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Vermont election chief says Trump wrong on illegal voting

Posted on February 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos recently issued the following statement in response to continued assertions by President Trump that 3 million to 5 million people voted illegally in the November elections:

As the chief state election official for the state of Vermont, I am fiercely proud of the work that Vermont’s town clerks and local elections officials do to ensure the integrity of our elections.

Voting is a Constitutional right at the very core of our democracy.

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Regulators penalize Vermont Gas for 'imprudence' on pipeline

Posted on February 6, 2017 |
By Mike Polhamus VTDigger.org



MONTPELIER — Vermont Gas Systems acknowledged Thursday that it “did not prudently plan and manage” a 41-mile pipeline extension in Addison County in the early stages of the project.

As a penalty, the company’s income will be capped for the next three years, according to a settlement with state regulators filed late Thursday afternoon.

Vermont Gas may earn no more than an 8.5 percent return on its capital assets through 2019.

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Filmmaker laments passing of Vt. writer Howard Frank Mosher

Posted on February 2, 2017 |
By Jay Craven



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Like thousands of Vermonters who have been touched by Howard Mosher and his writing, I feel a deep sense of loss at the realization of life without him.

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Wardens urge extra caution is needed on the ice

Posted on February 2, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Anyone venturing onto the ice for ice fishing or other activities is urged to exercise extra caution by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.

Warmer weather in January has caused ice to deteriorate on lakes, ponds and rivers throughout the state, including those in northern Vermont according to State Game Warden Jenna Reed. 

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Vermont's Farm to Ballet project hosts auditions for summer season

Posted on February 2, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Norwich University names fall dean's list

Posted on February 2, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



NORTHFIELD — The following students have been named to the dean’s list at Norwich University for the fall 2016 semester: Cody Benjamin Alexander of Bristol, Darren Andre Desabrais of Middlebury, Nicholas Brian Myers of New Haven, Zachariah Ethan Mlcuch of New Haven, and Christopher Harold Leach of Vergennes.

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County students make Johnson State honors list

Posted on February 2, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — The following students have been named to the president’s and dean’s lists at Johnson State College for the fall 2016 semester: John Grayson Eckroth of Granville, dean’s list; Tamara Volkert of Middlebury, president’s list; Chelsea Bingham of New Haven, dean’s list.

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Local residents join Montpelier crowd: Women, backers flood state capital to show solidarity

Posted on January 26, 2017 |
By Emma Cotton



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MONTPELIER — Greta Hardy-Mittell, a junior at Middlebury Union High School, stood on the steps of the Vermont Statehouse last Saturday afternoon counting the speakers left until it was her turn. Clutching a folded paper copy of a self-authored poem, the nerves she had quieted that morning began to resurface.

The sign-waving, pussy-hat-wearing crowd before her — expected to be only a few thousand — was estimated at 15,000-20,000 by Vermont State Police, making it the largest protest ever held in Vermont, according to organizers.

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Scott touts need for level-funded education spending

Posted on January 26, 2017 |
By Anne Galloway VTDigger.org



MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott made good on his promise to level fund the state’s budget and education spending in his first budget address to lawmakers on Tuesday.

The governor has not proposed any additional fees or taxes.

The Scott administration eliminates a $75 million General Fund budget gap in part by moving the $35 million annual teachers’ retirement obligation to the Education Fund.

The remaining $40 million General Fund shortfall is made up by cuts in human services expenditures and savings from the Medicaid program.

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Water Quality Blueprint tool launched for Lake Champlain

Posted on January 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The Nature Conservancy in Vermont has announced the launch of its Water Quality Blueprint tool for clean water in Lake Champlain. The result of a sixteen-month project, funded by Keurig Green Mountain, the blueprint uses nearly 100 data sets compiled so as to create a unique analysis that identifies good places to invest in nature for clean water progress in Lake Champlain.

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