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Guest Viewpoint: Shumlin economy worsens as unemployment hits 11-month High

An additional one thousand Vermonters were added to the state’s unemployment roles last month, even as Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) and the leaders of his legislative supermajority continue to insist their failed policies are working. Meanwhile, Vermont’s working families struggle to make ends meet in a state that is increasingly unaffordable.

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Public Service Board decides not to reopen Vermont Gas Pipeline case

The Vermont Public Service Board has decided to allow the Vermont Gas Systems pipeline project to continue without further scrutiny through Addison County. Vermont Gas already received regulatory approval for Phase I in December 2013.

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Letter to the Editor: Solar error

Duane Peterson (SunCommon) has made an admission that the Waterbury company erred in not presenting its proposal (for 1195 Dog Team Rd.) to New Haven town officials before seeking Public Service Board approval.

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Health center opens in Middlebury

The Addison County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the grand opening of its newest member, Riverside Natural Health Center located at 5 Park St., in the Star Mill, in Middlebury.

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Boys & Girls Club receives award

The Vermont Agency Foundation celebrated as the president and CEO of the foundation, Randy Raner, presented checks totaling over $40,000 to the charities that were represented in Annual All Charity Golf Classic at County Club of Vermont recently.

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Area businesses partner to support to homeless

For the fourth year in a row, Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel, Darn Tough Vermont and Smartwool have teamed up to donate over $13,500 worth of socks and support to representatives from local homeless shelters. The donations are the result of a joint effort between the three businesses to help provide warm, Merino wool socks and much-needed support to the areas homeless population in preparation for the state’s colder months.

Working Landscape Conference returns

ACEDC—Addison County Economic Development Corporation and ACORN, Addison County Relocalization Network, promoters of the annual Financing the Working Landscape Conference, invite entrepreneurs from the working lands community to apply now to pitch their business idea or challenge at the conference.

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Happy retirement, Steve White!

Veteran Middlebury salesman is stepping down

What can you say to a loyal, hardworking employee after nearly 20 years on the job? Well, you can say “thank you” and toast his success over the years with coworkers and customers. That’s exactly what the owners and staff of Countryside Carpet and Paint in Middlebury will do Sept. 30 when they bid farewell to salesman Steve White with cake, refreshments, and lots of handshakes.

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Welch meets with business owners, Rutland's Young Professionals

Rep. Peter Welch (D) hosted an informal roundtable discussion with Killington business owners...

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Bristol business creates new, alternative to plastic wrap

Bee’s Wrap™ is a unique and safe way to store food. Handmade locally in Bristol, it’s a unique product made of organic cotton muslin, beeswax, jojoba oil and tree resin.

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Middlebury's McKibben behind movement to divest from hydrocarbon firms

Vermont Watchdog Report

As world leaders met Tuesday to propose new climate regulations for United Nations members, a fossil fuels divestment movement championed by Vermont environmentalist and People’s Climate March organizer Bill McKibben is attracting big supporters, including oil tycoons the Rockefeller family.

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Shoplifter identified on Hannaford video

Vermont State Police troopers were called to the Hannaford Supermarket located at 318 U.S. Route 7 in Rutland Town Sept. 22 for a reported shoplifter in custody with the store’s loss prevention coordinator.

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Shumlin announces appointments to nuclear panel

Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) announced the appointment of six members to the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel last week.

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Welch unveils bipartisan bank bill

At the National Community Bank in Montpelier, U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D) unveiled bipartisan legislation to provide targeted regulatory relief to small community banks across the country.

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Rutland’s Sears final closing sale this week

Reflecting a national trend of decline, retailer Sears is closing both its store and auto center at the Rutland area’s Diamond Run Mall.

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