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MIDDLEBURY | Middlebury Selectboard members approved a one-year art loan agreement Jan. 15 for the installation of the “Gravity” a life-sized, rusty metal sculpture of an elephant created by artist Eben Markowski... Read more

The Vermont Eagle

MIDDLEBURY | When it comes to “policing” absentee ballots, often the means by where voter fraud can occur, Webster stressed that there’s confusion about absentee voting because of the many differences between the voting laws of various states. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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Photo by Lou Varricchio

RUTLAND | New England radio talk show host Hal Shurtleff, founder of Camp Constitution in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, visited Rutland on Feb. 12 to sound the alarm about Vermont’s threatened private-property rights. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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Photo by Lou Varricchio

Another winter storm is in the forecast for this week — and you’ll probably be dealing with its aftermath as you read this week’s issue — but fear not, springtime is coming just as surely as the sun rises. Read more

Editorials

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Photo by Robert D. Ward

RUTLAND | GE Aviation in Rutland County will get a boost in manufacturing work thanks to Uncle Sam. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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Photo by Catholic News Service

MIDDLEBURY | The bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Burlington is strongly opposing an abortion bill under consideration by the Vermont Legislature. According to Bishop Christopher J. Coyne said the proposal, H. 57, “goes far beyond Roe v. Wade”... Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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ORWELL | State rescue crews recovered what is believed to be the body of ice angler Lee Wiktorski, 61, of Benson, on Feb. 13. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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MIDDLEBURY | Gov. Phil Scott  announced he appointed 103 Vermonters to state boards and commissions during the months of December and January, according to administration spokesperson Rebecca Kelley. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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MIDDLEBURY | It has been one year since a Vermont Superior Court ruling removed 13 percent of the town of Victory’s voters from the Northeast Kingdom community’s voting list. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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RUTLAND | Popular arts-and-crafts retailer Hobby Lobby, which occupies the former site of Hannaford Supermarket on Main Street (U.S. Route 7), will close next month. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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Photo by Lou Varricchio

When it comes to using state taxpayer dollars to advance his left-of-center political agenda, Vermont Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman isn’t shy. Read more

Editorials

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Photo by Middlebury Memorial Sports Center

MIDDLEBURY | Middlebury Selectboard members decided Jan. 15 to support a request made by Friends of Middlebury Hockey (FOMH) to ask taxpayers to pay for improvements at the Memorial Sports Center. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

CASTLETON | Castleton University officials announced last week that they have reached a teach-out agreement with Green Mountain College that ensures many of the students impacted by Green Mountain’s impending closure will be able to... Read more

The Vermont Eagle

MIDDLEBURY | A recent, thwarted shooting threat at a Middlebury school triggered the seizure, by local police, of legally owned guns. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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MIDDLEBURY | Dorn, who served as a commerce cabinet official in the administration of Gov. Jim Douglas, stressed that increasing the sales tax in South Burlington by even one percent will be an idea ultimately decided by voters on... Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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MIDDLEBURY | Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R) and U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D) announced on Jan. 22 that Vermont communities struggling to overcome the decline in the forestry industry will now be able to consider accessing a $7 million taxpayer-funded... Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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POULTNEY | Green Mountain College (GMC) was founded in 1834 as Troy Conference Academy, a coeducational institution. For 185 years, the college’s faculty has educated local and out-of-state students. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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Photo by Lou Varricchio

Last week, Gov. Phil Scott presented his Fiscal Year 2020 budget priorities for Vermont which included an e-cigarette “vaping” tax, clean water funding and ideas for putting more electric vehicles on the roads. Read more

Editorials

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Photo by Kristin Bolton

MIDDLEBURY | Young Tradition Vermont award-winning high school student Romy Munkres, of Cornwall, will play with the Middlebury College Community Chorus during the upcoming spring season. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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Photo by Lou Varricchio

MIDDLEBURY | In the 1989 movie “Field of Dreams,” actor Kevin Costner uttered one of Hollywood’s most famous lines: “If you build it, he will come.” Read more

The Vermont Eagle

MIDDLEBURY | Middlebury Selectboard members approved a one-year art loan agreement Jan. 15 for the installation of the “Gravity” a life-sized, rusty metal sculpture of an elephant created by artist Eben Markowski... Read more

The Vermont Eagle

MIDDLEBURY | When it comes to “policing” absentee ballots, often the means by where voter fraud can occur, Webster stressed that there’s confusion about absentee voting because of the many differences between the voting laws of various states. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

vt_022319_property_rights.jpg

Photo by Lou Varricchio

RUTLAND | New England radio talk show host Hal Shurtleff, founder of Camp Constitution in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, visited Rutland on Feb. 12 to sound the alarm about Vermont’s threatened private-property rights. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

vt_021619_from_the_editor_pic_by_lou.jpg

Photo by Lou Varricchio

Another winter storm is in the forecast for this week — and you’ll probably be dealing with its aftermath as you read this week’s issue — but fear not, springtime is coming just as surely as the sun rises. Read more

Editorials

vt_022319_ge_aviationn_contract_apache.jpg

Photo by Robert D. Ward

RUTLAND | GE Aviation in Rutland County will get a boost in manufacturing work thanks to Uncle Sam. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

vt_022319_bishop_speaks_out_chris_coyne_by_cns.jpg

Photo by Catholic News Service

MIDDLEBURY | The bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Burlington is strongly opposing an abortion bill under consideration by the Vermont Legislature. According to Bishop Christopher J. Coyne said the proposal, H. 57, “goes far beyond Roe v. Wade”... Read more

The Vermont Eagle

vt_022319_missing_man.jpg

Photo by Vermont State Police

ORWELL | State rescue crews recovered what is believed to be the body of ice angler Lee Wiktorski, 61, of Benson, on Feb. 13. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

vt_021619_audet_appointed_marie_audet.jpg

File photo

MIDDLEBURY | Gov. Phil Scott  announced he appointed 103 Vermonters to state boards and commissions during the months of December and January, according to administration spokesperson Rebecca Kelley. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

vt_021619_after_victory_tracey_martel.jpg

Photo provided

MIDDLEBURY | It has been one year since a Vermont Superior Court ruling removed 13 percent of the town of Victory’s voters from the Northeast Kingdom community’s voting list. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

vt_021619_hobby_lobby.jpg

Public domain photo

RUTLAND | Popular arts-and-crafts retailer Hobby Lobby, which occupies the former site of Hannaford Supermarket on Main Street (U.S. Route 7), will close next month. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

vt_021619_from_the_editor_zuckerman-by-lou-375x281.jpg

Photo by Lou Varricchio

When it comes to using state taxpayer dollars to advance his left-of-center political agenda, Vermont Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman isn’t shy. Read more

Editorials

middlebury_sports_center.jpg

Photo by Middlebury Memorial Sports Center

MIDDLEBURY | Middlebury Selectboard members decided Jan. 15 to support a request made by Friends of Middlebury Hockey (FOMH) to ask taxpayers to pay for improvements at the Memorial Sports Center. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

CASTLETON | Castleton University officials announced last week that they have reached a teach-out agreement with Green Mountain College that ensures many of the students impacted by Green Mountain’s impending closure will be able to... Read more

The Vermont Eagle

MIDDLEBURY | A recent, thwarted shooting threat at a Middlebury school triggered the seizure, by local police, of legally owned guns. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

south_burlington_city_hall.jpg

Photo by City of South Burlington

MIDDLEBURY | Dorn, who served as a commerce cabinet official in the administration of Gov. Jim Douglas, stressed that increasing the sales tax in South Burlington by even one percent will be an idea ultimately decided by voters on... Read more

The Vermont Eagle

vt_020219_forest_decline_logging.jpg

File photo

MIDDLEBURY | Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R) and U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D) announced on Jan. 22 that Vermont communities struggling to overcome the decline in the forestry industry will now be able to consider accessing a $7 million taxpayer-funded... Read more

The Vermont Eagle

vt_020219_gmc_to_close_students.jpg

Photo provided

POULTNEY | Green Mountain College (GMC) was founded in 1834 as Troy Conference Academy, a coeducational institution. For 185 years, the college’s faculty has educated local and out-of-state students. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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Photo by Lou Varricchio

Last week, Gov. Phil Scott presented his Fiscal Year 2020 budget priorities for Vermont which included an e-cigarette “vaping” tax, clean water funding and ideas for putting more electric vehicles on the roads. Read more

Editorials

vt_012619_community_chorus_romy_munkres.jpg

Photo by Kristin Bolton

MIDDLEBURY | Young Tradition Vermont award-winning high school student Romy Munkres, of Cornwall, will play with the Middlebury College Community Chorus during the upcoming spring season. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

vt_012619_option_taxes.jpg

Photo by Lou Varricchio

MIDDLEBURY | In the 1989 movie “Field of Dreams,” actor Kevin Costner uttered one of Hollywood’s most famous lines: “If you build it, he will come.” Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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