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February 6th, 2017

RNeSU sticking to budget plans

Posted on February 6, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — The Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union has no intention of retooling its school budgets or waiting until a May date to have voters weigh in, despite what Gov. Phil Scott outlined in his budget address late last month.

The Brandon Reporter met with RNeSU Superintendent Jeanne Collins and Business Manager Brenda Fleming last week to discuss Scott’s directive, which came in a sweeping budget address just five days earlier.

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Regulators penalize Vermont Gas for 'imprudence' on pipeline

Posted on February 6, 2017 |
By Mike Polhamus VTDigger.org



MONTPELIER — Vermont Gas Systems acknowledged Thursday that it “did not prudently plan and manage” a 41-mile pipeline extension in Addison County in the early stages of the project.

As a penalty, the company’s income will be capped for the next three years, according to a settlement with state regulators filed late Thursday afternoon.

Vermont Gas may earn no more than an 8.5 percent return on its capital assets through 2019.

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Tiger girls' hockey works hard to pick up key win over Raiders

Posted on February 6, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — Junior Helen Anderson’s overtime goal, on a rebound of junior Satchel McLaughlin’s wraparound bid, gave the Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team a pivotal, 2-1 victory over visiting Rutland on Saturday.

The result leapfrogged the 10-3-1 Tigers over the 11-3-1 Raiders and into second place in Division I, according to the Vermont Principals’ Association website.

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Green Pepper's Mark Perrin dishes out pizza — alongside generous helpings of community service

Posted on February 6, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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MIDDLEBURY — When you think of Green Peppers Restaurant in Middlebury what comes to mind? Build your own pizza? Huge family salads, shrink-wrapped in cellophane? Hearty homemade soups or subs? How about those Magic Eye posters that used to line the hall?

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Pen master Jim Cunningham carves his niche

Posted on February 6, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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BRISTOL — Keypads on our computers, smart phones or tablets might dominate a lot of our communication these days, but the good old fashioned pen hasn’t gone out of style either. Especially not the hand carved wooden pens made by Jim Cunningham in Bristol.

Early in his woodworking career, Cunningham ran a rustic handmade furniture company and was a member of Vermont WoodNet — a local group of woodcrafters. “WoodNet was a good group to help me get going,” he said.

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Singers invited to learn Women's March anthem at Feb. 18 gathering

Posted on February 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Interested singers will gather together at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society on Saturday, Feb. 18, to learn and sing the march “anthem” that went viral at the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., just after the inauguration.

Besides having a good time (with conversation and refreshments after the singing), organizers hope singers in Addison County will feel empowered to sing this song “I Can’t Keep Quiet” at pertinent venues such as future marches or vigils. 

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Guest Editorial: Trump travel ban strikes at heart of American values

Posted on February 6, 2017 |
By Laurie L. Patton



This has been a distressing week for the greater Middlebury community, as it has been for many Americans. As an institution of higher learning, Middlebury holds dear the value of the free exchange of ideas, the principle of open discourse, and the importance of bringing together people of diverse backgrounds and beliefs to study, teach, and work in a free and open society. It is central to who we are.

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Community Forum: Scott plan falls short in many ways

Posted on February 6, 2017 |
By Jim Condos



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This week’s writer is Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos

The Vermont Constitution (Chapter 1, Article 6) demands that our elected officials are open, transparent and accountable. The authors understood how transparency in government is the very basis of trust. State statute also demands access and accountability:

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