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Lawmakers anxious about federal funding as education, lake cleanup hang in the balance

Posted on March 16, 2017 |
By John Flowers



SHOREHAM — Concern over continued federal funding for the state’s education, health care and Lake Champlain cleanup programs dominated discussion at Monday’s legislative breakfast in Shoreham.

Rep. Dave Sharpe, D-Bristol, called these the “three serious areas of concern” for the 2017 legislative session. All three programs, according to Sharpe, are largely dependent on federal support — which is in flux under the presidency of Donald Trump.

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Four seek recently vacated seat on Middlebury selectboard

Posted on March 16, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — What a difference a few weeks can make in Middlebury’s political scene.

No one on March 7 was interested in challenging incumbent selectboard members Brian Carpenter and Laura Asermily in their re-election bids for three-year terms.

But four candidates have now emerged with designs on the one year left on a three-year term recently vacated by incumbent Selectwoman Donna Donahue.

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Quarter-million-dollar playground upgrade planned in Lincoln

Posted on March 16, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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LINCOLN — Seven years ago a group of Lincoln Community School parents got together to raise funds to buy new playground equipment.

“I had at the time a second-grader, a kindergartener and a new born. And the play structure at the school was 25 years old, out of date, out of code. It needed to be replaced,” said Mary Beth Stilwell, a Lincoln parent and school board member.

Stillwell started that first playground committee with the idea of “just replacing the play structure.”

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How does a recount work? Ballot by ballot, Vergennes reassesses election

Posted on March 16, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — A meticulous Monday afternoon recount at Vergennes City Hall confirmed the March 7 results of the race for city mayor: Former three-term Mayor Mike Daniels edged two-term incumbent Bill Benton, 270-265.

That margin, one that is less than 1 percent of the votes cast on Town Meeting Day, remained unchanged after two hours of painstaking counting by five members of the Vergennes Board of Civil Authority: Justices of the Peace Barry Aldinger, Lynn Pope and Rena Trepanier, and Aldermen Lowell Bertrand and Mark Koenig.

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Hot chili warms up a cold day

Posted on March 16, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The 9th Annual Vermont Chili Festival is officially in the books. Nearly 2,500 hearty souls braved a brisk wind and record-setting temperatures in the teens to sample chili made by local vendors, both professional and amateur.

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Lawmakers lobby Fish & Wildlife on coyote hunting question

Posted on March 16, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



VERMONT — Motivated by constituent outrage over unregulated coyote hunting, some legislators are asking state wildlife officials to rethink Vermont’s open season on the canine predator.

“Coyotes are important animals not vermin to be attacked,” said Rep. Jim McCullough, D-Williston. “They’re important ‘people’ that need, if you will, the honor of having controls on their hunting or their ‘taking.’ And right now they don’t have that honor.”

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Unusual avian visitor lures birders to Brandon

Posted on March 16, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — Brandon is home to a lot of unique individuals, but a truly rare bird paid a visit last week.

A beautiful white trumpeter swan attracted the interest and excitement of the birding community when a fine specimen was seen off Route 73 in the Otter Creek floodwaters hanging out with a flock of Canada geese.

Carl Phelps owner of Miller Hill Farm, Nursery and Gardens in Sudbury spotted the swan on Wednesday, March 8, south of the railroad overpass.

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Forum on anti-Semitism to be held this Sunday

Posted on March 16, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — This Sunday, March 19, Middlebury’s religious community will hold the third in a monthly series of community conversations that touch on religion in contemporary America.

“Anti-Semitism: Then and Now” will take place 4-5:30 p.m. at the Congregational Church of Middlebury (UCC).

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