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Lawmakers mull reductions in special education spending

Posted on February 8, 2018 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — Revamping the way Vermont pays for its public schools once again took center stage at Monday’s legislative breakfast at the Bristol American Legion Hall, and local lawmakers are specifically focused this session on reducing special education expenses.

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Legislators warm to ban on coyote hunting

Posted on February 8, 2018 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — Some Addison County residents and lawmakers raised issues about largely unregulated coyote hunting during discussion at Monday’s legislative breakfast at the Bristol American Legion Hall.

Addison resident Jan Louise Ball, who lives on Snake Mountain, spoke with emotion about what she said was the “mass murder” of coyotes and bobcats in her area. She said she learned from state Fish & Wildlife officials that coyotes can be killed year-round, and there are no rules against hunters organizing coyote “derbies.”

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AARP offers tax help to Vermonters

Posted on February 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT – Tax season is underway. As in previous years, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers across Vermont with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention to the older population. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service.

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Garden trends in 2018

Posted on February 5, 2018 |
By Leonard Perry



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Each year, the Garden Media Group (gardenmediagroup.com) — a marketing firm for the home and garden industry — identifies key gardening trends for the coming season. For 2018 they’ve pegged seven of these, based around the overall theme of nature’s prescription for mental wellness. 

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Saint Michael's hires Lorraine Sterritt as its first female president

Posted on February 5, 2018 |
By GAIL CALLAHAN of VTDigger.org



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COLCHESTER — The first woman president of Saint Michael’s College arrived on campus this past Tuesday to meet with administrators, faculty, staff and students.

Lorraine Sterritt’s selection as the 17th president of the Colchester liberal arts college was announced by the college’s presidential search committee on Jan. 26.

Originally from Ireland, Sterritt is currently president of Salem Academy and College in Winston-Salem, N.C. She will take up her new position in July. College officials declined to disclose salary information.

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New guides give advice on heating with wood

Posted on February 5, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER – The Vermont State Wood Energy Team has announced the availability of two new resources for modern wood heating.

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German ambassador to answer Vermonters' questions

Posted on February 2, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders has invited all Vermonters to a special town hall meeting with German Ambassador Peter Wittig on Friday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian-Universalist church in Burlington.

Ambassador Wittig will discuss current political events in Europe and his own country, as well as German domestic policy. Sanders said he always believed that it is important for Americans to learn about what goes on in other countries, both their successes and their failures.

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Legislators consider income tax to fund public education

Posted on February 1, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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BRIDPORT — A proposal to use the income tax as the primary source for funding public schools was the top issue discussed by participants at the season’s first legislative breakfast, held Monday at the Bridport Grange Hall.

Local lawmakers also shared their view on the state’s new marijuana law and a plan to lower prescription drug costs, among other topics (click the links to see those stories).

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Climate alert! Naturalists see global warming hurting northern species

Posted on February 1, 2018 |
By Emma Cotton



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ADDISON — The changing climate is significantly affecting northern wildlife, nationally renowned naturalist Sue Morse recently told a gathering of 30 people in Addison. The Jericho resident told stories not just of the influence of warming in Vermont, but also gave first-hand accounts of changes in the Arctic, showing striking photos of both the environment’s natural beauty and the trauma it has endured.

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A hike in the minimum wage is favored

Posted on February 1, 2018 |
By John Flowers



BRIDPORT — A bill in the state Senate calls for a gradual increase in the state’s minimum wage, from the current $10.50 to $15 per hour by 2022. It was the topic of some discussion among lawmakers at Monday’s Legislative Breakfast at the Bridport Grange Hall.

Rep. Fred Baser, R-Bristol, is a member of the House Ways & Means Committee, which will review the bill when/if it emerges from the Senate.

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