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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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Resource for women voters

The League of Women Voters of Vermont offers Vote411.org, a free non-partisan resource, where voters can get the information they need to make knowledgeable choices on Election Day, November 4, 2014.

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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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New Haven selectman says town is being cut out of solar-power process

Part 1 of 2

Despite Green Mountain Power’s desire to transform Rutland into Vermont’s gleaming “Solar City” on a hill, other power brokers in the solar power industry have quietly made the Town of New Haven their target instead.

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Guest Viewpoint: Democrats concerned about property taxes? Must be election time

Vermonters can tell an election is near when Vermont Democrats suddenly run from their politically extreme positions and attempt to appear more like mainstream, common sense Vermonters. But Vermonters are too smart and too observant to be deceived again by the apparent awakening of the Democrat supermajority in the legislature.

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Osborne House to be moved to make way for new town hall

Work continues on moving the Osborne House in downtown Middlebury. Middlebury College donate the piece of downtown real estate to the Town of Middlebury in a bid to fulfill its campus plans which include securing the triangle upon which the current municipal office building stands.

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Letter to the Editor: Rude politicians

reedom of choice is a wonderful thing—people can legally choose to have a firearm, undergo an abortion, marry any person of their choice—and the list goes on and on.

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GOP rally in Vergennes, Oct. 17

The Addison County Republican Committee will host a special GOP Rally Friday, Oct. 17, 7-9 p.m., at the Vergennes Opera House.

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Local novelist explores future politics

Nick Monsarrat views journalism as a vocation, rather than a profession. The Charlotte resident built a storied career at a number of publications, ranging from local newspapers to an online news site. Driven to continue the quest to find the truth, Monsarrat just published his first novel, “united states.“ (Yes, the lower-case cover title is correct.)

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AFT Vermont union supports universal healthcare, endorses candidates

At its biennial convention on Saturday, AFT Vermont delegates endorsed a slate of candidates for the upcoming Vermont elections and unanimously voted to adopt a resolution in support of Green Mountain Care. They also elected the union's leadership for the next two years.

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Political cartoons, circa 1776

During the American Revolution political cartoons by the Americans and British revealed the important issues of the time.

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Candidates’ forum in Middlebury Oct. 7,

The Addison County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a candidates’ forum Tuesday, Oct. 7...

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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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Candidate forum in Vergennes, Oct. 15

Addison County is gearing up for the general election on Nov. 4. Concern over low voter turnout for the August primary prompted discussions for staging a series of forums and debates for the contested races in the county.