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GOP candidate for governor Lisman seeks government accountability

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Retired Wall Street executive Bruce Lisman believes Vermont’s governor should run the state more like a business. And as a former high-level administrator at Bear Stearns, Lisman said he has developed the necessary skills to help make key decisions about Vermont’s future and to treat citizens like “valued clients” instead of simply as taxpayers.

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Learn about shelter belt plantings in New Haven

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



NEW HAVEN — Meghan Giroux, owner and director of Vermont Edible Landscapes, will present “Creating a Shelter Belt” at the New Haven Town Office on Thursday, March 17, at 7 p.m. The event is part of the New Haven Conservation Commission’s Armchair Naturalist Series.

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Conservation group offering tree seedlings

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Otter Creek Natural Resources Conservation District is sponsoring its annual Tree/Seedling Program for area residents and cooperators. This program was developed for the convenience of area residents and to support ongoing conservation projects. 

Possible uses for the seedlings are home orchards, windbreaks, Christmas trees, ornamental and wildlife habitat. 

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Local artists' exhibit 'Disclosures' to open at Town Hall Theater

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — In “Disclosures: Coming Out of Obscurity,” Lily Hinrichsen and Karla Van Vliet bring to light parts of their past, which have lived in darkness and obscurity, through the strength and delicacy of their assemblages, works on paper and mixed media. The exhibit runs March 11-May 7 at the Jackson Gallery at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury, with an opening reception on Friday, March 25, from 5-7 p.m.

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Scheu to stress business strengths in run for Vt. House

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Democrat Robin Scheu has spent the past 15 years considering a run for the state Legislature.

This is the year she puts her campaign into motion.

Scheu, executive director of the Addison County Economic Development Corp. (ACEDC), confirmed on Monday she will run for one of the two seats representing Middlebury in the Vermont House. Her decision was fanned by the recent announcement by Rep. Betty Nuovo, D-Middlebury, to call it quits this year after three decades in the House.

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MUMS Principal Patrick Reen is finalist for ANeSU superintendent

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Middlebury Union Middle School Principal Patrick Reen has emerged as the finalist candidate for superintendent of Addison Northeast Supervisory Union. (See "Reen says listening and building relationships are his strengths.")

“The search committee was very impressed with Patrick,” said Robert Stevens, the educational consultant hired by ANeSU to facilitate its search for a superintendent.

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Change in solar law eyed

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By Mike Polahamus of VTDigger.org



Public comments were due Wednesday on new rules that developers say will kill independent utility-scale renewable energy growth in Vermont.

Utilities say the changes are needed to protect ratepayers from unfavorable energy contracts and avoid expensive infrastructure upgrades that conflict with the state’s goal of encouraging small projects throughout the state.

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Childcare funding is level

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By Elizabeth Hewitt VTDigger.org



A state program that helps low-income families afford childcare is not slated for an increase in the state’s budget for the next fiscal year. That could be a further stress on a program that is already stretched thin due to a number of factors — including the high number of young children in state custody.

Gov. Peter Shumlin’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2017 does not include more money for the childcare financial assistance program.

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GOP candidates say 'No' to health exchange

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By Elizabeth Hewitt of VTDigger.org



MONTPELIER — Vermont’s four candidates for governor agree that something needs to be done about Vermont Health Connect, and now both Republican candidates have made campaign promises to abandon the exchange.

Lt. Gov. Phil Scott, who is seeking the Republican nomination against Bruce Lisman, a former Wall Street executive, released an ad last Thursday saying that if he becomes governor he will transition Vermont to the federal health exchange or to a multistate exchange.

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Hanson's win in the Ripton selectboard race is affirmed by recount

Posted on March 7, 2016 |
By John Flowers



RIPTON — A March 4 recount of Town Meeting Day election ballots in Ripton confirmed the election of Perry Hanson over incumbent Selectman Richard Collitt, by the same 116-112 tally. Collitt had requested the recount in light of the closeness of the election.

Hanson — who, in addition to winning a seat on the town selectboard, also won election to Ripton’s seat on the new Addison Central School District board last Tuesday — was pleased with the results of the recount.

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