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Vermont stocking up on salt in case of rail strike

Rutland Herald 24 Oct 2022
A possible rail strike has salt pile managers in Vermont looking to top-off ahead of winter ... Trini Brassard, assistant director of operations at the Agency of Transportation, said Monday that the agency has regular contact with Vermont’s two largest freight rail companies, Vermont Railway and New England Central Railroad.
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Down to Business: A new wave of shipping cargo emerges

The Daily Gazette 13 Oct 2022
The snafu, since resolved, illustrates one of the challenges in trying to return sail freight to the Hudson ... While sail freight is not uncommon these days overseas, recent U.S. attempts originating in Vermont and Maine soon ran aground financially.
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A Look Back: Oct. 3

Daily Hampshire Gazette 03 Oct 2022
50 Years Ago■Three train crewmen were killed, and six other ...
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This day in history Oct. 3

The Keene Sentinel 03 Oct 2022
Tuesday, Oct ... — An apparent communication mix-up led to the deaths of three trainmen Monday — two of them from Brattleboro — following a head-on collision between a Central Vermont freight train and a Boston and Maine Railroad freight train ... .
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Amtrak cancels long-distance trains as rail-strike deadline nears

Crains Detroit Business 15 Sep 2022
Senate Republicans failed Wednesday in a bid to force labor unions and railroads to resolve a fight over contract negotiations after Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont, objected, arguing freight rail workers need better sick leave ... of the freight-rail system.
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Amtrak Cancels Long-Distance Trains as Rail-Strike Deadline Draws Near

Yahoo Daily News 15 Sep 2022
Senate Republicans failed Wednesday in a bid to force labor unions and railroads to resolve a fight over contract negotiations after Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont, objected, arguing freight rail workers need better sick leave ... of the freight-rail system.
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Bernie Sanders Blocks Republican Bid to Avert Rail Strike in Senate

Yahoo Daily News 15 Sep 2022
That would require agreement from all senators, and Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont, objected, arguing freight rail workers need better sick leave ... “All the shippers are upset,” DeFazio said “Right now, everybody hates the freight railroads.”.
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Leahy: 14 communities receiving federal funding to address ‘real problems’

Caledonian Record 25 Aug 2022
(The Center Square) – Fourteen communities in Vermont will benefit from grants from the Northern Border Regional Commission ... In addition, the Vermont Agency of Transportation, according to the release, will receive $350,000, to support freight shipping from businesses situated in the Northeast Kingdom and northern Vermont.
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Renovations begin for Habitat for Aviation, new education program near Franklin County State Airport

St Albans Messenger 09 Aug 2022
The old building exists on the property of Franklin County State Airport, which belongs to the State of Vermont ... He was especially interested, she said, in how the project would ensure the legacy of George Coy, owner of Fly Vermont and Harbor Freight Fellowship mentor.
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Notice of Public Comment Vermont Freight Plan Update

Times Argus 05 Aug 2022
NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT VERMONT FREIGHT PLAN UPDATE The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) is amending the Vermont Freight Plan to address new State Freight Plan requirements included ...
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Full steam ahead: Amtrak departs Burlington for New York City for first time in nearly ...

The Colchester Sun 30 Jul 2022
"I know many Vermonters, including Marcelle and me, are excited to have the Ethan Allen return," he said ... Hessinger, Director, Freight and Passenger Bureau, New York State Department of TransportationDick Mazza, Vermont Senate Transportation ChairDiane Lanpher, Vermont House Transportation ChairSelden Houghton, President of Vermont Rail System.
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First responders prepare for Amtrak in Middlebury

Addison County Independent 09 Jun 2022
Almost 100 firefighters, police officers, and medical responders have participated in trainings by Amtrak and Vermont Rail System in April, May and last November. MATT YOUNG OF Vermont Rail System demonstrates safety features of a fuel oil freight car at Addison County Fire Association’s Regional Fire School in April.
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City gets $300k to beautify train station

Rutland Herald 12 Apr 2022
The city is preparing to move forward with a facelift around the Amtrak station as Amtrak gets ready to extend service ... The big picture is how to improve transit service in northwestern Vermont." ... "We could look at food freight at Vermont Farmers Food Center, how we ship fresh foods," he said. gordon.dritschilo@rutlandherald.com ....
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Championship Saturday: Breaking down all 15 conference title games with automatic NCAA Tournament bids at stake

Independent Record 12 Mar 2022
By Mike Szvetitz and Gerry Ahern FrontPageBets ... America East. No. 1 Vermont vs. No. 2 UMBC. Tipoff. 11 a.m. TV. ESPN2. Line. Vermont -15.5, -110; UMBC +15.5, -110. O/U. 143 (-110) ... With its big two of Ryan Davis and Ben Shungu carrying the freight, Vermont should cruise past the Retrievers (18-13) to its fourth NCAA appearance under coach John Becker ... Vermont ... No.
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Follow along with FrontPageBets: 15 NCAA Tournament bids on the line Saturday

The Buffalo News 10 Mar 2022
By Mike Szvetitz and Gerry Ahern FrontPageBets ... Fifteen conference tournament titles are up for grabs Saturday, with another five slated Sunday ... America East ... 1 Vermont vs ... With its big two of Ryan Davis and Ben Shungu carrying the freight, Vermont should cruise past the Retrievers (18-13) to its fourth NCAA appearance under coach John Becker ... Vermont.

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