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Montpelier — The glossy magazine that has extolled the virtues of the state of Vermont for the past 72 years is ending its print edition.

The final print edition of Vermont Life, the summer 2018 edition, went out to subscribers this week.

The state will shift Vermont Life operations to digital operations.

In a news release issued today, Michael Schirling, the secretary of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development, said Vermont Life has run a deficit of $3.5 million over the last decade.

Schirling says every effort was made to make the magazine financially viable, but those efforts “weren’t enough to change the reality.”

Currently, six people work for the magazine. They are expected to lose their jobs.

Vermont Life was founded in 1946.

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