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Do you remember 'How to Eat Like a Child'?

Posted on December 7, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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What can you remember from 21 years ago? That was 1996.

Anything?

Some of us have incredible memories for random things, like our hair style or favorite sweatshirt. Others remember the feelings around big life moments. Then there are a few, who forget it all.

So, I wasn’t sure if anyone from our 1996 cast of “How to Eat Like a Child: And Other Lessons in Not Being a Grown-Up” was going to remember the show (or me, for that matter) when I asked around last week. But I was wrong. Very wrong.

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Education tax rate projected to jump: State officials eyeing 9.4-cent hike

Posted on December 7, 2017 |
By MICHELLE MONROE St. Albans Messenger



MONTPELIER — Both the average Vermont business and average homeowner can expect a 9.4-cent increase in their education tax rate next year, based on preliminary projections from tax commissioner Kaj Samson.

Statewide, education spending is expected to reach $1.681 billion in fiscal year 2018-2019, an increase of $60.2 million over the current fiscal year.

For a homeowner with a $250,000 house, that means an increase of $235 in their tax bill.

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Crystal family offers 'New Hope' to immigrants

Posted on December 4, 2017 |
By Jan Demers



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“My name is Fardowsa Ibrahim, 22 years old and a fourth year Medical Laboratory Sciences major at the University of Vermont. I identify as a first generation college student and as a Black, Muslim woman who wears a hijab. I was born in Kenya and my parents are from Somalia. I got married at 18 years old. I am a wife, full time student and mother. My parents came here because of war and wanted to give my siblings and me an opportunity to receive an education in a safe environment.”

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Electric company seeks 5 percent rate hike

Posted on December 4, 2017 |
By Mike Polhamus of VTDigger.org



VERMONT — Green Mountain Power’s electric rates are slated to rise by 5 percent in 2018 if the Public Utility Commission approves a deal the state’s largest utility reached this month with the Vermont Department of Public Service.

The deal incorporates approximately $18 million due to GMP customers as a result of terms the company agreed to when it purchased Central Vermont Public Service Corp. in 2012.

The proposed 5 percent rate increase is somewhat lower than it would have been without that sum, said Kristin Carlson, a GMP vice president.

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Shooters claim success: After 554 bucks taken, rifle season second best in 13 years

Posted on November 30, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — Area deer hunters enjoyed the second-best rifle deer season since 2005, bringing 554 bucks to Addison County weigh stations during the 16-day season that ran Nov. 11 to 26.

That total of deer taken came just 19 short of 2016’s total of 573, the highest since Vermont wildlife officials in 2005 banned the taking of spikehorn bucks during November’s rifle season, the most popular of the state’s deer hunting seasons.

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GMP electric rates expected to rise by 5 percent

Posted on November 30, 2017 |
By Mike Polahamus of VTDigger.org



VERMONT — Green Mountain Power’s electric rates are slated to rise by 5 percent in 2018 if the Public Utility Commission approves a deal the state’s largest utility reached this month with the Vermont Department of Public Service.

The deal incorporates approximately $18 million due to GMP customers as a result of terms the company agreed to when it purchased Central Vermont Public Service Corp. in 2012.

The proposed 5 percent rate increase is somewhat lower than it would have been without that sum, said Kristin Carlson, a GMP vice president.

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State nets $18.9 million for heating aid

Posted on November 30, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Vermont’s Congressional Delegation recently secured $18.9 million dollars in federal funding for the Low-Income Heating Assistance Program. These funds will help 20,000 Vermont households keep warm this winter. Low-income households across Vermont can expect to receive an average of $879 to assist with winter heating costs.

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Nuthatches: The upside down birds

Posted on November 27, 2017 |
By Joe Rankin



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Like many people who watch birds, I have my favorites. The nuthatches, for instance.

Quirky little birds. Shaped like stubby cigars, with their short tails and thick necks. And that disconcerting habit of spending time upside down. I wish I could do that. Of course, I wish I could walk up walls and hang from the ceiling like a gecko, too.

But why do nuthatches walk down the trunks of trees, anyway?

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State seeks feedback, ideas to clean up waterways

Posted on November 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Whether it’s a favorite swimming hole, an iconic stream running through town, or a fishing spot along the shores of Lake Champlain, every Vermonter has a connection to the state’s many lakes, ponds, wetlands and streams. Each resident can also play a meaningful role cleaning up Vermont’s polluted waterways.

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Gov. Scott: State complies as a 'sanctuary site'

Posted on November 22, 2017 |
By Mark Johnson of VTDigger.org



MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott insisted on Thursday that Vermont is in compliance with federal laws and asserted the U.S. attorney general “had not done his homework” before including the state on a list of so-called sanctuary sites threatened with the loss of federal funds.

“We believe we’re on safe ground,” Scott said.

The governor said the state law that triggered a warning letter from the U.S. Justice Department had been legally reviewed and found not to be in conflict with federal rules.

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