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May 9th, 2013
MONTPELIER — On Tuesday, the Vermont House passed legislation that would allow farmworkers in the state to apply for driving permits, regardless of their legal status.
The bill, which passed with a decisive 105-39 vote, was largely intended to aid Vermont’s population of 1,500 migrant workers that staff dairy farms across the state. It creates a way for individuals who cannot produce a social security number (or other specific forms of identification like a U.S. passport or green card) to apply for a Vermont driver’s license.
BRANDON — The saying “You’ve can’t please all of the people all of the time” never had more meaning then it does in Brandon right now.
MONTPELIER — State officials last week announced that Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School and Champlain Valley Union High School have been inducted into the League of Innovative Schools.
BRANDON — It was the film that introduced moviegoers to visions of flying children, magical fairies, human-like animals and menacing pirates. It was the original silent film adaptation of “Peter Pan,” a picture personally supervised by author J.M. Barrie. The film became a major hit when released in 1924, with audiences eager to get their first big-screen look at the wonders of Neverland.
VERGENNES — Faced with challenging times financially, the nonprofit organization that operates the Vergennes Opera House has taken steps to cut costs and evaluate how it operates and markets the historic City Hall theater.
Friends of the Vergennes Opera House board president Allison Rimmer said the group remains optimistic about the theater’s long-term prospects, but also had to be realistic about its fiscal health.
VERGENNES — Vergennes voters will decide on Tuesday whether to approve the city council’s proposed $1.45 million bond to fund a new 4,611-square-foot police station on North Main Street.
Residents may cast their ballots on the proposed bond at the city’s Green Street fire station from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. They will also join other Addison Northwest Supervisory Union voters on the 14th in deciding a $600,000 loan proposal to fund new roofing for Vergennes Union High School (see related story).
MIDDLEBURY — Add one more to the list of communities divided in support or opposition of Vermont Gas Systems’ Addison Natural Gas Project.
MIDDLEBURY — Longtime Mary Hogan Elementary School teacher Anne Corrigan has spent the past 40 years telling young people about interesting people, places and things.
Now she wants to see some of those people, places and things for herself.
With that in mind, Corrigan has decided to end her teaching career after 25 years at the Mary Hogan School.