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Recently, the Vermont House passed a bill that raised taxes on the wrong people to support a worthy cause for, in large measure, the wrong reasons. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

Vermont and France have at least two attributes in common — both produce world class cheese and both have a low carbon footprint. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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MONTPELIER | To listen to the renewable power industry and its supporters in the Vermont Legislature, you might think carbon taxation is the only certain way to reduce CO2 emissions. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The use of hydrogen as an alternative to fossil fuels is catching on in Europe, where two dozen nations last week pledged to boost research funding into the technology. Read more

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The Vermont Eagle

LAKE PLACID | A Pennsylvania man has been charged with grand larceny following a scheme in which he allegedly stole 2,221 gallons of fuel oil from a municipal storage tank by pumping it into a converted box truck. Read more

The Sun

BEEKMANTOWN | The Town of Beekmantown has been faulted in an audit by the state Comptroller’s Office for failing to procure goods in accordance with mandated competitive bidding requirements — including $40,387 to purchase a new 2017 pickup truck. Read more

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CHESTERTOWN | Town of Chester Supervisor Craig Leggett outlined 2017 highlights in his annual State of the Town address, including passing a budget that was below the cap and the installation of a new biomass boiler in town hall. Read more

The Sun

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RUTLAND | The Agency of Natural Resources announced last week that Rowley Fuels of Milton, was fined $18,600 for illegally cutting open fuel oil storage tanks and lighting the fuel on fire. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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CHESTERTOWN | The Chester Town Board turned down a request from a citizen to allow muskrat trapping in a creek behind Town Hall. Read more

The Sun

CHESTERTOWN | The town formally unveiled its new wood-pellet burning boiler and the acquisition of 104 acres of forest to town holdings last Thursday. Read more

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JOHNSBURG | The Warren County Board of Supervisors has voted to authorize up to $15,000 for removing fuel storage tanks and other debris from the site of the former Johnsburg Garage. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN — While the tense showdown over the Affordable Care Act gobbled up headlines last week, local groups remained concerned over possible cuts in domestic spending. Read more

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Now is the Minter of our discontent. Why such discontent? Read more

Letters to the Editor

An Eagle reader commented to me last week that the proposed, high-handed Vermont carbon tax is now off the table. Well, yes and no—and not so fast, I told the gentleman. Read more

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Actually Ms, Simillodes from Vermont Gas said the company wants to ship Pennsylvania fracked gas from Glen Falls north thru Vermont to Canada. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY — A new report, titled “On-Farm Biodiesel Production in Vermont: Legal and Regulatory Overview”, conducted by the Institute for Energy and the Environment, at Vermont Law School is available online. Read more

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LONG LAKE — The Kickerville Mobil Station has been without gas or diesel for about a month, with no firm date for the fuel to return. Read more

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