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April 16th, 2015
SHOREHAM — The Education finance reform bill approved by the Vermont House last Thursday would accomplish three things, according to Rep. David Sharpe: set a statewide education property tax rate, cap school spending for three years and create larger school districts.
The Bristol Democrat, who chairs the House Education Committee, described the bill at a Legislative Breakfast in Shoreham on Monday, where local lawmakers also shared details of what has already been a busy April in the Statehouse.
Bill H.361, as described by Sharpe on Monday, would:
MIDDLEBURY — Twenty-seven-year-old Nathan Dearing, who had been barred from driving, got behind the wheel of a car while under the influence of alcohol and killed a 55-year-old Middlebury man who was bicycling with his wife in Weybridge early Tuesday evening, Addison County prosecutors allege.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College is proposing to add four new student residences that would contain a combined total of 158 beds, a project aimed, college officials said, at reducing currently cramped housing conditions and encouraging on-campus living.
The new housing would be built in conjunction with the removal of temporary modular housing that was installed below the campus’s Western Ridgeline in 1997. That modular housing currently houses 35 students.
RUTLAND/BRANDON — Kyle Pinkham is sitting at a desk at the new Burlington Labs office in Rutland, wearing a black sweater, khaki pants and huge grin.
Yes, Pinkham is smiling, something he refused to do six months ago when he first sat down with The Reporter to talk about heroin addiction and all it has cost him, including his teeth.
Hillary Rodham Clinton has announced that she is a candidate for president in 2016. How is Clinton likely to fare in Vermont, in both the March Democratic Primary and the November General Election?
The closing of Greg’s Meat Market has saddened us very much, having shopped at the store since he opened it in 1981.
All the employees who have worked for Greg are to be commended for their dedication and loyalty and have become dear friends to both of us.
Greg’s Market provided a service to the community in delivering groceries to shut-ins and the elderly. This was a special service which will not be provided by the other grocery stores.
An unusual new tax is under discussion in Montpelier right now. It’s unusual because the proceeds will go right back into the pockets of Vermonters. And it’s unusual because the sponsors would be happy if you did everything possible to avoid paying this tax.