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Norris Berry Farm in Monkton, VT. Photo: <a href="">Rob Friesel</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Norris Berry Farm in Monkton, VT. Photo: Rob Friesel, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Northeast berry farms fight late-season fruit fly

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Northeast berry growers are learning ways to combat an invasive fruit fly that wiped out 80 percent of some farms' late-season fruit two years ago, forcing some small growers out of business.

The tiny spotted wing drosophila arrived in the U.S. from Asia in 2008 and turned up in the Northeast in 2011.  Go to full article
Senegal President Macky Sall. Photo: <a href="">MONUSCO Photos</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

President of Senegal visiting Vermont

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) The president of the west African nation of Senegal is in Vermont.

Senegal President Macky Sall is scheduled to visit Montpelier on Friday. Sall was invited to Vermont by Gov. Peter Shumlin.  Go to full article
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Sanders discusses veterans health care overhaul

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will be discussing legislation he helped craft to improve health care for veterans.

Sanders, chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, will hold a press conference on Wednesday afternoon at the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in White River Junction.  Go to full article
The El Nino in 1997 as imaged by NASA.  Photo:  NASA, JPL

How wintry will this winter be? Get your first forecast

As we head into the second week of August, it may seem a little too soon to start thinking about winter and the weather it may bring.

But the National Weather...  Go to full article
Hoff the Harmonica Case Man in action. Photo: Meredith Coeyman

Listen: the guy with the most harmonica cases in the world plays a tune

There's an unusual art opening this Friday in Burlington. The SEABA gallery will show what it calls "the largest collection of handmade harmonica cases in the world."...  Go to full article

Burlington health center getting $250K in funding

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) A Vermont organization is getting $250,000 in Affordable Care Act funding to establish or expand behavioral health services for 461 people.
...  Go to full article
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Preservation efforts discussed for covered bridges

TUNBRIDGE, Vt. (AP) The Vermont town of Tunbridge is trying to come up with ways to protect its five covered bridges.

The bridges were built between 1845 and 1902....  Go to full article
Julia Alvarez speaking at Lafayette College. Photo: <a href=""> Lafayette College<br /></a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Vermont writer wins National Medal of the Arts

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) Novelist, poet and Middlebury College instructor Julia Alvarez has won a National Medal of the Arts.

Alvarez, who lives in Weybridge, will...  Go to full article
Blue Mountain Lake. Archive Photo of the Day: Laurie Dirkx

This weekend in the Adirondacks

John Warren from the Adirondack Almanack looks at outdoor recreation conditions around the Adirondacks each weekend.

Drier weather this week has kept the fire...  Go to full article
Vermont state flag. Photo: <a href="">J Stephen Conn</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Vermont state panel to hear revenue forecast

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) A panel made up of Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin and the heads of legislative money committees is due to get a briefing on Vermont's economy and what it's...  Go to full article

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