During Town Meeting 2014, voters in 35 towns across Vermont rejected their local school budgets. Included in the 35 “no” communities are not just little hamlets but some very large, influential municipalities—surprisingly, Burlington, Montpelier and Rutland were among them; places that used to rubber-stamp obese school budgets. While this fact may not phase you much where you live, it’s a clear sign that something’s shifting in Vermont’s body politic.
The Town of Middlebury is asking voters to approve a $6.5 million bond to build a new town office next to the Ilsley Library in place of the college-owned Osborne House that would be moved to a lot given to the college across the bridge on Cross Street.
United Nations Report
Amid the continuing carnage from Syria’s civil war, there are small, if hard won, humanitarian victories which bring a tiny glimmer of hope to the battered and bleeding Middle Eastern nation. Surprisingly, the U.N. Security Council unanimously agreed to a resolution which allows “unhindered humanitarian access” to cities, towns, and neighborhoods under siege by warring factions.
Until last summer, I was functioning somewhat independently at my home in Middlebury with the help of Addison County Home Health, relatives, friends and church people.
Week by week we continue to see and hear more head scratching stories coming out of government.
Vote "no" on Article 6.
"My wife Beth and I received our Town Offices and Recreation Facility mailers on Feb. 19. Even though I am a Selectman I was never offered an opportunity to review a draft of the document before it was published by the town."
Town Meeting Day in Ferrisburgh.
The global economy is an increasingly high-stakes battlefield, and governments large and small must determine daily when and how to enter that fray.
Make a Friend at the Humane Society
Get ready “For the Love of Dogs Variety Show” fundraising event.
“Well, hello there. I’m Simon.
United Nations Report
“How can we claim we didn’t know,” governments and media may soon be asking themselves as stunning new evidence of suffering and widespread human rights violations become glaringly obvious in communist North Korea?
The writing has been on the wall for some time. Our great fears are coming to pass and no one is taking the steps to fix what is clearly a bad and ill-conceived law.
Thousands of New York State families struggle every day to pay the costs of college education for their children.
I am writing on behalf of Marble Works Pharmacy to make you aware of a proposed rule released by Medicare that affects all Part D beneficiaries regarding “Preferred Pharmacy Networks” which were begun in January 2013.