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May 15th, 2017

Porter Medical Center celebrates new partnership

Posted on May 15, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center CEO Dr. Fred Kniffin has always compared the hospital’s affiliation process with University of Vermont Health Network to a courtship.

There was an initial period of “dating” last year when Porter was considering the possibility of joining UVMHN’s family of five medical institutions in Northern New York and Vermont.

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ANESD Renaming Committee announces five finalists

Posted on May 15, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — The Addison Northeast School District is one step closer to a new name.

Tuesday night the ANESD Renaming Committee pored over the results of its online and phone survey, in which all members of the community were encouraged to contribute potential names for the unified school district created by the November 2016 vote.

“It’s not every day you get a chance to rename a school district,” said Superintendent Patrick Reen.

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Boston Celtics official and VUHS alum tapped to speak at Vergennes graduation

Posted on May 15, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School Class of 2017 has selected as its graduation speaker a member of the VUHS Class of 1973 whose employer is in the headlines right now — at least in sports sections.

Jeff Twiss, the Boston Celtics vice president of Media Services and Alumni Relations, will be the featured speaker at the June 9 commencement at VUHS. The Celtics, of course, entered Wednesday night tied 2-2 with the Washington Wizards in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

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Driver charged in fatal Route 7 crash

Posted on May 15, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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SALISBURY — Authorities have filed criminal charges against a Springfield man who was driving a car that crashed into another vehicle on Route 7 in Salisbury last month, killing a passenger in the second vehicle.

Vermont State Police on Thursday formally cited Shawn Newell, 33, for gross negligent driving with death resulting.

Brian Kerr, 40, of Ripton was killed on April 20 when the car that Newell was driving smashed head-on into the car Kerr was riding in.

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Community forum: Teacher health care negotiations is not as simple as governor portrays it

Posted on May 15, 2017 |
By Sen. Claire Ayer



As you know, Gov. Scott, along with the Vermont School Boards Association and the Vermont Superintendents Association, has proposed that the state save up to $26 million by taking over teacher healthcare benefits. The governor has stated that he will veto a budget without these savings incorporated.

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Vermont ranks 8th in the nation for female farmers

Posted on May 15, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — Vermont’s Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets is highlighting the important role women play in Vermont’s Ag community.

Women represent about 22.3 percent of the principal farm operators in Vermont, according to the most recent USDA agricultural census. That number is significantly greater than the national average, which is 14 percent. A “principal operator” is defined as the person overseeing the daily farm operations.

Vermont ranks 9th in the nation for percentage of principal farm operators that are women.

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Editorial: Legalizing marijuana: A very savvy bill Gov. Scott can sign

Posted on May 15, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



While Gov. Phil Scott’s coup to have the state negotiate teachers’ health care benefits has been the unforeseen show-stopper of this legislative session, that a bill moving toward legalizing marijuana made it to the governor’s desk is one of the session’s biggest surprises.

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Letters to the Editor: Unfair to blame teachers for rising health care costs

Posted on May 15, 2017 |
By Millard M. Cox



Here we go again — Vermont public school teachers and their union are being made the scapegoat, blamed for high taxes and the high cost of health care in the state. Can anyone seriously believe that bullying the teachers can save the state $26 million? What are the real causes of the rising costs of health care?

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