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GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD
MONTPELIER, Vt. — With just a week or two to go in this year's Vermont Legislative session, it's becoming clear that lawmakers won't finish work and pass a bill requiring labels on genetically modified food. The House Judiciary Committee isn't expected to finish its work on the measure and send it to the full House for debate until next week. By Dave Gram.
GREEN UP DAY
MIDDLESEX — Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin picked p trash along Interstate 89 in Middlesex as one way to promote the state's annual Green Up Day. Saturday marks the annual Green Up Day, in which people across the state help pick up roadside litter that has accumulated over the year.
ALSO GETTING ATTENTION
— SPEED TRAILER VANDALIZED — The Hartford police department says a trailer that displays the speed of vehicles that are passing by has been vandalized.
— SCHOOL VANDALIZED — Students at Vermont's Harwood Union High School are back in school after someone broke in and damaged the plumbing, causing some flooding. It took school officials two days to reopen the building to students after the vandalism was discovered early Wednesday.
— BURLINGTON ADMINISTRATOR — Vermont's largest city is in line to get a new chief administrative officer. Bob Rusten has accepted the position in Burlington.
— PLANNED FIRE — The Vermont National Guard is planning to burn parts of the training area on the grounds of Camp Johnson in Colchester as part of a plan to restore a rare species of pine tree.
— HIT AND RUN ARREST — Vermont State Police say an arrest has been made in a five-month-old hit and run that seriously injured a man who was struck while putting gas in his truck on U.S. Route 5 in Hartland.
— HOMECARE UNION — The Vermont House has passed a bill to allow workers who provide personal care to disabled Vermonters in their home to unionize.