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Unique business created to save North America's monarch butterfly

What do farms and parkas have to do with monarch butterflies? It's all part of an initiative by farmers in Quebec and Vermont to grow milkweed for the endangered butterflies, and it's getting a boost from a parka company using the plant's fibers..

Transgender woman, Somali-American win US primary nods

Washington - Christine Hallquist won the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in the US state of Vermont on Tuesday, moving a step closer to becoming the nation's first transgender governor, US media projected.

Vermont house sale recorded using blockchain technology

South Burlington - When Katherine Purcell sold her home in South Burlington Vermont on February 20th, it was groundbreaking and different from the usual house sale. The sale was recorded on a blockchain.

Review: Annie Baker’s ‘The Aliens’ makes impressive Toronto debut Special

Toronto - Annie Baker is the unofficial poet laureate of the millennial generation. Does any other current playwright have such a gift for recreating the way young people really talk – not just in what they say, but in what they don’t?

Traces of weedkiller found in Ben & Jerry's ice cream

Ben & Jerry's, a national brand known for its quality and eco-friendly practices, has come under fire after traces of the pesticide glyphosate was found in 10 out of 11 ice cream samples tested.

Russian hackers penetrate Vermont utility system: report

Washington - A code connected to Russian hacking efforts has been discovered in a utility system in Vermont, The Washington Post reported.

Op-Ed: Vermont's GMO labeling law has nationwide implications

Starting Friday, most foods sold in Vermont must legally display on the label if the item contains any genetically modified organisms (GMOs). While the law only covers products sold in Vermont, it does have nationwide implications.

Tom Cusimano, leader of Americana-leaning collective The Walcotts Special

Hailing from Los Angeles, The Walcotts are a nine-piece outfit who recently supported Chris Stapleton, star of the show at last year's CMAs, on a sold out tour of the West Coast. Their frontman/guitarist accepted the offer of an interview.

Op-Ed: How Bernie Sanders can win the 2016 presidential election

For a candidate whose personal net worth is only estimated to be $330,000, Bernie Sanders has managed to do something that's nearly unthinkable. He's built a campaign based on small contributions and draws huge crowds of thousands wherever he speaks.

Listeria fears spark recall of over 9,000 cases of frozen corn

More than 9,000 cases of frozen corn are being recalled by Bonduelle USA Inc., due to potential Listeria contamination, the Food and Drug Administration announced in a press release on Monday.

Cutbacks at coffee pod giant hit small Vermont town

Waterbury - Cutbacks at Keurig Green Mountain Inc., the people behind the single-cup pod brewers that revolutionized how coffee is made across the country, could mean trouble for the tiny Vermont town they have called home since 1995.

New Hampshire, Iowa voters unimpressed with all but one candidate

Iowa and New Hampshire voters apparently aren't impressed with the current crop of candidates running in the primary-election races for president in 2016, and only one candidate gained a positive favorability rating.

Zombie bee infestation has arrived in Vermont

Vermont beekeepers already face extreme temperature swings, as well as the possibility that a colony can collapse, and mite infestations. However, as of last fall a new threat has arrived, and that threat is zombie bees.

Vt.-Quebec aerospace corridor one step closer to reality

The creation of an aerospace corridor, linking one of Quebec’s major industries with their counterparts in Vermont, will move one step closer to reality Monday.

Winter in Vermont

Spending time in Vermont during the holidays is as majestic as it sounds. Snow covers the mountains and pines, fireplaces glow in windows, delicious smells come from kitchen stoves and holiday cheer is abundant.

Texting comes to 911 calls Special

Aspen - The Federal Communications Commission is testing mobile phone texting as a way to make 911 calls. Major providers such as AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Spring have voluntarily agreed to provide such service by the middle of next year.

Beauty, skincare, fashion and wellness tips with Tata Harper Special

Every morning and night we brush our teeth and wash our face. Us ladies, probably put on some type of daily moisturizer and then a night cream later, but do we always think about what we're putting on our faces?

Live grenade found near McDonald's in Vermont

Morrisville - Nobody was injured after a live hand grenade was found near a McDonald's in Morrisville Vermont last Wednesday. Nobody has yet been arrested in the incident.

Controversy over Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant

Energy-related events in Vermont continue to be a disarray of citizen activism, political maneuvering, conversions to the electric power system, and an overall effort on nuclear power.

Vermont 2013: A good year for drug policy reform

Now that the 2013 session of the Vermont legislature has been over for almost a month and the last of the bills have been signed into law, one thing has become clear for those Vermonters who smoke marijuana or use drugs--2013 was a good year.

Vermont lawmakers approve bill allowing doctor-assisted suicides

Montpelier - The Vermont House of Representatives cleared the way Monday night to make the New England state the third in the country to legalize physician-assisted suicide.

Pizzas delivered by fire trucks in Vermont

Essex Junction - Domino's Pizza in Essex Junction, Vermont, is partnering with the Essex Fire Department to deliver pizzas. This is part of an initiative to promote fire safety.

Will Vermont move forward with commercial hemp?

Teo Zagar is a representative from the state of Vermont that spoke recently about the progress that the state has made in moving towards commercial hemp production, and gives a few reasons why there is a good chance commercial hemp may be legalized.

Angry farmer smashes 7 police cars with tractor

Newport - Authorities say a farmer took to the streets with his tractor Thursday afternoon, smashing seven police vehicles during the joy ride.

3 major endorsements for 'Yes on 37' Right to Know GMO Campaign

Sacramento - The California "Yes on 37" Right to Know campaign received three major endorsements yesterday, including the California Labor Federation and two high ranking leaders in the U.S. Senate.

Vermont giving local residents full control of Twitter each week

Montpelier - Each week, a resident of the northeast state of Vermont will have the opportunity to have full control of the tourism department's Twitter account. Using the @ThisIsVt, citizens can promote their own positive life experiences in the state.

Monsanto threatening to sue the state of Vermont on labeling GMOs

Vermont, U.S.A. wants to regulate labeling of foods which contain GMO products, but Monsanto has threatened to sue the entire state if they do so. Includes an informative video on the tactics of Monsanto.

Op-Ed: From Ontario to Vermont, there's snow to be found Special

The year of 2011 may be remembered as the winter that wasn’t in many parts of North America, but for me it will be remembered as the year I perfected my skiing, snowshoeing, and snowboarding skills.

Vermont inmate secretly adds pig image to police cruiser decals

Montpelier - An inmate at a Vermont prison carried out the ultimate prank by secretly altering the decal that adorns police cruisers, modifing the outline of a large spot on a cow's shoulder into the shape of a pig.

Thief busted after fiancée posts pics of stolen ring on Facebook

Burlington - Amber LaFountain was so excited her boyfriend had proposed, she did what many others often do when they have news to share, she turned to Facebook.
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