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Leahy http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/2416/all en Feds promise $16 million in grants for lake http://www.addisonindependent.com/201501feds-promise-16-million-grants-lake <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-28042" style="width: 89px;"><a href="/201501feds-promise-16-million-grants-lake"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Leahy.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Leahy.jpg" title="Leahy.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="89" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SEN. PATRICK LEAHY </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> MONTPELIER &mdash; The federal government on Wednesday announced $16 million in funds to help Vermont and New York clean up their greatest shared resource &mdash; Lake Champlain.</p> <p> 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&rsquo;s largest bodies of fresh water.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28043">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201501feds-promise-16-million-grants-lake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County cleanup Featured grant Lake Champlain Leahy NRCS pollution USDA Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:21:28 +0000 Zach Despart 28043 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Feds detail new dairy insurance program http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410feds-detail-new-dairy-insurance-program <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> Montpelier, VT&mdash; This morning at Fairmont Farms in East Montpelier, Senator Patrick Leahy and Representative Peter Welch encouraged Vermont&rsquo;s dairy farmers to enroll in the new Margin Protection Program (MPP) and announced a series of workshops for interested participants.</p> <p> MPP is a voluntary insurance program included in the new Farm Bill that protects dairy farmers from market fluctuations in milk prices.&nbsp; The program replaces the expired Milk Income Loss Contract Program (MILC).</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26333">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410feds-detail-new-dairy-insurance-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County dairy farm bill insurance Leahy milk Welch Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:26:55 +0000 Addison Independent 26333 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Eric Davis: Much depends on Leahy's plans http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410eric-davis-much-depends-leahys-plans <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Eric L. Davis </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">With about three weeks remaining until Election Day, most nonpartisan analysts believe that Republican candidates are likely to gain the six or more seats they need to have a majority in the U.S. Senate. How would a Republican majority affect Sen. Patrick Leahy&rsquo;s decision whether or not to run for an eighth term in 2016?</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26192">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410eric-davis-much-depends-leahys-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Leahy senate Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:33:39 +0000 Zach Despart 26192 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Field Day is all about soil conservation http://www.addisonindependent.com/201409field-day-all-about-soil-conservation <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25375" style="width: 151px;"><a href="/201409field-day-all-about-soil-conservation"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/FieldDays3594.thumbnail.jpg" alt="FieldDays3594.jpg" title="FieldDays3594.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="151" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GERARD VORSTEVELD SHARES a laugh with fellow farmers and instructors while listening to a presentation by UVM Extension agronomists during a Field Day event last Friday. The event was held on Vorsteveld’s Panton farm. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">PANTON &mdash; Scores of farmers came to Vorsteveld Farm in Panton Friday to learn about conservation practices and test equipment at a soil health &ldquo;field day&rdquo; sponsored by the University of Vermont Extension&rsquo;s Middlebury office.</span></p> <p> Around 80 farmers from Addison and southern Chittenden counties came to the event, which ran from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on a humid Indian summer day.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25376">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201409field-day-all-about-soil-conservation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Carter Featured Field day Leahy NRCS Panton USDA UVM Extension Vilsack Vorsteveld Thu, 04 Sep 2014 16:30:00 +0000 Zach Despart 25376 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Opinion: Feds' bucks for Lake Champlain just throwing money at problem http://www.addisonindependent.com/201409opinion-feds-bucks-lake-champlain-just-throwing-money-problem <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> James H. Maroney Jr. </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25344">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201409opinion-feds-bucks-lake-champlain-just-throwing-money-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion agriculture Lake Champlain Leahy pollution Ross Vilsack Welch Wed, 03 Sep 2014 20:22:38 +0000 Zach Despart 25344 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Feds promise $45 million for Lake Champlain http://www.addisonindependent.com/201409feds-promise-45-million-lake-champlain <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25306" style="width: 149px;"><a href="/201409feds-promise-45-million-lake-champlain"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/ECHO3033.thumbnail.jpg" alt="ECHO3033.jpg" title="ECHO3033.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="149" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> U.S. SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE Tom Vilsack, left, speaks at a press conference with Sen. Patrick Leahy at the ECHO Center in Burlington last Thursday morning. Vilsack announced $45 million in federal funds earmarked for the cleanup of Lake Champlain. Independent photo/Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">BURLINGTON &mdash; With the stunning vista of Lake Champlain at his back, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced last Thursday that the federal government will spend up to $45 million to protect the lake and its watershed.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25307">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201409feds-promise-45-million-lake-champlain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County agriculture ECHO Featured Lake Champlain Leahy phosphorous pollution Ross USDA Vilsack Welch Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:17:40 +0000 Zach Despart 25307 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Vergennes youth club hits milestone, looks forward http://www.addisonindependent.com/201408youth-club-hits-milestone-looks-forward <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25015" style="width: 168px;"><a href="/201408youth-club-hits-milestone-looks-forward"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/BoysandGirlsClub0193.thumbnail.jpg" alt="BoysandGirlsClub0193.jpg" title="BoysandGirlsClub0193.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="168" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> THE BOYS AND GIRLS Club of Greater Vergennes is celebrating 15 years of serving area youth. Sen. Patrick Leahy visited the club on Aug. 6. Pictured from the visit are, left to right, Executive Director Mike Reiderer, MGC Board Chair Ed Biello, Leahy, BGC Board Membery Jeff Fritz and Andrew Fritz. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">VERGENNES &mdash; Boys &amp; Girls Club of Greater Vergennes Executive Director Mike Reiderer has been with the club for 14 of its 15 years and held his post for 13 years.</span></p> <p> Reiderer has seen the club&rsquo;s ups &mdash; five of its members have been named Vermont Boys &amp; Girls Clubs&rsquo; Youths of the Year &mdash; and downs &mdash; a 2012 federal funding cut forced the club to shutter its elementary school program.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25016">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201408youth-club-hits-milestone-looks-forward" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Boys and Girls Club of Greater Vergennes Leahy Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:21:56 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 25016 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Leahy cell phone unlocking bill passes Congress http://www.addisonindependent.com/201408leahy-cell-phone-unlocking-bill-passes-congress <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">WASHINGTON, D.C. &mdash; In what he said is a victory for consumers, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., has authored legislation that will allow Americans to switch wireless carriers while keeping their cell phone or tablet.</span></p> <p> The process, known as &ldquo;unlocking,&rdquo; affords consumers more freedom to choose the wireless carrier and mobile device that best suits them.</p> <p> On Friday, President Obama signed the legislation, formally titled the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24831">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201408leahy-cell-phone-unlocking-bill-passes-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County cell phone unlocking Congress Leahy Obama Mon, 04 Aug 2014 13:56:05 +0000 Zach Despart 24831 at http://www.addisonindependent.com UTC Aerospace earns new $6.7 million defense contract http://www.addisonindependent.com/201405utc-earns-new-defense-contract <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">VERGENNES &mdash; Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) has announced a new $6,723,732 Defense Department contract with UTC Aerospace Systems based in Vergennes to develop and test improved guidance systems for U.S. munitions, which would allow greater precision and avoid damage to innocent bystanders and property.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23543">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201405utc-earns-new-defense-contract" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes contract Department of Defense Leahy UTC Aerospace Mon, 26 May 2014 11:34:46 +0000 Addison Independent 23543 at http://www.addisonindependent.com U.S. Energy Secretary talks climate change at Middlebury College http://www.addisonindependent.com/201405us-energy-secretary-talks-climate-change-middlebury-college <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-23387" style="width: 145px;"><a href="/201405us-energy-secretary-talks-climate-change-middlebury-college"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/EnergySummit3755.thumbnail.jpg" alt="EnergySummit3755.jpg" title="EnergySummit3755.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="145" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, seated between Sens. Patrick Leahy, left, and Bernie Sanders, answers a question about the use of natural gas during the Sustainable Energy Summit held at Middlebury College last Friday morning. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The U.S. Secretary of Energy praised Vermont&rsquo;s efforts in renewable energy development and defended the expansion of natural gas use at a panel at Middlebury College Friday morning.</span></p> <p> Secretary Ernest Moniz was flanked by the state&rsquo;s Congressional delegation and Gov. Peter Shumlin, as well as state business and academic leaders.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23388">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201405us-energy-secretary-talks-climate-change-middlebury-college" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury climate change Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Featured Leahy Middlebury College National Climate Assessment natural gas pipeline protest Sanders Shumlin Vermont Gas Welch Mon, 19 May 2014 13:59:12 +0000 Zach Despart 23388 at http://www.addisonindependent.com BREAKING: Leahy to chair hearing on proposed constitutional amendment http://www.addisonindependent.com/201405breaking-leahy-chair-hearing-proposed-constitutional-amendment <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">WASHINGTON, D.C. &mdash; Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., on Thursday announced that the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing next month on a proposed constitutional amendment in response to the Supreme Court&rsquo;s recent campaign finance decisions.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23350">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201405breaking-leahy-chair-hearing-proposed-constitutional-amendment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County campaign finance reform Citizens United Congress FEC Judiciary Leahy McKutcheon Thu, 15 May 2014 16:33:30 +0000 Zach Despart 23350 at http://www.addisonindependent.com White House official to talk climate at Middlebury College on Friday http://www.addisonindependent.com/201405white-house-official-talk-climate-middlebury-college <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The Vermont Congressional delegation will host a White House cabinet official at Middlebury College on Friday.</span></p> <p> U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will join Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch for a panel on energy efficiency, renewable energy and climate change.</p> <p> The panel will be held at the McCullough Student Center at 10 a.m., and will be followed by a question and answer session. The event is open to the public.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23255">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201405white-house-official-talk-climate-middlebury-college" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury climate change Energy Secretary Featured Leahy Middlebury Middlebury College Moniz Sanders Welch White House Mon, 12 May 2014 12:17:50 +0000 Zach Despart 23255 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Leahy hearing highlights neet to address opiate abuse in Vermont http://www.addisonindependent.com/201403leahy-hearing-highlights-neet-address-opiate-abuse-vermont <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-22283" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201403leahy-hearing-highlights-neet-address-opiate-abuse-vermont"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Leahy5230.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Leahy5230.jpg" title="Leahy5230.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SEN. PATRICK LEAHY describes concerns he has about the epidemic of opiate abuse during Monday’s hearing of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in Rutland while Rep. Peter Welch looks on. Advocates hope that Leahy’s senior position in Washington could help funnel funds to Vermont to help fight the drug crisis. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Lee J. Kahrs </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">RUTLAND &mdash; Monday was a good day for Karen Kane. While it was exciting and encouraging having Sen. Patrick Leahy hold a field hearing of his U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in Rutland on opiate abuse in Vermont, there was something even better. Just before the hearing began, Kane, of Brandon, learned that a spot opened up at the Mapleleaf Farm drug treatment center in Underhill for her 24-year-old son, a heroin addict.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/22284">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201403leahy-hearing-highlights-neet-address-opiate-abuse-vermont" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brandon drug abuse epidemic Featured heroin Judiciary Committee Leahy opiates Rutland Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:01:01 +0000 Zach Despart 22284 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Sen. Leahy remains a workhorse after four decades in D.C. http://www.addisonindependent.com/201402sen-leahy-remains-workhorse-after-four-decades <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-21529" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201402sen-leahy-remains-workhorse-after-four-decades"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Leahy2568_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Leahy2568.jpg" title="Leahy2568.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SEN. PATRICK LEAHY stands on the balcony of one of his offices in the Capitol. Nicknamed &quot;The Hideaway,&quot; the office is traditionally reserved for the Senate President Pro Tem. Leahy ascended to the post when Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, died in 2012. Independent photo/Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <blockquote><p> <em style="font-size: 11.199999809265137px; text-align: right;">Editor&rsquo;s note: Democrat Patrick Leahy, now 73, was the state&rsquo;s attorney for Chittenden County when he was elected to represent Vermont in the U.S. Senate in 1974. Now the longest-serving active senator, he has the perspective, the connections and the power to accomplish a lot for his state and his country. Our reporter spent a day with Sen. Leahy last week, watching the veteran politician hard at work in the nation&rsquo;s capital.</em></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/21530">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201402sen-leahy-remains-workhorse-after-four-decades" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont Coons farm bill Featured Leahy senate Vermont Washington Whitehouse Thu, 06 Feb 2014 15:12:47 +0000 Zach Despart 21530 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Vermont's Patrick Leahy shows his lighter side http://www.addisonindependent.com/201402vermonts-patrick-leahy-shows-his-lighter-side <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-21518" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201402vermonts-patrick-leahy-shows-his-lighter-side"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Leahy2588.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Leahy2588.jpg" title="Leahy2588.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SEN. PATRICK LEAHY, center, presides as chairman over the Senate Judiciary Committee. He is flanked by ranking member Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa and Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">WASHINGTON &mdash; A masterful storyteller, Sen. Patrick Leahy shared anecdotes about senators of decades past <a href="http://addisonindependent.com/?q=201402sen-leahy-remains-workhorse-after-four-decades">during a recent visit with a reporter</a>. One was a conversation with Minnesota Sen. Hubert Humphrey that took place shortly after Leahy took office in 1975. Humphrey asked Leahy if he wanted to go on a Congressional trip to Moscow to meet with Soviet Premier Leonid Brezhnev.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/21517">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201402vermonts-patrick-leahy-shows-his-lighter-side" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Leahy profile senate Thu, 06 Feb 2014 14:28:21 +0000 Zach Despart 21517 at http://www.addisonindependent.com