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Special town meeting to pave future of Middlebury's auditor’s office

A special town meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 27, at 7 p.m., with Australian Ballot voting on article 1 to take place on Tuesday, April 28.

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Voter registration plan opposed in Middlebury

Members of the Middlebury Select Board endorsed a letter to Middlebury’s state legislative representatives seeking their support in opposition to current legislation (S.29 and H.347) that proposes to allow Election Day voter registration.

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Vermont green energy "takeover" bill to face fresh opposition

Vermont Watchdog Report

A bill that requires a green energy takeover in Vermont skated through committee and a preliminary House vote despite no clear estimate of what the legislation will do to electricity rates or the state’s pristine landscapes.

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Letter to the Editor: Peter Shumlin, a lame duck governor

The upcoming election cycle may be one of the most interesting, and important, of my lifetime, ushered in by a 2014 election that saw the one of the closest gubernatorial elections in Vermont’s history.

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The end of "Miller Time"

Radio listeners to WVMT 620 AM in Burlington woke up to learn that "The Dennis Miller Show" is off the air.

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Plans to upgrade, improve library move ahead

A Pierson Library Steering Committee's recommendation for upgrades to the structure got thumbs' up approval and the project is one step closer to clearing all hurdles as the town select board considers the proposal this week.

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Remembering Gov. Keyser

One-term governor's defeat marked end of GOP reign in Vermont

Frank Ray Keyser, Jr. (Aug. 17, 1927 - March 7, 2015) was an American lawyer and politician from Vermont. He served as Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives from 1959 to 1961, and 72nd Governor of Vermont from 1961 to 1963.

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Town Meeting Day voting

Town Meeting Day voting

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March 3: Town Meeting Day in Vermont

Tuesday, March 3, 2015: It's Town Meeting Day in Vermont.

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Vermont’s investigation into license fraud spreads to multiple states, DMV offices

Vermont Watchdog Report

An investigation into fraudulent applications for Vermont’s driver’s privilege cards has spread to multiple states and Department of Motor Vehicle branches, according to the department’s chief investigator.

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Ferrisburgh lawmaker is “Lone Ranger” against green energy takeover

Vermont Watchdog Report

During the past week, the House Natural Resources and Energy Committee voted 10-1 to make utilities provide 75 percent of their power from renewable sources by 2032 while working to reduce the state’s overall energy consumption.

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From the Editor: S.95 and legalized marijuana

Last week, Vermont State Sen. David Zuckerman, a Progressive legislator from Hinesburg, introduced S. 95, a bill that would regulate and tax marijuana like alcohol in Vermont. It took a few years, with Gov. Shumlin’s early support then taking a cautious step back, especially after the heroin debacle erupted in 2013.

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Lt. Gov. Scott says "turn back the mirror" regarding Bennington plant closing

Lt. Gov. Phil Scott [R] issued the following statement in response to the announcement that Plasan North America is closing its Bennington plant...

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Governor praised for solar energy

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin was sworn in Jan. 8 for a third term and used his inaugural address, among other things, to outline an ambitious plan to increase the use of solar energy and other renewables across the state.

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Guest Viewpoint: Rand report begs the question on legalizing marijuana

What if Vermont legalized fun-time marijuana?