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Town of Middlebury posts residential recycling survey

Deadline: Oct. 3

Vermont recently passed Act 148, which places new requirements on municipalities, businesses, solid waste haulers and residents regarding how solid waste is managed, including bans on land filling of recyclables, leaf and yard waste and food residuals by 2015, 2016 and 2020 respectively.

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Gun owners: Are your guns safe with Gov. Shumlin?

Vermont Watchdog Report

With a major gun control push in the works for 2015, Second Amendment advocates in Vermont are keeping a close eye on the governor’s race — and two prominent gunners say Vermonters’ guns aren’t safe with Gov. Peter Shumlin.

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Vermont to promote zero-emission vehicles

Democrat Gov. Peter Shumlin’s Climate Cabinet released the Vermont Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Action Plan Sept. 22.

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Welch unveils bipartisan bank bill

At the National Community Bank in Montpelier, U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D) unveiled bipartisan legislation to provide targeted regulatory relief to small community banks across the country.

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Another solar project planned for New Haven

At the New Haven Select Board meeting Sept. 16, board members and the public learned of a large-scale solar power project planned for the town.

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Bohne seeks to mend CCTA rifts

When Paul Bohne’s started to field telephone calls from a handful of Chittenden County Transit Authority Board members, he knew he couldn’t resist the challenge of re-shaping the company. “I got calls from some board members,” said Bohne, from company headquarters in Burlington. “I was asked to help and I said, ‘yes.’”

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Candidate column: Shane McCormack for Vermont Attorney General

Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.”—H.L. Mencken

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1,000-plus Vermonters head to New York City for Climate March

Over one thousand Vermonters who are concerned about climate change will attending the People’s Climate March taking place in New York City on Sept. 21.

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Community Forum: Shaping the future of Middlebury's schools

embers of the I.D. 4 and U.D. 3 school boards invite you to an open discussion to share your hopes and dreams for Middlebury schools and the children, families and community they serve.

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Milne reacts to Vermont health-care exchange shutdown

Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Milne reacted to the news Tuesday that Democrat Gov. Peter Shumlin has made the decision to take the Vermont Health Connect website offline for weeks to make further repairs.

Representing local Vermonters | Candidate Column

Serving in the Vermont House of Representatives this past biennium has been a privilege and honor for me as your state representative from the Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes and Waltham district.

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Guest Viewpoint: Sanders, Leahy led effort to destroy the First Amendment

Yesterday, Sept. 11, 54 senators voted to amend the U.S. Constitution so as to essentially do away with the First Amendment. The effort to pass S.J. Res. 19 was led by, among others, Vermont’s junior senator, Bernie Sanders, with the vocal support of senior Senator Patrick Leahy.

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National Sept. 11 Memorial remembers horror, victims of 9/11

Never Forget: 9/11

The National Sept. 11 Memorial is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center site, near Shanksville, Pa., and at the Pentagon, as well as the six people killed in the World Trade Center bombing in February 1993.

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From the Editor: “Vermont is more affordable now”—and other flights of fancy

It’s another election year and another go-round of our two-party system’s blah-blah-blather—although here in Vermont, it’s more like the blah-blah-blather of one-party, supermajority rule. Regarding the gubernatorial race, I really don’t want another term for Gov. Shumlin? Why? Well, let me count the ways by using the Governor’s own words—

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Warren Van Wyck: Candidate Column

Serving in the Vermont House of Representatives this past biennium has been a privilege and honor for me as your state representative from the Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes and Waltham district.