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Longer and Stronger Elevated Over Flood Plain

VT STRONG news - Montpelier, VT: VT Emergency Management reports - The town of Cambridge replaced a recreation bridge last year that had been in the 100-year flood plain and had to be repaired several times. The new bridge is longer and elevated out of the flood plain, thus avoiding repetitive damage.
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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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8th anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene landing on Vermont

VT STRONG news - Montpelier, VT: Vermont Emergency Management reports When you think back 8 years to Tropical Storm Irene, please keep the families of those who died during and after the storm in your thoughts. It was one of the most tragic times in recent memory in Vermont #VTStronger VT STRONG news - Ludlow, VT: Kevin Davis of Ludlow, Vermont was killed in a…
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UVM Receives $6.6 Million to Address Rural Addiction

Vermont is home to one of three "Rural Centers of Excellence on Substance Use Disorders" in the nation Burlington, VT University of Vermont President Garimella joins Vermont Sen. Leahy at a press conference to announce the Rural Centers of Excellence on Substance Use Disorders. (Photo: Joshua Brown) VT STRONG news - Burlington, VT: The University of Vermont reports Sen. Patrick Leahy, vice chairman of the…
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Judge releases order on deposition of Jay Peak insider

VT STRONG news - VTDigger .org Alan J. Keays reports A federal judge Friday morning released an order she had previously sealed, a day after VTDigger filed a motion to make it public. It’s the latest twist in the years-long EB-5 investor fraud scandal in northern Vermont that has spurred a slew of lawsuits from bilked foreign investors as well as federal criminal charges against…
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Feds Gag EB-5 $50 million Ponzi-like Fraud Scheme Sliding Confidence in the Judicial Process Down Hill

VT STRONG news - Burlington, VT: VT Digger .org reports News organization VTDigger filed a motion to intervene Thursday in a federal case over alleged kickbacks to an immigration lawyer who steered EB-5 investors to Jay Peak Resort projects. Investors are suing attorney Jianming Shen who allegedly bilked the immigrants for $ million. Shen helped Jay Peak generate more than $50 million in a Ponzi-like…
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Norwich University welcomed 489 rooks

Norwich University reports - Norwich University welcomed 489 rooks (first year students in the Corps of Cadets) on Sunday, August 18, 2019. The 2019 Rook class is made up of 465 new students, 24 civilian-to-Corps transfer students, all hailing from 37 states, , two territories and six different countries. They represent 32 academic majors, with 74 attending on nationally competitive ROTC scholarships. Twenty-four rooks are…
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NATION – Department of Commerce Adds Dozens of New Huawei Affiliates to the Entity List and Maintains Narrow Exemptions through the Temporary General License

WASHINGTON DC STRONG news – US Department of Commerce reports – WASHINGTON – Today, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the Department of Commerce identified 46 additional Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. affiliates that require inclusion on the Entity List, as part of a routine review of all Entity Listings. Since May, the Department has added over one hundred persons or organizations to the…
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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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Brooklyn Man Who Submitted Over 1,800 Fraudulent Immigration Applications Indicted on Twelve Counts of Making False Statements in Immigration Documents

VT STRONG news - Burlington, VT: USDOJ District of Vermont reports - The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that on July 18, 2019, a federal grand jury returned a 12-count indictment against Arleigh Louison, 53, of Brooklyn, New York, charging him with running an immigration fraud scheme that included the filing of false statements with United States Citizenship…
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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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