• Toronto mitten maker accuses Burton of copying her product

    Anna-Maria Mountfort’s mimi-TENS, along with the patent she received for mimi-TENS technology. Courtesy photoThis article by Tommy Gardner was published in the Stowe Reporter on Feb. 14.
    A Toronto-based designer says Burton, the most famous name in snowboarding, used one of her mitten designs without giving her credit, after a Burton employee ordered a pair of the mittens delivered to Burton headquarters.
    Burton dropped the design ahead of the current winter season, but the independent des
  • Margolis: The political education of Chris Bates

    Chris Bates, a candidate for the Legislature, calls himself ‘The Fishin’ Politician.’ Photo by Dave LaChance/Bennington Banner
    At 59, Rep. Christopher Bates, D-Bennington, is hardly a kid and may not even qualify as young any more.
    But he’s new at this business of being in politics and helping to govern the state, and he doesn’t deny that he sometimes gets confused.
    For instance, he said, when state officials, outside experts, and lobbyists give testimony in committ
  • Emissions test exemption bill narrowed to cars 15 years or older

    Traffic near Brattleboro. File photo by Kevin O’Connor/VTDigger
    Senate committees have narrowed an exemption on car emissions testing over concerns that the original proposal would put the state afoul of the federal Environmental Protection Agency.
    The Senate Transportation Committee started off the session discussing how to shield lower income Vermonters from the costs of coming into line with federal emissions standards.
    The committee debated providing need-based waivers or repair subsid
  • Encore Renewable Energy announces completion of UVM Medical Center solar rooftop

    News Release — Encore Renewable EnergyFebruary 14, 2019
    Contact:Ginie Olson, ginie@encorerenewableenergy.com, (802) 861-3023Lauren Glickman, lauren@renewcomm.com, (504) 258-7955
    New facility now generating clean electricity, on track for $124,000 in revenue and savings
    Williston, VT —Encore Renewable Energy announced today the commissioning of a 198-kilowattpeak (kWp) solar array on the roof of the UVM Medical Center on Holly Court in Williston, VT. The project began generating solar
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  • CVMC gifts $15,000 for emergency assistance at Capstone Community Action

    News Release — Capstone Community Action
    Contact:Yvonne Lory, Capstone Community Action(802) 479-1053ylory@capstonevt.org
    Hjonis Hanson, CVMC(802) 371-4199 hjonis.hanson@cvmc.org
    Central Vermont Medical Center Gifts $15,000 for Emergency Food and Heating Assistance at Capstone Community Action
    (Barre, VT) Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC) has responded to the intensifying need for food and heating support for vulnerable Vermonters with a $15,000 donation to Fuel Your Neighbors, a campa
  • NAMI Vermont offers Mental Illness and Recovery workshop in Burlington

    News Release — NAMI VermontFeb. 11, 2019
    Contact:Nick Martin, Program DirectorNAMI VermontPhone: 800-639-6480 x102Email: program@namivt.org
    The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Vermont (NAMI Vermont) will offer the Mental Illness and Recovery workshop for peers, family members, professionals, and community members who want to learn more about mental health and recovery. This workshop will be offered on Saturday, February 23rd in Burlington, Vermont.This workshop will provide basic in
  • Castleton University receives approval for additional location at Killington Resort

    News Release — Castleton UniversityFeb. 11, 2019
    Killington School of Resort & Hospitality Management set for fall launch.
    CASTLETON, VT (02/11/2019) Castleton University has received notice from the New England Council on Higher Education (NECHE) that it is approved to operate at Killington Resort. The University will offer an accelerated Bachelor of Science degree in Resort Hospitality Management delivered under a cooperative education model starting t
  • Windham Foundation announces grants

    News Release — Windham FoundationFebruary 11th, 2019
    Contact:Lachlan FrancisEmail: lfrancis@graftonvillagecheese.com
    Grafton, VT – Twelve organizations received a total of $59,000 in funding from the Windham Foundation, recognizing and investing in their ability to positively impact the lives of rural Vermonters. Liz Bankowski, CEO of the Windham Foundation, said: “We are proud to be partnering with wonderful organizations in every corner of the state. Their initiatives speak t
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  • LCBP hosts Love the Lake Program – Saranac River: Present and Future

    News Release — Lake Champlain Basin ProgramFeb. 15, 2019
    Contact:Colleen HickeyNEIWPCC Information Officer and LCBP Education and Outreach CoordinatorLake Champlain Basin Program54 West Shore RoadGrand Isle, Vt 05458www.lcbp.org(802) 372-3213
    Grand Isle, VT – The Lake Champlain Basin Program will host Saranac River: Present and Future, by Dr. Tim Mihuc, Professor of Environmental Science at SUNY Plattsburgh, and Jesse Feiler, President of Friends of Saranac River Trail on Thursday, F
  • Innovative multi-disciplinary clinical training underway at Copley Hospital

    News Release — Copley HospitalFeb. 15, 2019
    Contact:Leah HollenbergerVP, Development, Marketing & Community RelationsCopley Health Systems, Inc.528 Washington Hwy; Morrisville, VT 05661802-888-8301copleyvt.org
    Collaboration with Vermont Technical College Uses Computerized Simulation Mannequin
    Morrisville, VT – Copley Hospital is innovative in its dedication to multi-disciplinary clinical training according to Michelle Stearns, DNP, MSN, RN, the Simulation Program Director for Nur
  • Northfield Savings Bank joins VBSR Champion Members

    News Release — VBSRFeb. 5, 2019
    Media contact:Samantha SheehanSamantha SheehanCommunications Manager401 864 7538www.vbsr.org
    Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility proud to welcome Northfield Savings as newest Champion MemberBurlington, VT – The Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) Board of Directors is pleased to announce Northfield Savings Bank has become VBSR’s newest Champion Member. VBSR is a business association that advocates for policies which suppo
  • Finnish youth expert visits Vermont to speak on youth policy & practice

    News Release — Vermont AfterschoolFebruary 6, 2019
    Contact:Holly Morehouse, Executive Director, Vermont AfterschoolPhone: 802-598-4005Email: hollymorehouse@vermontafterschool.org
    Helping Youth Succeed: Strategies from FinlandFinnish Youth Expert Visits Vermont to Speak on Youth Policy & Practice
    COLCHESTER, VT – Shorter school days, higher test scores, and more youth thriving – what can Vermont learn from Finland about helping young people succeed?
    From February 18 to 22, 2
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  • March 30 Repair Café in Montpelier seeks repair volunteers

    News Release
    Contact:Cassandra HemenewayPhone: (802) 229-9383 x 102
    The Central Vermont Repair Café Committee is now accepting volunteers for a Repair Café on March 30, 2019 at the Montpelier Senior Activity Center. The Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District and Onion River Exchange (both anchor organizations of the CV Repair Café Committee) have partnered with the Montpelier Senior Activity Center and the Hunger Mountain Coop to host this third Repair Cafe in centr
  • Katie Buckley and Fred Baser appointed to VHFA board

    News Release — VHFAFeb. 7, 2019
    Contact:LESLIE BLACK-PLUMEAU(802) 652-3429LBlack-Plumeau@vhfa.org
    BURLINGTON, VT – Governor Phil Scott has appointed Katie Buckley of Brattleboro and Fred Baser of Bristol to Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA)’s Board of Commissioners.
    Until recently, Katie Buckley served as Commissioner of the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). In that role she sat on VHFA’s Board as the appointed designee for Michael Schirling, Sec
  • Gifford seeks applicants for $1,000 Levesque Award

    News Release — Gifford Health CareFeb.7, 2019
    Community orgs encouraged to apply by Feb. 22
    RANDOLPH, Vt.—Gifford Health Care seeks applicants for the 2019 Philip D. Levesque Memorial Community Award, a $1,000 grant given annually to a local organization involved in the arts, health, community development, education, or the environment.
    The Gifford Board of Trustees established the award in 1994 in memory of Levesque, Gifford’s belove
  • Vermont telemedicine company provides remote access to mental health treatment.

    News Release — Alpine TelehealthFeb. 7, 2019
    Contact:Mark R.J. McGee, MD President, Alpine TelehealthPhone: (802) 310-9127Email: mcgee@alpinetelehealth.com
    Alpine Telehealth, a Brattleboro-based telemedicine company, offers improved access to timely, high quality mental health care through secure video-teleconferencing technology.
    [BRATTLEBORO, VT, February 7, 2019—] Alpine Telehealth, a new Brattleboro, Vermont company,
  • UVM President Tom Sullivan to be honored by Vermont Council on World Affairs

    News Release — UVMFeb. 7, 2019
    Contact:Jeff Wakefield, UVM, (802) 578-8830
    University of Vermont president Tom Sullivan will be the 2019 annual honoree of the Vermont Council of World Affairs. Sullivan will be honored at the organization’s 2019 annual dinner on June 13.
    According to the organization, Sullivan is being recognized for his academic work, including his many published scholarly articles, a number of which address international themes; his years of service at UVM; and his
  • DEC routine environmental inspections unearth underground storage tank violations

    News Release — Agency of Natural ResourcesFebruary 8, 2019
    Contact:Kane Smart, Enforcement and Litigation Attorney, Agency of Natural Resources802-272-7245 | Kane.Smart@vermont.gov
    Routine Environmental Inspections Unearth Underground Storage Tank Violations
    Montpelier, Vt. – In February, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources concluded legal action against two Vermont entities that failed to perform and record monitoring of comm
  • Bill Agnew: A second look at gun control

    Editor’s note: This commentary is by Bill Agnew, of Charlotte, an arborist works with all manner of trees.
    It seems that articles in news media about guns and the need to do something about them are proliferating. Last week I read about a panel of experts examining waiting periods as a way to reduce Vermont’s suicide rate. Today an editorial about the need to treat firearms as a public health hazard in order to reduce “gun violence.” And it was hard to miss the very first
  • Brenda Siegel: Do we pivot? Or do they win?

    Editor’s note: This commentary is by Brenda Siegel, who is the founder and director of the Southern Vermont Dance Festival, vice chair of the Newfane Democratic Committee and delegate to the Windham County Democratic Committee. She was a candidate in the Democratic primary for governor in 2018 and is an anti-poverty activist and single mom from Newfane.
    The week of Feb. 4, multiple places in Burlington were hit by flyers and stickers from a national white supremacist group named Patriot Fr
  • Ken Nolan: A Sophie’s choice for hydroelectric

    Editor’s note: This commentary is by Ken Nolan, who is the general manager of Vermont Public Power Supply Authority. 
    The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources has mandated new water quality certification conditions in the relicensing process for the Green River Reservoir dam, and other small hydroelectric generators. These conditions threaten the facility’s very future, the Green River Reservoir itself, and undermine Vermont’s climate action goals. The new requirements plac
  • Scott requests full review of Guard policies

    Gov. Phil Scott makes an opening statement at a press conference regarding the culture at the Vermont National Guard. Photo by Bob LoCicero/VTDiggerGov. Phil Scott has requested Vermont’s next adjutant general conduct a top-to-bottom review of the Vermont National Guard’s policies and procedures.The call comes in the wake of a seven-part series by VTDigger that outlined sexual misconduct and other improper behavior. The reporting found that Guard members with close ties to leadership
  • Springfield man sues nursing home after sewage flood

    Russell Grochowik is suing the nursing home behind him for causing sewer damage to his home. Photo by Katy Savage/VTDigger
    SPRINGFIELD—Russell Grochowik was asleep when he heard what sounded like water rushing from his bathroom the morning of Dec. 17.
    When Grochowik got out of bed, raw sewage was flowing up out of his toilet, sink and bathtub.“It wasn’t dribbling, it was shooting out about 3-4 feet,” Grochowik said. “It was running…just like Niagra Falls.&rdq
  • Free college tuition gains traction in Statehouse

    Sen. Anthony Pollina, P/D-Washington. File photo by Erin Mansfield/VTDiggerVermont perennially ranks dead-last in the country for state funding, per-student, on public higher education. The state’s financial neglect of the Vermont State Colleges is decades old, and has translated into regular layoffs, sky-high tuition and low college-going rates.But a bill to offer Vermonters free tuition at public colleges, a nonstarter in previous years, is suddenly getting traction – and some thin
  • Panel approves tiered system of fees for hemp growers

    Hemp dries in the greenhouse at Green Mountain CBD in Hardwick. File photo by Jon KalishThe Senate Agriculture Committee unanimously passed a bill Friday that sets fees for growing hemp in Vermont.Hemp growers and processors are required to register with the state Agency of Agriculture, which plans to use the fees to regulate the industry and test its products.
    The crop, a relative of marijuana, was classified as illegal under federal law until late last year, though cultivation in some states,
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  • Key lawmakers don’t plan to back proposed gas tax hike

    Rep. Kari Dolan, D-Waitsfield, at a meeting of the House Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife Committee last week. Dolan plans to introduce a gas tax bill. Photo by Glenn Russell/VTDigger
    A proposal to raise Vermont’s gas tax in an effort to bolster funding for municipal road improvements has generated buzz in the Statehouse this week.
    But the leaders of the House and Senate transportation committees said Friday that they don’t plan on taking up the legislation, meaning it will face
  • Ex-Springfield police chief sues over firing

    Lt. Mark Fountain has been named acting police chief in Springfield, succeeding Douglas Johnston, who was fired in early February. Springfield Police Department photo
    Springfield officials have refused to say why the town fired its longtime police chief earlier this month, and now he’s filed a lawsuit saying they haven’t told him either.
    Douglas Johnston, a Springfield resident who served about 20 years as the police chief and a total of almost four decades with the department, filed
  • State seeks replacement of ‘failing’ mental health facility

    The Middlesex mental health facility. Photo by Andrew Stein
    Comprising two mobile homes surrounded by a 14-foot fence, the Middlesex Therapeutic Community Residence was never meant to be a long-term place for mental health patients.
    Now, officials are running out of time to find a better solution.
    The state says the facility is “failing” and “in dire need of replacement.” Lawmakers are concerned about conditions there. And the federal government is threatening to take bac
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  • World athletes fly high at Brattleboro’s Harris Hill

    Brattleboro’s Spencer Knickerbocker was the sole hometown competitor at this weekend’s Harris Hill ski jump. Photo by Dana Sprague
    BRATTLEBORO — Christina Loescher recalls when she eyed this town’s Harris Hill ski jump — the only Olympic-size slope in New England and one of just six in the nation — with skepticism.
    “I thought, ‘Who in their right mind would jump it?’”
    Elise Loescher, 16, of Burlington was one of nearly a dozen female co
  • Eric LaMontagne: Closing the Salisbury hatchery doesn’t make financial sense

    Editor’s note: This commentary is by Eric LaMontagne, who is the executive director of Campaign for Vermont.
    Nearly two out of every three Vermont residents hunt, fish or watch wildlife. This is second only to Alaska as a percentage of population participation in these activities. In fact, according to a 2015 University of Vermont study, “the most recent national survey of wildlife-related expenditures, Vermont residents and out-of-state visitors spent approximately $685 million a ye
  • Mark Adair: Visions for Vermont’s future

    Editor’s note: This commentary is by Mark Adair, a Montpelier property and business owner.
    [G[ov. Phil Scott delivered his 2019 inaugural address Jan. 10 and his budget address on Jan. 24, pleading for population growth. On the intervening Thursday, Jan. 17, George Plumb, perhaps foremost among our citizen guardians of what’s left of Vermont’s incomparable natural landscape and uncrowded tranquility, addressed Vermonters pleading for the opposite. Let’s consider the chasm
  • Phil Holland: In search of Sipp Ives, a black Green Mountain Boy

    Editor’s note: This commentary is by Phil Holland of Shaftsbury. Holland is the author of “A Guide to the Battle of Bennington and the Bennington Monument.”
    “I’ll remember after the Battle of Bennington seeing a black man on the ground who was mortally wounded; this black man was enlisted by Captain Angel.” So declared former militia captain Daniel Brown of Lanesborough, Massachusetts, in a Revolutionary War pension deposition in 1837; the memory of the dying
  • Then Again: The story of Justin Morgan and the Vermont state horse

    The 1921 statue of a Morgan-breed horse at the University of Vermont’s Morgan Horse Farm, near Weybridge. The 215-acre farm and its 1878 main barn were a gift of “Colonel” Joseph Battell — a prominent publisher, author, and breeder of the handsome Morgans — to the United States government in 1906. The University of Vermont, which now runs the breeding program, provides educational training to students interested in equine science. Library of Congress photo
  • The other victims when colleges decline or close: their hometowns

    Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont, which has been placed on probation by its accreditor, is a big customer for Justin Cote, co-owner of Flywheel Farm. Photo: Michael Dougherty for The Hechinger Report
    This story is by Elizabeth Hewitt for The Hechinger Report.
    PLAINFIELD, Vermont — When Justin Cote and his partner started a vegetable farm six years ago, they landed an important and presumably reliable early client: Nearby Goddard College said it would buy all the Chinese cabbage they
  • Vermonters, Hondurans partner through sugaring, music and more

    Starksboro resident Dan Baker, a UVM professor and Vermont Partners for the Americas president, discussing construction of an ecological evaporator’s firebox in the Honduran town of Gracias. Photo courtesy of Dan Baker
    As the sap starts to flow this month, Daniel Baker will be tapping 400 maple trees on his Starksboro spread. He spends a lot of time in those woods, when not busy with his day job as a University of Vermont associate professor of community and international development.
  • Satire: Flatlanders complain about influx of wetlanders

    The Winooski — Vermont’s premiere local satire site — is founded and edited by Adam Hall.HUNTINGTON – While the state prioritizes increasing Vermont’s stagnant and aging population, some residents are raising their voices against what some are calling “climate refugees.” As coastal regions become more dangerous, some are already leaving their homes and moving to landlocked, mountainous areas like Vermont, and as the global climate worsens these numbers a
  • VT-NEA seeks delay of proficiency-based learning mandate

    Krista Huling, chair of the State Board of Education, listens to discussion during a board meeting in Barre on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. File photo by Glenn Russell/VTDigger
    The president of the Vermont-NEA asked lawmakers to consider pushing back the deadline for implementing proficiency-based graduation requirements in the state’s high schools to 2022.
    Proficiency-based learning asks that student progress be assessed on the skills they can show they have, not seat-time in a classroom. The
  • Vermont talc supplier files for bankruptcy amid lawsuits

    The top of an old bottle of Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder. Photo by Alf van Beem/Creative CommonsImerys Talc Vermont — a key supplier for Johnson & Johnson baby powder — filed for bankruptcy Wednesday amidst multi-billion dollar lawsuits against the corporation over allegations that its products cause mesothelioma and ovarian cancer.
    The talc supplier maintained the safety of its product, saying it was in the best interest of the company to not spend the millions it w
  • Delegation prioritizes oversight, environment, drug pricing in Congress

    United States Capitol. File photo by Elizabeth Hewitt/VTDigger
    After the first weeks of the new Congress were consumed by a stalemate over funding for a border wall, Vermont’s lawmakers are getting started on their legislative priorities in Washington.
    With strategic committee placements, two of Vermont’s three-member delegation are poised to have a prominent role in any investigation of President Donald Trump’s administration. The third is weighing another presidential bid.
  • Closing a drug house easier said than done

    Brattleboro Police say 33 Oak St. has exploded into a ‘hot spot’ topped only by two other local drug houses in less affluent neighborhoods. Photo by Kevin O’Connor/VTDigger
    BRATTLEBORO — Ask neighbors if they were surprised by recent news that police seized illegal drugs and weapons from an apartment at 33 Oak St. — the same place a dealer reportedly held two people at gunpoint because of a debt this past Christmas Day — and they say no.
    They’re instead
  • Judge hears arguments on Act 46 delay

    Superior Court Judge Robert Mello. File photo by Gregory J. Lamoureux/County Courier
    The question of whether to delay forced mergers under Act 46 has consumed the Legislature for weeks. But the subject is now on hold at the Statehouse as lawmakers wait to hear from a Superior Court judge, who has been asked the same question by a group of more than 30 school districts challenging the law in court.
    Judge Robert Mello heard arguments from both sides on Friday in court in St. Albans, where the
  • Lawmakers urged to ban ‘baby bumpers’

    Crib. Photo from Wikimedia commonsVermont should become the third state to ban the crib accessories known as “baby bumpers,” a leading pediatric doctor told lawmakers last week.
    Dr. Rebecca Bell, vice president of the American Academy of Pediatrics Vermont Chapter, said a proposed bill outlawing baby bumpers is supported by years of warnings from public health officials about the suffocation dangers the pads pose.
    “Crib bumpers are a product that actually just shouldn’t b
  • Pride Center of Vermont Responds to Targeted Vandalism

    News Release — Pride Center of VermontFeb. 5, 2019
    MEDIA INQUIRIES:Justin MarshCommunications Director(802) 730-2383justin@pridecentervt.org
    Mike BenselExecutive Director(802) 860-7812mike@pridecentervt.orgPride Center of Vermont Responds to Targeted Vandalism
    BURLINGTON, VT – February 5, 2019 – Between the evening hours of Monday, February 4, and the morning of Tuesday, February 5, a poster with the words “Better Dead Than Red” was plastered onto the main entrance
  • Would Vermont’s proposed law allow abortions ‘right up to the moment of birth’?

    Rep. Ann Pugh, D-South Burlington, greets the public at the start a public hearing on a proposed abortion rights bill in Montpelier on Feb. 6. Photo by Glenn Russell/VTDigger
    “We’re talking about a law that would allow a child to be aborted right up to the moment of birth.”Vermont Catholic Bishop Christopher Coyne at a public meeting in Rutland on Feb. 6.
    Vermont’s Catholic Church has jumped into an emotional debate over a new bill that would codify abortion rights in the
  • Fact-check: Would Vermont’s proposed law allow abortions ‘right up to the moment of birth’?

    Vermont Catholic Bishop Christopher Coyne
    “We’re talking about a law that would allow a child to be aborted right up to the moment of birth.”Vermont Catholic Bishop Christopher Coyne at a public meeting in Rutland on Feb. 6.
    Vermont’s Catholic Church has jumped into an emotional debate over a new bill that would codify abortion rights in the state statute.Vermont has joined a number of states that are reconsidering abortion laws after the appointment of Justice Brett Kava
  • Gov. Phil Scott’s public schedule Feb. 16-22, 2019

    News Release — Office of the GovernorFeb. 15, 2019
    Governor Phil Scott’s Public Schedule: 2/16/19 – 2/22/19
    Saturday, February 16
    12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Northeast Organic Farming Association-VT Winter Conference
    Grand Maple Ballroom, UVM Davis Center, Burlington, VT
    3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    100th Annual Meeting of the St. Albans Cooperative Creamery
    Main Ballroom, DoubleTree at Hilton, Burlington, VT
    Sunday, February 17
    No public eve
  • Gov. Phil Scott appoints Lisa Hango to represent Franklin-5 district in House

    News Release — Office of Governor ScottTuesday, February 12, 2019
    Contact:Rebecca Kelley, Office of Governor Scott802-828-6403 | rebecca.kelley@vermont.gov
    Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today announced the appointment of Lisa Hango as Representative for the Franklin-5 district serving Highgate, Franklin, Berkshire, and Richford in the House of Representatives. Hango, a Republican, will serve the two-seat district along with Rep. Charen Fegard (D). Hango, a resident of Berkshi
  • Welch backs legislation extending North Country National Scenic Trail into Vermont

    News Release — Rep. Peter WelchFebruary 12, 2019
    Contact:Kate Hamilton, Press Secretary(202) 440-3340
    Congress Poised to Approve Welch Legislation Extending North Country National Scenic Trail into Vermont, Connecting it to Appalachian National Scenic Trail
    Washington, DC – Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) along with Rep. Pete Stauber (R-Minn.) has reintroduced in the new Congress legislation to extend the North Country National Scenic Trail from Crowne Point, NY into Addison County, linking

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