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Erica Heilman
After 98 years in business, Caplan’s Army Store in St. Johnsbury is closed. They closed on the last day of 2020. Independent reporter Erica Heilman stopped by to talk with longtime employee Gary Ely about the store, and his many years there.
  • Why one longtime employee keeps going back to a store that closed months ago. Plus, extending the motel housing program, drought, and COVID-19 numbers.
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To answer this question from Robert Small of Stannard, Brave Little State takes stock of not one, not two but three pharmaceuticals currently in development.

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