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October 12th, 2015
I am writing to express my support for the Healthy Workplaces bill, H.187 — and to ask that the Senate pass it into law when they return to Montpelier this January.
I recently moved to Massachusetts to work in construction. I left two full time jobs — one at food-related business, and the other at a social service agency — because this opportunity paid better and provided great benefits. While I had great benefits at the social service agency, at the food-related business I received no paid sick days or health insurance.
As the likelihood of a railway project moves forward, I share the concern of business owners. I am proposing a pedestrian-friendly project for consideration.
BRISTOL — Bristol police, working with troopers from the New Haven barracks of the Vermont State Police, say they have made progress in discovering who broke into and robbed several homes in the Bristol area on Monday, Oct. 5.
BOLTON — A young woman from Starksboro who was a passenger in a car that hit a moose on Tuesday evening was badly injured; the driver was killed.
Vermont State Police report that a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt driven by 22-year-old Brandon Preedom of Waterbury struck an 800-pound bull moose at a little after 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6. Preedom succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury artist Doug Lazarus started to develop a real appreciation for the Morgan horse five years ago while researching, for a literary project, the Vermont roots of the celebrated breed.
But Lazarus quickly came to the conclusion that the history, attributes and many accomplishments of the Morgan horse could not fit in one book.
SHOREHAM — Raj P. Bhakta has always sought to make a splash, whether it be as a contestant on the reality TV show “The Apprentice” or as a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives.
Saturday, Oct. 3, was no different.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury residents will be asked on Tuesday, Oct. 13, to weigh in on some proposed safety and traffic-related upgrades at the intersection of Court Street, Charles Avenue and Monroe Street.
ADDISON — The effort to restore Addison’s long-vacant town hall got a boost on Tuesday night, when the Addison selectboard heard from a Phelps Engineering representative that land to the west of the town clerk’s office would support a septic system that could serve all town-owned property in the Addison Four Corners area.