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MONTPELIER — Two years ago, dairy farmers and advocacy groups across the state celebrated a victory when the state passed Act 62, the Raw Milk Bill, allowing farmers to sell small amounts of raw milk directly to consumers.
Henry David Thoreau and Emily Dickinson never met in real life, but local playwright and actor Jim Stapleton has imagined what their meeting might have been like in his two-person play “Henry and Emily: The Muses in Massachusetts.” The play, which opens at the Town Hall Theater Friday night, stars Stapleton and his wife, Diana Bigelow, and includes poems and passages from published and private writings by Thoreau and Dickinson.
When Goshen resident Dick Conrad's immune system attacked his muscles in August of 2008, leaving him totally paralyzed, in August of 2008, he faced up to a recovery period that included months in the hospital and more in a wheelchair.
I’m going to write my next column about the Zamboni, I said to her.
She looked up from her Garnet Hill catalog and peered over the top of her glasses. She put down the catalog, its cover bright with spring fashions: “Why on earth would you want to write a column about the Zamboni, of all things?”
Everybody loves the Zamboni. It’s got a funny name and goes round and round turning distilled water into ice as smooth as glass. What could be cooler than that?
Porter Hospital officials posed a legitimate beef with Gov. Peter Shumlin’s proposed provider tax on hospitals in a front page story in today’s Addison Independent: “These reductions will clearly impair our ability to be an effective partner in the way reform is occurring in this state, in the way that Gov. Shumlin and Gov.
MIDDLEBURY — Porter Hospital’s ability to participate in Vermont’s health care reform effort could be severely hampered by state budget proposals that would further erode the Middlebury institution’s fragile bottom line.
That was the message on Tuesday from key Porter Hospital officials who face the perennial challenge of delivering cutting edge medical services to a population that is increasingly unable to afford them.
BRISTOL — As if health care reform weren’t shaping up as a tough enough challenge, lawmakers this session will participate in crafting a 2011-2012 state budget that is already facing a $176 million revenue shortfall.
Local legislators outlined some of the many looming budget challenges at a legislative breakfast on Monday at the Bristol American Legion headquarters.
House and Senate members are poring over a fiscal year 2012 budget draft that features a lot of cuts and some revenue adjustments.
MONTPELIER — Rep. Greg Clark, R-Vergennes was recovering well on Wednesday from surgery just hours after suffering what his wife, Eileen, called a “major heart attack” at his hotel in Montpelier on Tuesday evening.
“He sounded like his old self today,” Eileen Clark said during a brief phone conversation on Wednesday as the Addison Independent went to press.