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MIDDLEBURY | Middlebury Police Chief Tom Hanley told members of the Selectboard on Jan. 27 that a new Homeless Task Force has been organized. Read more

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BARNARD | In 1881, farmer James Cadwell was hunting in Barnard. He tracked what was purportedly the last panther in Vermont. Cadwell asked Alexander Crowell, a local hunter, for help. After Crowell shot the catamount, he had his picture taken with th Read more

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NEW YORK, N.Y. | With May being Military Appreciation Month and significant military pension changes having taken effect last year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst States for Military Retirees a Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | In a discussion of the third draft of the proposed FY2021 budget with the Middlebury Selectboard, Town Manager Kathleen Ramsay reported that final budget results for FY2019 showed a General Fund surplus of nearly $2.5 million, a number w Read more

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VERGENNES | New Vergennes City Manager Daniel Hofman is getting down to business at city hall in the Little City. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Middlebury residents gathered at town hall on Jan. 29 to learn more about the planned Amtrak passenger train platform planned for the Marble Works complex. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | If you’ve traveled on Routes 7 and 116 so far this winter, you may have noticed better road conditions when compared to past years. Read more

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MONTPELIER | Last month, the Vermont House approved S.23, the Minimum Wage bill, on a vote of 93-54. The current minimum wage in Vermont is $10.96 per hour. Under the new proposal, this would increase to $11.75 on Jan. 1, 2021, and then to $12.55 a y Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | The Democrats of New Hampshire have spoken and “Bernie 2020” is their resounding new mantra. Read more

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BRANDON | A view of the ruins of the 19th century ironworks in the Forest Dale section of Brandon. Read more

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KILLINGTON | Ski areas across Vermont saw record levels of business over the Martin Luther King, Jr, holiday weekend, thanks to timely snowstorms that resulted in prime conditions for skiing and snowboarding. Sugarbush Resort enjoyed the “biggest day Read more

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BRANDON | The real estate sector in the Brandon area, and throughout much of Rutland County for that matter, is going through a mini boom at the moment. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Area hospitals, including the Rutland Regional Medical Center (RRMC), are monitoring the coronavirus scare as it affects Vermont. RRMC issued a statement last week about the coronarvirus scare and its potential impact on the area. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Imagine a member of the Vermont State Police being a mere babe? In the case of little nine-week-old Loki, a Plott hound puppy, she’s being trained to sniff out all sorts of wrong doings, among other things. Read more

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FERRISBURGH | Addison County’s recognition of Black History Month will be focused at the Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh. Read more

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MONTPELIER | As of Jan. 27, the 2019-20 Vermont Legislature has introduced 1,241 new bills and eight proposed Constitutional amendments. Read more

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BURLINGTON AIRPORT | A complex jet aircraft like the new F-35 requires highly skilled pilots and ground crews. That’s why Vermont Air Guard men and women of the 158th Fighter Wing are at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, to train in flying and maintai Read more

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PITTSFORD | You wouldn’t think an amendment to the U.S. Constitution would require special, local protection, but in today’s twitchy anti-gun environment, illegal immigrants seem to evoke more empathy by some citizens than legal gun owners. Read more

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RUTLAND | In a speech at the Castleton Republican Breakfast “Taking Vermont Forward” last Saturday, 2020 lieutenant gubernatorial candidate Meg Hansen challenged Republicans to stick to strong principals of freedom and economic growth. Read more

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CHARLOTTE | After nearly a decade of studies and work with considerable public input, the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR) has completed its long-range management plan (LRMP) for Mt. Philo State Park. Read more

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