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Vermont National Guard training exercise at Camp Johnson in 2013. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/soldiersmediacenter/8717689692/">U.S. Army</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Vermont National Guard training exercise at Camp Johnson in 2013. Photo: U.S. Army, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Vermont National Guard warns of training noise

COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) The Vermont National Guard is warning there will be training at Camp Johnson in Colchester that will involve blank ammunition and mock explosions.

The guard says no live ammunition will be used.  Go to full article
Master Sgt. Mark Fortin in a F-15 Eagle (2010). 104th Fighter Wing provides air sovereignty alert support. Photo: <a href="http://www.af.mil/News/Photos.aspx?igphoto=2000313497">U.S. Air Force</a>
Master Sgt. Mark Fortin in a F-15 Eagle (2010). 104th Fighter Wing provides air sovereignty alert support. Photo: U.S. Air Force

Guard fighters to hold exercise over NY, VT, MA

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) Fighter planes from the 104th Air National Guard will conduct a homeland defense exercise over parts of Vermont, New York and Massachusetts.

The two F-15 Eagles will train with Civil Air Patrol flyers who will be in low-speed propeller planes in an exercise to train the Guard pilots on intercept procedures.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/gr8sublime/3259468752/">Ned</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Ned, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Whew! No new shots in NY school immunizations

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York's school immunization requirements have been updated to be consistent with the most current recommendations.

The State Department of Health says the new requirements for school attendance don't add any new vaccines for school entry, but they update the number of doses required and the minimum intervals between doses.  Go to full article
Vermont outlaws smoking in cars carrying young children. The law took effect Tuesday. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/visioplanet/4760316376/">Sudipto Sarkar</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Vermont outlaws smoking in cars carrying young children. The law took effect Tuesday. Photo: Sudipto Sarkar, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Vermont 7th state to outlaw car smoking with kids

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The state of Vermont is now the seventh to outlaw smoking in cars that are carrying young children.

The law that took effect Tuesday also bans smoking on all state property, in hotel rooms, and on the property of hospitals or secure residential recovery facilities owned or operated by the state.  Go to full article
Joseph C. McNeil Generating Station, Photo: <a href="https://www.burlingtonelectric.com/about-us/what-we-do/joseph-c-mcneil-generating-station">Burlington Electric Department</a>
Joseph C. McNeil Generating Station, Photo: Burlington Electric Department

Burlington pays off debt on McNeil power station

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) The city of Burlington has paid off its debt on the 30-year-old McNeil power station.

On Monday, Mayor Miro Weinberger tossed a copy of the bond into the station's wood-burning furnace as the city marked the full repayment of its debt.  Go to full article
Boats docked on Lake George <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/178532934/">Judy Baxter</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Boats docked on Lake George Judy Baxter, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Boater missing on Lake George; search to resume

HAGUE, N.Y. (AP) Authorities are set to resume the search for a 59-year-old upstate New York man who disappeared on Lake George when the boat he was in capsized in stiff winds.

Warren County Sheriff Bud York tells The Post-Star of Glens Falls that William Scott, of Westerlo, was fishing with two friends Tuesday morning along the north end of the lake when the downriggers line snagged something.  Go to full article

Missing Vermont woman found safe

POWNAL, Vt. (AP) A missing 71-year-old Vermont woman has been found safe just over the state line in New York.

Vermont State Police say they found Rita Sweet Tuesday night emerging from a wooded area along Route 346.  Go to full article
The border crossing at Champlain, NY. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/mpd01605/3939455673/">Bobby Hidy</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
The border crossing at Champlain, NY. Photo: Bobby Hidy, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

US officials: be ready for busy border crossings

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Customs officials are advising holiday travelers to prepare for busy border crossings this holiday week.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency suggests that travelers prepare for inspection before arriving at the customs booth by having documents ready, rolling down windows and ending cell phone calls.  Go to full article

Telecommunications firm to launch rural networks

HARDWICK, Vt. (AP) The telecommunications company VTel is marking the launch of a statewide high-speed communications network that will serve rural Vermont.

The Tuesday event will mark the launch of the company's wireless network that will reach more than 20,000 homes and businesses. Over the next year additional towers will be brought online every week.  Go to full article
Naloxone syringe. Photo: <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Naloxone_%281%29.JPG">Intropin</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Naloxone syringe. Photo: Intropin, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Vermont evaluating heroin antidote use at 6 months

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Vermont Health Department statistics show that overdose antidote kits for heroin and other opiate drugs distributed to the general public were used 38 times to treat overdoses during the first six months of a pilot program.

Of the total, the antidote was used 34 times to treat heroin overdoses.  Go to full article

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