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Gov. Shumlin seeks nominees for environmental excellence

The annual awards honor the actions taken by Vermonters to conserve and protect natural resources, prevent pollution and promote sustainability.

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Watch the Dem’s debate on HDTV in downtown Rutland

The Paramount Theatre and Castleton University will co-present a big-screen, high-definition television broadcast of the Democratic Primary Debate as part of the 14-month series, Project 240:

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Calling all Dems! Minority GOP needs help to save Vermont school choice

Vermont Watchdog Report

Republican lawmakers back in session in Vermont say they want to save school choice, and are calling on the state’s majority party to help them do it. School choice is headed for extinction in Vermont.

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Wind turbines and airports: Safety must come first in Vermont

Guest Viewpoint

I was invited to tour the site of a proposed industrial wind turbine complex in Ira, Vermont. My tour guide was a commercial pilot. He explained his concerns about the project’s impact on Southern Vermont Regional Airport in Rutland County.

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To the editor: Marijuana

To the editor: Mark Twain, 19th century American author, is quoted as saying “No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.”

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Television actor to host local public access program on PEG-TV Channel 21

Jan 5, at 6 p.m., PEG T.V. will air the first episode of “Jim Riley’s Reality Check,” a weekly current affairs, news and politics talk show.

Middlebury begins budget review

At a Dec. 8 meeting, the Middlebury Select Board began its review of FY17 budget requests with presentations of the Administration portion of the General Fund Budget by Town Manager Kathleen Ramsay, the library budget by Library Director Kevin Unrath and the Parks & Recreation Department budget by Director Terri Arnold.

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Trump visit to Vermont to attract big audience

Vermont GOP establishment wasn't in Trump's loop

A planned visit by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump to Burlington on Jan. 7 has sparked enthusiast cheers from state supporters along with howls of derision from many liberals, and Bernie Sanders supporters, in the state.

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Can Vermont make the transition to a sustainable energy future?

The way you receive your energy tomorrow is going to be far different than today, with a greater focus on generating and using energy closer to where it is needed—at least that's what some experts believe; others are skeptical.

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Letter to the Editor: Vermont wind developers shut out concerned neighbors

Last week there was a meeting held involving the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) and Swanton Wind at a State of Vermont facility involving state agency personnel.

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Lisman calls for state Medicaid audit in 2016

GOP candidate for Vermont governor Bruce Lisman called on Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) to have Vermont’s Medicaid Program audited in 2016, so accurate budget projections.

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Letter to the Editor: Peak oil fears

It’s the end of 2015. I’ve been tidying up my files; after rummaging around in some of the old “Eagle” letters to the editor from times gone by, my attention was captured by several pointed screeds warning us of the looming crisis of peak oil.

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Bernie’s favorite policies failing badly in Vermont

Vermont Watchdog Report

On the campaign trail in nearby New Hampshire, Democrat presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders bangs the drum for a carbon tax and single-payer health care — despite the failure of both in his home state of Vermont.

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Opponents take another stand against Addison gas pipeline

In a letter today business owners, nonprofit organizations, faith leaders, farmers, academics, and community representatives across Vermont asked Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) to pull his support for additional construction of the Addison Natural Gas Project, and urge the Public Service Board to stop construction at the 11-mile mark.

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Study supporting carbon tax funded by Vermont renewable energy developer

Vermont Watchdog Report

A study supporting a proposed $500 million carbon tax in Vermont was funded by a renewable energy developer who stands to benefit directly from taxes targeting competing energy sources.