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Vermont Department of Health to Encourage Providers to Screen for Alcohol Abuse

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NEWPORT – High risk drinking is a public health problem in Vermont. Half of all young adults age 18 to 24 drink to excess. The Health Department hopes to educate health care professionals about the importance of asking adults about drinking habits and behaviors as part of a regular checkup or appointment. Only 9 percent…

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Pressure Mounts for Vermont Lieutenant Governor to Take Single-Payer Position

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By Jon Street | Watchdog.org BURLINGTON — Prominent members of his own party wonder why, after more than 2 1/2 years, Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Scott refuses to take a position on the state’s single-payer health-care law. Scott said he remains “skeptical.” In an interview with Vermont Watchdog, that’s the best Scott could offer as…

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Derby Woman Involved in Crash on I-91 Saturday Says Road Conditions Changed Instantly

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IRASBURG — Yesterday at 7:30 a.m. the Vermont State Police responded to a two vehicle crash on I-91 southbound in the town of Irasburg. The crash involved a car and a tractor trailer truck. The operator of the car was Andrea VanWoert, of Derby. She was driving a 2009 Saturn Vue. She was rear ended…

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[OPINION] Calling the Newport City Council on Their Bluff Regarding the Tar Sands Resolution

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How about a quick show of hands. All those in favor of keeping Lake Memphremagog free from the possibility that it becomes contaminated by an especially nasty type of oil, that if leaked into the system would not just sit on top of the water like most oil, at least making it possible to clean…

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Leahy Reintroduces Personal Data Privacy and Security Act to Protect Americans In Digital Age

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WASHINGTON — Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) reintroduced sweeping legislation to protect Americans’ personal information and ensure their privacy. Leahy also announced the issue of data privacy would be the subject of a committee hearing early in the new Senate session. Leahy’s bill comes just weeks after the department store chain, Target, suffered…

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Local Food Movement Pioneer to Talk About Sustainable Food Systems and Climate Uncertainty

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CRAFTSBURY COMMON — Some have called him the father of the local food movement. Noted author Gary Paul Nabhan will be speaking at Sterling College on Tuesday, January 28, at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public as part of the Vermont Table Speaker Series. The talk, “Tapping Into the Wisdom…

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Gov. Shumlin Asks Congress to Extend the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Program

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MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin called on Congress today to extend the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program, which expired on Dec. 28. The Governor said about 650 Vermonters lost benefits with the program’s expiration, losing an average weekly benefit of approximately $300. Up to 2,300 Vermonters could lose assistance over the first half of 2014.…

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[AUDIO] Discovering the Beauty of Sacred Harp Singing in Derby Line

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Sacred Harp singing is a tradition of sacred choral music. It is part of the larger tradition of shape note music. Sacred Harp music is performed a cappella (voice only, without instruments) and originated as Protestant Christian music. A group of shape note singers gathered at the First Universalist Parish in Derby Line, Sunday afternoon…

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U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont Asks NSA if They Are Spying on Members of Congress

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BURLINGTON — On Friday, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders asked the National Security Agency director whether the agency has monitored the phone calls, emails and Internet traffic of members of Congress and other elected officials. “Has the NSA spied, or is the NSA currently spying, on members of Congress or other American elected officials?” Sanders asked…

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Planning a Visit to Quebec? You May Want to Leave that Smartphone or Laptop Behind

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DERBY LINE — In some cases international trips are literally a walk or bike ride away for residents of Orleans County. However you get there, if you plan to leave the United States with an electronic device, a federal judge says it “would be foolish, if not irresponsible,” to have any sensitive information on it.…

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Federal Farm Services Encourage Sugar Bush Owners in Orleans County to Call to Report Damage from Ice Storm.

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NEWPORT – As Vermonters start to check on their sugar woods, the damage from last week’s ice storm is being revealed. The federal Farm Services (FSA) offices have started taking applications for the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) for maple sugar makers. Orleans County is listed as one of the areas most affected, with FSA officials…

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600 Vermonters Affected as Long-Term Jobless Benefits Expire

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BURLINGTON — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders said Friday that Congress must restore unemployment benefits that expired today for 1.3 million Americans, including some 600 Vermonters, who have been out of work for longer than 26 weeks. Unless Congress acts, jobless benefits will lapse during the first half of 2014 for an additional 1.9 million people,…

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From Horse Lying to Lengthy Beer Tasting, the 10 Strangest Vermont Laws

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By Yaël Ossowski | Watchdog.org In many aspects, Vermont isn’t not afraid to buck the status quo. After the Revolutionary War, it existed as its own republic for nearly 14 years. It was the first state to introduce women’s suffrage in 1880, allow civil unions in 2000 and pass same-sex marriage in 2009. And while…

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Gov. Shumlin, Emergency Officials Ask FEMA for Public Assistance Related to Ice Storm

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MONTPELIER – At the request of Gov. Peter Shumlin, Vermont emergency management officials today asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to conduct a damage assessment in the Champlain Valley and northern Vermont counties impacted by the on-going ice storm. The state is applying in an attempt to secure federal public assistance to help cover…

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Kevin Paquet Movie Review: Frozen

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By Kevin Paquet Disney’s princess movies are, in many ways, a trick of time dilation. Despite the ubiquity of princess-branded products in toy aisles across America, Disney only made three “princess” movies in its first 60 years of animation: “Snow White” (1937), “Cinderella” (1950) and “Sleeping Beauty” (1957). You’d be forgiven for forgetting that, since…

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Sound Bites: Newport’s Third Thursday Open Mic Night at Montgomery Cafe [AUDIO]

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Newport Dispatch visited the Third Thursday Open Mic Series at Montgomery Cafe in Newport. Thursday’s event brought together local poets and musicians. Started by Beth Barnes three months ago, word of Newport’s open mic has quickly spread, with musicians coming out from Lyndonville just to participate. Please press play below to hear some of the…

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Vermont says ‘tis the season’ to hike texting fines

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By Yaël Ossowski | Watchdog.org As Old Man Winter swoops into Vermont, the state government wants to be sure drivers are paying attention. “Our crews just completed a weekend marathon of plowing, and are now here preparing for the next storm to arrive,” announced Gov. Peter Shumlin at a press conference Tuesday. “And as hard…

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QNEK Rings in 2014 with Auditions for 21st Season

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DERBY LINE — As you’re chilling the champagne, slipping into your most elegant attire, and searching for those obnoxious, but necessary noise-makers you only use once a year, don’t forget to dust off your dance shoes, practice those pratfalls, and hit some high notes at the piano, because QNEK is holding auditions. International Theatre Company…

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