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Vermonters warn against state takeover of education

Vermont Watchdog Report

At a public hearing April 22 at the Statehouse, educators from across Vermont told the Senate Education Committee a district merger bill would close schools, increase education costs and lead to state control of education.

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Guest Viewpoint: Why we support the Vergennes school budget

As Directors of Vergennes Union High School, we write to urge the voters of Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes and Waltham to vote in support of the proposed Fiscal Year 2016 budget. We believe the proposed budget delivers value to our community in the following ways:

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Police investigate student death

Recap: At 9:44 a.m. April 2, officers of the Middlebury Police Department was called to a dormitory at Middlebury College to respond to an unresponsive male student. Police arrived and found that the student had died.

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Police allege Middlebury woman forged checks

On April 8, Vermont State Police responded to a fraud call regarding several forged bank checks used at several store locations, including the Tops supermarket in the Rutland City area.

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Johnson named NAC Pitcher of the Week

The Castleton State College Spartans went 5-1 last week and following his effort, junior Conner Johnson of Bomoseen, was honored respectively as the North Atlantic Conference Pitcher of the Week.

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Nop, Morse named to student government

Castleton State College students Hollie Nop and Breanna Morse of Middlebury were named 2015-16 Student Government Association Delegates.

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Congratulations! New members of The Eagle's Stork Club

Local births April 1-19, 2015

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Charlotte principal not moving to Burlington

Charlotte Central School Co-Principal Audrey Boutaugh won’t get a chance to be at the helm of Burlington’s Champlain Elementary School.

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Rotary Club awards student scholars

The 2015 Rutland South Rotary Club Scholarship recipients are a group of dynamic individuals with impressive resumes and lofty career goals. In keeping with the motto of Rotary, “Service Above Self” these high school seniors also give back to their communities through an assortment of public service projects.

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Students to demonstrate logging skills in Pittsford

The Stafford Technical Center’s Forestry and Natural Resource Program in Rutland will again host a fun, educational chainsaw safety and skills competition contest at Gagnon Lumber in Pittsford at 8 a.m., May 13.

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Orr’s campus work featured

Castleton State College student Rachel Orr of Orwell was recently selected to present at the annual Castleton Scholars Celebration: A Showcase of Original Student Work.

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Rutland supermarket raises funds for MDA

Price Chopper customers in Rutland showed their support of the MDA Shamrocks Program to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association during February and March. This year’s sales of the popular green and yellow Shamrock mobiles topped at just over $271,000 for the supermarket chain.

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Green Scene: Be “waterwise” for a beautiful Vermont garden

“Too much or not enough water and never when you need it.” That seems to be the long time plight of Vermont gardeners. Add to this El Nino droughts and even flooding. What is a gardener to do? Become a waterwise gardener.

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Brandon man arrested

On April 24, at approximately 1:51 a.m., members of the Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on U.S. Route 7 in Brandon. Police said that the operator of the motor vehicle was identified as Albert Lape Jr., 40, of Brandon.

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Racing Fan Fest returns to Rutland

The windows will rattle and the ground will shake in one of Vermont’s largest cities on Saturday, May 9 as the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce hosts the return of the Devil’s Bowl Speedway Fan Festival in downtown Rutland.

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To the Editor: Rutland bookstore

After several decades in business and more than 20 years in retail book-selling, it’s fair to say I have never been more surprised than I have been by the City of Rutland.

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Ritter named NESCAC player of week

Middlebury College women’s lacrosse player Katie Ritter of Middlebury has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week.

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From the Editor: An apology

Last week, the editor made an unfortunate, sloppy keyboarding error which has not only tarnished this newspaper’s image in the community, but has clearly caused distress to a grieving family.

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"Patches" the canine ambassador tours Middlebury school

Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society, kicked off its spring humane education program with fourth graders at St. Mary’s School in Middlebury.

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Letter to the Editor: Vermont fossils

Vermont fossils

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