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Industrial Water Disaster – Mass Bottled Water Pulled from VT Shelves for Exceeding Safe Toxic Levels

Haverhill, Massachusetts Spring Hill Dairy provides bottled water under store-brand labels at Shaw’s, Cumberland Farms, CVS (Ice Canyon), Best Yet, 365, IGA, HyTop and Food Club. VT STRONG news - VT Digger Elizabeth Gribkoff reports - State officials announced Thursday that multiple brands of generic bottled water sold in-state have PFAS levels more than five times above Vermont’s new standard. Share More:
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MTN to buy SKIS

VT STRONG news - Ludlow, VT: Okemo Resort owner Vail Resorts to buy 17 Ski Snowboard Mountain riders chain Peak Resorts. Vail Resorts reports - BROOMFIELD, Colo.—July 22, 2019—Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today announced it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire 100 percent of the outstanding stock of Peak Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKIS) at a purchase price of $ per share,…
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Industrial Opioid Disaster – Brattleboro Overdoses Highest in VT

Green Cross Strong news – VT Digger .org reports – Brattleboro, VT: BRATTLEBORO — Local Police Chief Michael Fitzgerald stood by listening as Vermont Public Safety Commissioner Thomas Anderson read the proverbial riot act to drug dealers who’ve pushed this southeastern town’s opioid overdose numbers to the highest in the state. … Share More: 
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July 4th annual Naturalization Ceremony at Plymouth Notch

The Calvin Coolidge Historic Foundation reports Plymouth Notch, VT: Join the Coolidge Foundation on July 4th for the annual Naturalization Ceremony at Plymouth Notch! This year nineteen immigrants hailing from 13 countries – Bhutan, Brazil, Burma, China, Congo, Dominican Republic, Ghana, India, Iraq, Jamaica, Poland, Singapore, and Sudan - will be sworn in as American 4th | 10:00 | Plymouth Notch | 3780 Rt-100A
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Gov Office reports - Hyde Park, Vt. – Tuesday, around 200 people attended the 4th Annual Opioid Forum at Green Mountain Technology and Career Center. This year’s forum was a community call to action and gathering of hope, in honor of Jenna Rae Tatro (1992-2019). Governor Phil Scott began the evening by signing , an act relating to substance misuse prevention and touched on the important work happening to…
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U.S. Attorney’s Office Announces The Launch of a Drug Prevention Initiative Involving a Documentary Film PSA

VT STRONG NEWS - Burlington, VT: DOJ Vermont reports - The Attorney’s Office has developed and launched a drug prevention ; Speaking today at Turning Point, located at 179 North Winooski Avenue, Burlington, Vermont, Attorney Christina E. Nolan described the initiative and played the accompanying Public Service Announcement (PSA) and documentary film, Face of ; Both the PSA and documentary focus on the story of…
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Center for Global Resilience and Security Resilient VT’s second conference a success, plans for 2021 begin

VT STRONG NEWS - Norwich, VT: Norwich University Daphne Larkin reports - NORTHFIELD, Vt. – The Resilient Vermont Network, coordinated by the Norwich University Center for Global Resilience and Security, hosted the 2019 Resilient Vermont Conference at Norwich University on June 7-8, funded by a $9,000 grant from the High Meadows Fund. Approximately 200 people – 150 on Friday and 50 on Saturday – helped to advance…
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VT STRONG – Long Trail Jay Lost Hikers found by State Police and North Troy Fire Co’s intimate knowledge of wooded area

Derby, VT: VSP Derby Sgt. Andrew Jensen reports  Lost hikers. INCIDENT LOCATION: Long Trail in North Troy / Jay area. Grover Boutin called the Derby based Vermont State Police to report (5) five overdue hikers that were due to meet him at a Long Trail crossing off of VT RT 105 in Richford, VT at approximately 1600 hours. Grover Boutin advised he checked in with the…
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‘Vermont Stronger’ Norwich U Leads the Charge on Vermont Resilience 2019

VT STRONG NEWS - NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS reports May 24, 2019. Norwich University’s Center for Global Resilience and Security hosts Resilient Vermont Network’s Second Conference, Supported by the High Meadows Fund. NORTHFIELD, ;– The Resilient Vermont Network, coordinated by the Norwich University Center for Global Resilience and Security (CGRS), will host the 2019 Resilient Vermont Conference at Norwich University, on June 7-8, funded…
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EX – NJ Mayor Missing in Vermont

VT STRONG NEWS - Williston, VT: VT STATE POLICE report The Vermont State Police is asking for the public’s help in locating Brian Brady, 57, of Ringwood, New Jersey, who was last reported to be in Vermont in the vicinity of the Champlain Bridge between Addison, Vermont, and Crown Point, New York. Mr. Brady’s family has reported concerns for his well-being. Brian Brady Troopers received…
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VT STRONG NEWS Industrial Opioid Disaster – Attorney General Donovan Sues Sackler Family, Makers of OxyContin

Mount Snow Owner Sued. Lawsuit Alleges Violations of Consumer Protection Act, Unjust Enrichment, Public Nuisance. Office of the Attorney General of Vermont reports Montpelier, VT: Attorney General Donovan has sued eight members of the Sackler family, owners of Purdue Pharma , makers of the opioid OxyContin, among others. The lawsuit alleges that for over two decades the Sacklers personally oversaw Purdue’s deceptive marketing campaign. They…
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Vermont Joins Antitrust Lawsuit Against Teva Pharmaceuticals, 19 Other Generic Drug Manufacturers, 15 Individuals

VT STRONG NEWS - Montpellier, VT: Office of the Attorney General reports - Lawsuit Alleges Conspiracy to Fix Prices on 100+ Different Generic Drugs. Attorney General Donovan joined 43 states in in filing suit against Teva Pharmaceuticals and 19 of the nation’s largest generic drug manufacturers. The lawsuit alleges a broad conspiracy to artificially inflate and manipulate prices, reduce competition, and unreasonably restrain trade for…
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VT STRONG – National Hurricane Preparedness Week

WASHINGTON, DC: The White House reports – During National Hurricane Preparedness Week, I encourage all Americans living in hurricane-prone areas to take the measures necessary to safeguard their families, homes, and businesses.  As a Nation, we are sadly too familiar with the destructive force of hurricanes.  To help prevent and mitigate hurricane-related harm, it is critically important that we prepare for the upcoming hurricane season,…
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Margolis Healy team receives grant to enhance level of school emergency preparedness. STATE OF VERMONT Agency of Education reports - Barre, VT: On behalf of Department of Public Safety Commissioner Thomas Anderson and myself, I am pleased to announce that we have awarded a new school safety planning, training and exercise grant to Margolis Healy. The intent of this grant award is to assist all…
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16 Individuals Charged or Arrested For Drug Trafficking Crimes as Part of Joint Law Enforcement Effort

ATF Boston Fields report - On April 16, 2019, the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced a multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional law enforcement effort that focused on drug trafficking in the area of Brattleboro, ; During the three-day operation conducted last week by federal, state, local, and county officers, and federal and state prosecutors, law enforcement arrested or charged 16 individuals, searched 3 residences…
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