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Shumlin: Single-payer ‘greatest disappointment of my political life’

Vermont Watchdog Report

Gov. Peter Shumlin announced Wednesday he has called off his plans for single-payer health care in Vermont for 2015, saying “now is not the right time.”

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From the Editor: This week's wild ride

This week has been a wild ride for Vermont’s governor, Green Mountain Power utility crews, state residents, and even health-care activists.

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Doud named new Lake Monsters G.M.

Vermont Lake Monsters officials announced that Joe Doud has been promoted to general manager, becoming the sixth G.M. in the New York-Penn League baseball team's 22-year history.

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Van bus, truck accident closes Route 7

A Dec. 16 accident on U.S. Route 7, in front of Middlebury Beef Supply, involved an ACTR van bus and a Nop Brothers dairy farm feed truck; it resulted in four injuries with at least one, possibly two, serious injuries.

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CVU, sports community, mourns death of Kevin Riell

Champlain Valley Union High School Athletic Director Kevin Riell died this week.

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“Shrek the Musical” headlines Paramount Theatre this week

The award-winning Rutland Youth Theatre will present “Shrek the Musical”with a live orchestra, Friday, Dec. 19 and Saturday, Dec. 20. The show is produced by Saskia Hagen Groom and guest directed by Meghan Hakey.

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Funding comes for local programs supporting women, girls

Funding is now available for new or existing projects, programs, and organizations that serve women and girls ages 15-25 through the Vermont Women’s Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation.

Body cameras needed | Letter to the Editor

The massive public reaction to the tragic deaths of three black teens at the hand of white police officers has led to a national call for use of body cameras to record and prevent any future mistreatment of suspects.

Man charged for cocaine possession | Police Beat

On Oct. 30, troopers of the Vermont State Police at Rutland conducted a motor vehicle stop on Railroad Drive in Clarendon.

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The “purrfect” gift | Rutland County Humane Society

Throughout our lives, people and animals often become important to us and make a great impact.

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Around the block | Homeward Bound Animal Center

“I’m Reggie, a Jack Russell Terrier mix who has been around the block a few times.

Survey takers receive $30

Are you in treatment for opiate problems?

Universal school choice in Vermont | Guest Viewpoint

Here’s the puzzle the legislature must solve regarding education finance reform: How do you lower the cost of educating our kids so we can cut taxes, while maintaining or improving high student outcomes?

Digging out from the Nor’easter | From the Editor

Last week’s multi-day dumping of crystallized dihydrogen monoxide upon Vermont’s celebrated landscape has a lot of folks tired and running ragged.

Warm holiday wishes | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

This time of year we all think about others and putting a smile on the faces of those we love.

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Farmer-owned co-op business opens new Middlebury office

The Addison County Chamber of Commerce welcomed Yankee Farm Credit to its new office located at 320 Exchange St. in Middlebury.

Officials mull solar, funding, roundabout

Vermont State Representatives Betty Nuovo and Amy Sheldon and State Senators Claire Ayer and Christopher Bray, discussed several legislative issues of interest to Middlebury residents at a Middlebury Select Board meeting Dec. 9.

North receives scholarship

Nathan T. North

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Vergennes man makes a difference in local athletics

For Vergennes businessman Brett Ward, being a member of the community means giving back—in the amount of over $228,000 since 2001.

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Middlebury Airport: the future looks bright

At a Middlebury Select Board meeting held at the public library branch in East Middlebury Dec. 2, Guy Rouelle, state pilot and aeronautics administrator for the State of Vermont, discussed with board members the state’s plan for maintenance along with runway, taxiway, and apron improvements.

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