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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

The Vermont Eagle

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MIDDLEBURY | When someone calls another person a “racist,” as Sen. Bernie Sanders did of President Donald Trump on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, is it considered defamatory speech? Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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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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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

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 | 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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MIDDLEBURY | Vermont farmers, long the unfair main target of environmentalists concerned about high-phosphorous runoff into the Lake Champlain basin, are aware of the enormous cost of cleaning up the lake. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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VERGENNES | When it comes to helping their neighbors, Americans are generous. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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MIDDLEBURY | A new survey conducted by the personal finance website WalletHub found that Vermont ranks 49th when it comes to best places to live for U.S. veterans. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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MIDDLEBURY - Several Vermont candidates and voters are expressing concerns about the influence socialist and fascist-like groups may be having on the state. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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RUTLAND | In a 90-minute-long forum recently at the historic Paramount Theater, Repubilcan Gov. Phil Scott and Democratic challenger Christine Hallquist debated taxes, ethics, schools, housing and more. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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MIDDLEBURY | While Vermont Gov. Phil Scott hasn’t been seen stumping for many Republican candidates ahead of the Nov. 6 election, on Tuesday he joined independent Addison County state Senate candidates Marie Audet and Paul Ralston... Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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With affordable housing properties in Vermont being developed for around $500 per square foot at taxpayer expense, the word “affordable” seems to have lost all meaning. Read more

Editorials

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RUTLAND | While much of Vermont is a safe haven for liberals and progressives, Rutland County continues to thrive as a regional outpost for GOP leaders, as shown by the results of the recent primary election. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

H. Brooke Paige of Washington, Vt. — the Republican candidate who acted as a ballot placeholder to prevent subterfuge by Democrats during Vermont’s open primary process... Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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WEST RUTLAND | When it comes to political power and the state senate, Addison County has maintained its Democratic dominance in recent decades. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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MIDDLEBURY | Conclusion: The Immigration and Nationality Act 287(a)(3) permits authorities to act without a warrant “within a reasonable distance from any external boundary of the United States” and... Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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MIDDLEBURY | Border-zone legislation recently introduced by U.S. Sens. Patrick Leahy, (D-Vt.), and Patty Murray, (D-Wash.), is drawing sharp criticism from illegal immigration opponents who say the bill would “hamstring” the nation’s immigration enfo Read more

The Vermont Eagle 1 Comments

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Over 2,500 students from Vermont schools demonstrated in Montpelier against school violence last weekend. Read more

Editorials