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Snowboard Innovator Jake Burton Carpenter Dies at age 65

Burlington, VT: Snowboard innovator and founder of Burton Snowboards Jake Burton Carpenter dies at age 65 of recurrent testicular cancer. In lieu of flowers or other forms of support, contributions can be made to the Chill Foundation The following report was released by Burlington Vermont based international company Burton: "It is with a very heavy heart that I share the news that Jake passed away…
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Water May Not Be Safe to Drink During and After the Flood

VT STRONG news - Burlington, VT: Vermont Department of Health reports - Water may not be safe to drink, cook or clean with after an emergency such as a flood. During and after flooding, water can become contaminated with microorganisms—such as bacteria, sewage, heating oil, agricultural or industrial waste, chemicals, and other substances that can cause serious illness. People with private drinking water wells in flooded…
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VERMONT CATASTROPHIC DISASTER EXERCISE

VT STRONG news - Office of the Governor reports Montpelier, Vt. - Nearly 500 emergency responders and officials from local, state and partner agencies will test their disaster recovery skills during Vermont’s fourth Catastrophic Exercise (CAT 4) from October 23-25. The exercise simulates the aftermath of a statewide catastrophic disaster and tests the ability to restore critical infrastructure. CAT 4 will involve 19 cities and towns…
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Okemo Association Fined for Lead and Uranium Contaminant Distribution in Drinking Water

DEC Commissioner. “For us, that means taking care of the resource from source to tap and notifying residents of health concerns in a timely manner.” VT STRONG news - MONTPELIER, VT: DEC reports ;– The Agency of Natural Resources Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today that Okemo Village Owners’ Association, Inc., a condominium association operating a public community drinking water system in the Town of Ludlow,…
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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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earth

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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health

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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Awareness - Preparedness - Resiliency

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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Awareness - Preparedness - Resiliency

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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