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October 23rd, 2014
VERMONT — Late Wednesday afternoon GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott Milne formally announced his plan for improving the employment picture in Vermont.
Since the announcement came after the production deadline for this edition of the Independent, and could not be included in the interview we did with the candidate, Milne’s campaign provided an excerpt of the “Green Mountains of Opportunity Initiative,” as he called the plan.
MIDDLEBURY — Once again, the Better Middlebury Partnership and the town of Middlebury bring an outstanding Halloween event for kids of all ages and adults to Middlebury.
MIDDLEBURY — As the CEO of Milne Travel, Republican Scott Milne has sent many people to exotic locations throughout the world.
The North Pomfret Republican is now hoping to book a destination of his own, and it’s very exotic: Montpelier, where he hopes to serve as Vermont’s governor. He faces two-term incumbent Gov. Peter Shumlin, a Putney Democrat.
SALISBURY — A New Haven man on Monday pleaded innocent in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, to felony unlawful restraint and two other misdemeanor charges stemming from an Oct. 19 incident at a Salisbury home.
In addition to the first-degree unlawful restraint charge, Benjamin J. Adams, 32, faces accusations of violating an abuse prevention order and a criminal count of driving with a suspended license.
MIDDLEBURY — As a 17-year-old senior at Middlebury Union High School, Hannah Quinn attempted suicide. No one knew what had happened, and for two years she did not share her ordeal with friends or family.
Now, Quinn is speaking out about depression and suicide. Currently a junior at Middlebury College, Quinn hopes to open a dialogue on mental health issues on campus.
Initially hesitant to share her story, Quinn said she was inspired by a fellow student who shared her story with depression.
MIDDLEBURY — For 198 years, Middlebury College’s Osborne House at 77 Main St. has been a constant feature of Middlebury’s downtown landscape.
But early next Monday morning the recently uprooted two-story home will make its improbable journey along the Cross Street Bridge to a vacant, town-owned lot on the east side of the intersection of Cross and Water streets.
HEALTH CARE: It is the role of the government to ensure that all Vermonters have access to high quality, appropriate, and affordable healthcare and to promote public health. The hard part is figuring out a sustainable and fair way to pay for it.
Every other industrialized democracy in the world treats healthcare as a public good, just as we do our roads and our schools, and provides better care for far less money. Surely America can do this, but Vermont may have to lead the way (again).