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November 5th, 2015

Opinion: Benefits end for Porter part-timers

Posted on November 5, 2015 |
By Millard Cox



Recently it has come to light that Porter Medical Center, which includes the hospital, the nursing home and the physician offices, is ending healthcare benefits for employees who work less than 30 hours per week. These part-time workers will no longer have health, dental or vision coverage as part of their compensation, and it affects all part-time workers: nursing, housekeeping, technicians, maintenance, clerical, food service — even physicians.

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Opinion: Global warming fuels debate

Posted on November 5, 2015 |
By David Spencer



Newspaper mail to New Jersey sometimes is slow, but two letters in the Oct. 19 issue caught my eye, one from a New Jersey resident and one from a Route 22A driver. Both had global warming implications.

To Tom Lewis of Whiting, N.J., your resident polar bear has reached the Delaware River in Phillipsburg. The soot from Pennsylvania coal burning power plants has turned him black, but local swimming pools may provide a wash-up.

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Opinion: VGS lingo often big deception

Posted on November 5, 2015 |
By Jane Palmer



I have been pondering the meaning of what Vermont Gas and the Department of Public Service mean when they use catchy lines and phrases to convince the Vermont Public Service Board and Vermonters that the Addison “Natural” Gas Project is actually in the interest of Vermonters and current VGS ratepayers. Here is what I have come up with as a translation guide for those who are as confused as I was:

What VGS says: On-schedule.”

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Vergennes Police Log: Door-to-door salespeople draw suspicion

Posted on November 5, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police dealt with a variety of incidents between Oct. 26 and Nov. 1, including looking into suspicious person complaints that turned out to be door-to-door salespeople, offering parenting advice, and ticketing one motorist for driving more than twice the posted speed limit.

In those seven days, city police:

• On Oct. 26 served an abuse-prevention order to a female resident of First Street.

• On Oct. 26 dealt with an illegal dumping complaint at the New Haven Road car wash.

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Bristol Police Log: Argument ends with trip to hospital

Posted on November 5, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Bristol police are investigating a domestic argument this past Saturday that ended in one of the subjects being struck by a vehicle on Garfield Street.

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Middlebury Police Log: Woman cited on multiple charges

Posted on November 5, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Ashleigh Hickey, 23, of Middlebury for driving under the influence, second offense, and driving with a suspended license, following an incident in the Meadow Glen Drive neighborhood on Oct. 29.

A witness alleged that Hickey had been driving erratically through the neighborhood, including onto fields and over people’s lawns, according to police. Authorities said they measured Hickey’s blood-alcohol content at 0.195 percent; the legal limit for driving is 0.08.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

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Sports Scoreboard/Schedule for Nov. 5

Posted on November 5, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



SCHEDULE

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Football Finals at Rutland

Division I

11/7 #1 Rutland vs. #2 Midd. 5 p.m.

Division III

11/7 #1 OV vs. #2 U-32 2 p.m.

COLLEGE SPORTS

Field Hockey

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Vermont State Police Log: Police investigating vandalism spree

Posted on November 5, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are investigating multiple incidents of vandalism to motor vehicles and property last Friday night and into Saturday morning. Authorities said that between 11 p.m. on Oct. 30 and 5 a.m. on Oct. 31, vehicles were vandalized on River Road in Bristol, South Street in New Haven and Snake Mountain Road in Weybridge.

Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to contact state police at 802-388-4919. Information can also be submitted online at www.vtips.info or by texting “CRIMES” (274637) to keyword: VTIPS.

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