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State starts review of hospital budget plan

Posted on August 16, 2012 |
By Andrew Stein



MIDDLEBURY — Porter Hospital officials are asking state approval for a fiscal year 2013 budget of around $69 million, including a 4.2-percent increase in net revenues and a boost of 5 percent in the rates charged for medical procedures.

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Democrat seeking Vt. lieutenant gov.'s job

Posted on August 16, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Cassandra Gekas has spent the past few years lobbying state politicians for health care reform as a representative of Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG).

Now the Montpelier Democrat is seeking to become one of those being lobbied in the Vermont Statehouse — as lieutenant governor. Gekas, 30, is challenging incumbent Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Scott this November.

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Wegar collages portray Vt.'s 251 towns

Posted on August 16, 2012 |
By Kaitlyn Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY –– From Bristol to Burlington, Greensboro to Granville, Eric Wegar has seen it all.

Wegar, 62, recently finished compiling a set of collages documenting his trips to all 251 towns, cities, gores and grants in the state of Vermont.

A Pittsford resident and retired postal worker, Wegar found inspiration from an older project. He tried to make a large photographic map of the state, but could not find a scale that would fit. During a May 9, 2009, drive to Warren, Wegar noticed a welcome sign for the town of Granville that sparked a new idea.

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Illuzzi vies for auditor post

Posted on August 13, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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NEW HAVEN — After 32 years as a Vermont state senator, Vince Illuzzi knows the inner workings of state government like the back of his hand. It’s experience that the Derby Republican wants to put to work for Vermonters as state auditor.

Illuzzi, 58, will face Burlington Democrat Doug Hoffer for the state auditor’s post, being vacated this year by incumbent Republican Tom Salmon.

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Wells Mountain Foundation awards $85K worldwide

Posted on August 13, 2012 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — The Bristol-based Wells Mountain Foundation this month will award a combined total of $85,000 in scholarships to around 50 students worldwide. Most of the recipients have overcome personal tragedies and all have vowed to use their education to better their respective countries.

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4-H group to send cards to thousands of troops

Posted on August 13, 2012 |
By Kaitlyn Kirkaldy



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NEW HAVEN –– Paper, stickers, foam, glue, string, ribbon, buttons, markers, pens and pencils covered the table located in the entrance of the 4-H Exhibit Hall at Addison County Fair and Field Days last week. A few kids sat at the table, making greeting cards and neatening up, always on the lookout for people willing to stop by.

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Free concert aims to show kids a better way

Posted on August 13, 2012 |
By Lauren Davidson



VERGENNES — Music, which is said to be the great communicator, will soon be a vehicle for social change in Vergennes.

The first-ever Youth Awareness fundraiser concert, organized by Ferrisburgh resident Jackie Rivers, will be held in the Vergennes Opera House on Aug. 19from 4 to 8 p.m.

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RetailVision to close; 25 Middlebury jobs to be lost

Posted on August 13, 2012 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Magazine sales promotion company RetailVision will close its doors in Middlebury’s industrial park at the end of October, a move that will eliminate around 25 local jobs.

“We did announce last week to our employees in Vermont that we will be shutting down that office by end of October,” Stephanie Justice, chief administrative officer of RetailVision’s Florida-based corporate owner, Source Interlink Companies (SIM), said in an Aug. 9 e-mail response to the Addison Independent.

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