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Affordability vs environment

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MIDDLEBURY | Several Vermont lawmakers and community leaders are expressing concerns that harsh state policies, rules, and regulations continue to negatively affect the lives and livelihoods of lower-income Vermonters. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | The outcome of a Vermont Supreme Court hearing, held at Middlebury College on Jan. 15, will likely decide the fate of controversial Act 46, the state’s school-merger law. Read more

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Peter Reed

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GRANVILLE | After five months being vacant, Gov. Phil Scott announced the appointment of Peter Reed (I) to fill the Orange-Washington-Addison House District seat. Reed follows August 2019 resignation of Independent Rep. Ben Jickling. Read more

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Census coming

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MIDDLEBURY | It’s the start of a new decade and that means Census takers will be seen throughout the area. According to the U.S. Constitution, all persons in the United States must be counted and that’s what is commonly referred to as the Census. Read more

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State-of-the-State Phil Scott

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MIDDLEBURY | Vermont Gov. Phil Scott’s fourth “State of the State” address to lawmakers was faced with hecklers from inside the State House last Thursday. Read more

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StephenLeffler

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HINESBURG | The University of Vermont Medical Center named Stephen Leffler, M.D., 55, a native of Leicester, Vermont, as its next president and chief operating officer, effective immediately. Read more

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Solar-project

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MIDDLEBURY | The year 2025 is looming. And Vermont’s road to “90 by 2025” carbon-free energy is proving to be a rocky, costly trek. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | The Middlebury Town Clerk’s Office is seeking an individual for the appointed position of assistant town clerk. Read more

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VT Winter Storm

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MIDDLEBURY | The last week of December 2019 brought winter weather conditions more typical of mid-January. On Dec. 31, Green Mountain Power (GMP) crews responded to outages caused by a winter storm which brought ice, some snow, and strong winds. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | The Green Mountain National Forest is a destination for many backcountry skiers of Addison & Rutland counties. An event scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Vermont Ski & Snowboard Museum in Stowe, is attracting skiers. Read more

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Firemen

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GRANVILLE | On Jan. 5, at approximately 4:38 p.m., 911 operators received a call regarding a residential fire at 210 Post Office Hill Rd. in the town of Granville, Vermont. Read more

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Obesity problem brain scan

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MIDDLEBURY | New research by the University of Vermont has revealed a genuine connection between childhood obesity and decreased functions in young brains. The new Vermont-based research was just published in the professional medical journal JAMA Ped Read more

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HOPE Handshake

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MIDDLEBURY | In keeping with this season of giving, and setting aside partisan passions, Addison County Republicans gathered over 100 non-perishable items to donate to non-profit HOPE, Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects. Read more

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Meg Hansen

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MIDDELBURY | Health policy expert and entrepreneur Meg Hansen announced her campaign for the Office of Vermont Lieutenant Governor last week. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Vermont’s electric utilities are letting customers across Vermont know they can now save up to $15,000 when they buy or lease new all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles thanks to new Vermont state rebates & fed. tax credits. Read more

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Lawsuit

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MIDDLEBURY | Three Vermont community mental health agencies announced that they are joining forces in a suit against the opioid drug industry. Read more

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Stonecutter Closes Barrels

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MIDDLEBURY | Officials of Middlebury-based Stonecutter Spirits distillery announced that they will close both their Middlebury tasting room and Burlington bar and restaurant establishment, known as the Highball Social. Read more

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Middlebury-F.D. Firefighter awards

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MIDDLEBURY | The Middlebury Fire Department and Battell Hose Company held their joint annual awards dinner on Dec. 7 at the American Legion Post 27 in Middlebury. Read more

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Cameron Russell

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MIDDLEBURY | On Tuesday, Democratic candidate for Governor, Rebecca Holcombe, welcomed experienced Vermont campaign worker, Cameron Russell, as her new Campaign Manager. Read more

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Mark Levine

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MIDDLEBURY | The state of Vermont has kicked off a new, online marijuana education campaign that is aimed at the state’s often unreported, high rate of cannabis use. But will it help stem growing marijuana use, especially by young people, locally? Read more

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