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Inauguration protesters charged with trespassing

During the days leading up to the Vermont Gubernatorial Inauguration last week, law enforcement officials became aware of the fact that various political factions were planning to stage protests at the Vermont State House on the day of the inauguration.

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Shumlin wins over Milne in historic State House vote

Voting anonymously, Vermont Legislators elected Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) for a third term today after more than two months with an undecided outcome following the surprise November election. The secret vote was Shumlin 110 versus Republican Scott Milne’s 69.

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Pro-Life advocate, author was former Planned Parenthood director

On Saturday, Jan. 17, in Montpelier, Addison County Right to Life members will walk behind 98-year-old banner carrier Lucien Paquette of Middlebury...

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Allaire's Rutland mayor run will be door-to-door campaign

David Allaire, the current president of the Rutland City Board of Aldermen, will seek the mayor’s office in the Town Meeting Day election this March. Allaire lost to Mayor Christopher Louras in the 2013 election.

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Downtown Middlebury tunnel schedule, costs taking shape

According to Town Manager Kathlen Ramsay, Middlebury’s long-awaited replacement of two aging and badly deteriorated bridges carrying town streets and state highways over the Vermont Railway with a new tunnel is now slated to begin in 2016.

Middlebury chooses education funding reform

The Middlebury Select Board endorsed a resolution for sustainable education funding reform at a meeting Dec. 16.

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Middlebury Chiefs review police, fire budgets

Town of Middlebury Director of Operations/Public Work Dan Werner reviewed Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal for Public Works with the Middlebury Select Board Dec. 16.

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Chiefs review police, fire budgets

Town of Middlebury Director of Operations/Public Work Dan Werner reviewed Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal for Public Works with the Middlebury Select Board Dec. 16.

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Advocacy group unveils Vermont economic development plan

A recent survey showed that various economic concerns are the top priority for Vermont State House Democrats ahead of education finance, and healthcare reform.

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Ethan Allen Institute: Are you ready for the Vermont carbon tax?

Single payer health care taxes are gone – for now – but there’s another hot idea in Montpelier for a new tax – the carbon tax. It’s being promoted by “Energy Independent Vermont”, a coalition led by the Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG), the Vermont Natural Resources Council, and the Conservation Law Foundation.

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Protesters burn healthcare bills at Vermont State House

Burnt toast for Gov. Shumlin

Supporters of the Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign rallied and burned their medical bills in front of the Vermont statehouse, denouncing Democrat Gov. Shumlin for abandoning his support for universal, publicly financed healthcare Dec. 18.

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Shumlin: Single-payer ‘greatest disappointment of my political life’

Vermont Watchdog Report

Gov. Peter Shumlin announced Wednesday he has called off his plans for single-payer health care in Vermont for 2015, saying “now is not the right time.”

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From the Editor: This week's wild ride

This week has been a wild ride for Vermont’s governor, Green Mountain Power utility crews, state residents, and even health-care activists.

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Middlebury State Airport page on town's website

At a Select Board meeting in East Middlebury Dec. 2 Guy Rouelle, Vermont Aviation Program director, outlined for the Board the state's plans to address safety and deferred maintenance at the Middlebury Airport with runway, taxi lane and apron improvements.

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Election 2014: Decision up-in-the-air: Milne to seek support of legislators

"Vermont GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott Milne will seek votes from legislators, according to multiple online new reports Dec. 8..."