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budgets http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/460/all en Andy Kirkaldy: On Pats, field hockey & more http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412andy-kirkaldy-pats-field-hockey-more <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> In honor of what still may still lurk from Thanksgiving in our refrigerators, some leftover sports thoughts:</p> <p> &bull;&nbsp; It remains a better question to ask how have the New England Patriots managed to have winning seasons every year since 2004, not why have they not won another Super Bowl. The Patriots have been the best team overall in the NFL in that time frame despite being upset in two Super Bowls.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27216">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412andy-kirkaldy-pats-field-hockey-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Column America baseball budgets Patriots thanksgiving Wed, 03 Dec 2014 21:14:55 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 27216 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Middlebury selectman look to trim spending proposal http://www.addisonindependent.com/201301middlebury-selectman-look-trim-spending-proposal <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Middlebury officials will try to pare at least another $120,000 from a 2013-2014 municipal budget proposal in order to achieve the selectboard&rsquo;s goal of limiting the spending plan&rsquo;s impact on residents. The goal is an increase on the local property tax rate of no more than 5.5 cents while maintaining current services.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14776">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201301middlebury-selectman-look-trim-spending-proposal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury budgets Middlebury Thu, 03 Jan 2013 15:53:55 +0000 14776 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Editorial: Opportunity can be found in state's limited budget http://www.addisonindependent.com/201301editorial-opportunity-can-be-found-states-limited-budget <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Angelo Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> We know this legislative session will again be limited by tight budgets, challenged by tweaks to the state&rsquo;s nascent health care reform and harassed by both sides of the aisle on hot-button issues such as &ldquo;death with dignity,&rdquo; how to fight drug-related crime, finding a solution to search and rescue procedures, potential statewide increases in the property tax rate, and possibly raising taxes to cover more cuts in federal aid.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14768">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201301editorial-opportunity-can-be-found-states-limited-budget" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial budgets editorial Thu, 03 Jan 2013 15:26:30 +0000 14768 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Federal budget cuts mean fewer services http://www.addisonindependent.com/201208federal-budget-cuts-mean-fewer-services <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>Editor&rsquo;s note: This is the final story in a series looking at how federal funding cuts are affecting local nonprofits.</em></p> <p> MIDDLEBURY &ndash;&ndash; Many Addison County nonprofits have struggled with financial uncertainty in the wake of the 2008 recession. Federal funding for these organizations decreased, causing many to scale back services or operational costs.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12933">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201208federal-budget-cuts-mean-fewer-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont budgets Featured social services Thu, 23 Aug 2012 15:59:28 +0000 Kaitlyn Kirkaldy 12933 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Addison taxes seen dropping http://www.addisonindependent.com/201202addison-taxes-seen-dropping <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> ADDISON &mdash; As town budget crafting season has wrapped up, the Addison selectboard has proposed to spend more in the 2012-2013 fiscal year than its members had budgeted in the current fiscal year &mdash; but this year the town has managed to save almost $75,000 that the board is planning to use to lower the town&rsquo;s tax rate next year.</p> <p> Meanwhile, in Panton, the selectboard&rsquo;s proposed budget is lower on its face value, but if residents back four proposed capital funds, net spending could rise slightly in the upcoming fiscal year.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10756">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201202addison-taxes-seen-dropping" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison budgets taxes Thu, 09 Feb 2012 18:00:03 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 10756 at http://www.addisonindependent.com VUHS weighs a 2.5% spending hike http://www.addisonindependent.com/201112vuhs-weighing-25-spending-hike <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Last March, the Vergennes Union High School board&rsquo;s level-funded budget of a little less than $8.9 million earned solid support in the five communities the school serves. Now the board is eyeing a third budget draft for the 2012-2013 academic year that could raise spending by 2.47 percent to a little more than $9 million.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10266">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201112vuhs-weighing-25-spending-hike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes budgets education spending Mon, 19 Dec 2011 18:00:06 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 10266 at http://www.addisonindependent.com State regulator says regional hospitals not in jeopardy, yet http://www.addisonindependent.com/201107state-regulator-says-regional-hospitals-not-jeopardy-yet <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-8553" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201107state-regulator-says-regional-hospitals-not-jeopardy-yet"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/kimball3157.thumbnail.jpg" alt="kimball3157.jpg" title="kimball3157.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> STEPHEN KIMBELL, COMMISSIONER of the Vermont Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities, and Health Care Administration, is currently reviewing the state’s hospital budgets, including Porter’s. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Vermont&rsquo;s 14 regional hospitals are performing well and aren&rsquo;t at risk of being shuttered or consolidated as a byproduct of Vermont&rsquo;s new health care reform law, according to the state official who is reviewing hospital operations and their proposed spending plans.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/8537">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201107state-regulator-says-regional-hospitals-not-jeopardy-yet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury budgets health care Porter Hospital Thu, 14 Jul 2011 16:00:30 +0000 John Flowers 8537 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Middlebury gym eyed as heating costs rise http://www.addisonindependent.com/201104middlebury-gym-eyed-heating-costs-rise <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Town officials exploring the prospect of a new municipal building at the intersection of College and South Main streets will seek a consultant to help them flesh out plans.</p> <p> And while a new municipal building proposal is likely a few years off, the selectboard wants to quickly make some energy improvements to the adjacent, porous town gym in anticipation of heating fuel prices that could top $4 per gallon next winter.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/7620">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201104middlebury-gym-eyed-heating-costs-rise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury budgets heating costs municipal gym Thu, 14 Apr 2011 18:00:23 +0000 Andrew Stein 7620 at http://www.addisonindependent.com