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ESSEX JUNCTION -- Hard work has allowed multiple generations of pastry lovers to frequent a local eatery for morning treats, coffee, and lunchtime sandwiches.

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MONTPELIER — The Vermont Dept. of Health (DOH) is advising people to take precautions as temperatures climb into the 90s, but feel even warmer.

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WINOOSKI — Vermont PBS and Vermont Public Radio today announced the 2020 VPR — Vermont PBS Debates, a series of pre-recorded primary candidate debates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor leading up to Vermont’s primary election August 11.

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FRANKLIN COUNTY — Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz of History channel’s “American Pickers” are making Vermont part of their New England filming tour this fall.

BURLINGTON — The Communications Office of the Diocese of Burlington was recently recognized by the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada during an online awards ceremony.

RYEGATE, Vt. – A pond in the Northeast Kingdom has become the first in Vermont to be removed from the state’s impaired waters list after meeting federal water quality standards, the Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced this week.

ST. ALBANS – Two Vermont utility companies are advising Vermonters to remain safe and conserve power in the coming days as Wednesday storms and high temperatures on Thursday and Friday are expecting to spike energy demands across New England.

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Have you noticed lacy-looking leaves on your pole beans or roses lately? Take a closer look and you'll probably spot the culprit--the Japanese beetle. 

The Essex Police Department reported 162 incidents during the week of June 29-July 5. Listed below are some of those calls.

MONTPELIER — Approximately 2,300 Vermont businesses applied for coronavirus assistance grants on Monday, the first day applications were accepted, according to Vermont Commissioner of Economic Development Joan Goldstein.

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MONTPELIER — Students and faculty will need to sign contracts agreeing to follow COVID-19 prevention measures prior to returning to college and university campuses this fall.

MONTEPLIER — Sophie Zdatny has been named Chancellor of the Vermont State College System (VSCS).

GRAND ISLE – Boaters returning from the waters of Lake Champlain at Shelburne Bay have reported large quantities of invasive fishhook waterflea fouling their fishing lines.

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MONTPELIER -- The Division for Historic Preservation has announced the Vermont State Historic Sites opened on a limited basis the week of July 1.

CHITTENDEN COUNTY — As the community celebrates the Fourth of July this weekend, the American Red Cross warns that additional care is needed because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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MONTPELIER – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says many people are having problems with bears looking for food near their homes, and with the new food scrap ban now in effect the department is providing tips for people who are composting at home so they can avoid attracting hungry bears.

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ST. ALBANS — Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy reported Wednesday morning that on Tuesday night U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) informed him it will be furloughing 1,111 people out of the 1,700 employed at the Vermont Service Center.

MONTPELIER – Trying to figure out Vermont fishing regulations? Wondering what kinds of fish are in a lake? Looking for new fishing tips? The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is offering new “Fish With a Warden” sessions to help with questions like these.

ST. ALBANS — In the view of Attorney General T. J. Donovan the debate taking place about use of force by police officers in Vermont and around the country is a necessary one.

BURLINGTON – As Vermonters spend more time in the water this Fourth of July weekend and throughout the summer, state health officials are urging the public to learn what cyanobacteria blooms look like and try to avoid them.

It feels like we wait all year for fresh lettuce, and the window seems to close quickly. How can we maximize lettuce season?

Burlington — Interest in gardening has surged this summer with more people staying closer to home and looking for fun, healthy family activities.

The Essex Police Department reported 147 incidents during the week of June 22-28. Listed below are some of those calls.

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Furlough notices have begun going out to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) employees, while the Trump Administration remains unable to say how many employees in Vermont may be furloughed. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., has called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Presi…

COLCHESTER – Green Mountain Power (GMP) has launched a new Save and Share pilot program through which customers can reduce energy use while also supporting the Vermont Foodbank.

The Vermont Fuel Dealers Association (VFDA) is reminding Vermonters who heat with fuel oil that their tanks must be inspected soon -- if they have not already been during the last three years.

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With July 4 just around the corner, you might want to celebrate the holiday with a red, white and blue dessert. What better way to bake then with locally-sourced berries? 

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MONTPELIER -- Vermonters working in the state’s hospitality industry can expect further revival in business in the coming weeks as administrators expand the number of out-of-staters allowed to visit Vermont.