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Rising Cost of Living a Major Concern


Researchers at the University of Vermont released a survey Monday showing many residents share a common vision of their state ... Virtually all of those responding - 97 percent - said they value Vermont's "working landscape and its heritage" - a term researchers said refers to a strong agriculture and forestry economy. Ninety-four percent expressed pride in being from or living in Vermont. And 93 percent said they value the state's "spirit of independence."