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Vermont dairy farm admits to violations

Leach Farms, Inc., a dairy farm in Enosburg Falls has admitted to violations of Vermont’s water pollution law and agricultural practice regulations and will pay $40,000 in civil penalties for the water quality violations.

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Ethan Allen Institute: The coming administrative state

The Vermont administrative state is again on the march.

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Rutland-area students receive dictionaries

Members of the Rutland South Rotary believes in the importance of literacy. They anually donate dictionaries to third graders in eight schools within Rutland County.

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You're fired!—well, sort of: Vermont cuts off Gruber's paycheck

Vermont Watchdog Report

The State of Vermont has stopped payment on the contract of Jonathan Gruber following a series of video statements showing the Obamacare architect repeatedly insulting voters and intentionally misleading the public in the crafting of the Affordable Care Act.

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Middlebury’s president-elect welcomed to campus

 It was a happy welcome-to-campus party for Middlebury College’s new president, Laura Patton, Nov. 18. At a special news conference, held in the new library, Patton met local reporters including members of her new college’s young press pool.

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Tree lighting, memorial service planned

The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice (RAVNAH) will host its annual Tree of Remembrance Tree Lighting Ceremony and Memorial Service on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m., at the Franklin Conference Center in Rutland.

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Laurie L. Patton to become Middlebury’s 17th president

The Middlebury Board of Trustees today named Laurie L. Patton, dean of Duke University’s Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and the Robert F. Durden Professor of Religion, as Middlebury’s next president. Patton will take office on July 1, 2015, succeeding Ronald D. Liebowitz, who has served as president since July 2004.

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No sure cure for "garnet fever"

Prospecting garnets in Vermont & New York

Last summer, I toured a fascinating exhibit of beautiful North Country garnet gemstones on display at the New York State Museum in Albany. The museum isn’t just a place to gawk at New York garnets; the exhibit also includes exceptional garnets that are found on both sides of Lake Champlain.

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McKibben speaks on "Tower of Babel" and higher ed

Author and environmentalist Bill McKibben, the Schumann distinguished scholar at Middlebury, delivered a lecture on the Tower of Babel and its relevance for higher education at college's Dana Auditorium Nov. 17 .

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Campaign for Vermont launches petition to end Gruber health-care contract

On Sunday’s Face the Nation, the venerable CBS newsman Bob Scheiffer revealed he was “dumbstruck when (he) heard the comments that are surfacing from an economist named Jonathan Gruber, who was paid $400,000 to help shape the President's health care plan.”

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Vermont logger to pay civil penalties

Vermont logger Reginald Riendeau will pay $60,000 in civil penalties for violating Vermont’s water quality and heavy cut timber laws.

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Ethan Allen Institute: Gruber has no credibility to vet Vermont's single-payer funding plan

Vermonters have been waiting years to find out how the state plans to pay for a $5 billion plus single payer healthcare system that will require at a minimum $2 billion in new taxes.

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Vergennes art community to celebrate new gallery, studio

Vergennes' art renaissance exploded on the scene in the early 2000s. Since then, several art galleries have opened in town and Vermont's smallest city is fast becoming a hub for artists in the region.

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Vergennes congregation welcomes new pastor

Rev. Mike Oldham believes he was born to be a pastor. The 46-year-old Massachusetts native is now at the helm of the Assembly of God Christian Center and has been so for just over one month.