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January 7th, 2016

Eric Davis: Pot legalization has consequences

Posted on January 7, 2016 |
By Eric Davis



The Vermont Legislature is considering legalizing marijuana for personal recreational use. As part of this process, legislators should study data from Colorado about driving under the influence of marijuana and motor vehicle accidents.

In November 2012, Colorado voters approved a referendum that legalized marijuana for recreational purposes for anyone aged 21 and older. Colorado established licensed marijuana retail stores, regulated cultivation operations, and permitted the manufacture and sale of marijuana edibles such as chocolate bars.

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Opinion: School appeals for Act 46 relief

Posted on January 7, 2016 |
By Kristin Blanchette



Editor’s note: This letter was sent to House Speaker Shap Smith and Senate President Pro Tem John Campbell.

At our Nov. 17, 2015, meeting, the Monkton Central School Board voted unanimously for me to send this request to you, asking that the Vermont House and Senate rescind the Allowable Growth provisions (section 37) of Act 46. We would like you to consider our request, and we outline our concerns below.

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Local author ponders fishing in arid lands

Posted on January 7, 2016 |
By JULIA JOHN



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We tend to think of deserts as bleak, inhospitable expanses of parched sand beneath a sweltering sun. Matthew Dickerson’s latest book, “Trout in the Desert: On Fly Fishing, Human Habits, and the Cold Waters of the Arid Southwest,” however, tells the intriguing story of cold-water fish in streams that animate this landscape.

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Opinion: City needs relief from truck traffic

Posted on January 7, 2016 |
By William Benton



I would like to clarify some points made in this paper relative to the VT Route 22A/VT Route 17 Northerly Alternative Truck Route.

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Legislative Review: Budget, solar siting part of 2016 agenda

Posted on January 7, 2016 |
By Rep. Fred Baser R-Bristol



By Rep. Fred Baser, R-Bristol

The legislative session is upon us. What are some of the major topics for 2016? Dealing with the state’s fiscal problems, possible revisions to Act 46, last year’s major education bill, adding solar siting criteria that adds a dose of local control, marijuana legalization and mandatory sick days for most Vermont workers.

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Community Forum: Rail project's impacts will be felt

Posted on January 7, 2016 |
By Donna Donahue



This week’s writer is Donna Donahue, writing on behalf of the Middlebury Local Project Management Team, which also includes Dean George, Ken Perine and Nick Artim.

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Bristol Police Log for November 2015

Posted on January 7, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Early this past November, Bristol police discovered that a Mount Abraham Union High School student was truant because the family was unable to launder clothes. Police learned that the family could not afford to replace broken appliances and then contacted the Sears store in Middlebury.

The store, without hesitation, offered to provide the family with a new washer and dryer.

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Vergennes Police Log: Outstanding warrant lands woman in jail

Posted on January 7, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Dec. 30 cited a Starksboro woman for passing a bad check and jailed her on an outstanding warrant.

City police allege that Lynn Haskins, 30, in November wrote a $527.78 check on a closed account to Champlain Discount Foods. Store management alerted police on Dec. 16, and they cited Haskins last week for that offense.

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