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MONTPELIER | Rep. Heidi Scheuermann (R-Stowe) is preparing legislation to slow implementation of Act 46, the controversial school consolidation law. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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MIDDLEBURY | With the 2018 mid-term campaign and election season now over, Vermont legislators are enjoying a late-year respite before the start of a new legislative session in Montpelier starting in January. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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MIDDLEBURY | With more than 274,000 votes cast, Vermonters overwhelmingly re-elected Phil Scott to serve another term as governor, choosing the governor’s message of affordability over national buzz about gender identity. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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RUTLAND | In a 90-minute-long forum recently at the historic Paramount Theater, Repubilcan Gov. Phil Scott and Democratic challenger Christine Hallquist debated taxes, ethics, schools, housing and more. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | While perennial Vermont political candidate H. Brooke Paige doesn’t describe himself as a latter-day “David” in his fight against Vermont’s “Goliath” Act 46, the state’s compulsory school consolidation law... Read more

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STARKSBORO — This year the Starksboro Selectboard increased in size from three to five members, and the Chair of the Board couldn’t be happier. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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Education spending and its commensurate negative effect on property taxes in Vermont has long been a thorny issue. Read more

Editorials

In 2014, we helped shed light on a story about a married couple who bought a rural house in New Haven because it stood within the locally zoned Agriculture District... Read more

Editorials

MIDDLEBURY — Ten supervisory unions and supervisory districts throughout Vermont were selected for a Special Education Services Review, the Vermont Agency of Education announced today. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

RUTLAND — Two more Vermont towns discussed district consolidation possibilities under Act 46, and so far the outlook is positive for keeping school choice. Read more

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For years, indeed decades, Vermont’s public school Establishment has regularly found ways to put pressure on the non-sectarian independent schools that receive tuition for pupils from the 90 “tuition towns”. Read more

Letters to the Editor

Back in July, we mentioned here that the Ethan Allen Institute has become an essential component of democracy in Green Mountain State, especially when it comes to learning how your state representative and senator vote during the legislative session. Read more

Editorials

ORWELL — Voters in Orwell again rejected a plan to merge school districts under Act 46, Vermont’s district consolidation law. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

During this year’s election campaign, new candidates for the Vermont House and Senate come armed to the teeth for the battle. Read more

Editorials

The 2016 legislative session is now history, and it’s worthwhile to assess its production. Read more

Letters to the Editor

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MONTPELIER — Representatives and concerned citizens gathered at the Statehouse last week to study the continued impact of Act 46 on school choice in Vermont. Read more

The Vermont Eagle