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Most Vermonters know about Green Up Day. Green Up Day is designated as the first Saturday in May. Read more

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VERGENNES | Vergennes’ picturesque boat basin is located below the falls in the downtown section of Vermont’s Little City. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Lake Champlain is smaller than the Great Lakes, but Vermont politicians (jockeying to get taxpayer funds for a variety of special projects) have tried to reclassify it as the fifth Great Lake... Read more

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RUTLAND | Col. Matthew T. Birmingham, director of the Vermont State Police, announced that Detective Sgt. Michael Dion, with the Vermont State Police (VSP) Major Crime Unit-North, has been promoted to lieutenant/station commander... Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | A new online report shows that Vermonters have a lot of reasons to sing the blues: they have one of the United States’ highest state tax loads to bear. Read more

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Last week, Vermont Rep. Maxine Grad (D-Moretown), chairwoman of the House Judiciary Committee, told gun rights supporters at a public hearing to stop waving small United States flags. Why? Read more

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RUTLAND | Rutland’s Chaffee Art Center is currently welcoming teens and young people to the new Open Studio Hub. Read more

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CASTLETON | Former Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas, a resident of Middlebury, will deliver the commencement address at Castleton University’s 232nd graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 18. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY| Scout Executive Ed McCollin announced that Francesca Arato has accepted the position of district executive for the Calvin Coolidge District of the Green Mountain Council. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | The town of Middlebury is the recipient of a nationally recognized, taxpayer-funded grant to help mitigate stormwater-related problems in the downtown area. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Priscilla and George Gilman of Salisbury were admitted to University of Vermont — Porter Medical Center in Middlebury after they were bitten by a rabid coyote on April 1. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | If you’re still using paper billing when it comes to paying for your electricity use, well, it’s time to get with the program and have a chance to win some cool stuff. Read more

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RUTLAND | Vermonters will see smoke in the sky above the Green Mountains in April. There’s no need to panic because the planned fires will be under control and watchful eyes by Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF) crews. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Supporters of a planned boycott against seven Vermont companies, whose CEOs have publicly supported a state carbon tax, suggest that several state legislators with active links to “green” companies operating within the state have a... Read more

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VERGENNES | This year’s celebration of Jefferson Day (April 13) will arrive a few days early in the Green Mountain State. Read more

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As reported elsewhere in this issue of the Eagle, officials of Porter Medical Center announced the appointment of Dr. Seleem Choudhury as the hospital’s new president/chief operating officer as of June 1. Read more

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RUTLAND | College of St Joseph president Dr. Jennifer L. Scott announced March 21 in a heartfelt letter to the private Catholic college’s faculty, students, parents and staff, that a potential institutional partner has backed out... Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Unless you’re among Vermont’s growing group of charged-up E.V. motorists, you’re probably noticing gasoline prices are on the rise in the Green Mountain State, once again. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Last week, when retired homeowners Doug and Pat Richmond of Underhill were told by an official of their home fuel-oil dealer, Patterson Fuels, that their basement fuel tank was being “red tagged”... Read more

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As Monteplier correspondent Guy Page reported in these pages last week, the Vermont Legislature has the discretion to fund, modify, or not fund thousands of current and proposed line items that comprise the proposed 2020 General Fund budget... Read more

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Most Vermonters know about Green Up Day. Green Up Day is designated as the first Saturday in May. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

VT 042019 Vergennes basin by Lou.jpg

Photo by Lou Varricchio

VERGENNES | Vergennes’ picturesque boat basin is located below the falls in the downtown section of Vermont’s Little City. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

VT 042019 Lake Champlain UVM researcher by UVM.jpg

Photo provided by UVM

MIDDLEBURY | Lake Champlain is smaller than the Great Lakes, but Vermont politicians (jockeying to get taxpayer funds for a variety of special projects) have tried to reclassify it as the fifth Great Lake... Read more

The Vermont Eagle

VT 041319 VSP Michael Dion.jpg

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RUTLAND | Col. Matthew T. Birmingham, director of the Vermont State Police, announced that Detective Sgt. Michael Dion, with the Vermont State Police (VSP) Major Crime Unit-North, has been promoted to lieutenant/station commander... Read more

The Vermont Eagle

VT 042019 Tax burden.jpg

Photo provided by Vermont Department of Taxes

MIDDLEBURY | A new online report shows that Vermonters have a lot of reasons to sing the blues: they have one of the United States’ highest state tax loads to bear. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

VT 041319 From the editor flag waving.jpg

Photo by Guy Page

Last week, Vermont Rep. Maxine Grad (D-Moretown), chairwoman of the House Judiciary Committee, told gun rights supporters at a public hearing to stop waving small United States flags. Why? Read more

The Vermont Eagle 2 Comments

VT 033019 Free art classes pic.jpg

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RUTLAND | Rutland’s Chaffee Art Center is currently welcoming teens and young people to the new Open Studio Hub. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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Photo by Lou Varricchio

CASTLETON | Former Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas, a resident of Middlebury, will deliver the commencement address at Castleton University’s 232nd graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 18. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

VT 041319 Scouting exec Francesca Arato.jpg

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MIDDLEBURY| Scout Executive Ed McCollin announced that Francesca Arato has accepted the position of district executive for the Calvin Coolidge District of the Green Mountain Council. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

VT 041319 Midd Master Plan downtown.jpg

Photo by VTrans

MIDDLEBURY | The town of Middlebury is the recipient of a nationally recognized, taxpayer-funded grant to help mitigate stormwater-related problems in the downtown area. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

VT 041319 Coyote attack.jpg

Public domain photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS

MIDDLEBURY | Priscilla and George Gilman of Salisbury were admitted to University of Vermont — Porter Medical Center in Middlebury after they were bitten by a rabid coyote on April 1. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

VT 040619 Cool stuff ebike.jpg

Photo by Pavel Ševela/Wikimedia Commons

MIDDLEBURY | If you’re still using paper billing when it comes to paying for your electricity use, well, it’s time to get with the program and have a chance to win some cool stuff. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

VT 040619 Forest fire plan.jpg

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RUTLAND | Vermonters will see smoke in the sky above the Green Mountains in April. There’s no need to panic because the planned fires will be under control and watchful eyes by Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF) crews. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

VT 040619 Conflict of Interest JT Dodge by Shayne Spence with permission.jpg

Photo by Shayne Spencer

MIDDLEBURY | Supporters of a planned boycott against seven Vermont companies, whose CEOs have publicly supported a state carbon tax, suggest that several state legislators with active links to “green” companies operating within the state have a... Read more

The Vermont Eagle

VT 033019  Douglas to introduce.jpg

Photo by Lou Varricchio

VERGENNES | This year’s celebration of Jefferson Day (April 13) will arrive a few days early in the Green Mountain State. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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As reported elsewhere in this issue of the Eagle, officials of Porter Medical Center announced the appointment of Dr. Seleem Choudhury as the hospital’s new president/chief operating officer as of June 1. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

St Joseph's College.jpg

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RUTLAND | College of St Joseph president Dr. Jennifer L. Scott announced March 21 in a heartfelt letter to the private Catholic college’s faculty, students, parents and staff, that a potential institutional partner has backed out... Read more

The Vermont Eagle

VT 033019 Gasoline prices.jpg

Public domain photo by CC0

MIDDLEBURY | Unless you’re among Vermont’s growing group of charged-up E.V. motorists, you’re probably noticing gasoline prices are on the rise in the Green Mountain State, once again. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

VT 033019 Red Tagging Home_oil_furnace.jpg

Public domain photo

MIDDLEBURY | Last week, when retired homeowners Doug and Pat Richmond of Underhill were told by an official of their home fuel-oil dealer, Patterson Fuels, that their basement fuel tank was being “red tagged”... Read more

The Vermont Eagle

Eagle Logo.jpg

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As Monteplier correspondent Guy Page reported in these pages last week, the Vermont Legislature has the discretion to fund, modify, or not fund thousands of current and proposed line items that comprise the proposed 2020 General Fund budget... Read more

The Vermont Eagle