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From the Editor: "1984" is never too far away

“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking 13...” George Orwell, “1984”

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Rural-development meeting in Vergennes tonight

April 16, 6:30-9 p.m.

A Vergennes rural-development community meeting will be held Wednesday, April 16, 6:30-9 p.m., at the Vergennes Opera House.

Quilt Expo looking for participants

Quilters and vendors are being sought to participate in an upcoming quilt expo which will take place on Oct. 25 in the Mineville, N.Y., VFW. The expo is from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with proceeds to benefit High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care.

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Some Vermont welfare recipients can collect as much as $42,350 annually

Cato Institute study ranks Vermont as no. 8

The Cato Institute released an updated 2013 study showing that welfare benefits pay more-than-a-minimum-wage job in 33 states and the District of Columbia.

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Vermont: A 'springter' wonderland of snow

A springtime blast of cold air entered Vermont on Tuesday night and left as much as 6-8 inches in some high elevation areas around Addison and Rutland counties.

Teacher provides educators with quick path to licensure

An accelerated eight-month teacher licensure program has been the savior for many Vermonters in recent years.

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Yard sale fundraiser | Adopt a Pet - Make a Friend at the Humane Society

The Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS) is holding a yard sale to raise money for the homeless animals.

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A sweet boy | Addison County Homeward Bound

“Hi there! My name is Jack.

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Goss event brings joy to Vermont girl's life

With the help of RAM Trucks, Earl’s Cyclery and Fitness, the University Mall of South Burlington and the public, a South Burlington car dealer was able make a little girl’s dream come true last weekend.

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Rutland prepares for an Elvis sighting, April 26

"Thank you very much..."

Vermont Maturity Magazine will present the third annual Central Vermont 50+ EXPO on Saturday, April 26, at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Rutland from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.—and “Elvis is in the building!”

Murray, Ramsay appointed to District Board

Following up on the nominations entered into the official record at the Middlebury Select Board’s March 25 meeting...

Climate change | Letter to the Editor

I was so sad to see the cartoon in this week’s edition which cast doubt on climate change by insinuating that since we’ve had such a cold winter that global warming must be wrong.

A kinder, gentler time | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

According to a new Rasmussen Survey a mere 9 percent of likely U.S. Voters think it would be better for the country if most of the incumbents were reelected this fall.

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Brandon man charged with promoting child pornography

Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell announced today that Scott Stinson, age 43, of Brandon, Vermont, has been charged with four felony counts of Promoting Child pornography. Each count carries a possible prison term of up to 10 years.

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When imagination fails, raise school, property taxes

Ethan Allen Institute

The heavily Democratic Vermont House has passed a bill (H.889) designed to squeeze out enough new dollars to keep the Education Fund solvent for 2015. Republicans voted No on the higher education property tax rates, and their state chairman declared that the Democrats’ passage of the bill was a “cold and callous action”.

Dead animals found on vehicles

On April 12, at approximately 10:47 a.m., a warden with the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife and a trooper with the Vermont State Police responded to 16 Cross Street in the Town of Proctor for a report of two dead animals that had been placed on top of vehicles parked in a driveway on Cross Street.

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Former Vt. Lake Monster player moves into Major League play

After 629 Minor League games in the last eight years, including 48 with the Vermont Lake Monsters during the 2008 season, outfielder Steven Souza is on a Major League roster for the first time in his career after being promoted from Triple-A Syracuse to the Washington Nationals on April 12. Souza is the 71st former Lake Monsters player all-time to reach the Major Leagues.

Guest Viewpoint: Look who's funding single-payer health care legislation

Vermonters for Health Care Freedom (VHCF) is the only organization waging an ongoing battle against the implementation of a government-owned and government-run health care system in Vermont. Because we are the sole public voice of dissention in a chorus of single-payer advocates, we represent folks like you, who have not “drunk the Kool-Aid”.

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Middlebury Legion to host annual gun show

Gun and knife collectors will be hosting a table show at the Middlebuy American Legion Post 27 the weekend of April 26-27.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Donna Badore

Donna Badore, of Addison, was one of several hundred community members who volunteered their time during the United Way’s Days of Caring.

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