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RUTLAND | In a speech at the Castleton Republican Breakfast “Taking Vermont Forward” last Saturday, 2020 lieutenant gubernatorial candidate Meg Hansen challenged Republicans to stick to strong principals of freedom and economic growth. Read more

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Affordability vs environment

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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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Census coming

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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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State-of-the-State Phil Scott

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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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John McClaughry

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After literally more than 100 years of intermittent trying, Vermont’s educational leadership succeeded in giving its bureaucracy the power and duty to force mergers of Vermont’s public schools into larger districts (Act 46). Read more

Guest Columnists

Solar-project

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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

The Vermont Eagle

VT Winter Storm

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MIDDLEBURY | The last week of December 2019 brought winter weather conditions more typical of mid-January. On Dec. 31, Green Mountain Power (GMP) crews responded to outages caused by a winter storm which brought ice, some snow, and strong winds. Read more

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Meg Hansen

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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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MIDDLEBURY | Vermont’s electric utilities are letting customers across Vermont know they can now save up to $15,000 when they buy or lease new all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles thanks to new Vermont state rebates & fed. tax credits. Read more

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Mark Levine

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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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Peter Welch

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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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Judge William Cohen

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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

The Vermont Eagle

Our education funding system is broken. We all know it. Ever since the passage of Act 60 in 1997 and Act 68 in 2003, Vermonters have been perpetually frustrated with our education financing system. And for good reasons. Read more

Guest Columnists

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

The Vermont Eagle

Mary Ruefle

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MIDDLEBURY | Mary Ruefle may not be a household name in her home state, but during the coming months, we’re sure more Vermonters will recognize her poetry and her insight. Read more

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