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

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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 | In keeping with this season of giving, and setting aside partisan passions, Addison County Republicans gathered over 100 non-perishable items to donate to non-profit HOPE, Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects. Read more

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Our business model and our rural communities are currently undergoing some significant changes that must be addressed. Read more

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NORTH COUNTRY | The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and AARP Tax Aid program in Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties helped 4,150 low-income individuals and families last year get their taxes done for free. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | PRIDE of Ticonderoga is seeking contractors and a program administrator to put into motion $1.5 million in housing-related grants that have been awarded to the community-development organization since April. Read more

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Vermont and France have at least two attributes in common — both produce world class cheese and both have a low carbon footprint. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | Mayor Robert Blais voiced a plea last week in person to state officials, telling them that the taxpayers of Lake George would be undertaking a crushing debt load if the state doesn’t direct at least $6 million more towards... Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | As the government shutdown lumbers on with no end in sight, county officials have begun to field calls about Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | In the North Country, the cost of heating a home through the frigid winters months can prove too much for some residents to shoulder. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Just over 72 hours after Mayor Colin Read announced that he had vetoed the council’s decision to accept a deal to fix the Webb Island Footbridge, a handful of residents were at City Hall’s doorstep. Read more

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Many Vermonters are not benefiting from the state’s economic growth. Read more

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The Dec. 11 Rutland Herald editorial, titled “Classic Conundrum,” asks whether Vermont should tax fossil fuels as “the best, most effective way to limit greenhouse gas emissions” or pass because it’s “a tough sell,”... Read more

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RUTLAND - Six local schools are part of a sweeping $31 million, seven-year GEAR UP grant awarded to the Vermont Student Assistance Corp. from taxpayer funds. Read more

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It was good to know that those running for our congressional seat discussed environmental matters, including climate change, during one of the debates. Read more

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Life brings extra challenges to people with a disability. Putting food on the table should not be one of them. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Plattsburgh City Police are raising money to benefit the Clinton County Christmas Bureau. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The Plattsburgh Common Council last week unanimously approved a resolution authorizing Plattsburgh City Police Chief Levi Ritter to sign a rental agreement to open a new police community outreach office on Margaret Street. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | More than any other issue, health care has animated the national and local political landscape during the midterm election cycle. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Residents of the Greater Ticonderoga area who live in older mobile homes that are drafty or unsafe could potentially be eligible for a new house under a New York grant program that will be accepting applications this fall. Read more

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