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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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Aurora School to present play about immigration in Vermont

Aurora Middle School will present its spring play on Wednesday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m., at the Memorial Baptist Church on South Pleasant Street in Middlebury.  

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Sorrell addresses Congress on patent trolling issue

Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell (D), at the request of Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vermont), testified before a subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce this week to urge Congress to take steps to address the growing issue of unfair and deceptive patent demand letters.

Robbing the poor to give to the powerful

Ethan Allen Institute

As the legislature wrapped up business before heading home for the Town Meeting Day break, the Vermont Senate voted 22-8 in favor of an Act Related to Childcare Providers. What this bill would do is effectively pick the pockets of Vermont’s smallest businesses, mostly run by women who don’t make a lot of money.

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April: Vermont Legislative breakfasts in Addison County

Vermont Legislative Breakfast Meetings in Addison County during April.

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