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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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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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ICE FIELDS – Boston arrests 80 criminal aliens during a targeted enforcement action focused non-cooperative jurisdictions across 6 New England states

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: ICE reports Officers from Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 80 criminal aliens during a 5-day period, from Sept. 21-25, across the New England area of responsibility. During the targeted action, ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 80 individuals for violating immigration laws. Of those arrested, more than 60 were convicted criminals or…
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SNOW .com NYSC: MTN buys SKIS – VAIL RESORTS CLOSES ITS ACQUISITION OF PEAK RESORTS; ADDS 17 U.S. SKI AREAS NEAR MAJOR METROPOLITAN AREAS TO PORTFOLIO

Rocky Mountain Strong news - Bloomfield, CO: Vail Resorts Newsroom reports Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today announced that the Company has closed on its acquisition of Peak Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKIS) for a purchase price of $ per share. With this acquisition, Vail Resorts has added 17 ski areas to its network of world-class resorts, bringing its total number of owned and operated resorts…
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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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Vermont Air National Guard F-35 Flys

Lt. Col. Nathan Graber, a pilot assigned to the 134th Fighter Squadron, 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, and Lt. Col. Anthony Marek, a pilot and commander of the 134th FS, land the first two F-35 Lightning IIs assigned to the 158th FW at the Vermont Air National Guard Base, South Burlington, Vt., Sept. 19, 2019. The 158th FW is the first Air National…
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Vermont Air National Guard Receives F-35 Lightning II

Army Brig. Gen. Gregory Knight, adjutant general of Vermont, speaks about the 158th Fighter Wing receiving the F-35 Lightning II, the first two being flown in by Lt. Col. Nathan Graber, a pilot assigned to the 134th Fighter Squadron, 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, and Lt. Col. Anthony Marek, a pilot and commander of the 134th FS, at the Vermont Air National Guard…
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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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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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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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