes trial are seeking the welfare records of the alleged victim.

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Burlington School District

The Burlington teachers union is asking the school board to continue negotiating after the board adopted a one-year employment policy.

Police body cameras
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Several groups are pressing for the release of police body cam video from last week's fatal police shooting in Winooski, Vermont, saying transparency and public trust in law enforcement are at risk.

More than 600 people were at the Strand Theatre in Plattsburgh Tuesday evening for a community forum on the prescription opioid and heroin addiction crisis.  The evening featured a guest expert on how the drugs affect the brain.

Police say the owner of a dog that died after being left in a hot car in Colchester, Vermont will face charges.

Vermont is one of 37 states along with the District of Columbia that allows early voting.  The process will begin at the end of the week and election officials are urging voters to take advantage of it.  While one political party has questions about the distribution of the ballots, others say that’s just political gamesmanship.

Rutland, VT
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The Rutland Board of Aldermen has approved releasing a report by the city attorney that reviews whether the mayor acted within his powers under the city charter when he made plans to resettle Syrian refugees.

Maine regulators are considering a $500,000 fine for FairPoint for failing to meet service standards for landline customers during a period that included a four-month strike.

Kujtim Hashani talks about his experience in VSAC’s Talent Search program at an event at Burlington High School
Vermont Student Assistance Corp

The Vermont Student Assistance Corp. is getting a $2.8 million federal grant to encourage young Vermonters to seek higher education.

Amjad Hussain
SUNY Potsdam University Police

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman indicted a former SUNY Potsdam student Monday for hate crimes after making threats against a professor.

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