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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.

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Middlebury's McKibben behind movement to divest from hydrocarbon firms

Vermont Watchdog Report

As world leaders met Tuesday to propose new climate regulations for United Nations members, a fossil fuels divestment movement championed by Vermont environmentalist and People’s Climate March organizer Bill McKibben is attracting big supporters, including oil tycoons the Rockefeller family.

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Jeb Spaulding appointed as Vermont State Colleges chancellor

Faculty "disappointed" by Board's action

During a Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees meeting at Lake Morey Resort Sept. 24, after an executive session, the board unanimously voted to appoint Jeb Spaulding permanent chancellor of the Vermont State Colleges. However, VSC faculty reacted negatively to the announcement.

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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.