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IBM reportedly getting out of chip business

burlingtonfreepress.com — Bloomberg reported Sunday night that IBM has agreed to pay GlobalFoundries, Inc. $1.5 billion to take its unprofitable chip business off its hands, citing "two people with knowledge of the matter." The news would end months of speculation that IBM was getting out of the chip business, including its plant in Essex Junction.

Ebola maps created at UVM

burlingtonfreepress.com — After spending his summer in Ghana, Noah Ahles still feels a connection to the country even as it becomes surrounded by other countries in West Africa dealing with an Ebola outbreak. Ghana has not yet been devastated by the disease spreading through countries such as Liberia and Sierra Leone, Ahles said.

UVM hockey sweeps Clarkson

burlingtonfreepress.com — One night after teammate Brody Hoffman excelled in Vermont's 2-1 win over Clarkson at Gutterson Fieldhouse, UVM goaltender Mike Santaguida baffled the Golden Knights as the Catamounts completed the home-and-home sweep, 3-0, at Cheel Arena on Saturday. Santaguida was at his best during Clarkson power plays, including a two-minute, two-Cat-down situation in the second period.

Time to find my vampire tuxedo

burlingtonfreepress.com — Let's set the scene. My wife and I are newlyweds in our early 20s. We have, as a matter of fact, been married not quite three weeks. We've only recently returned from our honeymoon. We live in an apartment on the third floor of a five-story walkup in Brooklyn.

Home buyers should be told about F-35 impact

burlingtonfreepress.com — The Northwestern Vermont Board of Realtors is doing nothing less than looking out for the interests of home buyers and seller by requiring member agents to disclose a property could be subjected to increased by noise from the deployment of the F-35 fighter starting in 2020.

CVU girls, SBHS boys race to Metro crowns

burlingtonfreepress.com — The depth of the South Burlington High School boys and Champlain Valley Union girls cross-country running teams paid off again in the final tune-up before the state meet with Saturday's NVAC Metro league championships. The Rebel boys, back in action for the first time since the teachers strike put sports on hold at South Burlington, put five runners in the top 10 in the large-school division.

Football roundup: Essex outlasts South Burlington

burlingtonfreepress.com — Joey Robertson had a pair of second-half touchdown runs, including a fourth-quarter score that provided the winning points in Essex's 35-30 win over South Burlington in Division I high school football action Saturday night. Robertson's second TD, an 11-yard rush with 11:25 left in the fourth, gave the Hornets (6-2) a 35-23 lead.

Roundup: CVU clinches second straight perfect season

burlingtonfreepress.com — Visiting Champlain Valley scored three times in a 10-minute stretch of the second half as it blanked Mount Mansfield on Friday to complete a perfect regular season for the second year in a row in high school girls soccer. Bronwen Hopwood broke the deadlock in the 65th minute.

BFA squeezes out a win over Redhawks

burlingtonfreepress.com — Trying to run out the clock in the final minute of regulation, Tanner Cioffi busted up the middle on third and short, broke a tackle and lunged for several more yards before the ball popped loose and fell to the grass at BFA-St. Albans' 43-yard line.