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Vermont Still Recovering From Power Outages

Vermont Still Recovering From Power Outages

Thousands are still without electricity in Vermont as people are recovering from the brutal winter storms that caused power outages all across the state last week. The utility companies are doing everything they can to fix the outages and their success is evidenced by the shrinking number of powerless households over the past few days. […]

Genetic Engineering Food Producers Fight Vermont in Congress

Genetic Engineering Food Producers Fight Vermont in Congress

The producers of genetically engineered food are taking their fight to Congress to avoid the labelling requirements of Vermont and potentially other states. On May 8, Vermont’s Governor Peter Shumlin signed H. 112 into law, which requires labeling on all food products containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) sold in Vermont by July 2016. Maine and […]

Vermont Governor Signs GMO Labeling law and the ‘Food Fight’ Rages Onward

Vermont Governor Signs GMO Labeling law and the ‘Food Fight’ Rages Onward

Vermont has signed into law a GMO labeling law, making it the first State to really take the ‘Food Fight’ to whole new level. Vermont’s Governor Peter Shumlin has made his State the first one to spearhead the legal ‘Food Fight’ going on involving Genetically Modified Organisms. The fight has already covered areas such as […]

Ben and Jerry’s Free Ice Cream Cone Day [Video]

Ben and Jerry’s Free Ice Cream Cone Day [Video]

The popular saying: “I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!” can be heard loud and clear, nationwide Tuesday April 8 2014. It only comes once a year, but for adult lovers of the sweet, cold treat it is an excuse to feel like a kid again, free of charge. Many may recall […]

Zombie Bee Discovered, ‘Zombee’ Infection Spreading?

Zombie Bee Discovered, ‘Zombee’ Infection Spreading?

Recently in Vermont, Anthony Cantrell, a beekeeper, discovered zombie bees or “ZomBees” as they are informally known. The insects were noticed after 30 of Cantrell’s bees were exhibiting strange behavior in October last year. First discovered in California two years ago, the chance of an infection spreading has been a lingering fear. Zombie bees are […]

Vermont Has Become the Heroin Capital of America

Vermont Has Become the Heroin Capital of America

Vermont is a small state known for its picturesque landscape and perceived by many Americans as a rural getaway. What many may not have guesses is that it is also the heroin capital of America and is in a desperate fight to stabilize a drug problem that is invading every sector of its society. To […]

Zombie Bees Invade Vermont for the First Time

Zombie Bees Invade Vermont for the First Time

Zombie bees have invaded Vermont hives, and this is the first time they have been found in the eastern part of the United States. Anthony Cantrell, who is a beekeeper and lives in Burlington, VT found the zombies in his hives back in October of 2013, and he is extremely worried. He was able to […]

Zombie Bees: Maybe in Your Town Soon

Zombie Bees: Maybe in Your Town Soon

Zombie bees might sound like the latest thriller from Hollywood, but the truth is worse than – almost – anything Tinsel Town could dream up.  With a third of the world’s food sources at risk, honeybees face a new threat. When Tom Johnson goes out each day to inspect his beehives, he takes a breath […]

Psychiatric Ward Told to Free Woman Held Against Her Will After Murder

Psychiatric Ward Told to Free Woman Held Against Her Will After Murder

A Vermont mother held in a hospital psychiatric ward against her will for more than five weeks was to be “released immediately” a Superior Court judge ordered yesterday. Christina Schumacher was admitted to Fletcher Allen Health Care on December 19 for “involuntary treatment” after her estranged husband had strangled their son and then hanged himself. […]

Heroin Becoming a National Concern

Heroin Becoming a National Concern

Heroin is becoming a national concern, especially in Vermont. Over 12 years, the state has seen a 250 percent increase in residents seeking heroin treatment. Opiates in general are the problem, with a 770 percent increase in persons being seen for opiate addiction. The term opiate means any of the narcotic opioid alkaloids found as […]

Burlington Murder Suspect Found Incompetent for Trial

Burlington Murder Suspect Found Incompetent for Trial

  According to the Burlington Free Press, A man accused of committing the murder of a social worker has been declared incompetent to stand trial, following the completion of a third and final psychological examination. It is alleged that Mr. Jose Pazos (aged 46) had restrained Kathleen Smith, a 50-year-old social worker, operating in Burlington, […]

Pot Proponents Praise Marijuana Decriminalization Laws

Pot Proponents Praise Marijuana Decriminalization Laws

  On Thursday, June 6, 2013, Democratic Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed a state legislative bill decriminalizing the possession of marijuana (Cannabis sativa). The new law which goes into effect July 1st, 2013, removes criminal penalties for possession of up to an ounce of marijuana. The new Vermont law imposes a $200 fine for first-time offenders […]

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