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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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ICE FIELDS – Boston arrests 80 criminal aliens during a targeted enforcement action focused non-cooperative jurisdictions across 6 New England states

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: ICE reports Officers from Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 80 criminal aliens during a 5-day period, from Sept. 21-25, across the New England area of responsibility. During the targeted action, ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 80 individuals for violating immigration laws. Of those arrested, more than 60 were convicted criminals or…
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SNOW .com NYSC: MTN buys SKIS – VAIL RESORTS CLOSES ITS ACQUISITION OF PEAK RESORTS; ADDS 17 U.S. SKI AREAS NEAR MAJOR METROPOLITAN AREAS TO PORTFOLIO

Rocky Mountain Strong news - Bloomfield, CO: Vail Resorts Newsroom reports Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today announced that the Company has closed on its acquisition of Peak Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKIS) for a purchase price of $ per share. With this acquisition, Vail Resorts has added 17 ski areas to its network of world-class resorts, bringing its total number of owned and operated resorts…
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Climate Progress – Mayor Miro Weinberger, Burlington Electric Department Release Net Zero Energy Roadmap and Over a Dozen New Initiatives

VT STRONG news - Burlington, VT: Office of the Mayor reports Roadmap details a path to reach one of the most ambitious local climate goals in the country; Mayor urges all Burlingtonians to join the effort Burlington, VT – Mayor Miro Weinberger, joined by Burlington Electric Department (BED) General Manager Darren Springer, City Director of Sustainability Jennifer Green, and other stakeholders, today publicly released the City’s Net…
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Awareness - Preparedness - Resiliency

Vermont Air National Guard F-35 Flys

Lt. Col. Nathan Graber, a pilot assigned to the 134th Fighter Squadron, 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, and Lt. Col. Anthony Marek, a pilot and commander of the 134th FS, land the first two F-35 Lightning IIs assigned to the 158th FW at the Vermont Air National Guard Base, South Burlington, Vt., Sept. 19, 2019. The 158th FW is the first Air National…
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Vermont Air National Guard Receives F-35 Lightning II

Army Brig. Gen. Gregory Knight, adjutant general of Vermont, speaks about the 158th Fighter Wing receiving the F-35 Lightning II, the first two being flown in by Lt. Col. Nathan Graber, a pilot assigned to the 134th Fighter Squadron, 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, and Lt. Col. Anthony Marek, a pilot and commander of the 134th FS, at the Vermont Air National Guard…
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Industrial Opioid Disaster – Purdue Pharma Sackler Family Deal Rejected in Largest Ongoing Preventable Death Suit in the World

Attorney General Donovan’s Statement on Rejecting the Settlement Offer from the Sacklers VT STRONG news Montpellier, VT: Office of the AG The State of Vermont rejected the settlement offer from Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family for the following reasons. First, the offer is not fully developed and we want to be certain that any benefit is not illusory. The value of the settlement is…
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Vermont Joins Antitrust Investigation of Google Racketeers

VT STRONG news - Montpellier, VT: Office of the AG Ryan Kriger reports Attorney General Donovan today announced joining 48 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico in a multistate, bipartisan investigation of Google’s business practices in accordance with state and federal antitrust laws. The bipartisan coalition announced plans to investigate Google’s overarching control of online advertising markets and search traffic that may have…
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Historic Occurrences – 1938 Great New England and Long Island Express Hurricane killed 682+ people

The majority of the storm damage was from storm surge and wind. The winds reached up to 150 mph with waves surging to around 25–35 feet high. Readings from the Blue Hills Observatory showed sustained winds topping 120 miles per hour, with a gust of 186 miles per hour. ATLANTIC STRONG news – Wiki reports – The 1938 New England Hurricane (also referred to as the Great New England Hurricane and Long Island Express)…
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e-cig Disaster – Second Hand Vape Aerosol Exhale Toxic

President Trump Announces Plan to Remove Flavored E-Cigarette Products From the Market President Donald J. Trump, joined by First Lady Melania Trump, Acting Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Norman Sharpless and the Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, announces a plan to remove all flavored e-cigarette products from the market as quickly as possible Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in the Oval Office of…
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National Farm Safety and Health Week

US STRONG news Washington, DC: The White House reports Presidential Proclamation on National Farm Safety and Health Week, 2019 During National Farm Safety and Health Week, we recognize the importance of the health and safety of our Nation’s farmers, ranchers, and ; These hardworking Americans and their families endure long, strenuous hours of labor to provide for the American people and the world.  We recommit…
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Through Devastation We Emerge Stronger

Presidential Proclamation on National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, 2019 US STRONG news – Washington, DC: The White House reports During these National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, we come together to honor the memory of the nearly 3,000 men, women, and children who perished in the terrorist attacks of September 11, ; The passage of time will never diminish the magnitude of the loss…
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Stronger Funded Infrastructure – Flood Racks Stopping Ice Breakups

VT STRONG news - Montpelier, VT: VT Emergency Management reports Since Irene, Vermont has rebuilt #VTStronger: Barre removed five flood-prone structures along Gunners Brook, in their place flood racks proved their worth last winter by catching ice breakup and stopping it from impacting downstream infrastructure.
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BOSTON FED PRESIDENT, VERMONT GOVERNOR ANNOUNCE COLLABORATIVE EFFORT TO STRENGTHEN STATE’S RURAL TOWNS, SMALLER CITIES

VT STRONG news - Montpellier, VT: Office of the Government reports Barre, Vt. – Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren and Vermont Governor today announced the Boston Fed and State of Vermont will collaborate to launch the Working Communities Challenge, an initiative aimed at strengthening Vermont’s rural towns and smaller cities. The challenge works to create economic opportunity for lower-income regions and residents…
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