The Daily 7: Vermont's Top Stories, Delivered - Friday Edition
Friday, December 17, 2010
Item #1
Man Accused of Threatening Police With Knife Acquitted
Source: Brattleboro Reformer, 12/17/10
A schizophrenic man who allegedly threatened a Brattleboro cop with a knife in September was found not guilty by reason of insanity yesterday.
Item #2
Last Large Group of Vermont National Guard Soldiers Returns Home
Source: Burlington Free Press, 12/17/10
About 300 soldiers came home to Vermont yesterday. The Guard says all 1,500 Vermont troops deployed to Afghanistan have now left that country.
Item #3
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Vermont's Cash-Strapped Ambulance Providers Face New Federal Cuts in 2011
Source: Seven Days, 12/15/10
Ambulance providers in rural areas already operate on a shoestring budget, and starting next year, new federal regulations will give EMS services even less money -- and more headaches.
Item #4
Maple Syrup Research Industry Fires Back At John McCain
Source: The Huffington Post, 12/16/10
Arizona Senator John McCain called a $165,000 federal earmark for maple syrup research one of the ten most wasteful pork-barrel projects on Twitter earlier this week. But the director of the program that received the earmark says federal funding is keeping the American maple industry alive.
 
Item #5
Closing Of Morrisville Department Store Marks Ending Era
Source: Vermont Public Radio, 12/17/10
Another locally-owned department store is closing its doors: Arthur's in downtown Morrisville is going out of business after nearly 40 years.
Item #6
Coolest Lunch in Burlington Benefits COTS
Source: WCAX, 12/16/10
No hot lunch here: Burlington restaurants hosted outdoor lunches yesterday, with proceeds benefiting COTS.
Item #7
Shoeless Toddler Found on Whitingham Road
Source: Bennington Banner, 12/16/10
While his mother slept, a 21-month-old boy in Whitingham put his coat on (but not his shoes) and went for a walk yesterday morning, until a passerby found him and called 911.
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