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March 3rd, 2016

Opinion: Monkton voters made big splash

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
By Stephen Pilcher



Judging by the increased attendance and the number of new faces at Monkton’s first-ever Saturday town meeting, the decision, made at last year’s town meeting, to move our town meeting to a day when citizens do not have to take time off from work appears to have been a good idea.

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Opinion: Law must encourage education savings

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
By Rep. Scott Beck



Four shoppers needing a new sedan walk onto a car lot and are greeted by a salesperson who quickly sizes up their wallets — one is poor, one has limited means, one has modest means, and one has means.

The salesperson takes the four on a lot tour, first showing them an economy car — small, efficient to operate, few options and a sticker price of $10,000. An additional premium of $2,500 is required when purchasing the economy car for a total price of $12,500.

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Opinion: Vermont Green Line project clarified

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
By Joe Rossignoli



The Vermont Green Line is a proposed direct current electric transmission project that will carry 400 megawatts of clean, renewable energy to the New England grid and bring numerous benefits to the region. As the developers of the project, one of the most important aspects of the project for us is that the project is supported by and delivers benefits to its host communities.

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Opinion: Shoreham hunters broke no laws

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
By Linda Torrey Laberge



It blows my mind that an incident on Sunday, where a horse got worked up and sweaty with coydog hunters in the area, turns into Thursday’s “word on the street” that the hunters had shot through two houses and killed a heifer.

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Vermont State Police Log: Police charge suspects in two Leicester store robberies

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — In separate announcements late last week, Vermont State Police said they had charged suspects in two different robberies from the same convenience store on Route 7 in Leicester.

On Feb. 25 and 26 Vermont State Police arrested and jailed four Rutland residents in connection with the Jan. 9 robbery of Champlain Beverage in Leicester and got an arrest warrant for a fifth Rutland resident wanted in the case.

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Vergennes Police Log: City police await resident's autopsy results

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel said his department is awaiting an autopsy to determine the cause of the recent death of a South Maple Street resident.

Merkel said Joni E. Martell, 59, was unresponsive when they arrived at 159 South Maple St. on Feb. 21 and died shortly afterward, and the Vermont Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will make a ruling within the next few weeks.

In incidents between Feb. 22 and 28, Vergennes police:

• On Feb. 22 helped Bristol police handle a domestic dispute on North Street in that town.

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Middlebury Police Log: Police look into sexual assault case

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police received a report on Feb. 24 from Porter Hospital officials about a possible child sexual assault in Middlebury. That case is under investigation.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

• Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS on Seymour Street with a woman who was believed to be having a heart attack on Feb. 22.

• Responded to a report of a man sleeping on a porch on Cross Street on Feb. 22. Police said the man agreed to leave when asked.

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Despite mild winter, ski area hosts successful carnival

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
By Evan Johnson



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RIPTON — With two inches of rain forecast late last week and rapid swings in temperatures, Mike Hussey faced a challenge getting the cross-country ski racing course at the Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton ready to go for the Middlebury College Winter Carnival. Unfortunately, such challenging conditions for ski areas have been almost the norm this winter.

“It’s hard to do anything with the snow while it’s raining,” said Hussey, the director of Rikert, said on Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf campus in Ripton

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