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June 29th

Guest Editorial: Twenty years later, Act 60 has paid some big dividends

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Jack Hoffman



The Equal Educational Opportunity Act, better known as Act 60, turned 20 years old this past Monday. On June 26, 1997, at an outdoor ceremony in Whiting, Gov. Howard Dean signed into law Vermont’s unique and groundbreaking education funding system.

As we face tensions over school consolidation and who should determine teachers’ health insurance benefits, it’s worth remembering what Vermont has already achieved in school funding.

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Machiavelli: Discourses on Livy, Part II

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Victor Nuovo



Editor’s note: This is the 13th essay by Middlebury College Professor Emeritus Victor Nuovo on the origins of western political thought with a focus on the great political thinkers of the times.

Without doubt, Machiavelli’s Discourses on Livy is unsurpassed among works of political philosophy. Neither Plato’s Republic, nor the Laws, nor Aristotle’s Ethics and Politics stand above it. And it is far more readable. It is a browser’s delight, and easy to navigate.

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City council cites 'thin cushion,' adds 2 cents

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council on Tuesday added two cents to the tax rate needed to support city services and adopted a $2,290,291 municipal budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1; the budget will increase city spending by about $58,000.

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Bristol Police Log: Police help rescue dogs left in hot cars

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Addison Independent Staff



BRISTOL — Bristol police responded to two incidents of dogs being left in hot cars during the week of June 12.

On June 12, police responded to the American Legion for a report of a dog in distress. Police found the vehicle windows down and the dog was fine. The officer contacted the dog’s owner and warned him about leaving dogs in hot vehicles.

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Middlebury Police Log: Police transport woman to hospital

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Addison Independent Staff



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded to a report on June 21 of a woman threatening to break some windows on a Case Street home in order to get inside to collect her children, whom police said were not inside.

Police said they took the woman to Porter Hospital to be evaluated by the Counseling Service of Addison County.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

•  Heard from a local man who told police on June 19 he believed he was being followed by people who intend to harm him. Police looked into the complaint.

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In Middlebury, town rate rises by a half-cent

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday unanimously OK’d a new municipal property tax rate of 98.2 cents per $100 in property value, reflecting a bump of approximately a half a penny compared to this year’s rate of 97.8 cents.

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Vermont State Police Log: Troopers cite Bridport man for DUI 4

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Addison Independent Staff



ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police say that a Bridport man has driven drunk multiple times and they want him off the road.

A trooper on June 21 at approximately 7:40 p.m. stopped a vehicle driven by 37-year-old Chad Nunn on Route 7 in Middlebury. The officer determined that Nunn had been consuming alcohol and took him to the state police barracks in New Haven where he was cited fro driving under the influence, fourth offence, and driving with a criminally suspended license.

In other recent activity, troopers:

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Vergennes Police Log: Untimely death is under investigation

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Addison Independent Staff



VERGENNES — In a mostly quiet seven days between June 19 and 25, Vergennes police helped calm a couple tense situations, dealt with minor car accidents, served or attempted to serve three different orders to city residents, and began the investigation of an untimely death.

During those seven days, Vergennes police:

•  On June 19 dealt with two minor one-car accidents on Monkton Road, one at its intersection with Route 7 and one at its intersection with Main Street.

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