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Feds promise $45 million for Lake Champlain

Posted on September 1, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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BURLINGTON — With the stunning vista of Lake Champlain at his back, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced last Thursday that the federal government will spend up to $45 million to protect the lake and its watershed.

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Vergennes youth club hits milestone, looks forward

Posted on August 14, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes Executive Director Mike Reiderer has been with the club for 14 of its 15 years and held his post for 13 years.

Reiderer has seen the club’s ups — five of its members have been named Vermont Boys & Girls Clubs’ Youths of the Year — and downs — a 2012 federal funding cut forced the club to shutter its elementary school program.

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Leahy cell phone unlocking bill passes Congress

Posted on August 4, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



WASHINGTON, D.C. — In what he said is a victory for consumers, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., has authored legislation that will allow Americans to switch wireless carriers while keeping their cell phone or tablet.

The process, known as “unlocking,” affords consumers more freedom to choose the wireless carrier and mobile device that best suits them.

On Friday, President Obama signed the legislation, formally titled the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act.

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UTC Aerospace earns new $6.7 million defense contract

Posted on May 26, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) has announced a new $6,723,732 Defense Department contract with UTC Aerospace Systems based in Vergennes to develop and test improved guidance systems for U.S. munitions, which would allow greater precision and avoid damage to innocent bystanders and property.

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U.S. Energy Secretary talks climate change at Middlebury College

Posted on May 19, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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MIDDLEBURY — The U.S. Secretary of Energy praised Vermont’s efforts in renewable energy development and defended the expansion of natural gas use at a panel at Middlebury College Friday morning.

Secretary Ernest Moniz was flanked by the state’s Congressional delegation and Gov. Peter Shumlin, as well as state business and academic leaders.

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BREAKING: Leahy to chair hearing on proposed constitutional amendment

Posted on May 15, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., on Thursday announced that the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing next month on a proposed constitutional amendment in response to the Supreme Court’s recent campaign finance decisions.

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White House official to talk climate at Middlebury College on Friday

Posted on May 12, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Congressional delegation will host a White House cabinet official at Middlebury College on Friday.

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will join Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch for a panel on energy efficiency, renewable energy and climate change.

The panel will be held at the McCullough Student Center at 10 a.m., and will be followed by a question and answer session. The event is open to the public.

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Leahy hearing highlights neet to address opiate abuse in Vermont

Posted on March 20, 2014 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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RUTLAND — Monday was a good day for Karen Kane. While it was exciting and encouraging having Sen. Patrick Leahy hold a field hearing of his U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in Rutland on opiate abuse in Vermont, there was something even better. Just before the hearing began, Kane, of Brandon, learned that a spot opened up at the Mapleleaf Farm drug treatment center in Underhill for her 24-year-old son, a heroin addict.

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Sen. Leahy remains a workhorse after four decades in D.C.

Posted on February 6, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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Editor’s note: Democrat Patrick Leahy, now 73, was the state’s attorney for Chittenden County when he was elected to represent Vermont in the U.S. Senate in 1974. Now the longest-serving active senator, he has the perspective, the connections and the power to accomplish a lot for his state and his country. Our reporter spent a day with Sen. Leahy last week, watching the veteran politician hard at work in the nation’s capital.

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Vermont's Patrick Leahy shows his lighter side

Posted on February 6, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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WASHINGTON — A masterful storyteller, Sen. Patrick Leahy shared anecdotes about senators of decades past during a recent visit with a reporter. One was a conversation with Minnesota Sen. Hubert Humphrey that took place shortly after Leahy took office in 1975. Humphrey asked Leahy if he wanted to go on a Congressional trip to Moscow to meet with Soviet Premier Leonid Brezhnev.

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