News for Tuesday, December 1, 2015



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Poll: Vermonters oppose putting more ethanol in gas

Vermont Watchdog Report

A poll of registered voters in Vermont has found most Vermonters oppose adding higher amounts of ethanol into gasoline.

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All ages, species welcome to Rutland holiday happenings in December

Children and kids-at-heart will get to meet Dr. Seuss’ meanest and greenest creation when the Grinch himself visits all Phoenix Books in Rutland in early December.

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Fresh Air Fund seeks local families as hosts

The holiday season will be a time for many families in the Champlain Valley to be thankful for something special: the gift of their friendship with a New York City child.

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Middlebury dog park planned

The Middlebury Select Board supported a proposal presented by members of an ad hoc citizens’ committee, the Middlebury Off Leash Area Group (MOLAG), to create a community dog park on College-owned land on Collins Drive, adjacent to Middlebury Regional EMS and Porter Hospital.

Children’s book store to open in Middlebury

MIDDLEBURY — Becky Dayton and Jenny Lyons of the Vermont Book Shop announced the opening of a new children’s store in Middlebury.

Letter to the editor: Good citizen

I am sending this on behalf of my mother who is recovering from cardiac bypass surgery:

Rutland’s on track | Editorial

Vermont has had a long up and down history of railroading.

Course correction | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Our nation is severely polarized. That’s certainly nothing new. I’ve written many columns on various aspects of the political polarization over the years that stalls progress and creates great frustration.

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Panther men’s hockey returns at Middlebury College

Middlebury College Men’s Hockey Team opened its 2015-16 season with back-to-back home games on Nov. 21-22, winning the first and closing the weekend with a tie.

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Panthers remain unbeaten with win

Middlebury College held off a late surge by in-state foe Johnson State as the Panthers moved to 3-0 on the year with a 57-52 road victory Nov. 24.

2016 Maple SugarBowl coaches named

Plans for the 63rd Annual Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl in Castleton are well underway and the Board of Governors is pleased to announce the 2016 head coaches.

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Spartans fall 88-7

Castleton University trailed by just four points with three minutes remaining but Plymouth State made the plays late to come away with an 88-71 victory Nov. 24.

CSJ Saints defeat SUNY Delhi 88-75 Nov. 21

The College of St. Joseph Saints, with the help of Antonio Gordon’s unrelenting scoring, were able to secure an 88-75 win in their match-up against SUNY Delhi Nov. 21.

Girard named Second Team All-Conference

Castleton University student-athlete Benjamin Girard of Castleton, earned North Atlantic Conference All-Conference honors following last weekend’s NAC Championship.

Bassette named NAC First Team

Following a top-10 finish at the North Atlantic Conference Championship, Castleton University student-athlete Elizabeth Bassette has been named NAC First Team All-Conference.