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  • Vt. gets an A- for financial transparency

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    This year a national consumer group gave Vermont an A- for its effort to improve online "checkbook" level information about the state's finances. The nonprofit group has released an annual report card on financial transparen ... full story

  • House committee seeks $10.10 minimum wage by January, speeding up timeline

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    A House panel wants the state to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by Jan. 1, 2015. Gov. Peter Shumlin proposed the same increase  over a three year period. Minimum wages for tipped employees would be set to ... full story

  • Three shot in the head by a Leicester man

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    Two troopers and one citizen victim are in stable condition LEICESTER - On April 6, at approx. 2:58 a.m. the Vermont State Police received a 911 call from a female who reported that someone had come into her residence and s ... full story

  • GMP begins streetlight pilot project downtown

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    RUTLAND - Continuing to pilot new and emerging technologies in Rutland for the benefit of customers across Vermont, Green Mountain Power's Energy Innovation Center in downtown Rutland has kicked off a streetlight pilot aime ... full story

  • Rutland dancers bring home the gold

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    Photo submitted The Vermont Dance Troupe. Front row (l-r): Kailey Murray, Maleah Jones and Olivia Morneau.
Middle row: Ana Sofia Aguilar, Kaylee Ann Kosmalski, Devon Kibbey and Alexis Fuster. 
Back row: Faith Carrara, A ... full story

  • House panel approves property tax rate increase

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    A House panel has approved increases to the statewide property tax rate for fiscal year 2015. The homestead rate will go up 4 cents and the non-residential rate would go up 7.5 cents under the House Ways and Means Committee ... full story

  • Vermont Health Connect deadline lifted for those who struggled with website

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    Vermont officials announced on Wednesday that the state will offer special enrollment options in Vermont Health Connect to anyone who has had trouble signing up for health insurance on the state-run website. State officials ... full story

  • Spike in minimum wage could hurt low-income workers, some experts warn of hidden effects

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    A preliminary analysis of a potential boost in Vermont's minimum wage shows that without concurrent policy changes to public assistance programs, low-wage workers might lose more in benefits than they gain in earnings. The f ... full story

  • Vermont Health Connect gains on enrollment target

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    Vermont Health Connect is closing in on its goal of enrolling 89,000 Vermonters in federally qualified health plans, but state officials have been hesitant to claim victory. "I do think we are looking at numbers in the right ... full story

  • Senators preview legal challenges to GMO labeling law

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    State lawmakers got a sneak preview Wednesday of the court battle that likely awaits if they pass a law requiring genetically modified foods sold in Vermont to be labeled. Industry representatives both for and against a labe ... full story

  • Rutland County Parent Child Center sues city

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    RUTLAND - There are $300 million in property tax exemptions in Rutland - from churches, to state and city buildings and the Moose Club. Court documents show the Rutland County Parent Child Center wants to become one of them. ... full story

  • Two shot in the legs by roommate after physical altercation

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    KILLINGTON - On Sunday, March 16, at 4:46 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to 2841 Killington Road in Killington for a reported shooting incident. Justin Bitar, age 28, Matt Dunn, age 25, and Jessica Martome, age 25, ... full story

  • Shumlin calls for $10.10 minimum wage by 2017

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    Vt. is joined by three other New England governors echoing Obama's call Gov. Peter Shumlin wants to increase the state's minimum wage from $8.73 per hour to $10.10 per hour, by 2017. Shumlin's pitch matches that of ... full story

  • Vt. Health Connect expands hours leading up to March 15 deadline

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    Last chance to get coverage in 2014 To provide additional support to Vermonters signing up by March 15 for April 1 health coverage, Vermonter Health Connect is extending the Customer Support Call Center hours this weeken ... full story

  • With vote, Rutland City applies for permits to begin phase 1 of Sewer Separation Project

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    RUTLAND - The day after Town Meeting Day, when the public approved a city bond for the Northwest Neighborhood Sewer Separation Project, the city applied for three development permits to build foundations for pipes includ ... full story

  • Flory’s Motel razed, Center Rutland

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    Photos by Erin Mansfield RUTLAND - A motel abandoned decades ago in Center Rutland went up in smoke on Sunday afternoon, Maqrch 9, in a blaze the Vermont State Police are still investigating. With smoke rising u ... full story

  • Chief Baker in the spotlight for multifaceted approach to curbing drug trafficking, crime

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    RUTLAND - Some called for an apology after city Police Chief James Baker made a controversial statement that was recently published in a much-talked about New York Times article. In the article Baker was quoted as saying ... full story

  • VINS receives $40,000 grant for wild bird hospital

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    Photo courtesy of VINS Baby chickadees, looking ready for their next meal from their surrogate parents at VINS. VINS receives $40,000 grant for wild bird hospital QUECHEE - The Vermont Institute of Natural Scienc ... full story

  • Shumlin administration looks to relax Act 250 rules for downtown development

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    Lawmakers are considering a bill that would make downtown development easier and urban sprawl more difficult. The bill, H.823, is designed to encourage growth in downtown centers by exempting certain development from Act ... full story

  • 35 MPH speed limit set for snow travel in Green Mountain National Forest

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    RUTLAND - U.S. Forest Service officials in Vermont has announced that they will be implementing and enforcing a closure order limiting over snow vehicle (OSV) speed on the more than 400,000 acre Green Mountain National ... full story

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