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Guest Viewpoint: Trouble on the school board

During my 52 years as an educator I have watched the educational system of our nation getting worse and worse. This is not only visible at the public school level, from kindergarten through high school, but also in higher education.

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Guest Viewpoint: Changing the status quo in Vermont

Last month I became executive director of an organization which I believe is positioned to affect measurable, positive change. Since its founding just a two years ago, Campaign for Vermont has grown from an idea into a productive, effective organization.

Teen cited for DUI, DLS

Vermont State Police troopers reported that they responded to a residence on Monkton Road in Ferrisburgh for a report that Jenna Rao, 19, of Addison had driven there and was intoxicated.

GMO label bill approved by Vermont Senate

On April 15, the Vermont Senate voted 26 to 2 to give preliminary approval of H.112, Vermont’ GMO labeling bill. H.112 was passed by the House last year and has received positive votes out of the Senate Agriculture, Judiciary Committees and Appropriations Committees.

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Middlebury residents to revote on town hall plan

Middlebury voters will return to the ballot box on Tuesday, May 13, for a revote on the Town Meeting vote over a new town hall next to the Ilsley Public Library and a recreation facility on Creek Road.

Syria: Fear and famine stalk a war-ravaged land

United Nations Report

Syria’s harrowing civil war has taken a new turn as the beleaguered Mid East country now faces a deepening drought and food crisis in the midst of an expanding conflict.

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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.

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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.

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...

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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”.

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”.

Exhibition brings art activism to Middlebury

Now on view at the Middlebury College Museum of Art, the exhibition Guerrilla Girls: Art in Action features thirteen politically charged posters that showcase the history of the Guerrilla Girls’ activism and encourage viewers to question the ethics of the art world.

From the Editor: Gun control—coming to a town near you

Attention, Vermont legislators: What part of “Shall Not Be Infringed” do you not understand?

Addison County Planning Commission votes “yes” to gas pipeline phase 2

Addison County Regional Planning Commission representative David Hamilton, reported that the ACRPC would continue work toward establishing its formal position on Phase II of the Addison-Rutland Natural Gas Project at the Commission’s April 9 meeting.

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