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Gov. Peter Shumlin, Vermont Emergency Officials Update on Winter Storm and Power Outages

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 2:05pm -- katie

Gov. Peter Shumlin, state emergency officials and representatives from the utility companies urged Vermonters to use caution in the wake of the latest winter storm, which has left tens of thousands of Vermonters without power across the state. While utility crews are working nonstop, the Governor warned that some Vermonters may be without power into the weekend due to the second round of heavy snowfall overnight.

Sanders Votes No on Defense Authorization Bill

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 11:19am -- katie

 The Senate today advanced a Department of Defense bill that would authorize $560 billion for the military. The vote was 85-14. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) voted “no” and issued the following statement:

“I am voting no because I have very serious concerns about our nation's bloated military budget and the misplaced national priorities this bill reflects.

FairPoint working quickly on internet repairs

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 10:03am -- katie

FairPoint Communications is aware of an Internet outage affecting customers in Vermont and New Hampshire. We are working as quickly as we safely can to make repairs. We will provide an update when we have more information. “We experienced a hardware issue during routine maintenance earlier this morning that caused an Internet outage for customers in Vermont and parts of New Hampshire.

Keurig Green Mountain and Caribou Coffee Announce Expanded Agreement

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 9:40am -- katie

Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (Keurig) (NASDAQ: GMCR) and Caribou Coffee announced that the companies have renewed their partnership with a 10-year agreement for the manufacturing, marketing, distribution, and sale of Caribou Coffee in Keurig® pack formats for Keurig® consumer and commercial hot brewing systems. As a part of the agreement, the companies will begin offering Caribou Coffee in carafe formats for the Keurig® 2.0 brewing system andKeurig® Bolt® carafe brewing system.

Leahy Announces Key Win For Lake Champlain In Federal Budget Bill

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 9:26am -- katie

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Wednesday announced that key funding for Lake Champlain has been included in the comprehensive budget package that will be considered by Congress later this week, as the clock runs out on the congressional session.

Leahy is the most senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and played a key role in negotiating several parts of the final federal budget bill, which was unveiled Tuesday night.

Governor Tom Salmon to Vermont Yankee operators: ‘you done good’

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 5:44am -- tim

by Thomas P Salmon In 1958, when I moved from Boston to Bellows Falls, Vermont was something of an economic and political backwater. The economy was stagnant and political loyalties were virtually unchanged since the Civil War. More people moved out than moved in. Not until 1963 did the human population exceed the bovine.