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Letter to the editor: Trump is setting our country back

Posted on May 14, 2018 |
By Peter Grant



My French and German friends say that Trump is becoming a has-been and bringing the U.S. down from it past world leadership with him. Since Trump is tearing down good world agreements, he can no longer be trusted, and his ideas don’t make sense.

How long will it take for a good president to re-build the good will and prestige the U.S. used to have in pre-Trump days? How soon can we get rid of this dangerous fool?

Peter Grant

Bristol

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Letter to the editor: Trump ignoring threat from China

Posted on April 12, 2018 |
By Peter Grant



Trump has met his match and doesn’t know it, Xi Jinping, the smiling leader of China. This man is absolute ruler of China and he is extending his authority over many parts of the world by smiling and promising to work together for a better world. He is also building roads and helping build these countries. Like Tibet, once in control of a country it becomes part of China and the people there are no longer independent, but under the iron rule of Xi and China. Instead of being wary of China, Trump is all on edge over North Korea. While Trump sleeps, China increases its power.

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Republicans win elections by lying; Trump no exception

Posted on November 21, 2016 |
By Peter Grant



Trump is a loser.

Elizabeth Warren finally said it out loud, “Trump is a loser.”

He lost a billion dollars. Imagine what he will do with the U.S. budget, where we are talking about real money.

When we heard about his tax returns and the billion loss, the wise pundits only thought about the tax write-off. The tax write-off was a minor problem compared to Trump being unable to run a business.

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City losing its playground grant

Posted on April 30, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes officials on Wednesday learned the city will not receive an extension on its $21,000 state grant to support an East Street preschool playground, news that effectively pulls the plug on a project that generated opposition among neighbors and mixed reviews from other city residents.

The city had already received one extension from the Department of Buildings & General Services that required that work on the $42,000, quarter-acre project, proposed for city land next to the municipal pool, be under way by June.

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Ferrisburgh to test marketing angle for land sale

Posted on April 16, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard voted on April 7 to pursue a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant that could help the town market the 34.91-acre parcel Ferrisburgh owns at the intersection at Routes 7 and 22A.

Acting on the suggestion of resident Tim Davis, who offered to serve as the grant manager, Ferrisburgh will apply for a $50,000 USDA Rural Development Grant that would fund a study to determine whether an agricultural incubator space, also called a food hub, could be successful on the property.

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Educators say small school subsidies have a place in Vermont

Posted on March 26, 2015 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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ADDISON AND RUTLAND COUNTIES — As the Vermont Senate Education Committee continues its work on an education funding reform bill this week, small schools are once again under scrutiny as lawmakers consider the proposition that school and district consolidation equals cost savings.

Now, a new report names specific small schools in Addison and Rutland counties as examples of what’s wrong with Vermont’s school districting system.

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Feds promise $16 million in grants for lake

Posted on January 19, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



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MONTPELIER — The federal government on Wednesday announced $16 million in funds to help Vermont and New York clean up their greatest shared resource — Lake Champlain.

The initiative, titled the Regional Conservation Partnership Program, will be administered by the federal government over the next five years to fund conservation efforts aimed at eliminating agricultural runoff into watersheds that feed into the lake, which is among the nation’s largest bodies of fresh water.

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Grant provides stability for Ferrisburgh slaughterhouse

Posted on December 17, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — A recently awarded state grant will help a Ferrisburgh slaughterhouse stay in business and preserve its dozen jobs while it seeks to expand into a new, larger plant in Middlebury, said Middlebury Business Development Director Jamie Gaucher.

The Ferrisburgh selectboard this summer agreed at Gaucher’s suggestion to apply for a $25,000 Regional Economic Development Grant from the Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services. Those economic development grants are intended to improve infrastructure to help a business in a town.

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Middlebury technology firm lands $1M award to spur solar

Posted on October 23, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — A homegrown cloud software company specializing in data analysis has landed a major federal award.

Faraday — which incubated in the former county courthouse building in Middlebury’s court square — on Wednesday received a $1 million U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative award. The funding will help Faraday develop the software service it sells to the solar power industry.

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Council OKs funds for bus stop, sets forum

Posted on September 29, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — In addition to discussing a proposed toddler park, Vergennes aldermen this past Tuesday also:

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