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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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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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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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Awareness - Preparedness - Resiliency

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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health

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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Awareness - Preparedness - Resiliency

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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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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Accessibility for People with Disabilities Stronger at Severance Corners

VT STRONG news - Burlington, VT: DOJ District of Vermont reports - The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that it has resolved its inquiry into complaints that certain units at the Severance Corners housing complex were built with architectural barriers that made them inaccessible to people with disabilities in violation of the Fair Housing Act. The matter was…
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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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