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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

The Vermont Eagle

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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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ALBANY | “This is going to be a very, very interesting budget cycle.  The $6 billion deficit is a big problem, which is especially concerning because our economy is doing well." says Senator Betty Little in a statement regarding the executive budget. Read more

News Briefs - New York

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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

The Vermont Eagle

LAKE GEORGE | Minutes after he was elected chairman of the Warren County Board of Supervisors Jan. 3, Stony Creek Supervisor Frank Thomas called for investments in the county’s infrastructure and workforce development programs Read more

The Sun

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After literally more than 100 years of intermittent trying, Vermont’s educational leadership succeeded in giving its bureaucracy the power and duty to force mergers of Vermont’s public schools into larger districts (Act 46). Read more

Guest Columnists

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PLATTSBURGH | City of Plattsburgh Police arrested Clinton County legislator Simon Conroy for stalking in the fourth degree. This is the fifth arrest made on Conroy in recent months. Read more

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Turning Back The Pages

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Politics was his game: Gov. Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller, New York state governor, made a decision to not seek the Republican nomination for the presidency, which came with dramatic suddenness for the Republican Party. Read more

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CLINTON COUNTY | Positions for county coroner and legislature and many town boards were decided by Clinton County voters Tuesday night. Read more

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