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March 21st, 2014
I just wanted to call your attention to the status of the GMO labeling bill in the Vermont Legislature. This issue is extremely important to Vermonters, as demonstrated by their polling responses and attendance of public hearings and lobbying events.
The article “Lawmakers lament school tax hikes” (Addison Independent, March 13) made me concerned because the lawmakers didn’t see the disconnect between the school budgets’ changes and the state’s school property tax rate.
Recently, people have been made aware of the situation numerous homeowners along the proposed Addison “Natural” Gas Project pipeline are finding themselves in. Vermont Gas, the owner and petitioner for this project, has received the long awaited “Certificate of Public Good” from the Public Service Board for Phase 1 of the project.
This week’s writers are Annie Noonan, commissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor and Lisa Gosselin, commissioner of the Vermont Department of Economic Development. Gosselin is married to Addison Independentpublisher Angelo Lynn.
The fifth and sixth grade classes at Lincoln Community School on Thursday put on a play called "Mud and Water," about the town's history of deluges. Photos by Trent Campbell.
3/22 Midd. vs. Bowdoin.......................... 10-4
3/22 Midd. vs. Bowdoin.......................... 14-6
Trip to Clermont, FL
ADDISON COUNTY — Two key Addison County lawmakers involved in the state’s health care reform effort said they are pleased with Vermonters’ response to the new health insurance exchange and conceded that long-awaited financial details about the transition to a single-payer system probably won’t be available until early next year.
That was the word this week from Sen. Claire Ayer of Addison and Rep. Mike Fisher of Lincoln, both Democrats.
MIDDLEBURY — Resident Howard “Skip” Brush confirmed on Tuesday that he will spearhead a petition drive to force reconsideration of Middlebury’s Town Meeting Day vote in favor of a $6.5 million plan to build new town offices and a recreation center.