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    Reach Up cuts to disabled recipients held off for two months

    Benefits for disabled Vermonters will continue for two more months
    08/03/2015 09:30 PM EDT
    The state will continue benefits for disabled Vermonters for 60 days while lawyers prepare for arguments in a discrimination case. Vermont Legal Aid agreed to the extension period on Thursday. The class-action lawsuit filed by Vermont Legal Aid on July 23 alleges that the reduction, which the Legislature approved in the fiscal year 2016 state budget, is unconstitutional and that it discriminates 
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    Invasive plant's sap can harm skin in sunlight
    08/03/2015 09:30 PM EDT - BURLINGTON >> The Vermont's Health Department on Monday urged people to watch out for the wild parsnip, a common roadside plant that can cause serious skin reactions to people who go into sunlight after being exposed to its sap. The department said contact with the sap can cause a chemical burn similar to second-degree sunburns that starts about 24 to 48 hours after contact coupled with Full Story

    Vermont farms open to the public this week
    08/03/2015 03:17 PM EDT - MONTPELIER >> More than 100 Vermont farms are opening their operations to the public during a weeklong celebration. Open Farm Week takes place from Monday to Sunday, Aug. 9. Might Food Farm in Pownal will be among them. The farm is located at 549A Cedar Hill Road and visitors will be welcome to visit this Saturday, from 11 a. Full Story

    Hunting regulations relax rules on crossbows in Vermont
    08/03/2015 03:14 PM EDT - EAST MONTPELIER >> More hunters in Vermont have access to crossbows under new state regulations. The Times Argus reports the state Fish and Wildlife Department announced in June that it's permitting anyone over 50 years old with a hunting license to legally hunt with a crossbow starting in the 2016 hunting season. Full Story

    Police: Vermont man chokes college security guard
    08/03/2015 03:11 PM EDT - RUTLAND >> A 20-year-old Vermont man has been taken into custody on charges that he choked a college security guard until he was unconscious. Authorities say Justin Stevens was arrested Sunday and charged with suspicion of aggravated assault and disorderly conduct. Officers responded to the College of Saint Joseph in Rutland on Sunday morning for a report of someone attempting to run over a Full Story

    Canadian rivers: Solution to Northeast's high energy prices?
    08/03/2015 05:51 AM EDT - CONCORD, N.H. — Plenty of raw electricity sloshes around in Quebec's rivers and reservoirs, promising relief for U.S. northeasterners, who pay the nation's highest power costs. But getting those electrons to smartphones and air conditioners in Boston, Hartford and New York City is another matter entirely. Full Story

    New England in Brief
    08/02/2015 10:28 PM EDT - GMP announces slight rate decrease Vermont's largest power company is asking state regulators to approve a slight decrease in its rates. Green Mountain Power on Friday said that if the Public Service Board approves, its latest decrease will take effect in October. The company lowered rates by nearly 2. Full Story

    Vermont systems monitor Lake Champlain water for algae
    08/03/2015 05:42 AM EDT - MONTPELIER — The 22 water systems in Vermont that draw from Lake Champlain are participating in a program to regularly monitor for a potentially toxic blue-green algae that shut down service to 400,000 customers in Ohio last summer. While scientists say this summer is shaping up to be a bad year for blue-green algae on Lake Champlain, there have been a few reports of small amounts of the Full Story

    Vermont diversity leaders have a message for Sanders
    07/31/2015 10:17 PM EDT - By Jess Wisloski When Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke at the Netroots Nation Presidential Town Hall in Arizona this month, he was interrupted by activists from the Black Lives Matter movement who demanded that the two candidates – Sanders and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley – address racial injustice issues. Full Story

    State board fines Vermont Gas for silence on cost increase
    07/31/2015 09:59 PM EDT - MONTPELIER >> The state Public Service Board on Friday announced it would fine Vermont Gas Systems $100,000 for its slowness in reporting the first of two big cost increases on its pipeline project to extend its system down the state's western side. Vermont's only supplier of piped natural gas announced 13 months ago its budget for the project had grown from $86. Full Story

    Report: Man arrested, tried to carjack unmarked police car

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Police in St. Petersburg say a man who tried to carjack an unmarked police car was surprised by two detectives, who arrested him after he tried to run. Full Story
    Dr. Dre releasing first album in nearly 16 years

    'Detox' is off but 'Compton: A Soundtrack,' inspired by the upcoming N.W.A. biopic 'Straight Outta Compton,' will be released on iTunes and Apple Music on Friday.