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Seven Days

Losing Streak: State Pays $8000 a Month for Idle Lottery Machines
Seven Days
Former governor Peter Shumlin's administration began leasing the consoles from the state's lottery software vendor, Intralot, in December 2014 and deployed them to 25 bars around Vermont. The 5-foot-tall Touch Play machines look similar to video games.


Seven Days

Scratch ... and Sniff? Vermont Lottery's Pet Project
Seven Days
Now under way, Vermont Lottery's "It's a Dog's Life and It's a Cat's World" photo contest seeks to designate local cover cats and cover dogs for a promotional run of scratchers. Whatever your opinions on gambling, it's hard to argue that furry friends ...


On vice and temperance, and business, in Montpelier
Bennington Banner (subscription)
Liquor consumption, gambling and marijuana usage were once perceived by lawmakers as exclusively within the realm of vice, subject to the state's recognized broad power to impose temperance laws. ... faced with the proposed passage of legislation ...


Wild Child started with bingo and became a big fan of poker
GamingTodaySlotsToday
I was playing in a No-Limit Hold'em tournament at Hollywood Park Casino a couple of weeks ago when I had the pleasure of sitting next to Jennifer Ring Morgen. ... Jennifer felt like a fish out of water as a California girl living in Vermont. She became ...


Washington Times

How losing lottery tickets and alpaca farms turn into billion-dollar tax loopholes
Washington Times
One Vermont couple he documented paid $10,000 for an alpaca, and earned a $4,000 write-off. The Pennsylvania Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association says alpacas can help earn ... That includes travel expenses to reach a casino or racetrack, the cost of ...

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New York offers program to address gambling by youths - WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-
WCAX
A recent survey by the state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services found that almost half of the respondents in grades seven through 12 reported gambling at least once in the previous year. About a quarter of them purchased a lottery ticket.

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Stowe Today

Vermont needs a license to carry (if you so choose)
Stowe Today
The United States and the state of Vermont have ended prohibition on the manufacture and sale of alcohol and have legalized the sale of lottery tickets and games. .... Just as we do now, and just as we do with alcohol, gambling and legal pharmaceuticals.

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The Daily Breeze

Police log: Hawthorne, Gardena and Lawndale crime reports
The Daily Breeze
Casino poker chips were reported stolen. Petty theft: 4:15 p.m. March 30, 14100 block of South Western Avenue. ... Green four-door 1993 Toyota Camry. 11:27 p.m. April 3, West 130th Street and South Vermont Avenue. White 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe.


Philly.com

Analysis: Beware the myth of the disillusioned Trump voter
Philly.com
She wondered aloud how Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont might have fared in the job. That's a pretty grim picture. And it's quite possible it's an accurate one of this particular district. But if it is, this district is not an accurate microcosm of ...
Trump Voters in a Swing District Wonder When the 'Winning' Will StartNew York Times

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The Boston Globe

Should Massachusetts lower the state sales tax?
The Boston Globe
Vermont (6 percent) and Maine (5.5) have lower sales taxes than we do, while Connecticut (6.35) and Rhode Island (7) are currently higher. A reduction of our tax could potentially give us the lowest sales tax in New England outside of New Hampshire.























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