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November 30th, 2015

Editorial: Keep focus on the students

Posted on November 30, 2015 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



As Addison County residents, and Vermonters across the state, ponder the pros and cons of consolidating school governance, everyone agrees on one point: the focus should be on the students; more specifically, the benefits from implementing the proposed changes should ultimately lead to better outcomes for students.

It’s not easy, however, to determine which factors lead to better outcomes.

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Opinion: State's mountains at risk again

Posted on November 30, 2015 |
By Bruce Post



It seems as if a dream: a time when noble women and men stood up for the Green Mountains and Vermont was a place of resistance to an advancing phalanx of profiteers and promoters with hungry appetites for our hills. It was a time, as interstate highways uncoiled like snakes across the land and threatening changes were at hand, when Walter Hard  Jr., Vermont Life’s editor, challenged the booster mentality and pointedly asked, “Shall her mountains die?”

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Opinion: Let's not send so many people to jail

Posted on November 30, 2015 |
By Gov. Peter Shumlin



For most of the last two decades, Vermont’s prison inmate population has been rising. Between 1997 and 2008, it grew by 86 percent. Projections made in 2007 said that Vermont’s inmate population would grow to 2,619 by November 2015. After years of work to reform Vermont’s criminal justice system that trend has been reversed, and today Vermont has 1,734 inmates, 885 less than projected.

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Opinion: Farmers pleased to share land with other groups

Posted on November 30, 2015 |
By Amanda St. Pierre



Vermont’s farms shape our land and our way of life. Without the open expanses of land that farmers care for, many of the recreational activities we enjoy, like snowmobiling, hunting and cross-country skiing, wouldn’t be possible. In the recent poll Dairy in Vermont: Vermonters’ Views, 66 percent of Vermonters said they use farmland for recreation and 91 percent said that dairy farming is important to Vermont’s quality of life.

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November 27th

Power restored for 1,500 customers in Middlebury area

Posted on November 27, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — About 1,500 Green Mountain Power customers in Middlebury village and its immediate surroundings were without electricity this morning for about four hours after a squirrel damaged a main power line near the Middlebury Inn, a GMP spokesperson said.

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November 25th

College alumns turn out the tables

Posted on November 25, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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CORNWALL — Dena Greenman and Doug Clarner seemed poised to follow some conventional career paths when they graduated from Middlebury College in 1994. Greenman, who majored in literature, wanted to become a teacher. Clarner, who focused on economics, readied himself for employment in the world of finance.

But it’s not unusual for people to flip life’s script and audition for a dramatically different professional role.

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Shoreham sets Dec. 2 vote on new municipal truck

Posted on November 25, 2015 |
By John Flowers



SHOREHAM — Shoreham voters on Dec. 2 will be asked to approve a five-year loan to fund a new, $177,901 truck for the community’s road department.

Local officials will explain the proposed purchase at a special meeting, slated for Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. in the town offices. Residents will then vote on the issue the next day, by Australian ballot, between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., also at the town offices.

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ANwSU invites public to school consolidation forums next week

Posted on November 25, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Addison Northwest Supervisory Union officials have scheduled community forums in Addison and Ferrisburgh to explain to and get feedback from residents about the district’s effort to unify under Vermont’s new education law, Act 46.

Act 46, made law this past spring, offers financial benefits to school districts — and their taxpayers — that unify their governance under one common school board before this coming July.

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