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MIDDLEBURY | Middlebury Police Chief Tom Hanley told members of the Selectboard on Jan. 27 that a new Homeless Task Force has been organized. Read more

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VERGENNES | New Vergennes City Manager Daniel Hofman is getting down to business at city hall in the Little City. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Middlebury residents gathered at town hall on Jan. 29 to learn more about the planned Amtrak passenger train platform planned for the Marble Works complex. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | If you’ve traveled on Routes 7 and 116 so far this winter, you may have noticed better road conditions when compared to past years. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | The Democrats of New Hampshire have spoken and “Bernie 2020” is their resounding new mantra. Read more

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BRANDON | The real estate sector in the Brandon area, and throughout much of Rutland County for that matter, is going through a mini boom at the moment. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Area hospitals, including the Rutland Regional Medical Center (RRMC), are monitoring the coronavirus scare as it affects Vermont. RRMC issued a statement last week about the coronarvirus scare and its potential impact on the area. Read more

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VERMONT | When we consider Vermont’s sex offender registry, let’s not forget that it’s designed as a civil regulatory scheme and not a vindictive means to further punish and censure fellow citizens for their past crimes. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Imagine a member of the Vermont State Police being a mere babe? In the case of little nine-week-old Loki, a Plott hound puppy, she’s being trained to sniff out all sorts of wrong doings, among other things. Read more

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BURLINGTON AIRPORT | A complex jet aircraft like the new F-35 requires highly skilled pilots and ground crews. That’s why Vermont Air Guard men and women of the 158th Fighter Wing are at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, to train in flying and maintai Read more

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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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CHARLOTTE | After nearly a decade of studies and work with considerable public input, the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR) has completed its long-range management plan (LRMP) for Mt. Philo State Park. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | First it was nuclear, then coal. Now, wind power is on the chopping block in NIMBY Vermont. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Several Vermont lawmakers and community leaders are expressing concerns that harsh state policies, rules, and regulations continue to negatively affect the lives and livelihoods of lower-income Vermonters. Read more

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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

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GRANVILLE | After five months being vacant, Gov. Phil Scott announced the appointment of Peter Reed (I) to fill the Orange-Washington-Addison House District seat. Reed follows August 2019 resignation of Independent Rep. Ben Jickling. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | It’s the start of a new decade and that means Census takers will be seen throughout the area. According to the U.S. Constitution, all persons in the United States must be counted and that’s what is commonly referred to as the Census. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Vermont Gov. Phil Scott’s fourth “State of the State” address to lawmakers was faced with hecklers from inside the State House last Thursday. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | The year 2025 is looming. And Vermont’s road to “90 by 2025” carbon-free energy is proving to be a rocky, costly trek. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | The Middlebury Town Clerk’s Office is seeking an individual for the appointed position of assistant town clerk. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Middlebury Police Chief Tom Hanley told members of the Selectboard on Jan. 27 that a new Homeless Task Force has been organized. Read more

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VERGENNES | New Vergennes City Manager Daniel Hofman is getting down to business at city hall in the Little City. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Middlebury residents gathered at town hall on Jan. 29 to learn more about the planned Amtrak passenger train platform planned for the Marble Works complex. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | If you’ve traveled on Routes 7 and 116 so far this winter, you may have noticed better road conditions when compared to past years. Read more

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From the editor: It’s not always so hunky-dory when it comes to Montpelier’s power and the state’s dairy industry. A recent example illustrates that even farming isn’t immune from government’s long arm. Read more

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MIDDELBURY | Health policy expert and entrepreneur Meg Hansen announced her campaign for the Office of Vermont Lieutenant Governor last week. Read more

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The Twitter scandle involving Burlington Police Chief Brandon del Poso is at an end, but it seems there’s a lack of maturity on the part of Burlington’s other so-called finest. Read more

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You may recall a news story, which was widely reported in August, about a lawsuit brought by a woman who was the victim of a kidnapping and sexual assault involving suspect Everett Simpson. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Officials of Middlebury-based Stonecutter Spirits distillery announced that they will close both their Middlebury tasting room and Burlington bar and restaurant establishment, known as the Highball Social. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | On Tuesday, Democratic candidate for Governor, Rebecca Holcombe, welcomed experienced Vermont campaign worker, Cameron Russell, as her new Campaign Manager. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | The state of Vermont has kicked off a new, online marijuana education campaign that is aimed at the state’s often unreported, high rate of cannabis use. But will it help stem growing marijuana use, especially by young people, locally? Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Last week Gov. Phil Scott announced the appointment of Kathy Lavoie to the Vermont Board of Education. Read more

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WASHINGTON D.C. | On Dec. 4, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation to crack down on unwanted and predatory robocalls.  The House vote was 417-3. Read more

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BRANDON | A Rutland County resident has been named to the Vermont Supreme Court by Gov. Phil Scott. Judge William “Bill” Cohen of Rutland County to the Vermont Supreme Court after serving 20 years as a Superior Court judge with distinction. Read more

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Railroad Archives

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MIDDLEBURY | The mighty Rutland Railroad was one of America’s greatest railways until its contentious demise in 1963 brought on by a labor strike. Read more

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Winter-like weather comes early in Vermont. This year, here in the Champlain Valley, we had our first taste of the changing seasons by early November. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved $500,000 in emergency relief funding following the Halloween rainstorm that left widespread damage throughout Vermont, according to Gov. Phil Scott’s office. Read more

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What lies beneath

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MIDDLEBURY | Champlain Valley gas will remain untapped Read more

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VERGENNES | John Graham Housing & Services candlelight vigil for the homeless Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Vermont has pockets of growth, mainly in urban and semi-urban centers and Addison County is considered one of them. Read more

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