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GMO bill one step from law

burlingtonfreepress.com — With a 114-30 vote, the House on Wednesday propelled to the governor's desk a bill that could make Vermont the first state to require labeling of foods that contain genetically modified organisms. For supporters of the labeling requirement, Wednesday's vote was another step in an effort they hope will sweep across the country on the argument that people have a right to know what is in their food.
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Drug paraphernalia closes Burlington library restrooms

burlingtonfreepress.com — Burlington's Fletcher Free Library plans to put locks on its public restrooms as a way to discourage people from flushing hypodermic needles and other drug paraphernalia down the toilets. "We're hoping to have this done by the end of the week, as soon as the locksmith can do the work," head librarian Rubi Simon said Tuesday.

Pochop to play college soccer at St. Bonaventure

burlingtonfreepress.com — Rice Memorial standout Alex Pochop is set to play Division I college soccer in the fall. One of eight student-athletes to commit, Pochop will join the St. Bonaventure women's soccer team, the university announced Tuesday. Pochop is among eight recruits to be a part of coach Steve Brdarski's first recruiting class at St.

Essex boys lacrosse beats MMU at home, 10-7

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Milton football coach steps down

burlingtonfreepress.com — The details of games, won or lost, are fragmented in Chris Hughes' mind. Sure, he remembers the big ones - the 2003 Division III championship loss at Woodstock is a bitter recall - but the Milton High School football coach takes away a different appreciation and perspective during his tenure.

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Essex police: Man missing since Friday

burlingtonfreepress.com — Police in Essex are asking for help to find a man who walked away last week from a mental-health facility. John Krawitt, 50, left the facility Thursday or Friday, said police, who were called on Friday. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, blue sneakers, a gray and black jacket and a winter hat.