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SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vermont | Consumer group sues Ben & Jerry’s over eco-friendly claims

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. — A consumer advocacy group has filed a lawsuit against Ben & Jerry’s alleging the ice cream company misleads consumers about its environmental practices. Vermont Public Radio reports a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Superior Court of the District of Columbia by the Organic Consumers Association claims Unilever, the parent company of Ben … Continue reading SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vermont | Consumer group sues Ben & Jerry’s over eco-friendly claims

VERMONT | Safe Composting in Bear Country: Even suburban residents should avoid attracting bears

VERMONT– Bears in Vermont are thinking ahead to winter and, looking to fatten up, are currently in search of easy calories. Compost can become a bear attractant as with trash bins, bird feeders, and pet food – if not properly managed.  Fortunately, Vermonters can minimize conflicts over compost by taking a few extra steps, according … Continue reading VERMONT | Safe Composting in Bear Country: Even suburban residents should avoid attracting bears

Vermont News: Harley Davidson Donated with Proceeds from Vermont Governor Scott Inaugural Gala Raises $35,000 Through Raffle

Montpelier, VT – Vermont Governor Phil Scott announced he will oversee the drawing of the winning raffle ticket for a 2017 Harley Davidson motorcycle on Saturday, June 30 at Green Mountain Harley Davidson in Essex Junction.  Scott purchased the motorcycle using funds raised at his inaugural gala through Vermonters United to Help, a 501 (c)(3) … Continue reading Vermont News: Harley Davidson Donated with Proceeds from Vermont Governor Scott Inaugural Gala Raises $35,000 Through Raffle

Report: Modest rental homes out of reach for many in Vermont

BURLINGTON, Vt./June 15, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — A new report says the gap between actual wages and the income needed to rent a modest apartment in Vermont is among the highest in the nation. The report released Wednesday by the National Low Income Housing Coalition says the state has the fifth-highest gap in the country. The … Continue reading Report: Modest rental homes out of reach for many in Vermont

Vermont News: Majority Leadership Demonstrates Commitment to raising tax rates in year state has revenue surplus

MONTPELIER, VT – Vermont Governor Phil Scott’s Communications Director Rebecca Kelley today issued the following statement: “The Governor is open to a newly-proposed budget if legislative leaders keep their commitment to remove all ‘major points of dispute’ related to property tax rates.  Unfortunately, they did not do what they said they would do. “Earlier this … Continue reading Vermont News: Majority Leadership Demonstrates Commitment to raising tax rates in year state has revenue surplus

VERMONT | Four Men(Shane Martensen, Lukas Vopenka, Brendan Sullivan, Suin Sun) Face Child Pornography Related Charges

VERMONT– Attorney General Thomas J. Donovan announced today that four men were arrested during the week of April 17th for possession/promotion of child pornography.  The arrests were made as result of Operation Peer Review.  Operation Peer Review, which was conducted by Vermont’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (VT-ICAC), involved undercover investigations of peer-to-peer networks.  … Continue reading VERMONT | Four Men(Shane Martensen, Lukas Vopenka, Brendan Sullivan, Suin Sun) Face Child Pornography Related Charges

VERMONT | GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT AND SENATOR PATRICK LEAHY CELEBRATE THE EXPANSION AND FUTURE HOME OF LEDDYNAMICS, IN RANDOLPH

Randolph, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott and Senator Patrick Leahy were joined by local, regional, and state partners to celebrate the ground breaking of LEDdynamics’ new home.  The new 27,600 sq. ft. facility will allow the rapidly growing Randolph-based manufacturer of Light Emitting Diode (LED) products to double its workforce. The Governor and Senator announced … Continue reading VERMONT | GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT AND SENATOR PATRICK LEAHY CELEBRATE THE EXPANSION AND FUTURE HOME OF LEDDYNAMICS, IN RANDOLPH

United States News: District of Vermont, Shawn Alonso and Tamara Moody Sentenced for Selling Over 3 Kilograms of Heroin in Vermont

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that Shawn Alonso, 35, of Corona, New York, was sentenced  Friday, May 25, 2018 for conspiracy to distribute more than one kilogram of heroin.  District Judge Christina Reiss sentenced Alonso to a 120-month term of incarceration, followed by a 5-year term of … Continue reading United States News: District of Vermont, Shawn Alonso and Tamara Moody Sentenced for Selling Over 3 Kilograms of Heroin in Vermont