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Vermont Gov. Phil Scott delivers inaugural address

Posted on January 6, 2017 |
By Phil Scott



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Gov. Phil Scott took the oath of office on Thursday. The following is the transcript of Gov. Phil Scott’s Inaugural Address, which he gave in the well of the Vermont House of Representatives after being sworn in on Jan. 5, 2017.

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Mr. President, Madam Speaker, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the General Assembly, distinguished guests, my fellow Vermonters:

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Lt. Gov. Zuckerman delivers inaugural remarks

Posted on January 6, 2017 |
By David Zuckerman



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David E. Zuckerman was sworn in as the 80th lieutenant governor of Vermont this past Thursday. The oath was performed, in a packed Senate chamber, by Vermont Supreme Court Justice Beth Robinson.

Following the oath, Lt. Gov. Zuckerman delivered remarks focusing on the importance of family and their guidance.

The are the remarks delivered by Lt. Gov. Zuckerman after he was sworn in at the Vermont Statehouse on Jan. 5, 2017.

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Gov. Shumlin bids farewell: Final speech

Posted on January 6, 2017 |
By Peter Shumlin



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After serving six years, Gov. Peter Shumlin bid farewell to the office on Wednesday. The following is a transcript of the remarks he gave at a going-away ceremony in the Vermont Statehouse on Jan. 4.

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Shumlin taps Wygmans to replace Fenster as county state's attorney

Posted on January 5, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — After announcing the appointment of Dennis Wygmans as Addison County State’s Attorney on Tuesday, Gov. Peter Shumlin was due to swear in Wygmans as the county’s top prosecutor on Wednesday afternoon — Shumlin’s last full day in office.

Wygmans fills an opening created last month when Shumlin appointed then-Addison County State’s Attorney David Fenster to the Vermont Superior Court. Fenster took his oath as a judge a week ago.

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Connor Homes furloughs its entire workforce

Posted on January 5, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Connor Homes has furloughed its entire 65-person workforce at its Middlebury headquarters on Route 7 South, according to company officials, who are now trying to leverage bank loans and Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) funding to keep the company solvent.

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Police investigate Waltham home fire

Posted on January 5, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



WALTHAM — Investigators from the Vermont State Police and the Division of Fire Safety’s Fire Investigation Unit are still probing the causes of two fires at one Waltham home on Dec. 29 and 30, the second of which left the building at least temporarily uninhabitable.

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'Sleepwalker' roams onto bookshelves; Bohjalian reveals 19th novel

Posted on January 5, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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LINCOLN — A Vermont mountain town, a rushing river, a sleepwalking woman who vanishes into the night. For his 19th novel, Lincoln author Chris Bohjalian returns to his fictional setting of Bartlett, a village not unlike Lincoln, perched along a river not unlike the New Haven.

And in “The Sleepwalker,” which hits bookstore shelves next week, Bohjalian again mines the inexhaustible terrain of family secrets — the troubling layers deep beneath the surface of seemingly ordinary family life.

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Another big solar array pitched for county; this time in Bristol

Posted on January 5, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — GroSolar, project developer and contractor erecting the 4.99 megawatt Green Mountain Power solar array in Panton, is proposing another large solar energy project in Addison County — this time in Bristol.

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Changes loom for police dispatching as new fees likely

Posted on January 5, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Local police, fire and rescue agencies that receive free emergency dispatching through the Vermont State Police might soon have to pony up some funds to continue receiving that service — an added expense that could strain some already tight budgets.

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Outgoing governor grants pardon to Zaccaro

Posted on January 5, 2017 |
By Anne Galloway VTDigger.org



MONTPELIER — Gov. Peter Shumlin this past Saturday announced that he had pardoned the son of a former female candidate for vice president — a man who was busted for selling drugs while a Middlebury College student three decades ago.

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