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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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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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