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The torrential rains that have soaked Vermont this summer have swollen rivers and washed out roads. But there’s another effect that’s not so easy to see. Volunteers conducting water quality tests around Vermont are finding high levels of bacteria in several streams. Soaring gas prices and rainy weather appear to be taking a bite out tourism in Northern New England. Vermont State Police say a utility substation in Charlotte has been hit by burglars looking for copper wire for the third time since May 27.