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September 26, 2018

Vermont fares well in heart attack, stroke study

By Mike Faher/VTDigger

Vermont earned high marks on a new federal study of hospitalizations and deaths due to cardiovascular events like heart attack and stroke.

The state had the nation’s lowest death rate in 2016 for cardiovascular events deemed “preventable” in the study, issued by the Centers for…

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September 19, 2018

Sanders announces $3 million for affordable housing in Vermont

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced Thursday, Sept. 13, that Vermont will receive $3 million from the National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF) to build, preserve and rehabilitate affordable rental housing for extremely low-income families. This is the third year in a row that Vermont…

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August 30, 2018

Deadline for antlerless deer application nears

The deadline to apply for an antlerless deer permit to be used during Vermont’s December 1-9 muzzleloader deer season is Thursday, Aug. 29.

Antlerless deer hunting permit applications are on Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s website ( vtfishandwildlife.com ), and printed applications are available from license agents…

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August 29, 2018

Veteran public official Con Hogan dies at 77

By Mark Johnson/VTDigger

Cornelius “Con” Hogan, a veteran public policy maker who led the Vermont Agency of Human Services, Corrections Department and most recently served on the Green Mountain Care Board, died Sunday at his home in Plainfield of cardiac arrest. He was 77.

Hogan…

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August 29, 2018

After threats, Kiah Morris withdraws from House race

By Jim Therrien/VTDigger

BENNINGTON — Rep. Kiah Morris, D-Bennington, who has been the target of online racial comments and threats to her safety, has withdrawn her candidacy for re-election just 10 days after winning the Democratic nomination for a third term.

During her four years…

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August 23, 2018

239 Vermont schools to receive $4 million in grants for safety

Governor Phil Scott recently announced 239 Vermont schools have been awarded school safety grants totaling $4 million, which will fund infrastructure upgrades designed to improve school safety.

This funding is possible through a $5 million funding package proposed by Scott and passed by…

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August 23, 2018

GMP gives free powerwall batteries to low income Vermonters

Green Mountain Power is offering Tesla Powerwall 2.0 batteries to 100 eligible customers, free of charge. A $150,000 grant from the Vermont Low Income Trust for Electricity (VLITE)  will pay for the cutting-edge technology and installation in the homes of low-income customers with significant…

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August 15, 2018

Vermont elections rank No. 1

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Election Data & Science Lab ranked Vermont first overall in elections administration for the 2016 election.

The EPI is widely considered by state election administrators as the most reputable elections management index, and provides a non-partisan, data-driven measure of how…