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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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events

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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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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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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Four Men Indicted on Fraud Charges Related to the Jay Peak EB-5 AnC Vermont Project in Northeast Vermont

VT STRONG NEWS - DOJustice Burlington Vermont reports - Four individuals were charged with conspiring in a multi-year wire fraud scheme to defraud immigrant investors seeking green cards through the EB-5 program, among other charges, announced United States Attorney for the District of Vermont Christina E. Nolan. Ariel Quiros, 63, William Kelly, 70, both of Florida; Jong Weon Choi, aka Alex Choi, 58, of South…
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health

VT STRONG NEWS Industrial Opioid Disaster – Attorney General Donovan Sues Sackler Family, Makers of OxyContin

Mount Snow Owner Sued. Lawsuit Alleges Violations of Consumer Protection Act, Unjust Enrichment, Public Nuisance. Office of the Attorney General of Vermont reports Montpelier, VT: Attorney General Donovan has sued eight members of the Sackler family, owners of Purdue Pharma , makers of the opioid OxyContin, among others. The lawsuit alleges that for over two decades the Sacklers personally oversaw Purdue’s deceptive marketing campaign. They…
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Awareness - Preparedness - Resiliency

Vermont Joins Antitrust Lawsuit Against Teva Pharmaceuticals, 19 Other Generic Drug Manufacturers, 15 Individuals

VT STRONG NEWS - Montpellier, VT: Office of the Attorney General reports - Lawsuit Alleges Conspiracy to Fix Prices on 100+ Different Generic Drugs. Attorney General Donovan joined 43 states in in filing suit against Teva Pharmaceuticals and 19 of the nation’s largest generic drug manufacturers. The lawsuit alleges a broad conspiracy to artificially inflate and manipulate prices, reduce competition, and unreasonably restrain trade for…
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VT STRONG – National Hurricane Preparedness Week

WASHINGTON, DC: The White House reports – During National Hurricane Preparedness Week, I encourage all Americans living in hurricane-prone areas to take the measures necessary to safeguard their families, homes, and businesses.  As a Nation, we are sadly too familiar with the destructive force of hurricanes.  To help prevent and mitigate hurricane-related harm, it is critically important that we prepare for the upcoming hurricane season,…
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