LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 16: Miss Vermont USA Sarah Westbrook walks onstage during the 2013 Miss USA pageant at PH Live at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on June 16, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
If the state of Vermont wants to go forward, I don't want to see us sued in a multimillion-dollar suit by a very powerful, wealthy corporation who says, well, you don't have the right to do it, it is a federal prerogative ... So all that my legislation said is that if Vermont wants to go forward, if Connecticut wants to go forward, California wants to go forward, dozens of other states want to go forward, Monsanto and these other large corporations cannot sue them on the grounds that they don't have the right label.
When the state of Vermont, and other states go forward in passing legislation to label genetically modified food, they have been threatened by Monsanto and other large biotech companies with costly lawsuits
There are few military installations in Vermont, which include Burlington Air National Guard Base and Ethan Allen AirfieldMore quotes »
Vt. and Quebec announce electric car corridor
Burlington and Montreal without worrying they'll run short of a charge thanks to a planned electric vehicle charging corridor, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin and Quebec Premier Pauline Marois announced in Montreal.Initially the corridor will have more than 20 12:08 PM Read more »
NY lawmakers push Amtrak for bike baggage cars
Allen trains, which run from Penn Station in Manhattan to the Albany area, Saratoga and destinations in New York's North Country and Vermont.Amtrak has a bike program on its Boston-to-Maine and New York-to-North Carolina lines. In California, the program is Read more »
Vt. ski areas have best season since 2001
best season since 2001 this past winter, buoyed by early snowmaking, snowfall during the holidays and March skiing and riding, the Vermont Ski Areas Association reported Tuesday.The state's resorts had 4.5 million skier and rider visits during the 2012-2013 Read more »
Many Vt. communities mark 250 years since founding
1791, Vermont became the 14th state.Organizers and historians hope the anniversary events will give residents a glimpse into Vermont's interesting past."It fundamentally tells you who you are and with whom you belong, where you are located in time," Searls Read more »
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An American City Govt. Seeks the Cruel Power to Banish People from the Streets in... Vermont?
counsel, John Franco, who served as a Burlington assistant city attorney from 1982 to 1989, when Bernie Sanders, who is now Vermont's junior U.S. senator, was mayor. Attorney Franco produced a five-page, single-spaced analysis dated June 4, in which he concluded 36 m ago from AlterNet.org Read more »
Sweet Escape Retreat 2013: A Recap with Pictures!
home! After Nancy's demo, Bridget Jones from Boyden Valley Wines paid us a visit to host a wine tasting of five of their local Vermont wines and cream liqueurs, which the attendees enjoyed along with a selection of cheeses from Vermont Creamery. Dinner that 53 m ago from Always Order Dessert Read more »
Vt. police officer injured
Vt. (AP) — Police in the Vermont city of Burlington say an officer has suffered minor injuries after a woman threw a knife at the officer after she was hit by a stun gun. Burlington police say the officer was checking on a woman who was bleeding and holding 7:12 PM from Boston.com Read more »
Vermont agency gets grant to boost services for new Americans
focus on prevention.- 4:33 pm The Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity has received a $45,000 grant from the State of Vermont's Office of Economic Opportunity with the purpose of improving services to new Americans. The Champlain Valley Office of 6:42 PM from Burlington Free Press Read more »
Vermont Health CO-OP reorganizes to try to win license
Leonard Crouse, a retired insurance regulator and former deputy commissioner for captive insurance in Vermont; Chuck Butler, a Vermonter who spent much of his career with Blue Cross Blue Shield in Montana; and Steve Post, president and chief executive of the 6:31 PM from Burlington Free Press Read more »