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A Reporter Finds Getting to Cuba Easier Than Getting Outnew

Officials on the U.S. side were polite but firm when my family returned to Vermont from a two-week visit to Cuba. They ripped apart a red Che Guevara T-shirt Iā€™d bought for my daughter. And they sliced up the two necklaces ā€” total value $2 ā€” that Liam had bought on a beach.
Seven Days  |  Kevin J. Kelley  |  01-29-2010  |  International

Good Point Recycling Ships Old Electronics from Middlebury to Mexiconew

Middlebury's Good Point Recycling collects digital discards from transfer stations and solid-waste dumps around New England. Salvageable machines are refurbished for reuse and the rest gets reduced to recyclable components to be reprocessed.
Seven Days  |  Kevin J. Kelley  |  06-26-2009  |  Environment

Vermont Health Commissioner Isn't Sweating Swine Flunew

The combination of a deadly new bug and the erosion of resources for her department will test the public-health and managerial chops of Wendy Davis, the state's No. 1 health officer.
Seven Days  |  Kevin J. Kelley  |  05-22-2009  |  Science

Weight a Minute: Are Heavy Trucks Getting Fair Treatment in Vermont?new

Heavy fines slapped on truckers for violating town-road weight limits often amount to revenue-raising scams on the part of local officials, charges the owner of two Northeast Kingdom logging companies.
Seven Days  |  Kevin J. Kelley  |  01-23-2009  |  Policy Issues

The International Competition in Vermontnew

It's Vietnamese spiking volleyballs at Roosevelt Park, Bosnians rolling bocce balls at Oakledge Park, and Somalis, Sudanese and Congolese heading soccer balls at Starr Farm Park, Leddy Beach and practice fields at the University of Vermont.
Seven Days  |  Kevin J. Kelley, Matt Scanlon and Mike DiBiasio  |  08-08-2008  |  Sports

Dairy Casenew

An art dealer-turned-Addison County farmer argues the economics of organic milk.
Seven Days  |  Kevin J. Kelley  |  03-28-2008  |  Food+Drink

This Little Piggie Stayed Homenew

Vermont's local pork takes some snouting out, but farmers say it's sweet.
Seven Days  |  Kevin J. Kelley  |  03-21-2008  |  Food+Drink

Niche Software Companies Take Hold in Vermontnew

We take a closer look at five of Vermont's software developers to find out why they're here, and how they found their markets.
Seven Days  |  Cathy Resmer, Kevin J. Kelley, Mike Ives, Paula Routly and Suzanne Podhaizer  |  01-25-2008  |  Business & Labor

Local Radio?new

It's getting harder and harder to find local news on the radio dial.
Seven Days  |  Kevin J. Kelley  |  12-17-2007  |  Media

On the Obama Busnew

Vermonters travel to New Hampshire to canvass for a senator from Illinois.
Seven Days  |  Kevin J. Kelley  |  11-16-2007  |  Politics

Why Are So Many Workers Leaving the Burlington Free Press?new

In the past year, the Gannett-owned paper has started publishing five free weeklies and is enlarging its freestanding weekend section and jazzing up its website with video and interactive elements. At the same time, it has been losing reporters and editors -- lots of them.
Seven Days  |  Kevin J. Kelley  |  09-20-2007  |  Media

Climate Summer is Hotnew

College-age "Climate Summer" activists say global warming is the issue of their generation.
Seven Days  |  Kevin J. Kelley  |  06-25-2007  |  Environment

Marine Corps Attempts to Silence Anti-War Vetsnew

Two Marine Corps vets are at risk of losing their honorable discharges after speaking out against the War in Iraq.
Seven Days  |  Kevin J. Kelley  |  05-30-2007  |  War

Subprime Lenders Staying Away From Vermontnew

The state's traditions of community banking and Yankee frugality appear to have helped insulate the state from the subprime lending crisis rocking housing markets in many parts of the country.
Seven Days  |  Kevin J. Kelley  |  05-25-2007  |  Economy

Vermont Sticks to Its Guns on Firearm Freedomsnew

Given the state's respect for privacy rights and the political power of its gun owners, it won't likely enact stricter gun control legislation post-Virginia Tech.
Seven Days  |  Kevin J. Kelley  |  05-25-2007  |  Policy Issues

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