January 9th, 2017
NEW HAVEN — The New Haven Twilight Tails 4-H Club donated a basket of pet-related products to Homeward Bound, a local animal shelter in Middlebury, in conjunction with the recent Addison County 4-H Achievement Night. The club also made a basket for the Department of Children and Families in Middlebury. Other Addison County 4-H clubs that donated baskets to area organizations were Addison Flaming Manes and Critter Creek 4-H Club, Addison; Mountain View 4-H Club, Bridport; and New Haven Dairy, New Haven.
BRANDON — Sixth-graders in the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union School District, along with their parents or caregivers, are invited to take part in a new youth and family education program designed to help them improve their problem-solving and communications skills.
VERMONT — Back in September, I put out the bird feeder. I try not to do it too early because, well . . . bears. My feathered friends emptied it in hours. A couple of refills later and I decided I couldn’t afford to put out the buffet that early. The weather was warm; natural feed had to be available.
The birds, ever optimistic, still dropped by. I started writing dialogue for them:
Titmouse: “Nothing here yet. Still don’t know why he stopped.”
Gov. Phil Scott took the oath of office on Thursday. The following is the transcript of Gov. Phil Scott’s Inaugural Address, which he gave in the well of the Vermont House of Representatives after being sworn in on Jan. 5, 2017.
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Mr. President, Madam Speaker, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the General Assembly, distinguished guests, my fellow Vermonters:
David E. Zuckerman was sworn in as the 80th lieutenant governor of Vermont this past Thursday. The oath was performed, in a packed Senate chamber, by Vermont Supreme Court Justice Beth Robinson.
Following the oath, Lt. Gov. Zuckerman delivered remarks focusing on the importance of family and their guidance.
The are the remarks delivered by Lt. Gov. Zuckerman after he was sworn in at the Vermont Statehouse on Jan. 5, 2017.
After serving six years, Gov. Peter Shumlin bid farewell to the office on Wednesday. The following is a transcript of the remarks he gave at a going-away ceremony in the Vermont Statehouse on Jan. 4.
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MONTPELIER — After announcing the appointment of Dennis Wygmans as Addison County State’s Attorney on Tuesday, Gov. Peter Shumlin was due to swear in Wygmans as the county’s top prosecutor on Wednesday afternoon — Shumlin’s last full day in office.
Wygmans fills an opening created last month when Shumlin appointed then-Addison County State’s Attorney David Fenster to the Vermont Superior Court. Fenster took his oath as a judge a week ago.
MIDDLEBURY — Connor Homes has furloughed its entire 65-person workforce at its Middlebury headquarters on Route 7 South, according to company officials, who are now trying to leverage bank loans and Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) funding to keep the company solvent.