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Senate moves ahead on marijuana legalization

Posted on April 20, 2017 |
By Elizabeth Hewitt of VTDigger.org



MONTPELIER — As a marijuana legalization bill idles in a House committee, senators are planning to force the issue forward themselves.

A proposal to create a tax-and-regulate legal marijuana system is poised to come up for a vote this Friday in the Senate.

The language, which will be offered as an amendment on a House-passed bill related to drug possession penalties, is one of two last-minute measures senators are planning to put forward after legalization measures stalled in the House.

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Health care reform effort stalls in Statehouse

Posted on April 20, 2017 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — Local lawmakers on Monday served notice that legislation aimed at creating publicly financed primary health care in Vermont will not advance until next year, at the earliest.

Sen. Claire Ayer, D-Addison, explained there has not been the needed support from the administration of Gov. Phil Scott, now in his first term of office.

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Champions of Vermont's environment sought

Posted on April 18, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERMONT — Seeking to recognize a leading Vermont environmentalist and honor the legacy of a legendary wildlife advocate, Green Mountain Power has called for nominations for the 2017 GMP-Zetterstrom Environmental Award.

Presented annually and named for famed osprey advocate Meeri Zetterstrom of Milton, the GMP-Zetterstrom Environmental Award is given to one person, business, group or non-profit who has made a significant contribution to Vermont’s environment. The award is accompanied by a $2,500 donation to the winner’s environmental cause.

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Vt. Fish and Wildlife to offer naturalist class for teachers

Posted on April 17, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Vermont’s popular fish and wildlife summer course for teachers and other educators will be held July 16-21. The hands-on field course, which gets educators out into Vermont’s streams, forests and wetlands with some of the state’s leading natural resource experts, takes place at the Buck Lake Conservation Camp in Woodbury.

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Vermont Choral Union marks 50 yeas with concert series

Posted on April 13, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Fifty years ago, University of Vermont professor James G. Chapman founded the Vermont Choral Union ? a community-based a cappella choral group. The ensemble of 36 singers is still going strong, now with Middlebury’s Jeff Rehbach at the helm. Rehbach will lead the Vermont Choral Union in three anniversary concerts next week: at the Mahaney Center for the Arts at Middlebury College on Friday, at the McCarthy Recital Hall at St. Michael’s College on Saturday and at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier on Sunday.

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Lake cleanup to result in tax increases

Posted on April 13, 2017 |
By John Flowers



WEYBRIDGE — Addison County lawmakers on Monday converged on the Weybridge Congregational Church to continue a debate that has been reverberating in the Statehouse: How to pay the state’s share of the estimated $2.3 billion cost of cleaning up Lake Champlain and its tributaries.

The discussion centered on Act 64, aka the Clean Water Act, a massive cleanup effort that involves municipal sewer plants, farmers, and the many impermeable surfaces — including roads and parking lots — over which water can travel on its way to the lake.

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Addison County restaurants win highest honors at tourism summit

Posted on April 10, 2017 |
By Emma Cotton



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STOWE — Two Addison County restaurants were given top honors at Vermont’s annual Tourism Summit, held last week in Stowe. Ian Huizenga of the Bar Antidote and Hired Hand Brewing Company in Vergennes was named Top Chef, and Middlebury’s Two Brothers Tavern was named 2017 Restaurateur of the Year.

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Supreme Court to decide last link in Vermont Gas pipeline project

Posted on April 6, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



ADDISON COUNTY / MONTPELIER — Over four years of controversy surrounding the construction of a 41-mile natural gas pipeline from Colchester to Middlebury and Vergennes culminated in 30 minutes before the Vermont Supreme Court on Tuesday.

At issue was the legal question of whether Vermont Gas Systems should have been allowed to bury pipeline under Geprags Park in Hinesburg — the last major piece of conduit to be laid. It could be days or months before the Supreme Court issues its decision.

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Classes help young farmers build financial skills

Posted on April 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — A University of Vermont (UVM) Extension program that helps aspiring young farmers build financial skills and business assets is accepting applications through May 10 for its upcoming one-year program that starts in late June.

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Farming helps retain young Vermonters

Posted on April 3, 2017 |
By John Flowers



SALISBURY — Lawmakers believe that unless the exodus of Vermont youth to other states is reversed, the Green Mountain State will lose a large chunk of its tax base — not to mention a valuable pool of employees for businesses.

“These are the (people) who fuel our economy and … who pay into the revenues in the state,” Rep. Harvey Smith, R-New Haven, said at a Legislative Breakfast in Salisbury on March 27. “It’s going to be a balancing act as to how we stabilize our economy and our population.”

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