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The latest big idea in Montpelier: Taxing services

Ethan Allen Institute

On April 15 the Democratic/Progressive chair of the Senate Finance Committee, Sen. Tim Ashe, lamented the difficult time the legislature is having trying to fill a $113 million General Fund budget gap.

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Middlebury Book Shop celebrates local authors

Following the success of last year’s California Bookstore Day, bookstores across the nation are now preparing for IBD, a country-wide celebration of books and independent bookstores on May 2.

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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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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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Couple sought in check fraud case

Vermont State Police investigators at the New Haven Barracks are seeking help to identify two individuals associated with a fraud case involving forged bank checks. This case involves several incidents of forged bank checks occurring between March 31 and April 6 in the Rutland area.

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Construction work begins at Rutland airport

On April 23, Phase 3 construction work will begin at the Rutland-Southern Vermont Regional Airport, according to Christopher Beitzel, state airport manager. A work crew will begin work to displace the airport's RWY threshold.

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Rutland County dairy to be honored for WIC deliveries

Rutland County's Thomas Dairy will be honored for having delivered foods for the Health Department’s WIC (Women, Infants & Children) program for the past 40 years.

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Ferrisburgh business robbed

The Vermont State Police in New Haven are investigating the burglary of a business located on U.S. Route 7 in Ferrisburgh.

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Phoenix Books signs lease for downtown Rutland store

The next chapter in Rutland’s story of revitalization will include an independent downtown bookstore, as Phoenix Books has signed a five-year lease on a portion of the former Lake Sunapee Bank building, owned by MKF Properties.

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Teen steals cash register

Members of the Middlebury Police Department are looking for a white male with blonde hair who robbed the New Rice Chinese Restaurant, located on Seymour Street across from County Tire, on April 18.

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Eagle wins news, advertising awards

The Association of Free Community Papers awarded the Vermont Eagle Newspaper two prestigious awards at the national newspaper association's 2015 meeting in Savannah, Ga., last week.

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Addison County sees increase in foreign-born residents

Like most of the United States, Addison County, Vt., saw an increase in the number of foreign-born residents over the last decade.

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From the Editor: Vermont’s dreary economic outlook

As a taxpayer and voter, you’d have to be either Eleanor Porter’s naive little orphan Pollyanna or a Kool-Aid chugging Jonestown true believer if last week’s “2015 Rich States, Poor States Report” didn’t make you feel depressed about living and working in Vermont.

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Killington announces major infrastructure investment, plans

Planned 8 attractions to open this summer

It was a very good winter for Vermont ski resorts. On the tail of the still lingering 2014-15 ski season, officials at Killington Resort, a four-season ski and outdoor center, announced significant infrastructure investment. Primarily focused on expanding summer activities, Killington’s current wave of investment exceeds $3.5 million.

Grant funds to support local specialty crops

Officials of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets announced the availability of grant funds for the purpose of enhancing the competitiveness of Vermont specialty crops including fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, horticulture and nursery crops.