• Prepare for Ebola but don’t freak out - 10/23/2014 10:24 PM EDT
    CCS considers facility repair options

    10/23/2014 10:36 PM EDT
    CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- The Cambridge Central School District has issued a report regarding facility damage around the school gym. The gym has been closed this year due to water damage, and the gym floor is the only item covered by insurance. There is a storm drain line beneath the school foundation that connects to the spouts surrounding the gym. 
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    College hosts documentary showing, panel
    10/23/2014 10:36 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- Bennington College hosted the screening of a documentary Wednesday night, called "DamNation," which highlighted use feasibility and environmental issues related to dams, as well as recent trends in dam removal. Producer Yvon Abbey and directors Ben Knight and Travis Rummel used the film to explore the changes in national attitudes from the early 20th-Century pride in large Full Story

    Vt. marks 40th of Endangered Species Act
    10/23/2014 10:37 PM EDT - BURLINGTON -- Biologists and conservationists from across Vermont were in Burlington Thursday for a conference celebrating the 40th anniversary of the state's Endangered Species Act and Vermont's experience protecting the its most vulnerable plants and animals. The meeting was a chance to celebrate the accomplishments made over the years, but also to look ahead to new challenges Full Story

    FairPoint and striking unions spar over misconduct allegations
    10/23/2014 01:25 PM EDT - FairPoint Communications has accused striking workers of jamming the company's phone lines and harassing replacement workers. The unions representing about 2,000 employees say the allegations are "outrageous and unfounded." The parties were at odds for months even before contract negotiations began in early 2014. Full Story

    Health officials: Vermont Ebola case high unlikely, but state is prepared
    10/23/2014 01:24 PM EDT - Until the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is contained there will be some risk of a patient with the virus coming in contact with Vermont's health care system, but that risk is "very small," according to state health officials. The recent cases in Dallas illustrate Ebola can reach the U.S. Full Story

    Vermont jobless rate ticks up for fourth straight month
    10/23/2014 01:22 PM EDT - Vermont's monthly unemployment rate rose three-tenths of a percentage point to 4.4 percent in September. The national average dipped from 6.1 percent to 5.9 percent, but New England's regional average rose. In Vermont, September marked the fourth consecutive month of upticks. Even with the state-level increase, Vermont's unemployment rate is among the lowest in the country, now in eighth Full Story

    Regulators fine GMP for wind project noise violations
    10/23/2014 01:21 PM EDT - Green Mountain Power will be required to constantly monitor sound coming from wind turbines, which could provide the most detailed assessment yet of a noise issue concerning some residents living near wind farms. The Vermont Public Service Board fined the utility $1,000 last week for exceeding sound limits it placed on the Kingdom Community Wind farm, which was approved in 2011. Full Story

    State rejects ban on motors at Wolcott Pond
    10/23/2014 01:20 PM EDT - State environmental regulators denied a petition to prohibit motorized boats on Wolcott Pond on Wednesday, upholding limited recreational access to the 74-acre pond in Lamoille County. Friends of Wolcott Pond filed a petition asking that the state prohibit the use of boats with internal combustion engines. Full Story

    State opens state-of-the-art public health laboratory
    10/23/2014 01:15 PM EDT - COLCHESTER -- State officials and the University of Vermont College of Medicine say a new state-of-the-art laboratory co-located with the college's research facility will enhance the work of both. Having researchers and public health workers in the same space will promote the sharing of information and ideas in fields such as infectious disease control and environmental contamination, said Full Story

    The Fido fee: Landlords increasingly charge extra rent for pets
    10/22/2014 05:57 PM EDT - Pet security deposits register in the hundreds of dollars and are getting steeper. Now, a monthly rental payment ranging from $10 to $50 is quickly becoming the norm, adding to the cost. Full Story

    Man fighting charges for painting Main Street

    BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man will hire an attorney and fight a criminal mischief charge for painting the speed limit on a stretch of Main Street. Full Story
    John Denver gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Things are a little sunnier on the Hollywood Walk of Fame following the posthumous unveiling of a star for John Denver. Full Story
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    'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' canceled

    TLC axes show after evidence surfaces that star Mama June had resumed a romance with a convicted child molester.