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Regulators fine GMP for wind project noise violations

Anti-GMP signs are outside a house at the foot of the access road leading to the turbine site. Photo by Andrew Stein/VTDigger
The utility will shoulder the cost of a continuous sound-monitoring program at the wind farm on Lowell Mountain.


Vermont jobless rate ticks up for fourth straight month

July Jobs SLIDER
While the national rate declined to 5.9 percent, Vermont’s unemployment rate edged up to 4.4 percent in September. The state’s national ranking slipped to eighth nationwide, behind New Hampshire.


On the issues: Where the candidates for governor stand

Governors race
VTDigger’s beat reporters compare the views of Dan Feliciano, Scott Milne and Peter Shumlin on health care, the environment, criminal justice and the economy.


Health officials: VT Ebola case highly unlikely, but state is prepared

The Ebola virus. Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Trainings for health care providers emphasize asking patients about travel history and use of personal protective gear.


State employee health plan premiums to increase 17.9 percent

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State officials blame "greater than expected" high cost claims and premature "premium holidays" for wiping out an anticipated $30 million surplus as well as millions in reserve funds.


Burlington College to sell 25 acres to real estate developer

A proposed housing development on land owned by Burlington College would be built near the treeline overlooking Lake Champlain. Photo by Laura Krantz/VTDigger
Plans include 60 units of affordable housing, 75 units of senior housing and 300 units of market-rate housing. College to receive the equivalent of $7 million.


Vermont utilities could lose millions of dollars in energy credits

Lowell wind JH
The Vermont Legislature looks to set a renewable portfolio standard that would establish by law how much electricity generated from wind, solar and other renewable resources utilities must sell to customers.


GlobalFoundries to keep IBM plant in Essex going

Gov. Peter Shumlin holds up a cell phone to emphasize the viability of the semi-conductor manufacturing business that takes place in Essex Junction. IBM announced Monday it would sell the division to California-based, Abu Dhabi-owned GlobalFoundries. Photo by Hilary Niles/VTDigger
IBM will pay GlobalFoundries $1.3 billion over three years to take its semiconductor manufacturing wing. The new owner says Vermont employees will keep their jobs.


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Joseph Blanchette: When will Montpelier admit they were wrong?

Breakdowns have characterized our experience with Vermont Health Connect ever since we signed up for the state-run health plan last December.

Rich Nadworny: Adventures in campaign finance land

The NO campaign had not filed a campaign finance report. This seemed odd to me.

Meredith Angwin: Why electric rates are rising

New England electricity is too dependent upon natural gas-fired power plants. And we are about to pay a lot for that dependence.

Quote of the Day

“I think we should feel comforted we have a company in this business that wants to be in it.” – Gov. Peter Shumlin on GlobalFoundries takeover of IBM’s chip-making business.

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