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Lou Varricchio

SOUTH ROYALTON | According to a June 19 news report published in the American Bar Association’s ABA Journal, “Vermont Law School (based in South Royalton) has been placed on the American Association of University Professors’ (AAUP) sanction list... Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Middlebury’s fifth annual food, music, street performer festival proved that the early summer event has staying power. Read more

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MONTPELIER | Vermonters are taking a cautious approach to the use of Roundup after the Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that the prime chemical ingredient does not cause cancer. Read more

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RUTLAND | An official of People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, announced that the organization awarded $52,000 to Vermont nonprofits during its most recent grant cycle. Read more

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ADDISON | A new report reveals that, in order to afford a modest two-bedroom apartment at the Fair Market Rent in Vermont, renters will have to earn $22.78 an hour, or $47,375 annually. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | While Vermont doesn’t have any dinosaur fossils, researchers are sure that the extinct creatures roamed the valleys of the ancient, and then considerably taller, Green Mountains. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | With the early 2019 legislative session wrapped up, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott spent the final days reading and signing several bills into law.  Included were new taxes on e-cigarettes and logging equipment. Read more

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WHITING | A fire destroyed an unoccupied farmhouse that was being renovated in Sudbury on June 13. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Denecker Chevrolet of Middlebury, along with a group of 14 Chevrolet dealerships, gave a helping hand to Rutland resident, Stefanie Schaffer. Read more

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RUTLAND | Poultney Selectboard member and 2018 state-senate primary candidate Terry Williams wants to draft new Republican Party candidates in time for the 2020 campaign. Read more

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VERGENNES | Vermont Gov. Phil Scott last week joined local, state and federal partners to announce over $2.5 million in taxpayer-funded community development grants to nine communities in nine different counties throughout Vermont. Read more

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RUTLAND | Conservative Vermonters alarmed by political and policy trends in the state gathered recently at an 802VT Alliance meeting, and attendees had no difficulty finding controversial issues to discuss. Read more

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MONTPELIER | A new study by the website WalletHub shows that Vermont has a double-edged sword when it comes to job creation and unemployment. Read more

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CASTLETON | The self-described “vicious circle” of New York City satirists, libertines and misanthropes called the Algonquin Round table also included stock membership with the now-defunct Neshobe Island Club on Lake Bomoseen. Read more

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RUTLAND | If you’re searching for an affordable place to live in Vermont, you may want to consider Rutland County. According the Rutland Regional Marketing Committee, the county has Vermont’s lowest home acquisition cost, as a percentage of median... Read more

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MIDDEBURY | Officials of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation announced that Nico Brayton, a student at Middlebury Union High School (MUHS), received one of their organization’s prestigious, full-ride 2019 Coolidge Scholarship awards. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | On Saturday, June 8, starting at 10 a.m. Middlebury’s Sheldon Museum, will host landscape architect Theodore “Ted” Adams of Wagner Hodgson on a tour of the new Middlebury Town Park located within a block of the museum. Read more

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LEICESTER | Residents of Salisbury and Leicester may be familiar with the strange name “Satan’s Kingdom”, a place name for a vague area located near Lake Dunmore and Fern Lake. But beyond vague references to what sounds like a local place of darkness Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Tax season is behind us now and many late-filing Vermonters are receiving their tax refund checks this month. However, some Vermonters were surprised to pay what amounted to a hidden income tax in 2019. Read more

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ADDISON | Seven Vermont state-owned historic sites opened their doors for the 2019 season. This collection of sites offers 80 historic structures along with over 1,000 acres of forest and farmland. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

Fodaroo 2019 001.jpg

Photo by Lou Varricchio

MIDDLEBURY | Middlebury’s fifth annual food, music, street performer festival proved that the early summer event has staying power. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

Vt. 062919 Roundup safety Herbicide_spraying.jpg

Photo by Krista Lundgren/USFWS

MONTPELIER | Vermonters are taking a cautious approach to the use of Roundup after the Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that the prime chemical ingredient does not cause cancer. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

Vt 062919 Mentor Connection.jpg

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RUTLAND | An official of People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, announced that the organization awarded $52,000 to Vermont nonprofits during its most recent grant cycle. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

VT 062919 Rent report Middlebury-South-Village.jpg

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ADDISON | A new report reveals that, in order to afford a modest two-bedroom apartment at the Fair Market Rent in Vermont, renters will have to earn $22.78 an hour, or $47,375 annually. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

VT 062219 Dinos Alex.jpg

Photo by Lou Varricchio

MIDDLEBURY | While Vermont doesn’t have any dinosaur fossils, researchers are sure that the extinct creatures roamed the valleys of the ancient, and then considerably taller, Green Mountains. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

VT 060819 Scott signs bills.jpg

File photo

MIDDLEBURY | With the early 2019 legislative session wrapped up, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott spent the final days reading and signing several bills into law.  Included were new taxes on e-cigarettes and logging equipment. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

VT 062219 Farmhouse fire3.jpg

Photo by Christy Alger

WHITING | A fire destroyed an unoccupied farmhouse that was being renovated in Sudbury on June 13. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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Photo courtesy of Nate Richman

MIDDLEBURY | Denecker Chevrolet of Middlebury, along with a group of 14 Chevrolet dealerships, gave a helping hand to Rutland resident, Stefanie Schaffer. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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Photo by Lou Varricchio

RUTLAND | Poultney Selectboard member and 2018 state-senate primary candidate Terry Williams wants to draft new Republican Party candidates in time for the 2020 campaign. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

VT 061819 Vergennes funds.jpg

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VERGENNES | Vermont Gov. Phil Scott last week joined local, state and federal partners to announce over $2.5 million in taxpayer-funded community development grants to nine communities in nine different counties throughout Vermont. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

VT 061519 Act 250 repeal Dave Soulia.jpg

Photo by Lou Varrichio

RUTLAND | Conservative Vermonters alarmed by political and policy trends in the state gathered recently at an 802VT Alliance meeting, and attendees had no difficulty finding controversial issues to discuss. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

VT 060819 Good job news Kennedy Brothers coworker.jpg

Photo by Lou Varricchio

MONTPELIER | A new study by the website WalletHub shows that Vermont has a double-edged sword when it comes to job creation and unemployment. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

VT 060819 Rutland house prices Project-Vision.jpg

Photo provided by NeighborWorks of Western Vermont

RUTLAND | If you’re searching for an affordable place to live in Vermont, you may want to consider Rutland County. According the Rutland Regional Marketing Committee, the county has Vermont’s lowest home acquisition cost, as a percentage of median... Read more

The Vermont Eagle

VT 060819 Nico Brayton.jpg

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MIDDEBURY | Officials of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation announced that Nico Brayton, a student at Middlebury Union High School (MUHS), received one of their organization’s prestigious, full-ride 2019 Coolidge Scholarship awards. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

VT 060819 Middlebury park tour.jpg

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MIDDLEBURY | On Saturday, June 8, starting at 10 a.m. Middlebury’s Sheldon Museum, will host landscape architect Theodore “Ted” Adams of Wagner Hodgson on a tour of the new Middlebury Town Park located within a block of the museum. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

MIDDLEBURY | Tax season is behind us now and many late-filing Vermonters are receiving their tax refund checks this month. However, some Vermonters were surprised to pay what amounted to a hidden income tax in 2019. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

VT 060119 State sites open Mt. Independence_Rev War.jpg

File photo

ADDISON | Seven Vermont state-owned historic sites opened their doors for the 2019 season. This collection of sites offers 80 historic structures along with over 1,000 acres of forest and farmland. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | How does a busy Vermont state official manage to find time to write thoughtful, informative essays to be included in a book? Read more

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RUTLAND | Back in its heyday, the Rutland Railroad was the King of Steam in New England. Just after the Civil War, the Rutland & Burlington Railroad was reorganized and changed its name to the Rutland Railroad. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | If you’re a working motherliving in Vermont, you’re probably in the best place to access all the resources and needs for your family life. Read more

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