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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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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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MONTPELIER | Turn Out for Tourism will be held at the Vermont State House front steps in Montpelier on Wednesday, Jan. 15, in the new year. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Gov. Phil Scott was back in Middlebury after his recent Capitol for a Day visit to Addison County. Read more

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Growth

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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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MIDDLEBURY | The U.S. government’s interim final rule on growing commercial hemp (cannabis), establishing the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program, was announced on Oct. 31. 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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MONTPELIER | Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan has sued eight members of the Sackler family, owners of Purdue Pharma LP, makers of the opioid OxyContin, among others. Read more

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MONTPELIER | This month, the Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) received and began its review of the proposed 2020 health insurance rates for plans offered to individuals, families and small businesses through Vermont Health Connect. 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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MONTPELIER | Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren and Vermont Gov. Phil Scott announced last week that the Boston Fed and state will collaborate to launch the Working Communities Challenge... Read more

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Last November, almost anyone running for office in Vermont was reminded as to just how intolerant the electorate has become. Anyone with the letter “R” next to his or her name, unless running unopposed, was summarily voted out of office. Read more

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MONTPELIER | The “first-of-its-kind” Northern Tier Dairy Summit was held April 1-2 at Vermont’s Jay Peak Resort. The event was attended by 240 participants with 115 dairy farmers present from across New England. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Downtown Middlebury has received a $100,000 taxpayer grant from the Vermont Downtown Development Board for a new Amtrak passenger train railroad platform and associated parking spaces. Read more

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Just last week, the ‘smart money’ in Montpelier was saying the ‘tax and regulate’ marijuana legalization train couldn’t be stopped. No matter how many real-life problems were raised, the momentum was said to be unstoppable. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | A new Green Mountain Power rebate urging Vermonters into electric vehicles (EVs) while tapping into the utility’s power supply has company executives crowing while one free-market critic is skeptical about corporate profit motives. Read more

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On April 5, I saw a group of Middlebury residents on their way to Montpelier to protest any further natural gas pipe installation. 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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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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MONTPELIER | A celebration of the Vermont Farm-to-School and Childcare Grant Program took place at the Vermont State House last week. Read more

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