07/29/2016 11:53 PM EDT - BOSTON >> Attorney General Maura Healey would be stripped of her authority to regulate firearms under a bill filed Friday afternoon by the state Senate minority leader.   Full Story
 
Courts strike blows to GOP voting restrictions in 3 states
07/29/2016 11:51 PM EDT - CHICAGO >> Courts dealt setbacks on Friday to Republican efforts in three states to restrict voting, blocking a North Carolina law requiring photo identification, loosening a similar measure in Wisconsin and halting strict citizenship requirements in Kansas. Full Story

07/30/2016 07:16 AM EDT - PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Resembling an American naval vessel of the early 1800s, the country's newest tall ship is set to sail with its first students in an education-at-sea program also aimed at personal growth.   Full Story
 
6 more Michigan public workers charged in Flint water crisis
07/29/2016 11:49 PM EDT - FLINT, MICH. >> Six current or former state employees were charged Friday with misconduct and other crimes in the Flint water crisis, bringing to nine the number of public officials facing prosecution over the lead contamination that alarmed parents across the country. Full Story

07/29/2016 11:48 PM EDT - SAN DIEGO >> Two San Diego police officers were shot — one fatally — after a late-night stop turned into a gunfight, triggering a manhunt that led to the capture of one wounded suspect in a ravine and an hours-long SWAT standoff Friday that ended after officers detained a second man who may have been involved.   Full Story
 
 
Kristopher Radder — Reformer Staff
07/29/2016 09:55 PM EDT - VERNON >> Vern-Mont Farm co-owner Jeff Dunklee chalks up changes in the way cow manure is handled at his farm to "Yankee frugality." After a rotary drum compost system was purchased from DariTech and installed last year along with a manure-solid separator from EYS, the recycled excrement was then used for cow bedding.   Full Story
 
Work plans approved for Hoosick Falls, N.Y. PFOA investigation
07/29/2016 09:52 PM EDT - HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. >> The state has approved work plans, which will determine if hazardous waste was improperly disposed at two former manufacturing sites, from one of the companies being held responsible for PFOA contamination. Work plans submitted by Honeywell International for the former Oak Materials sites on Lyman/John Street and River Road (Route 22) will be placed in local document Full Story

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07/29/2016 09:51 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> Next weekend will mark the second Four Corners North Homebrew festival, and organizers are excited that this year's will be even better than the original. The festival will feature sampling of home-crafted beers from over 50 brewers, many different interesting food options, and live music.   Full Story
 
One person airlifted after Woodford crash
07/29/2016 09:49 PM EDT - WOODFORD >> One person was airlifted after a crash involving a car and a motorcycle on Route 9 on Friday afternoon. First responders were called to the crash in front of the Woodford General Store just before 1:30 p.m. A LifeNet of New York helicopter landed in the parking lot of the store and took one person to a hospital in that state. Full Story

Edward Damon - Bennington Banner
07/28/2016 08:18 PM EDT - POWNAL >> Residents who drank bottled water for months after a potentially harmful chemical turned up in a municipal water system can again drink from the tap. Test results show a new filter is removing PFOA from water from the Pownal Fire District No. 2, Gov. Peter Shumlin's office announced on Thursday afternoon.   Full Story
 
 
Edward Damon - Bennington Banner
07/29/2016 06:27 PM EDT - POWNAL >> Residents who drank bottled water for months after a potentially harmful chemical turned up in a municipal water system can again drink from the tap.   Full Story
 
'Vermont Wild' author comes to Dover for dessert
07/29/2016 06:17 PM EDT - DOVER >> Author Megan Price is always on the prowl for more tales to add to her "Vermont Wild" series. Full Story

Kristopher Radder — Reformer Staff
07/29/2016 06:17 PM EDT - VERNON >> Vern-Mont Farm co-owner Jeff Dunklee chalks up changes in the way cow manure is handled at his farm to "Yankee frugality.   Full Story
 
Rutland residents seeks local NAACP chapter
07/29/2016 05:22 PM EDT - RUTLAND >> Tabitha Pohl-Moore grew up in a racially diverse family, the daughter of a white mother and black father. Full Story

Jasper Craven — VTDigger
07/29/2016 04:20 PM EDT - PHILADELPHIA >> Speaking to northern New England delegates Wednesday morning, Bernie Sanders continued to urge support for Hillary Clinton in the general election while suggesting she won't get a pass if she doesn't live up to her promises to his devoted followers.   Full Story