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John Guerrero Sentenced to 155 Months for Drug Distribution and Firearms Conspiracies

VT Strong news - Burlington, VT: US DOJ Dist. of Vermont ATF reports The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that John Guerrero (also known as “Sunshine” to his former drug customers in Franklin County) was sentenced today in federal court on one count of conspiring to distribute two hundred and eighty grams or more of cocaine base and…
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Vermont Second Amendment Sanctuary Communities Resolution Against Further Government Restrictions on Firearms

VT STRONG news - The town selectboards in Arlington, Clarendon, Concord, Derby, Holland, Irasburg, Morgan, Searsburg, Stamford, Pittsford, Poultney, and Pownal have signed resolutions supporting the following Resolution. A Resolution for the defense of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. The township of hereby declares itself to be a Second Amendment and Article Sixteen, Constitutional Gun Owner township as defined herein – The town…
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Chinese Telecommunications Conglomerate Huawei and Subsidiaries Charged in Racketeering Conspiracy and Conspiracy to Steal Trade Secrets

US STRONG news – Washington, DC: US DOJ reports Charges also Reveal Huawei’s Business in North Korea and Assistance to the Government of Iran in Performing Domestic Surveillance. A superseding indictment was returned yesterday in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, charging Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. (Huawei), the world’s largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer, and two subsidiaries with conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt…
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First Responders Strike Vermont Gold Au to Fund Rescue Squad

VT STRONG news from THE GOLD RUSH TIMES news – Arlington, VT: Arlington Vermont Lion Club reports The Arlington Vermont Lions Club will host a Gold (Au) Panning Event on Saturday April 4, 2020 at the Paul LaFountain Post 69 on Legion Road to benefit the Arlington Rescue Squad. The Arlington Rescue Squad is made up of everyday local heroes. Arlington Rescue provides lifesaving emergency care 24…
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Man-Made & Natural Disasters

Moose Rescued from Black River Railroad Bridge near Ludlow Mines

VT STRONG news - Ludlow, V: Vermont Fish & Wildlife report On Wednesday morning it was reported to Vermont Fish and Wildlife that a moose was stuck in an active railroad trestle bridge next to Route 103 in the Ludlow/Cavendish area. Vermont game wardens and wildlife biologists with assistance from the Springfield Fire Department and a crew from the Vermont Rail System were able to…
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Vail Corp MTN Traders to eliminate hundreds of wilderness jobs beyond Colorado Destabling NE Homesteads. “An entire administrative floor has been ‘gutted’ and even some employees with more than a decade of employment at the mountain will lose their jobs, endangering the basic financial stability of many families in the valley just before the holidays.”

VT STRONG news - Mountain Merger Layoffs Continue. Hundreds of foreign workers filling seasonal jobs. Chris Mays, Brattleboro Reformer reports WEST DOVER — Some Mount Snow employees will lose their jobs as a result of a merger with Vail Resorts. Mount Snow's parent company Peak Resorts was acquired by Vail Resorts this summer. "As part of the acquisition and integration of our 17 new resorts…
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VAIL RESORTS CEO ROB KATZ GIVES $2.8 MILLION IN GRANTS TO FURTHER MENTAL & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH EFFORTS IN MOUNTAIN RESORT COMMUNITIES ACROSS NORTH AMERICA

ROCKY MOUNTAIN STRONG news - Vail Corporation reports - BROOMFIELD, Colo.—Dec. 10, 2019 — Today, Vail Resorts Chief Executive Officer, Rob Katz, and his wife, Elana Amsterdam, New York Times bestselling author and founder of Elana’s Pantry, announced significant contributions totaling more than $ million to further strengthen emotional wellness programs in more than ten mountain communities where Vail Resorts operates. The second annual distribution of…
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earth

Baby Powder Asbestos Contamination – Mine and Manufacturing Supply Chain Ruled Out as Root Cause by JnJ. Portable air conditioner in test lab was found contaminated with asbestos.

Trainloads of Talc from the Imerys Talc Mine in Ludlow Vermont produce a constant supply. New Jersey Strong news – New Brunswick, NJ: JnJ reports 15 New Tests from the Same Bottle of Johnson’s Baby Powder Previously Tested by FDA Find No 60 New Tests of the Recalled Lot Conducted by Two Third-Party Laboratories Find No Asbestos Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. (the Company) today announced…
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health

Snowboard Innovator Jake Burton Carpenter Dies at age 65

Burlington, VT: Snowboard innovator and founder of Burton Snowboards Jake Burton Carpenter dies at age 65 of recurrent testicular cancer. In lieu of flowers or other forms of support, contributions can be made to the Chill Foundation The following report was released by Burlington Vermont based international company Burton: "It is with a very heavy heart that I share the news that Jake passed away…
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Water May Not Be Safe to Drink During and After the Flood

VT STRONG news - Burlington, VT: Vermont Department of Health reports - Water may not be safe to drink, cook or clean with after an emergency such as a flood. During and after flooding, water can become contaminated with microorganisms—such as bacteria, sewage, heating oil, agricultural or industrial waste, chemicals, and other substances that can cause serious illness. People with private drinking water wells in flooded…
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VT STRONG FLOOD – HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDANCE FOR RETURNING TO A FLOODED HOME

Breathing Toxic Molds can result in Serious Illness. BURLINGTON, VT: VT Dept of Health reports – As rivers and floodwaters from last week’s storms begin to recede, state health and public safety officials want Vermonters to take care to avoid illness and injury during damage assessment and cleanup. Road washouts and downed power lines are still a concern. Please respect road closures and detours, and…
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VERMONT CATASTROPHIC DISASTER EXERCISE

VT STRONG news - Office of the Governor reports Montpelier, Vt. - Nearly 500 emergency responders and officials from local, state and partner agencies will test their disaster recovery skills during Vermont’s fourth Catastrophic Exercise (CAT 4) from October 23-25. The exercise simulates the aftermath of a statewide catastrophic disaster and tests the ability to restore critical infrastructure. CAT 4 will involve 19 cities and towns…
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Okemo Association Fined for Lead and Uranium Contaminant Distribution in Drinking Water

DEC Commissioner. “For us, that means taking care of the resource from source to tap and notifying residents of health concerns in a timely manner.” VT STRONG news - MONTPELIER, VT: DEC reports ;– The Agency of Natural Resources Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today that Okemo Village Owners’ Association, Inc., a condominium association operating a public community drinking water system in the Town of Ludlow,…
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COTTON BROOK ROAD REOPENS AFTER LANDSLIDE CLOSURE

VT STRONG news - Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation | Agency of Natural Resources Walter Opuszynski, Field Recreation Specialist reports - Waterbury – Four months after a major landslide significantly impacted access to a popular recreation area in Mount Mansfield State Forest, Cotton Brook Road in Waterbury has been reopened. While initial assessments of the landslide area have determined that the road can be…
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Greed, Lawyers, and the General Destroying the First Amendment Rights of the Public

VT STRONG news - Montpellier, VT: VT Digger Aidan Quigley reports Attorneys cry foul on State of Vermont Attorney General Donovan barring photos during record inspections Attorney General TJ Donovan has imposed a new rule barring members of the public from photographing records they are inspecting, in what civil rights attorneys say is a violation of both the Public Records Act and a recent landmark Vermont…
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STATE PARK VISITORS ON THE FRONT LINE OF COMBATTING AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES

VT Strong news MONTPELIER, VT: Vermont State Parks report State forest health officials and staff at Vermont State Parks are joining forces with the public to help stop the threat of aquatic invasive species at state parks. Aquatic invasive species (AIS) are non-native species whose introduction to Vermont's waters can cause harm to the environment, economy, and even human health. The Vermont Department of Forests,…
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No Sovereign Immunity for State of Vermont Breach of Good Faith in EB-5 Scam Case

VT STRONG news Montpelier VT: VT Digger reports Vermont’s highest court has reversed a decision in an EB-5 investor lawsuit against the state commerce agency.  The state Supreme Court decision issued Friday allows investors to proceed with negligence, breach of contract, and breach of good faith claims against the state Agency of Commerce and Community Development for lax oversight of Jay Peak Resort projects.  “We…
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Poverty a Death Sentence, Sanders Declares, as GAO Links Inequality to Mortality

VT STRONG news WASHINGTON, DC: Senator Bernie Sanders reports – A groundbreaking Government Accountability Office (GAO) study commissioned by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), released today, provides a comprehensive picture of income, wealth, life expectancy, and retirement security among older Americans. GAO found not only that the rich are getting richer and the poor, poorer, but provided evidence that led Sanders to conclude that poverty is,…
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