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Tutus, anyone?
State News
February 26, 2015

Tutus, anyone?

By Lee Krohn

Good times, good friends, great cause. The 13th annual Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Series was held Saturday Feb. 21 at Stratton Mountain.

Last year, the fundraising and participation numbers exceeded $63,000 and 591 Rompers and this year…

State News
February 19, 2015

Vermont National Guard to help Massachusetts dig out

By VTDigger staff

Vermont is sending 12 dump trucks and 40 National Guardsmen to help Massachusetts dig out from record-setting snowfalls. Vermont governor Peter Shumlin on Wednesday authorized 40 Vermont National Guard troops to spend up to 15 days helping remove snow in…

State News
February 18, 2015

Public hearing on gun bill draws big crowd to Montpelier

By Morgan True, VTDigger.org

A public hearing on proposed firearms legislation before the Senate Judiciary and the Senate Health and Welfare committees drew several hundred people to Montpelier Tuesday, Feb. 10. Supporters wearing green Gunsense Vermont T-shirts were outnumbered by opponents wearing blaze orange clothing.

State News
February 18, 2015

Vermont Gas pulls plug on pipeline to New York

Decision expected to delay timeline for natural gas to reach Rutland

By John Herrick

Vermont Gas Systems has abandoned its plan to bring natural gas under Lake Champlain to a New York paper mill after the plant withdrew its financial support. Vermont Gas had proposed…

State News
February 12, 2015

State Legislature takes hard look at suicide in Vermont

On Friday, Feb. 13, the public health issue of suicide in Vermont will take center stage at the Vermont State House, during a day of advocacy and recognition of ongoing suicide prevention efforts.  From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. representatives of the Vermont Suicide…

State News
February 12, 2015

Two x-c skiers rescued just before midnight

On Feb. 7, at around 7 p.m., Peter Guy contacted the Vermont State Police in Rockingham and reported that his wife Cindy Guy and her friend, Gail Mann, both in their late 60s from Londonderry, had gone cross-country skiing earlier in the day and…

State News
February 12, 2015

Increased support for non-citizen voting rights in Burlington

Voters in Burlington recently voted 11-2 to place an amendment to the state constitution on the March ballot. The proposed amendment would allow non-citizens to vote in municipal and school elections, as well as to work as department heads and serve on city boards.

State News
February 12, 2015

Skier dies after hitting tree at Burke Mountain

On Feb. 6, around 3:15 p.m., a 27-year-old St. Johnsbury woman died while skiing at Burke Mountain in East Burke. The Vermont State Police responded and and a detective went to the scene. Initial investigation indicates the deceased left the groomed portion of a trail on…