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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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GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT SIGNS DRUG PREVENTION BILL AT LAMOILLE COUNTY’S 4TH ANNUAL OPIOID FORUM

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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Notice to the Community: Norwich University to Host Forensic Exercise and Firework Events for Graduating Students

Norwich University reports - NORTHFIELD, ;– Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) will host its third annual Forensics Exercise with local law enforcement, and a fireworks show for graduating students and the Norwich community as a whole, as part of the 2019 Residency Conference June 18-20 on the Norwich campus. Tuesday, June 18 to Wednesday, June 19, students from the information security and…
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Man-Made & Natural Disasters

President Donald J. Trump Approves Vermont Disaster Declaration

US STRONG NEWS - Washington, DC: The White House reports Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Vermont and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by a severe storm and flooding on April 15, 2019. Federal funding is available to State and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit…
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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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Remembering D-Day, 75 Years Later

VT STRONG NEWS - The Norwich Record edu reports - WWII veteran Robert F. Crecco ’47 landed at Omaha Beach after the first assault. Now 94, the Norwich alumnus recalls in a 2013 interview that experience and how he spent the war. I was drafted while attending Norwich as a freshman. There were about 179 of us freshmen at the time. The school was basically…
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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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ANNUAL VERMONT DAYS TO OFFER FREE FISHING AND ACCESS TO STATE PARKS AND HISTORIC SITES

VT Agency of Commerce reports - MONTPELIER, VT - Vermont Days is an annual invitation to visitors and Vermonters to explore, for free, Vermont’s excellent fishing, state parks, historic culture, and celebrate the arrival of summer. On June 8-9, all Vermont State Park day-use areas and all state-owned Historic Sites will be open at no charge. Saturday is free fishing day, the one day of the summer when anyone can…
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LANDSLIDE CLOSES ROAD AND TRAIL IN WATERBURY

VT Agency of Natural Resources reports Waterbury, Vt. – Following a significant landslide on Friday, May 31 a portion of the Cotton Brook Road and the entirety of the Fosters Trail in Mt. Mansfield State Forest in Waterbury have been closed until further notice. “We are currently assessing the situation to ascertain the extent of damage and whether conditions have stabilized,” said Department of Forests, Parks and…
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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 – Jay Peak receiver fires CEO Bill Stenger following arraignment on charges pertaining to EB-5 fraud

Watch News Video from VTdigger news. View more from VTdigger JAY PEAK RECEIVERSHIP By Michael I. Goldberg as the court-appointed receiver for: Jay Peak, Inc.,Q Resorts, Inc.,Jay Peak Hotel Suites ,Jay Peak Hotel Suites Phase II ,Jay Peak Management, Inc.,Jay Peak Penthouse Suites ,Jay Peak GP Services, Inc.,Jay Peak Golf and Mountain Suites ,Jay Peak GP Services Golf, Inc.,Jay Peak Lodge and Townhouses ,Jay Peak…
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Eight Men Face Child Pornography Related Charges

VT STRONG NEWS - DOJustice Burlington Vermont reports Attorney Christina E. Nolan and Vermont Attorney General T. J. Donovan announced today that eight men were arrested in mid-May for possession/promotion of child pornography. The arrests were made as a result of Operation Bada Bing. Operation Bada Bing, which was conducted by Vermont’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (VT-ICAC) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), involved…
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