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Disappointing budget with a silver lining

Ethan Allen Institute

Last Friday the Vermont House completed deliberations on a fiscal year 2016 general fund budget and an associated tax package. The appropriations committee, after months of intense work and no little agony, produced a budget that covers a $113 million deficit.

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Correction

Last week’s page 1 story about Middlebury College’s commencement speaker incorrectly carried the byline of editor Lou Varricchio.

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Rumors swirl around Middlebury grocery store

Closing? Rumors about the closing of Greg’s Market in downtown Middlebury continued this week with a store official neither confirming nor denying the rumors.

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Arrest made in Vergennes bank robberies

For Vermontiana buffs, March 2015 will go down in the history books as the moment in time when Vergennes became the Green Mountain State’s bank robbery capital.

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From the Editor: When fins were peacock feathers

More often than not, when staring out across the Hannaford Supermarket parking lot in Middlebury, enroute to do my weekly grocery shopping, I wonder—what happened to the idea of the classically designed automobile?

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Panther Men's Golf Team wins Sunshine Invitational

The Middlebury men's golf team opened the spring season with a victory during the 2015 Sunshine Invitational at the 6,580-yard par 72 Ryder Course at PGA National in Port St. Lucie, Florida. As a team, the Panthers carded a team score of 293. Rensselaer (297) and Williams (301) also competed in the tournament.

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Vermont repeats annual overspending ritual with House-approved budget

Vermont Watchdog Report

The Vermont House of Representatives on Thursday voted for a budget plan that praises sustainable spending but violates it yet another year.

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Think Spring! Rutland's 18th Annual Home & Recreation Show

The Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Southern Vermont proudly announces it’s 18th Annual Home & Recreation Show.

Whitmore is NAC Player

After helping the Spartans open the season with a 1-1 record, junior Brandi Whittemore of Middlebury was recognized as the North Atlantic Conference Player of the Week, as announced by the conference.

Mt. View Equipment names new manager

Mountain View Equipment officials announced that Brian Goodro has joined the corporation as the corporate aftermarket manager to further develop the aftermarket parts and service business offered by the John Deere dealership.

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Miroshnik’s comedy will mix fantasy, reality at Middlebury College

The Middlebury College Department of Theatre and Dance will present Meg Miroshnik’s dark comedy, “The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls” on April 2–4 at the Seeler Studio Theatre.

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Take 2: Vermont teen twins are YouTube pop sensation

There’s something about identical twins which seems to appeal to both entertainment promoters and young fans.

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Vermont Senate approves controversial gun control bill

Vermont Watchdog Report

A controversial bill that bans violent felons and mentally ill Vermonters from possessing a firearm passed a preliminary vote of 20 to 8 in the Senate on Wednesday.

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"Shakespeare on Main Street" holding auditions

Vermont’s Shakespeare on Main Street will hold auditions in Rutland and Brandon for its summer 2015 production of “Henry IV-Part 1”.

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Letter to the Editor: Green goddess

Electric rates need to be higher. And higher. That is the only way true Vermonters, those who really care about the environment will compel others to clamp down on wasteful use of the voltage juice.

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A new generation of happy campers

CREATE arts camp in Brandon, Vt.

If you think art is for snobs, well, think again. Back in the 1950s, artist Pablo Picasso observed that, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up”

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Vehicle stolen in Leicester

Sometime between March 24 and 25, a red 1998 Plymouth Neon belonging to Kayla Bronson, 30, of Rutland was stolen from a residence...

Paquette named to Player of the Week

Taylor Paquette of Vergennes, VT was recently named to Castleton State College’s Softball roster for the 2015 season.

The high cost of electric in Vermont | Legislative Report

As I knocked on hundreds of doors this past summer and fall, I heard from residents many concerns about high property taxes, the high cost-of-living in Vermont, excessive regulations on businesses, the need for more good-paying jobs, especially for young people, and the water quality of Lake Champlain.

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Study: Addison County second healthiest county in Vermont

Chittenden County no. 1, Rutland County no. 11

According to a new study conducted by by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Addison County is ranked right behind Chittenden County as the healthiest county in Vermont.

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