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"We've always known that climate change would make extremes more extreme on all sides of the ledger. It's counterintuiti...
09/17/2020
Dual disasters: How is climate change worsening wildfires and hurricanes?

"We've always known that climate change would make extremes more extreme on all sides of the ledger. It's counterintuitive to some people that global warming can amplify drought and heavy rain, but it's simply physics."

The extraordinarily busy Atlantic hurricane season and catastrophic wildfire season in the West has focused attention on the role of climate change.

The Vermont House of Representatives on Thursday voted to override a veto of a by Gov. Phil Scott of bill designed to co...
09/17/2020
Vermont House overrides Gov. Scott's veto of climate bill

The Vermont House of Representatives on Thursday voted to override a veto of a by Gov. Phil Scott of bill designed to combat global warming.

Scott, a Republican, says he shares the Democratic-led Legislature’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but has problems with certain aspects of the bill.

Vermont's new mandatory composting law is having tangible effects.
09/17/2020
By the numbers: Vermonters catch on to composting

Vermont's new mandatory composting law is having tangible effects.

New compost enthusiasts are taking tons of food scraps — as well as things that can't be composted, such as plastic bags — to Green Mountain Compost.

09/17/2020

Tune into FB Live to get the break down on BHS’s decision to close for the rest of the year, what Vermont did to tackle COVID in long-term care facilities and how composting has shaken out over the last few months.

A federal court judge on Wednesday rejected a challenge to Vermont's plan to mail ballots to all of the state's active v...
09/17/2020
Federal judge rejects challenge to Vermont vote-by-mail system

A federal court judge on Wednesday rejected a challenge to Vermont's plan to mail ballots to all of the state's active voters so they can cast ballots by mail or in person for the November election.

A federal court judge on Wednesday rejected a challenge to Vermont's plan to mail ballots to all of the state's active voters so they can cast ballots by mail or in person for the November election.

The senators on the committee agreed to a House proposal collecting fees from cannabis licensees and distributing procee...
09/17/2020
Vermont lawmakers reach deal on marijuana sales, taxation

The senators on the committee agreed to a House proposal collecting fees from cannabis licensees and distributing proceeds to towns hosting such entities.

Lawmakers from the Vermont House and Senate have reached a deal on a bill that would allow for the legal sale and taxation of marijuana.

Watch: After nearly a year of renovations, long-standing St. Paul Street bar is back with a new look.
09/16/2020
Burlington bar Drink aims for classic Jazz Age feel

Watch: After nearly a year of renovations, long-standing St. Paul Street bar is back with a new look.

After nearly a year of renovations, long-standing St. Paul Street bar is back with new look that includes revamped lighting, black-granite bar top

"The cash bail system in our country is predicated on the false assumption that people will not appear for court unless ...
09/16/2020
Criminal justice reform: Vermont prosecutor pushes to eliminate bail

"The cash bail system in our country is predicated on the false assumption that people will not appear for court unless an arbitrary amount of cash is paid."--Chittenden County State's Attorney Sarah George

Sarah George, the prosecutor of Vermont's largest county, says the use of cash bail has not made the community safer and has disadvantaged poor people.

"This mass movement of birds must contend with a pervasive but largely unrecognized threat: light pollution.  Find out h...
09/16/2020
Learn what you can do to protect nightly migratory birds in Cornell webinar

"This mass movement of birds must contend with a pervasive but largely unrecognized threat: light pollution. Find out how artificial light endangers migratory birds and learn how you can help with Lights Out Project Coordinator Julia Wang."

Learn about the impact light pollution has on migratory birds and how you might help in a online seminar from Cornell.

Eager to resume train travel? Here's a look at how soon that might happen in Vermont.
09/16/2020
When will Amtrak routes resume in Vermont?

Eager to resume train travel? Here's a look at how soon that might happen in Vermont.

Two Amtrak lines that previously ran through Vermont—the Vermonter and Ethan Allen Express—stopped coming into the state in late March, following Gov. Phil Scott's "Stay Home, Stay Safe" executive order.

09/16/2020
Live with the Free Press

Happy Wednesday. It's a cooler, windy one out there - perfect day to have a sip of coffee and peruse the news. Join reporter April Barton for the headlines.

The bar was ready to reopen soon after COVID-19 arrived in March, but the Drink crew waited until the pandemic in Vermon...
09/16/2020
It's time for another Drink: Refurbished Burlington bar is reborn

The bar was ready to reopen soon after COVID-19 arrived in March, but the Drink crew waited until the pandemic in Vermont seemed reasonably contained before deciding to reopen.

The bar Drink shuttered for renovations last fall with plans to reopen by the holidays; construction delays and the pandemic kept it closed til August.

"This is not unexpected." Two Vermont K-12 schools reported positive COVID-19 cases after the conclusion of the first we...
09/15/2020
Two Vermont schools report positive cases of COVID-19. How they're responding

"This is not unexpected." Two Vermont K-12 schools reported positive COVID-19 cases after the conclusion of the first week of classes.

Two cases were found in Washington County at Crossett Brook Middle School in Duxbury. Contact tracing showed 23 individuals had been in close contact with the infected, Levine said. As of Tuesday morning, Sept. 15, all 23 had been contacted and advised to quarantine.

There's something you can do to help avoid confusing symptoms of the flu for COVID-19. Get a flu shot!
09/15/2020
When should Vermonters get their flu shot?

There's something you can do to help avoid confusing symptoms of the flu for COVID-19. Get a flu shot!

"This should be a year to err on the side of getting the flu shot earlier not later," said Health Commissioner Mark Levine during a news briefing Tuesday.

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