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September 21st, 2017

Vermont Foliage Report: Season's spectacular display blazes across Northeast Kingdom

Posted on September 21, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs/Brandon Reporter and John S. McCright/Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER, Vt. - As late summer weather continues to bring warmth, plenty of sunshine, and scattered showers, fall foliage colors are developing nicely, albeit gradually, throughout most of Vermont. The Northeast Kingdom is fast approaching peak color and is expected to be at 50-75 percent peak at many locations over the coming weekend.

Similar conditions are emerging at higher elevations along the Green Mountains, although the majority of Vermont is still exhibiting early stage color.

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Community Forum, Mike Smith: Online/Use tax — To pay or not?

Posted on September 21, 2017 |
By Mike Smith



This week’s Community Forum is by Mike Smith, a regular columnist for VTDigger and Vermont Business Magazine. He hosts the radio program “Open Mike with Mike Smith” on WDEV 550 AM and 96.1, 96.5, 98.3 and 101.9 FM and is a political analyst for WCAX-TV and WVMT radio. He was the secretary of administration and secretary of human services under former Governor Jim Douglas.

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Climate opportunity: Initiative seeks creative innovations in new economy

Posted on September 21, 2017 |
By Yvette Shi



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MIDDLEBURY — How does a community position itself to reap the benefits of the new climate economy? That was the core question about 75-100 Middlebury-area residents grappled with Monday afternoon and evening at the kick-off of the Greater Middlebury Climate Economy Initiative — a series of community forums and task forces that will work over the next couple of years to make progress toward a handful of community goals.

The Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD), partnering with Green Mountain Power and Efficiency Vermont, sponsored the Middlebury event.

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Politically Thinking, Eric L. Davis: Gerrymandering favors GOP in 2018

Posted on September 21, 2017 |
By Eric L. Davis



President Trump’s low approval ratings and the Republican Congress’ lack of legislative accomplishments to date would appear to create a favorable situation for Democratic candidates to gain the 24 seats they need to take control of the House of Representatives in the November 2018 midterm elections.

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Couple's trek yields funds for local clinic

Posted on September 21, 2017 |
By John Flowers



STARKSBORO — A Starksboro couple’s almost year-long trek from Addison County to Sao Paolo, Brazil, has raised $5,178 for the Open Door Clinic (ODC) of Addison County.

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VUHS teacher gets award as New England's 'most promising': Lauded for concern for, motivation of students

Posted on September 21, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Vergennes Union High School English teacher Allison Mahoney remembers in May when colleague Michael Thomas nominated her for the New England Association of Teachers of English Marian Gleason Award, which goes to the “Most Promising New Teacher” in the field.

Mahoney, a 31-year-old Burlington native and Grand Isle resident beginning her third year at VUHS, was grateful to Thomas for the nomination.

But, as a young teacher in her first job, she never thought she would receive the honor.

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Helen Porter rehab, ARCH rooms to be upgraded

Posted on September 21, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Helen Porter Health Care & Rehabilitation Center (HPH&R) will soon undergo around $850,000 in renovations that will make the facility better equipped to serve patients rehabbing from serious injuries and illnesses, as well as those who are in the final stages of their lives.

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Trio to launch new Middlebury restaurant

Posted on September 21, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The former “51 Main” space in downtown Middlebury will soon give way to a new, 60-seat BBQ restaurant called The Rough Cut, expected to debut in early November.

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