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January 26th

Scott touts need for level-funded education spending

Posted on January 26, 2017 |
By Anne Galloway VTDigger.org



MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott made good on his promise to level fund the state’s budget and education spending in his first budget address to lawmakers on Tuesday.

The governor has not proposed any additional fees or taxes.

The Scott administration eliminates a $75 million General Fund budget gap in part by moving the $35 million annual teachers’ retirement obligation to the Education Fund.

The remaining $40 million General Fund shortfall is made up by cuts in human services expenditures and savings from the Medicaid program.

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Letter to the editor: Women's March was uplifting

Posted on January 26, 2017 |
By Patricia Heather-Lea



On Saturday, Jan. 21, I drove with 3 other women to Montpelier for the Women’s March. On our way traveling south on I-89, we noticed the traffic slowing down to a crawl. We were very lucky and had the chance to get off at the Middlesex exit and onto Route 2. We made it to Montpelier. Luckily we found a parking spot and walked to Montpelier High School to join the thousands bound for the State House.

Here are some of the lessons and messages that I read on posters. I share them with you in poetic form:

Human Kind, Be Both

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Water Quality Blueprint tool launched for Lake Champlain

Posted on January 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The Nature Conservancy in Vermont has announced the launch of its Water Quality Blueprint tool for clean water in Lake Champlain. The result of a sixteen-month project, funded by Keurig Green Mountain, the blueprint uses nearly 100 data sets compiled so as to create a unique analysis that identifies good places to invest in nature for clean water progress in Lake Champlain.

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Middlebury approves town budget warning

Posted on January 26, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury selectboard members OK’d a town spending plan and town meeting warning at their Tuesday meeting.

The board unanimously endorsed a proposed 2017-2018 municipal budget of $10,321,456, of which $7,106,034 would be raised by taxes.

The amount to be raised by taxes would result in a 0.42-cent decrease in the current municipal rate, which would drop to 95.22 cents per $100 in property value. The selectboard achieved this, in part, by applying a larger than anticipated surplus from the fiscal year 2016 budget year.

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Hancock, Granville community church to close doors in Feb.

Posted on January 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



HANCOCK / GRANVILLE — The Community Church of Hancock and Granville will cease operation next month and hold its last regular church service this Sunday. The church shares space with the Hancock Town Hall on Route 100.

Members of the United Church of Christ congregation voted on the closing at their recent annual meeting in Hancock, according to parishioner Roger Comes.

The last regular church service will be Sunday, Jan. 29, at 9:30 a.m. There will also be a closing ceremony with communion on Feb. 19, at 9:30 a.m.

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Castleton names county graduates

Posted on January 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



CASTLETON — The following students recently graduated Castleton University and will be recognized during the 230th commencement onSaturday, May 13,at the Castleton Pavilion: Emily Booska of Leicester, Jenna Cloutier of New Haven, Nicole Fyles of Leicester, J. Alden Bisson of Middlebury and Seth Hobbs of Middlebury. 

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Tiger girls' Nordic ski team edges D-I power CVU

Posted on January 26, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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RIPTON — At a four-team home meet at Rikert Nordic Center on Saturday, the Division II Middlebury Union High School girls’ team placed all four scoring skiers in the top seven to defeat visiting D-I power Champlain Valley, 15-23.

Tiger Ursula Volk won the 5-kilometer classic-style race by more than a minute, and Amelia Ingersoll (third), Malia Hodges (fourth by a second over a CVU competitor), and Isabel Rosenberg (seventh) rounded out the MUHS scorers.

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