Tue 20-SEP-2016 Early A.M. News Script

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Today: Warm, muggy, foggy start to the day. Rest of day, lots of sunshine and very warm temperatures, just a slight chance for a shower near the Canadian border late in the day.

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((THANK GARY)) ((TYLER TALKS SHELDON SCHOOL PAK)) But first Burlington-based company Seventh Generation -- is about to get a new owner.

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Unilever - the multi-national manufacturer that already owns Ben & Jerry's is buying the business. Seventh Generation is a leading producer of environmentally-friend ly household cleansers and personal care products, with over 200-million dollars in sales last year. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but The Wall Street Journal reports Unilever agreed to pay $700 million for the green company. It has 170 employees -- including 110 in Vermont.

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((John Replogle CEO 00:14.38:27 We started out with 1 employee 28 years ago. We are a 170 strong today. We have been just over $200 million in sales and we expect we will get to a billion in sales. And thats only going to lead to more growth in Vermont for seventh generation 00:25.23:05)) Seventh Generation officials tell us Unilever has committed to keeping the company in Vermont and is committed to staying environmentally friendly.

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A Talent Search program that helps Vermont high schoolers go to college will continue. Senator Patrick Leahy secured 2.8 million dollars for the program through his work on the Senate Appropriations Committee. Talent search serves more than 1000 Vermonters each year -- giving them college counseling and helping them find financial aid.

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((33:41 What resources would you have turned to if not for Talent Search? Eliza Abedi: Honestly I don't know because of course we have wonderful counselors here that provide a lot of beneficial help, but they can only do so much.")) The Talent Search program takes students to visit schools. It's run by the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation.

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An injured hiker is expected to walk off Camel's Hump this morning -- after spending the night there. Authorities tell us the man hurt his ankle while hiking yesterday with friends. Rescuers were called after 11 P-M. We're told after they found the man and his party -- everyone agreed the safest option was to wait until daylight and all try to walk out together.

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A small plane crashes on a lake Champlain Island. A viewer sent us this photo from Savage Island. The Grand Isle Sheriff's office says the small plane went down around noon yesterday and that it was called in by a witness who noticed the scene hours later. We're told no one was hurt. Authorities are reminding the public -- it's crucial to report accidents right away.

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((Sheriff Ray Allen, 10:20 With the lake level being so low and dangerous, we went from a daytime response and now we're returning from a night time response, if we had been notified when it occured, it would have been an all daytime operation.)) The FAA and NTSB is taking over the investigation into how the crash happened.

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A Lyndon State student -- killed in an early morning car crash was an on-air personality at the school's award-winning TV news channel. Police say 21 year old Alex Paduch from Massachusetts went off the road this weekend in Lyndon and hit a telephone pole. The cause of the crash is still under investigation -- but police believe speed was a factor. Paduch was a senior at Lyndon State.

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A Dorset woman is accused of trying to pay her rent with a dead woman's pay check. 36-year old Emily Gillis faces a slew of charges. Police say her boyfriend -- Trever Hoag -- gave Gillis an August paycheck issued to Kerry Hoag -- one day after Kerry was killed in a car crash. Gillis supposedly tried to cash it -- and when that didn't work -- she gave it to her landlord. Gillis is due in court later today. Hoag faces charges too.

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A warning for people in New York's North Country. State Police say several phone scams have been in Clinton, Franklin, and Essex counties. Officials say the phony calls all require people to wire money. Scammers have disguised themselves as police needing money to bail a family member out of jail -- or will tell people they've won a sweepstakes prize but need money to claim it. Authorities say NEVER give personal information over the phone.

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We are continuing our Back to School series -- and this morning, we're making a stop in Sheldon. Programs here are unique. A large emphasis is given to health and wellness -- tying into a strong "farm to school" connection. Students grow fruits and vegetables on campus. They also deliver them as snacks every morning to classrooms -- which can be anything but ordinary! Science classes often get outside -- and take a walk through the woods. Learning some of the economic drivers of Franklin county.

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((TILE 7006 02:40:53:23--02:40:59: 25 Patrick MacDonald: "We get to go hiking, sometimes we get to go skiing through the woods, and the big part of it is sugaring.")) Students tell us they tap about 150 trees each sugaring season. But -- their experiences don't end there! There's a lot more to see here. Stick around for it -- later in the broadcast.

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Burlington has approved 50-million-dollars to address the city's core infrastructure needs. The city council's plans include overhauling streets, sidewalks, a new fire engine and bike path investments over the next five years. Waterlines over 75-year-old will also be replaced. The plan now goes to voters in November.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Current: Warm, muggy, foggy start to the day. Local temps: Mainly in 60s, but some 50s north. NE clouds: Clouds to the east and south with departing front from yesterday. Some clouds to the NW - the tail end of a system that is moving through Quebec. NE radar/temps: Some showers with that system to our north. More 60s, some low 70s in southern New England. NE dewpoints: Still mainly in sticky 60s, but a little drier air to the north & west, which will move in slowly today. U.S. Rad/sat: We're in between those 2 frontal systems right now. Forecast clouds/precip: We'll get lots of sunshine today - just a few clouds mixing in to the north where there is a slight chance for a shower late in the day near the Canadian border. Then we'll clear out and stay that way through tonight and Wednesday.

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Today: Partly cloudy (slight chance for a shower, N, late) Highs: 77 to 84 Wind: SSW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Clear skies Patchy fog Lows: 48 to 55 Wind: Light Wednesday: Mostly sunny Highs: 75 to 82 Wind: SSW 5 to 10 mph Extended: Thursday: Partly sunny Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 70s Friday: Mostly cloudy Showers, t-storms Lows: 50s Highs: 60s Saturday: Partly cloudy Lows: 40s Highs: 55 to 65 Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Partly cloudy Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 52 to 62 Monday: Partly cloudy Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 55 to 65

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An Afghan immigrant is arrested for the Manhattan bombing that happened over the weekend. New Jersey police found Ahmad Khan Rahami sleeping in a bar doorway in New Jersey. In attempts to arrest him, a gun battle erupted. The suspect was wounded and so were two officers. He faces five counts of attempted murder of an officer and being held on 5-point-2 million dollars. Federal charges for the bombing that injured 29 people have yet to be filed.

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One of our own is praising the work of New York and New Jersey officers handling the bombing incident. Burlington Chief Brandon Del Pozo came to Vermont having served for the NYPD. He says the city and FBI's preparation showed this weekend -- and says even in Vermont, law enforcement can't ignore the possibility of attack.

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(05:29:15:00) ((Brandon del Pozo - Burlington Police Department we need to have a really elevated level of awareness, not just for regular crime, but for things like this )) Spokespeople from the Customs and Border Patrol in our region say there shouldn't be delays at the airport or border crossings -- following what happened in New York and New Jersey.

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All hands are on deck to tackle a massive blaze at an air force base in California. From the air and ground, fire crews are battling a wildfire that's affected more than 45-hundred acres in southern California. About 50 families in the area have been evacuated so far. The canyon fire is zero-percent contained right now, and no word yet on what sparked it.

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Filling your gas tank with premium? Turns out, that may be a waste. A new Triple A study shows if a car takes regular gas, there's no gain in upgrading. Research proved premium gas didn't increase horse power or fuel economy. And it didn't reduce emissions or clean engines any better than regular gas.

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Aerial spraying may be to thank for the end of Zika spreading. Florida's governor says spraying efforts are reducing the number of infections in the Miami area where cases were reported over the summer. Doctors say there haven't been new cases since August -- and they are no longer calling the area a zone of active transmission. The state is continuing to monitor the area and spray other affected zones.

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A new study finds college students addicted to the internet are more likely to have mental health problems. Researchers in Ontario studied about 250 freshman at McMaster University. They found most students addicted to the internet had trouble controlling their use of video streaming, instant messaging -- and social networking sites. They also had higher rates of depression?, anxiety, impulsiveness and inattention. It's important to note -- the new research only found an association between internet use and mental health -- not a causal link?. Researchers say a larger study could determine if mental health issues are a cause -- or a result -- of excessive internet use.

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A joint investigation by The Associated Press and the Center for Public Integrity -- found drugmakers spent 75-thousand dollars on Vermont politicians in the last decade. Meanwhile, the state is handling addiction crisis -- and a big spike in overdose deaths. At least 33 Vermonters have died from an opiate overdose so far this year. Many addicts are abusing prescription painkillers -- then resort to heroin as it's cheaper and widely available. A new law meant to curb Vermont's addiction problem limits a physician's ability to dole out opiates.

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Move over selfies -- South Korea has a new photo craze...3D photos... The life like three-dimensional figurines are the all the rage. They're being produced at a factory in Seoul Korea. It takes about 100 cameras to capture an image -- those photos are then transformed into instructions for a 3D printer. 1000-layers later -- a mini you! A basic figurine will cost you about 100-dollars.

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An Oregon man is giving cat owners the chance to get a little closer to their furry friends... It's called the Licki Brush -- allowing humans to lick their cats without the furballs ... Shaped like a giant tongue, this kick starter idea apparently is purrfect for any feline...

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NE clouds: Clouds to the east and south with departing front from yesterday. Some clouds to the NW - the tail end of a system that is moving through Quebec. NE radar/temps: Some showers with that system to our north. More 60s, some low 70s in southern New England. NE dewpoints: Still mainly in sticky 60s, but a little drier air to the north & west, which will move in slowly today. Today: Warm, muggy, foggy start to the day. Rest of day, lots of sunshine and very warm temperatures, just a slight chance for a shower near the Canadian border late in the day.

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Welcome back. Ahead this half hour - the latest on the controversial plan to bring Syrian refugees to Rutland. Why Chittenden County's biggest recycler is telling people to take black plastic out of their blue bin -- and throw it in the trash! And Tyler visits the Sheldon School -- where kids spend a lot of time exploring beyond the classroom ...

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Today: Warm, muggy, foggy start to the day. Rest of day, lots of sunshine and very warm temperatures, just a slight chance for a shower near the Canadian border late in the day.

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A new report says Rutland Mayor -- Chris Louras did abide by the law -- in his efforts to bring Syrian refugees to the city. The mayor and the board of alderman have been at odds for months because Louras did not consult with them on the refugee issue. The board of alderman voted to make the report public last night. It says Mayor Louras did not violate the city's charter by submitting a letter supporting an application to bring at least 100 refugees to the Marble City. Opponents say the way the mayor went about applying for this program was illegal and wrong -- but this report clears him of ANY WRONG DOING.

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The general election isn't until November -- but you can vote this Friday! Early voting in Vermont is set to start. Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos says his office's elections team has finalized, printed and sent ballots to town clerks. Any registered voter can request a ballot from his or her town clerk by phone, mail, or online. If you'd rather wait and cast your ballot the old-fashioned way -- Election Day is November 8th.

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It's the first large-scale commercial wind project on U.S. Forest land in the country. And it's happening in southern Vermont... (ahh-von-grid) Avangrid Renewables is building 15 turbines in Vermont's National Forest-- in the Searsburg and Readsboro area. Governor Peter Shumlin helped break ground on the 80-million dollar project yesterday. When operational in two years- it's expected to produce enough electricity to power 14 thousand homes. The project has been in the making for the past 12 years.

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((Gov. Peter Shumlin: "we are creating jobs, we are putting money in Vermonter's pockets, we have lower electric rates than all of our neighbors now because we are building out renewables so it is jobs, economic develop, money in Vermonter's pockets and we are fighting the climate change battle.")) A couple dozen protestors gathered on the access road by the event. Their opposition to the project ranged from impact on habitat- to overall efficiency of wind power.

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((Steve Wright/Craftsbury: "it is inefficient, it is expensive, and it does nothing for climate change. We should be weatherizing homes and changing our driving patterns.")) ((David Kelley/Greensboro: "Our landscape supports our tourist economy. Our landscape is why we live here. Our landscape is essential to our environment and we are destroying it.")) The company has dedicated a million dollars to habitat management and the U.S. Forest service will have a permit administrator on site throughout the course of the construction phase.

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We are heading back to the classroom this morning -- but this time, the students we met are taking their lessons outside. This morning, we're stopping in Sheldon! It's a small school -- giving students some big opportunities. As we found out -- some of the programs offered there are anything but the usual.

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The Sheldon School is a unique place. With just under 300 students filling grades K through 8 -- creativity shines before you even walk in the door. ((TILE 7020 02:51:00:11--02:51:03: 21 "It's just interesting because it's different than just a normal painting.")) Wooden barn quilts outside are a symbol of the special programs offered here. ((TILE 6962 02:18:57:29--02:19:00: 27 RUSSELL: "There's dancing, there's stretching, there's Yoga.")) Our 1st grade classroom stop was anything but the classic curriculum. Instead, they were getting moving -- with five minute in-classroom exercises called "brain breaks" -- to better physical and mental health. ((TILE 6962 02:18:22:23--02:18:30: 04 Sadie Russell/1st grade teacher: "It gets their bodies -- it gets all of the wiggles out. So after their finished, they're able to really listen for instructions.")) Wellness and health is growing into the classroom. It's seen daily through the fresh fruit and veggie program. ((TILE 6972 02:22:52:14--02:22:54: 12 "Today we have cucumbers.")) Students get the free snacks -- delivered. ((TILE 6972 02:23:09:11--02:23:11: 01 "All very healthy.")) And inexpensive. Local farms give the school fruits and vegetables -- in return, the school gives them cafeteria compost -- a LOT of compost. ((TILE 6979 02:29:26:00--02:29:28: 10 DEVYEN DANYOW/8th grade: "Since 2012, 52 tons.")) From tomatoes, to peppers, and even a few watermelon... gardens are growing on school grounds. And soon -- so will the season -- with the addition of a brand new greenhouse. ((TILE 6991 02:34:28:27--02:34:37: 01 Joanna Jerose/Student assistance counselor: We just put plastic on it, and we had some raised beds made in there. And now we're going to start growing some fruits and vegetables.")) Outdoor learning is a reflection on the economy of Franklin county. Getting out of typical science labs -- to take a walk in the woods. ((TILE 7006 02:40:53:23--02:40:59: 25 Patrick MacDonald/Sheldon School student: "We get to go hiking, sometimes we get to go skiing through the woods, and the big part of it is sugaring.")) Students learn by doing..tapping around 150 trees during sugaring season. ((TILE 7009 02:43:23:22--02:43:28: 26 "If we can fully put our arms around it, and our fingers don't touch, then we can tap it twice.")) And -- they're even taught about life. Right now, one group is raising chirping chicks. They'll benefit a dinner at the end of the year -- to raise money for an 8th grade trip.

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Coming up tomorrow -- our visits to schools continue! Join us in Jericho as we check out some new technology at Brown River Middle School.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Current: Warm, muggy, foggy start to the day. Local temps: Mainly in 60s, but some 50s north. NE clouds: Clouds to the east and south with departing front from yesterday. Some clouds to the NW - the tail end of a system that is moving through Quebec. NE radar/temps: Some showers with that system to our north. More 60s, some low 70s in southern New England. NE dewpoints: Still mainly in sticky 60s, but a little drier air to the north & west, which will move in slowly today. U.S. Rad/sat: We're in between those 2 frontal systems right now. Forecast clouds/precip: We'll get lots of sunshine today - just a few clouds mixing in to the north where there is a slight chance for a shower late in the day near the Canadian border. Then we'll clear out and stay that way through tonight and Wednesday.

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Today: Partly cloudy (slight chance for a shower, N, late) Highs: 77 to 84 Wind: SSW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Clear skies Patchy fog Lows: 48 to 55 Wind: Light Wednesday: Mostly sunny Highs: 75 to 82 Wind: SSW 5 to 10 mph Extended: Thursday: Partly sunny Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 70s Friday: Mostly cloudy Showers, t-storms Lows: 50s Highs: 60s Saturday: Partly cloudy Lows: 40s Highs: 55 to 65 Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Partly cloudy Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 52 to 62 Monday: Partly cloudy Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 55 to 65

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Vermont's craft beer craze is not slowing down. And now new businesses are tapping into that. I found some creative results that pair local brews to jewelry that are also made in Vermont. {***STING***)

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There's no way around it... ((quick nat)) Diane Sullivan and Marie Cronin are a pretty kooky pair. ((nat)) The sisters are hopping into a new business venture together. (00:24:42;28) ((Both "beerings!!)) Beer can earrings. (00:27:14:11) ((Diane Sullivan/Beerings "they're just fun beers for your ears what the heck!")) (00:27:34:15) ((Marie Cronin/Beerings "i think it started out as fun and then we realized people really liked them. d-i mean it's kind of weird")) Maybe not that weird considering the craft beer craze isn't going flat. (00:05:12:14) ((Diane Sullivan/Beerings "beerings beerings mmmm")) Beerings are made with Vermont craft beer cans...at least for the time being. Eventually brews from other states...or countries could be on the table. (00:21:49:23) ((Diane Sullivan/Beerings "this one's going to say..>BEER")) It would make sense if Marie and Diane were beer drinkers but... (00;25:27:17) ((Diane Sullivan/Beerings "no...bahah")) Vodka is their drink of choice -- but -- they do love vermont beer cans. That means friends and family are hard at work -- drinking up! (00:25:31:14) ((Marie Cronin/Beerings "the cans are beautiful, beautiful artwork")) (00:25:43:01) ((Diane Sullivan/Beerings "i kind of like the ones you don't know its a beer can, they're green with trees and a bird, it just looks like pretty cool")) Beerings range in price from 10 to 22-dollars . (00:26:53:27) ((Diane Sullivan/Beerings "you might be wearing them and someone says oh those are cool and i say THEY'RE MADE OUT OF BEER CANS!")) Diane is the creative director at Seven Days and Marie decorates cakes for a living. Beerings is just a side gig. It started a hot minute ago according to these two. To say they're having fun with it would be an understatement. ((nat)) Don't be fooled by all the laughter -- there's also some serious business brain storming happening. (00:09:35:21) ((Diane Sullivan/Beerings "what we need to do next is invest in some jumpsuits")) No that's not a joke. These two may remind you of a famous duo. ((laverne and shirley)) (00:29:34:06) ((Diane Sullivan/Beerings "we're just going to be the beering mavens. like ben and jerry m-diane and marie d-laverne and shirley")) Production goes down smoothly with a clean finish...but there are some bitter crafting moments. (00:03:40:26) ((Diane Sullivan/Beerings "son of a biscuit")) Like super glued fingers or pesky beads not cooperating. (00:06:08:21) ((Diane Sullivan/Beerings "aw crap")) (00:23:47:20 ) ((Diane Sullivan/Beerings "oops oh boy")) Vermont craft beers for your ears! Just make sure you wear them responsibly.

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You can pick up Beerings at Magic Hat and on on its facebook page. You can also head to our website for more info!

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((We are coming down the stretch of the baseball season, and after a 4-game home sweep of the Yankees, the Red Sox found themselves three games up in the AL East. On Monday, Boston began a three game set at Baltimore with a chance to go four up for the first time all year. --- The Sox handed the ball to their Cy Young candidate Rick Porcello tonight --- he got a bit of help from an unlikely source in the second, grounder to first, diving stop by Hanley Ramirez for the out. Don't see that every day. --- Scoreless in the third, but you may have heard Mookie Betts loves hitting at camden yards. That's gone, a 2-run bomb and it's 2-0 Boston. --- Fast forward to the fifth now, David Ortiz with a runner on and you can probably guess where that one's headed. Onto the flag court, 5-1 Boston, his 35th of the year, and that was more than enough for Porcello -- He goes the full nine, gives up just four hits and two runs and strikes out 7, including Manny Machado here --- Sox win 5-2 and open up their largest division lead of the season at 4 games. --- The Sox will be looking to extend that lead further tonight and we'll have highlights for you at 11. With your sportswrap, I'm Jack Fitzsimmons.

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Almanac: Warm again yesterday, and just a bit of rain in the Champlain Valley, although places to our south got well over an inch of rain early yesterday. Hot Flash: We have had more 80-plus days this year than ever before, and twice as many 90-plus days as usual, but not a record there. Even though it has been consistently hot this summer, we have not had an official heat wave.

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The manufacturer that owns Ben & Jerry's is about to buy the Burlington-based company Seventh Generation. Multi-national manufacturer Unilever agreed to pay $700 million for the green company according to the Wall Street Journal -- but terms of the deal haven't been disclosed. Seventh Generation makes environmentally-friend ly household cleansers and personal care products. They made over 200-million dollars in sales last year. The company has 170 employees -- including 110 in Vermont.

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((John Replogle CEO 00:14.38:27 We started out with 1 employee 28 years ago. We are a 170 strong today. We have been just over $200 million in sales and we expect we will get to a billion in sales. And thats only going to lead to more growth in Vermont for seventh generation 00:25.23:05)) Seventh Generation officials tell Channel 3 that Unilever has committed to keeping the company in Vermont -- and staying environmentally friendly.

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An injured hiker is stuck spending the night on Camel's Hump. Authorities say a man hurt his ankle while hiking with friends yesterday. Rescuers were called late last night after dark -- when they finally found the injured man, they made the decision it would be safest for all to wait until the sun comes up this morning to try and walk out together.

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A small plane goes down -- and crashes on an island in Lake Champlain. A Channel 3 viewer sent us this photo from Savage Island. Authorities say the small plane went down around noon yesterday -- and that it was called in by a witness who noticed the scene hours later. Police say no one was hurt.

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((Sheriff Ray Allen, 10:20 With the lake level being so low and dangerous, we went from a daytime response and now we're returning from a night time response, if we had been notified when it occurred, it would have been an all daytime operation.)) The investigation is now in the hands of the FAA and NTSB -- who will look into how the crash happened.

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A dog left in a car in Colchester overheated and died. Police say they were called to a parked vehicle yesterday afternoon on College Parkway. It was locked with all the windows rolled up. An officer broke into the car and brought the dog to the vet where it died. Police say the temperature inside the vehicle was more than 125-degrees. An investigation is underway.

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A new report says Rutland Mayor -- Chris Louras did abide by the law -- in his efforts to bring Syrian refugees to the city. The mayor and board of aldermen have been at odds for months because Louras did not consult with them on the refugee issue. The board voted to make the report public last night. It clears Louras of any wrongdoing by submitting a letter supporting an application to bring at least 100 refugees to the Marble City.

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We are continuing our Back to School series -- and this morning, we're making a stop in Sheldon. Programs here are unique. A large emphasis is given to health and wellness -- tying into a strong "farm to school" connection. Students grow fruits and vegetables on campus. They also deliver them as snacks every morning to classrooms -- which can be anything but ordinary! Science classes often get outside -- and take a walk through the woods. Learning some of the economic drivers of Franklin county.

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((TILE 7006 02:40:53:23--02:40:59: 25 Patrick MacDonald: "We get to go hiking, sometimes we get to go skiing through the woods, and the big part of it is sugaring.")) Students tell us they tap about 150 trees each sugaring season. But -- their experiences don't end there! There's a lot more to see here. Stick around for it -- later in the broadcast.

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And -- that's a wrap. Gary, over to you.

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We'll get lots of sunshine today - just a few clouds mixing in to the north where there is a slight chance for a shower late in the day near the Canadian border. Then we'll clear out and stay that way through tonight and Wednesday. Still sunny through the first half of Thursday, then clouds coming in late. Showers & thunderstorms Thursday night & Friday with cold front coming through. We'll clear out for the weekend and Monday, but temperatures will be much cooler.

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We'll get lots of sunshine today - just a few clouds mixing in to the north where there is a slight chance for a shower late in the day near the Canadian border. Then we'll clear out and stay that way through tonight and Wednesday.

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An injured hiker is set to walk off Camel's Hump this morning. Authorities tell us the man hurt his ankle while hiking yesterday with friends. Rescuers were called after 11 P-M. We're told after they found the man and his party -- everyone agreed the safest option was to wait until daylight and all try to walk out together.

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Burlington has approved 50-million-dollars to address the city's core infrastructure needs. The city council's plans include overhauling streets, sidewalks, a new fire engine and bike path investments over the next five years. Waterlines over 75-year-old will also be replaced. The plan now goes to voters in November.

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A joint investigation by The Associated Press and the Center for Public Integrity -- found drugmakers spent 75-thousand dollars on Vermont politicians in the last decade. Meanwhile, the state is handling addiction crisis -- and a big spike in overdose deaths. At least 33 Vermonters have died from an opiate overdose so far this year. Many addicts are abusing prescription painkillers -- then resort to heroin as it's cheaper and widely available. A new law meant to curb Vermont's addiction problem limits a physician's ability to dole out opiates.

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The general election isn't until November -- but you can vote this Friday! Early voting in Vermont is set to start. Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos says his office's elections team has finalized, printed and sent ballots to town clerks. Any registered voter can request a ballot from his or her town clerk by phone, mail, or online. If you'd rather wait and cast your ballot the old-fashioned way -- Election Day is November 8th.

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We'll get lots of sunshine today - just a few clouds mixing in to the north where there is a slight chance for a shower late in the day near the Canadian border. Then we'll clear out and stay that way through tonight and Wednesday. Still sunny through the first half of Thursday, then clouds coming in late. Showers & thunderstorms Thursday night & Friday with cold front coming through. We'll clear out for the weekend and Monday, but temperatures will be much cooler.

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An injured hiker is set to walk off Camel's Hump this morning. Authorities tell us the man hurt his ankle while hiking yesterday with friends. Rescuers were called after 11 P-M. We're told after they found the man and his party -- everyone agreed the safest option was to wait until daylight and all try to walk out together.

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A dog left in a car in Colchester overheated and died. Police say they were called to a parked vehicle yesterday afternoon on College Parkway. It was locked with all the windows rolled up. An officer broke into the car and brought the dog to the vet where it died. Police say the temperature inside the vehicle was more than 125-degrees. An investigation is underway.

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A Dorset woman is accused of trying to pay her rent with a dead man's pay check. 36-year old Emily Gillis faces a slew of charges. Police say her boyfriend -- Trever Hoag -- gave Gillis an August paycheck issued to Kerry Hoag -- one day after Kerry was killed in a car crash. Gillis supposedly tried to cash it -- and when that didn't work -- she gave it to her landlord. Gillis is due in court later today. Hoag faces charges too.

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A new report says Rutland Mayor -- Chris Louras did abide by the law -- in his efforts to bring Syrian refugees to the city. The mayor and the board of alderman have been at odds for months because Louras did not consult with them on the refugee issue. The board of alderman voted to make the report public last night. It says Mayor Louras did not violate the city's charter by submitting a letter supporting an application to bring at least 100 refugees to the Marble City. Opponents say the way the mayor went about applying for this program was illegal and wrong -- but this report clears him of ANY WRONG DOING.

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We are continuing our Back to School series -- and this morning, we're making a stop in Sheldon. Programs here are unique. A large emphasis is given to health and wellness -- tying into a strong "farm to school" connection. Students grow fruits and vegetables on campus. They also deliver them as snacks every morning to classrooms -- which can be anything but ordinary! Science classes often get outside -- and take a walk through the woods. Learning some of the economic drivers of Franklin county.

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((TILE 7006 02:40:53:23--02:40:59: 25 Patrick MacDonald: "We get to go hiking, sometimes we get to go skiing through the woods, and the big part of it is sugaring.")) Students tell us they tap about 150 trees each sugaring season. But -- their experiences don't end there! There's a lot more to see here. Stick around for it -- later in the broadcast.

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We'll get lots of sunshine today - just a few clouds mixing in to the north where there is a slight chance for a shower late in the day near the Canadian border. Then we'll clear out and stay that way through tonight and Wednesday. Still sunny through the first half of Thursday, then clouds coming in late. Showers & thunderstorms Thursday night & Friday with cold front coming through. We'll clear out for the weekend and Monday, but temperatures will be much cooler.

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Today: Warm, muggy, foggy start to the day. Rest of day, lots of sunshine and very warm temperatures, just a slight chance for a shower near the Canadian border late in the day.

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((THANK GARY)) ((TYLER TALKS SHELDON SCHOOL PAK)) But first Burlington-based company Seventh Generation -- is about to get a new owner.

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Unilever - the multi-national manufacturer that already owns Ben & Jerry's is buying the business. Seventh Generation is a leading producer of environmentally-friend ly household cleansers and personal care products, with over 200-million dollars in sales last year. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but The Wall Street Journal reports Unilever agreed to pay $700 million for the green company. It has 170 employees -- including 110 in Vermont.

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((John Replogle CEO 00:14.38:27 We started out with 1 employee 28 years ago. We are a 170 strong today. We have been just over $200 million in sales and we expect we will get to a billion in sales. And thats only going to lead to more growth in Vermont for seventh generation 00:25.23:05)) Seventh Generation officials tell us Unilever has committed to keeping the company in Vermont and is committed to staying environmentally friendly.

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A Talent Search program that helps Vermont high schoolers go to college will continue. Senator Patrick Leahy secured 2.8 million dollars for the program through his work on the Senate Appropriations Committee. Talent search serves more than 1000 Vermonters each year -- giving them college counseling and helping them find financial aid.

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((33:41 What resources would you have turned to if not for Talent Search? Eliza Abedi: Honestly I don't know because of course we have wonderful counselors here that provide a lot of beneficial help, but they can only do so much.")) The Talent Search program takes students to visit schools. It's run by the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation.

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An injured hiker is spending the night on Camel's Hump -- and will try to walk out after the sun comes up this morning. Authorities tell us the man hurt his ankle while hiking yesterday with friends. Rescuers were called after 11 P-M. We're told after they found the man and his party -- everyone agreed the safest option was to wait until daylight and all try to walk out together.

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A small plane crashes on a lake Champlain Island. A viewer sent us this photo from Savage Island. The Grand Isle Sheriff's office says the small plane went down around noon yesterday and that it was called in by a witness who noticed the scene hours later. We're told no one was hurt. Authorities are reminding the public -- it's crucial to report accidents right away.

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((Sheriff Ray Allen, 10:20 With the lake level being so low and dangerous, we went from a daytime response and now we're returning from a night time response, if we had been notified when it occured, it would have been an all daytime operation.)) The FAA and NTSB is taking over the investigation into how the crash happened.

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A Lyndon State student -- killed in an early morning car crash was an on-air personality at the school's award-winning TV news channel. Police say 21 year old Alex Paduch from Massachusetts went off the road this weekend in Lyndon and hit a telephone pole. The cause of the crash is still under investigation -- but police believe speed was a factor. Paduch was a senior at Lyndon State.

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A Dorset woman is accused of trying to pay her rent with a dead woman's pay check. 36-year old Emily Gillis faces a slew of charges. Police say her boyfriend -- Trever Hoag -- gave Gillis an August paycheck issued to Kerry Hoag -- one day after Kerry was killed in a car crash. Gillis supposedly tried to cash it -- and when that didn't work -- she gave it to her landlord. Gillis is due in court later today. Hoag faces charges too.

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A warning for people in New York's North Country. State Police say several phone scams have been in Clinton, Franklin, and Essex counties. Officials say the phony calls all require people to wire money. Scammers have disguised themselves as police needing money to bail a family member out of jail -- or will tell people they've won a sweepstakes prize but need money to claim it. Authorities say NEVER give personal information over the phone.

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We are continuing our Back to School series -- and this morning, we're making a stop in Sheldon. Programs here are unique. A large emphasis is given to health and wellness -- tying into a strong "farm to school" connection. Students grow fruits and vegetables on campus. They also deliver them as snacks every morning to classrooms -- which can be anything but ordinary! Science classes often get outside -- and take a walk through the woods. Learning some of the economic drivers of Franklin county.

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((TILE 7006 02:40:53:23--02:40:59: 25 Patrick MacDonald: "We get to go hiking, sometimes we get to go skiing through the woods, and the big part of it is sugaring.")) Students tell us they tap about 150 trees each sugaring season. But -- their experiences don't end there! There's a lot more to see here. Stick around for it -- later in the broadcast.

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Burlington has approved 50-million-dollars to address the city's core infrastructure needs. The city council's plans include overhauling streets, sidewalks, a new fire engine and bike path investments over the next five years. Waterlines over 75-year-old will also be replaced. The plan now goes to voters in November.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Current: Warm, muggy, foggy start to the day. Local temps: Mainly in 60s, but some 50s north. NE clouds: Clouds to the east and south with departing front from yesterday. Some clouds to the NW - the tail end of a system that is moving through Quebec. NE radar/temps: Some showers with that system to our north. More 60s, some low 70s in southern New England. NE dewpoints: Still mainly in sticky 60s, but a little drier air to the north & west, which will move in slowly today. U.S. Rad/sat: We're in between those 2 frontal systems right now. Forecast clouds/precip: We'll get lots of sunshine today - just a few clouds mixing in to the north where there is a slight chance for a shower late in the day near the Canadian border. Then we'll clear out and stay that way through tonight and Wednesday.

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Today: Partly cloudy (slight chance for a shower, N, late) Highs: 77 to 84 Wind: SSW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Clear skies Patchy fog Lows: 48 to 55 Wind: Light Wednesday: Mostly sunny Highs: 75 to 82 Wind: SSW 5 to 10 mph Extended: Thursday: Partly sunny Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 70s Friday: Mostly cloudy Showers, t-storms Lows: 50s Highs: 60s Saturday: Partly cloudy Lows: 40s Highs: 55 to 65 Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Partly cloudy Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 52 to 62 Monday: Partly cloudy Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 55 to 65

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An Afghan immigrant is arrested for the Manhattan bombing that happened over the weekend. New Jersey police found Ahmad Khan Rahami sleeping in a bar doorway in New Jersey. In attempts to arrest him, a gun battle erupted. The suspect was wounded and so were two officers. He faces five counts of attempted murder of an officer and being held on 5-point-2 million dollars. Federal charges for the bombing that injured 29 people have yet to be filed.

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One of our own is praising the work of New York and New Jersey officers handling the bombing incident. Burlington Chief Brandon Del Pozo came to Vermont having served for the NYPD. He says the city and FBI's preparation showed this weekend -- and says even in Vermont, law enforcement can't ignore the possibility of attack.

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(05:29:15:00) ((Brandon del Pozo - Burlington Police Department we need to have a really elevated level of awareness, not just for regular crime, but for things like this )) Spokespeople from the Customs and Border Patrol in our region say there shouldn't be delays at the airport or border crossings -- following what happened in New York and New Jersey.

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All hands are on deck to tackle a massive blaze at an air force base in California. From the air and ground, fire crews are battling a wildfire that's affected more than 45-hundred acres in southern California. About 50 families in the area have been evacuated so far. The canyon fire is zero-percent contained right now, and no word yet on what sparked it.

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Filling your gas tank with premium? Turns out, that may be a waste. A new Triple A study shows if a car takes regular gas, there's no gain in upgrading. Research proved premium gas didn't increase horse power or fuel economy. And it didn't reduce emissions or clean engines any better than regular gas.

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Aerial spraying may be to thank for the end of Zika spreading. Florida's governor says spraying efforts are reducing the number of infections in the Miami area where cases were reported over the summer. Doctors say there haven't been new cases since August -- and they are no longer calling the area a zone of active transmission. The state is continuing to monitor the area and spray other affected zones.

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A new study finds college students addicted to the internet are more likely to have mental health problems. Researchers in Ontario studied about 250 freshman at McMaster University. They found most students addicted to the internet had trouble controlling their use of video streaming, instant messaging -- and social networking sites. They also had higher rates of depression?, anxiety, impulsiveness and inattention. It's important to note -- the new research only found an association between internet use and mental health -- not a causal link?. Researchers say a larger study could determine if mental health issues are a cause -- or a result -- of excessive internet use.

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A joint investigation by The Associated Press and the Center for Public Integrity -- found drugmakers spent 75-thousand dollars on Vermont politicians in the last decade. Meanwhile, the state is handling addiction crisis -- and a big spike in overdose deaths. At least 33 Vermonters have died from an opiate overdose so far this year. Many addicts are abusing prescription painkillers -- then resort to heroin as it's cheaper and widely available. A new law meant to curb Vermont's addiction problem limits a physician's ability to dole out opiates.

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Check out this unusual guest at a hotel in Alaska... Security cameras captured this black bear wandering an Anchorage hotel property before sticking his nose into the lobby. Luckily the bear decided he would prefer other accommodations and quickly moved on. The bear was later tracked down across town -- tranquilized by fish and wildlife officials and returned to the woods.

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An Oregon man is giving cat owners the chance to get a little closer to their furry friends... It's called the Licki Brush -- allowing humans to lick their cats without the furballs ... Shaped like a giant tongue, this kick starter idea apparently is purrfect for any feline...

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NE clouds: Clouds to the east and south with departing front from yesterday. Some clouds to the NW - the tail end of a system that is moving through Quebec. NE radar/temps: Some showers with that system to our north. More 60s, some low 70s in southern New England. NE dewpoints: Still mainly in sticky 60s, but a little drier air to the north & west, which will move in slowly today. Today: Warm, muggy, foggy start to the day. Rest of day, lots of sunshine and very warm temperatures, just a slight chance for a shower near the Canadian border late in the day.

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Welcome back. Ahead this half hour - the latest on the controversial plan to bring Syrian refugees to Rutland. Why Chittenden County's biggest recycler is telling people to take black plastic out of their blue bin -- and throw it in the trash! And Tyler visits the Sheldon School -- where kids spend a lot of time exploring beyond the classroom ...

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Today: Warm, muggy, foggy start to the day. Rest of day, lots of sunshine and very warm temperatures, just a slight chance for a shower near the Canadian border late in the day.

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A new report says Rutland Mayor -- Chris Louras did abide by the law -- in his efforts to bring Syrian refugees to the city. The mayor and the board of alderman have been at odds for months because Louras did not consult with them on the refugee issue. The board of alderman voted to make the report public last night. It says Mayor Louras did not violate the city's charter by submitting a letter supporting an application to bring at least 100 refugees to the Marble City. Opponents say the way the mayor went about applying for this program was illegal and wrong -- but this report clears him of ANY WRONG DOING.

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The general election isn't until November -- but you can vote this Friday! Early voting in Vermont is set to start. Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos says his office's elections team has finalized, printed and sent ballots to town clerks. Any registered voter can request a ballot from his or her town clerk by phone, mail, or online. If you'd rather wait and cast your ballot the old-fashioned way -- Election Day is November 8th.

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Republican Scott Milne is calling for Senator Patrick Leahy -- to release emails involving the EB-5 Northeast Kingdom scandal. The call comes in the wake of a scandal surrounding the alleged massive fraud at Jay Peak and Burke Mountain resorts. Milne says Leahy's refusal to open up his records stands in stark contrast with being transparent.

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(00:01:00:00) ((Scott Milne - Republican for U.S. Senate he refuses to be transparent when it comes to why and how so many of his fignerprints have ended up all over the EB-5 mess)) (00:40:36:00) ((Sen. Patrick Leahy - Democrat for U.S. Senate I am tired of him. He doesn't want to say anything to my face, even when I see him. He only talks to you guys, makes baseless charges)) Leahy says if Milne has concerns - he should raise them with the U.S. attorney. Milne's formal proposal makes congressional emails subject to public inspection under the Freedom of Information Act. Leahy says he's open to the idea -- depending on how the proposal is written.

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It's the first large-scale commercial wind project on U.S. Forest land in the country. And it's happening in southern Vermont... (ahh-von-grid) Avangrid Renewables is building 15 turbines in Vermont's National Forest-- in the Searsburg and Readsboro area. Governor Peter Shumlin helped break ground on the 80-million dollar project yesterday. When operational in two years- it's expected to produce enough electricity to power 14 thousand homes. The project has been in the making for the past 12 years.

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((Gov. Peter Shumlin: "we are creating jobs, we are putting money in Vermonter's pockets, we have lower electric rates than all of our neighbors now because we are building out renewables so it is jobs, economic develop, money in Vermonter's pockets and we are fighting the climate change battle.")) A couple dozen protestors gathered on the access road by the event. Their opposition to the project ranged from impact on habitat- to overall efficiency of wind power.

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((Steve Wright/Craftsbury: "it is inefficient, it is expensive, and it does nothing for climate change. We should be weatherizing homes and changing our driving patterns.")) ((David Kelley/Greensboro: "Our landscape supports our tourist economy. Our landscape is why we live here. Our landscape is essential to our environment and we are destroying it.")) The company has dedicated a million dollars to habitat management and the U.S. Forest service will have a permit administrator on site throughout the course of the construction phase.

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We are heading back to the classroom this morning -- but this time, the students we met are taking their lessons outside. This morning, we're stopping in Sheldon! It's a small school -- giving students some big opportunities. As we found out -- some of the programs offered there are anything but the usual.

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The Sheldon School is a unique place. With just under 300 students filling grades K through 8 -- creativity shines before you even walk in the door. ((TILE 7020 02:51:00:11--02:51:03: 21 "It's just interesting because it's different than just a normal painting.")) Wooden barn quilts outside are a symbol of the special programs offered here. ((TILE 6962 02:18:57:29--02:19:00: 27 RUSSELL: "There's dancing, there's stretching, there's Yoga.")) Our 1st grade classroom stop was anything but the classic curriculum. Instead, they were getting moving -- with five minute in-classroom exercises called "brain breaks" -- to better physical and mental health. ((TILE 6962 02:18:22:23--02:18:30: 04 Sadie Russell/1st grade teacher: "It gets their bodies -- it gets all of the wiggles out. So after their finished, they're able to really listen for instructions.")) Wellness and health is growing into the classroom. It's seen daily through the fresh fruit and veggie program. ((TILE 6972 02:22:52:14--02:22:54: 12 "Today we have cucumbers.")) Students get the free snacks -- delivered. ((TILE 6972 02:23:09:11--02:23:11: 01 "All very healthy.")) And inexpensive. Local farms give the school fruits and vegetables -- in return, the school gives them cafeteria compost -- a LOT of compost. ((TILE 6979 02:29:26:00--02:29:28: 10 DEVYEN DANYOW/8th grade: "Since 2012, 52 tons.")) From tomatoes, to peppers, and even a few watermelon... gardens are growing on school grounds. And soon -- so will the season -- with the addition of a brand new greenhouse. ((TILE 6991 02:34:28:27--02:34:37: 01 Joanna Jerose/Student assistance counselor: We just put plastic on it, and we had some raised beds made in there. And now we're going to start growing some fruits and vegetables.")) Outdoor learning is a reflection on the economy of Franklin county. Getting out of typical science labs -- to take a walk in the woods. ((TILE 7006 02:40:53:23--02:40:59: 25 Patrick MacDonald/Sheldon School student: "We get to go hiking, sometimes we get to go skiing through the woods, and the big part of it is sugaring.")) Students learn by doing..tapping around 150 trees during sugaring season. ((TILE 7009 02:43:23:22--02:43:28: 26 "If we can fully put our arms around it, and our fingers don't touch, then we can tap it twice.")) And -- they're even taught about life. Right now, one group is raising chirping chicks. They'll benefit a dinner at the end of the year -- to raise money for an 8th grade trip.

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Coming up tomorrow -- our visits to schools continue! Join us in Jericho as we check out some new technology at Brown River Middle School.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Current: Warm, muggy, foggy start to the day. Local temps: Mainly in 60s, but some 50s north. NE clouds: Clouds to the east and south with departing front from yesterday. Some clouds to the NW - the tail end of a system that is moving through Quebec. NE radar/temps: Some showers with that system to our north. More 60s, some low 70s in southern New England. NE dewpoints: Still mainly in sticky 60s, but a little drier air to the north & west, which will move in slowly today. U.S. Rad/sat: We're in between those 2 frontal systems right now. Forecast clouds/precip: We'll get lots of sunshine today - just a few clouds mixing in to the north where there is a slight chance for a shower late in the day near the Canadian border. Then we'll clear out and stay that way through tonight and Wednesday.

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Today: Partly cloudy (slight chance for a shower, N, late) Highs: 77 to 84 Wind: SSW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Clear skies Patchy fog Lows: 48 to 55 Wind: Light Wednesday: Mostly sunny Highs: 75 to 82 Wind: SSW 5 to 10 mph Extended: Thursday: Partly sunny Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 70s Friday: Mostly cloudy Showers, t-storms Lows: 50s Highs: 60s Saturday: Partly cloudy Lows: 40s Highs: 55 to 65 Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Partly cloudy Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 52 to 62 Monday: Partly cloudy Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 55 to 65

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Vermont's craft beer craze is not slowing down. And now new businesses are tapping into that. I found some creative results that pair local brews to jewelry that are also made in Vermont. {***STING***)

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There's no way around it... ((quick nat)) Diane Sullivan and Marie Cronin are a pretty kooky pair. ((nat)) The sisters are hopping into a new business venture together. (00:24:42;28) ((Both "beerings!!)) Beer can earrings. (00:27:14:11) ((Diane Sullivan/Beerings "they're just fun beers for your ears what the heck!")) (00:27:34:15) ((Marie Cronin/Beerings "i think it started out as fun and then we realized people really liked them. d-i mean it's kind of weird")) Maybe not that weird considering the craft beer craze isn't going flat. (00:05:12:14) ((Diane Sullivan/Beerings "beerings beerings mmmm")) Beerings are made with Vermont craft beer cans...at least for the time being. Eventually brews from other states...or countries could be on the table. (00:21:49:23) ((Diane Sullivan/Beerings "this one's going to say..>BEER")) It would make sense if Marie and Diane were beer drinkers but... (00;25:27:17) ((Diane Sullivan/Beerings "no...bahah")) Vodka is their drink of choice -- but -- they do love vermont beer cans. That means friends and family are hard at work -- drinking up! (00:25:31:14) ((Marie Cronin/Beerings "the cans are beautiful, beautiful artwork")) (00:25:43:01) ((Diane Sullivan/Beerings "i kind of like the ones you don't know its a beer can, they're green with trees and a bird, it just looks like pretty cool")) Beerings range in price from 10 to 22-dollars . (00:26:53:27) ((Diane Sullivan/Beerings "you might be wearing them and someone says oh those are cool and i say THEY'RE MADE OUT OF BEER CANS!")) Diane is the creative director at Seven Days and Marie decorates cakes for a living. Beerings is just a side gig. It started a hot minute ago according to these two. To say they're having fun with it would be an understatement. ((nat)) Don't be fooled by all the laughter -- there's also some serious business brain storming happening. (00:09:35:21) ((Diane Sullivan/Beerings "what we need to do next is invest in some jumpsuits")) No that's not a joke. These two may remind you of a famous duo. ((laverne and shirley)) (00:29:34:06) ((Diane Sullivan/Beerings "we're just going to be the beering mavens. like ben and jerry m-diane and marie d-laverne and shirley")) Production goes down smoothly with a clean finish...but there are some bitter crafting moments. (00:03:40:26) ((Diane Sullivan/Beerings "son of a biscuit")) Like super glued fingers or pesky beads not cooperating. (00:06:08:21) ((Diane Sullivan/Beerings "aw crap")) (00:23:47:20 ) ((Diane Sullivan/Beerings "oops oh boy")) Vermont craft beers for your ears! Just make sure you wear them responsibly.

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You can pick up Beerings at Magic Hat and on on its facebook page. You can also head to our website for more info!

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((We are coming down the stretch of the baseball season, and after a 4-game home sweep of the Yankees, the Red Sox found themselves three games up in the AL East. On Monday, Boston began a three game set at Baltimore with a chance to go four up for the first time all year. --- The Sox handed the ball to their Cy Young candidate Rick Porcello tonight --- he got a bit of help from an unlikely source in the second, grounder to first, diving stop by Hanley Ramirez for the out. Don't see that every day. --- Scoreless in the third, but you may have heard Mookie Betts loves hitting at camden yards. That's gone, a 2-run bomb and it's 2-0 Boston. --- Fast forward to the fifth now, David Ortiz with a runner on and you can probably guess where that one's headed. Onto the flag court, 5-1 Boston, his 35th of the year, and that was more than enough for Porcello -- He goes the full nine, gives up just four hits and two runs and strikes out 7, including Manny Machado here --- Sox win 5-2 and open up their largest division lead of the season at 4 games. --- The Sox will be looking to extend that lead further tonight and we'll have highlights for you at 11. With your sportswrap, I'm Jack Fitzsimmons.

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Almanac: Warm again yesterday, and just a bit of rain in the Champlain Valley, although places to our south got well over an inch of rain early yesterday. Hot Flash: We have had more 80-plus days this year than ever before, and twice as many 90-plus days as usual, but not a record there. Even though it has been consistently hot this summer, we have not had an official heat wave.

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But there's a problem in Chittenden County -- black plastic. It's found in all kinds of things we use - and recycle. Jennifer Costa shows how it's costing the waste district -- thousands.

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The next time you pick up your favorite craft beer or cider -- check out what's holding the cans together. ((Tyler Green/Natural Provisions Beer Mgr. 00:28:38:10 "They are a lot sturdier. You don't generally see beers slip out of them, like the clear plastic does. They're great for stacking.")) Tyler Green is the beer manager at Natural Provisions in Williston. He sees lots of advantages to the newer black holsters. ((Tyler Green/Natural Provisions Beer Mgr. 00:28:49:13 "They're recycled plastic which is nice.")) They even say so... 96-percent recycled content. But there's a catch... ((Clare Innes/CSWD 00:12:33:00 "The commodities market does not want black plastic." 00:13:26:13 "you can't unblack, black plastic. It can only be made into something that's black as well.")) So what does that mean for consumers? ((Clare Innes/CSWD 00:19:36:00 "If you do have a black plastic item, put it in the trash because we simply cannot recycle it.")) The Chittenden Solid Waste District is no longer accepting black plastic. And beer rings aren't the only culprits. Things like flower pots -- to go containers and coffee cup lids are also off limits. It boils down to finances. ((NATS -- fork lift moving bales)) CSWD sells its bales of recyclables -- including plastics -- on the global commodities market. The profits keep the recycling program afloat. ((ALPHA GRX)) This plant processes 400 tons of mixed plastic a year. ((ALPHA GRX)) It's typically paid about $300 per ton. But when black plastic is added to the mix -- the bale becomes worthless. CSWD went 13 months without being able to sell a single bale. They finally gave it away. The solid waste district says it can't afford to take the hit. ((Clare Innes/CSWD 00:14:36:20 "People really want to recycle and we really want people to recycle and it's frustrating for us as well that we cannot recycle this effectively, efficiently and economically.")) ((Jennifer Costa/Williston 00:25:44:23 "To give you a sense of just how busy it is here, the recycling plant actually processes one and a half of these recycling bins every second. That's why CSWD says when customers put in non-recyclables like this black plastic -- it really slows down efficiency.")) ((Clare Innes/CSWD 00:17:34:07 "And we have to pay for landfilling that material and that's an expense that takes away money from our whole recycling program.")) She says -- although black plastic only accounts for a half a percent of the recycling stream -- picking it out by hand is not a practical solution. And saving it up to sell separately would take too long. Instead -- she's asking customers to look for alternatives. ((Tyler Green/Natural Provisions Beer Mgr. 00:29:30:15 "The Summer Shandy and Burlington Beer has always used white.")) Back in the craft brew aisle -- there are options. JC CH 3 News Williston.

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((GARY DOES SHORT WX .. TAKES FULL SCREEN ... SHOT COMES BACK OUT TO 4SHOT FOR CLOSE)) We'll get lots of sunshine today - just a few clouds mixing in to the north where there is a slight chance for a shower late in the day near the Canadian border. Then we'll clear out and stay that way through tonight and Wednesday. Still sunny through the first half of Thursday, then clouds coming in late. Showers & thunderstorms Thursday night & Friday with cold front coming through. We'll clear out for the weekend and Monday, but temperatures will be much cooler.

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An injured hiker is set to walk off Camel's Hump this morning. Authorities tell us the man hurt his ankle while hiking yesterday with friends. Rescuers were called after 11 P-M. We're told after they found the man and his party -- everyone agreed the safest option was to wait until daylight and all try to walk out together.

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A dog left in a car in Colchester overheated and died. Police say they were called to a parked vehicle yesterday afternoon on College Parkway. It was locked with all the windows rolled up. An officer broke into the car and brought the dog to the vet where it died. Police say the temperature inside the vehicle was more than 125-degrees. An investigation is underway.

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A Dorset woman is accused of trying to pay her rent with a dead woman's pay check. 36-year old Emily Gillis faces a slew of charges. Police say her boyfriend -- Trever Hoag -- gave Gillis an August paycheck issued to Kerry Hoag -- one day after Kerry was killed in a car crash. Gillis supposedly tried to cash it -- and when that didn't work -- she gave it to her landlord. Gillis is due in court later today. Hoag also faces charges.

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A new report says Rutland Mayor Chris Louras followed the law -- in his efforts to bring Syrian refugees to the city. The report finds Mayor Louras did not violate the city's charter by submitting a letter supporting an application to bring at least 100 refugees to the Marble City. Opponents say the mayor illegally applied for Rutland to participate in the resettlement program -- but this report clears him of ANY WRONG DOING.

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We'll get lots of sunshine today - just a few clouds mixing in to the north where there is a slight chance for a shower late in the day near the Canadian border. Then we'll clear out and stay that way through tonight and Wednesday. Still sunny through the first half of Thursday, then clouds coming in late. Showers & thunderstorms Thursday night & Friday with cold front coming through. We'll clear out for the weekend and Monday, but temperatures will be much cooler.


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