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Opinion: Gas pipeline does not meet eminent domain criteria

Posted on March 21, 2014 |
By Jane Palmer



Recently, people have been made aware of the situation numerous homeowners along the proposed Addison “Natural” Gas Project pipeline are finding themselves in. Vermont Gas, the owner and petitioner for this project, has received the long awaited “Certificate of Public Good” from the Public Service Board for Phase 1 of the project.

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Opinion: Natural gas pipeline is a cost-effective, timely solution

Posted on March 19, 2014 |
By Stephen J. Wark



Extending natural gas to the International Paper mill in Ticonderoga will save Vermonters $45 million of the cost to deliver natural gas to Rutland by 2020 — 15 years sooner than would otherwise be possible — and help strengthen the regional economy and improve air quality.

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Public Service Department officials answer pipeline questions in Monkton

Posted on March 10, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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MONKTON — Dozens of Monkton residents whose land Vermont Gas Systems is seeking for a natural gas pipeline attended a meeting hosted by two officials from the Department of Public Service and Sen. Christopher Bray, to help landowners negotiate right-of-way easements with the utility company.

The meeting, held Thursday evening at the Monkton firehouse, featured Public Service Commissioner Chris Recchia and DPS General Counsel Louise Porter.

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Citizens in three county town denounce gas pipeline proposal

Posted on March 6, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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MONKTON — Residents in three Addison County towns this week passed articles condemning the Vermont Gas Systems pipeline that is proposed to run through the county.

Voters in Monkton, Cornwall and Shoreham voiced their disapproval with Vermont Gas, the state’s only gas utility, by overwhelmingly approving the measures at their respective town meetings.

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Monkton residents decry Vermont Gas tactics after company threatens to use eminent domain

Posted on February 20, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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MONKTON — Vermont Gas Systems has said it will use eminent domain to obtain Monkton land it needs to build its pipeline through Addison County if town landowners do not agree to let the company cross their land.

At least some Monkton residents said they consider that tactic to be threatening.

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Thieves target Monkton homes

Posted on January 16, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



MONKTON — Vermont State Police are investigating a rash of thefts in the early hours of Jan. 13 that targeted both homes and vehicles across two counties.

Police believe the three burglaries and five larcenies that occurred in the towns of Charlotte and Monkton are related.

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Monkton hit by rash of thefts

Posted on January 13, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



MONKTON — Vermont State Police are investigating a rash of thefts across two counties in the early hours of Jan. 13 that targeted both homes and vehicles.

Police believe the three burglaries and five larcenies that occurred in the towns of Charlotte and Monkton are related.

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State gives OK for natural gas pipeline through Addison County

Posted on December 24, 2013 |
By John Flowers and Zach Despart



MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Public Service Board on Monday gave its conditional approval to, and issued a Certificate of Public Good for, Vermont Gas Systems’ proposed 41-mile natural gas pipeline from Colchester to Middlebury and Vergennes.

The $86 million project could be delivering natural gas to businesses along Middlebury’s Exchange Street by late next year, followed by service to other areas of Middlebury and Vergennes, as well as pockets of consumers in Monkton, Ferrisburgh, New Haven, Bristol and East Middlebury.

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Opinion: Meaningful restrictions needed if pipeline OK'd

Posted on December 22, 2013 |
By Jennifer Baker



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Dragonheart breast cancer survivors paddle for health of body and spirit

Posted on October 31, 2013 |
By Evan Johnson



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VERMONT — Mary Ann Castimore of Waltham remembers the finish line in Hong Kong. In a stunning upset, the United States Dragon Boat team she was a part of flew over the finish line ahead of the Australians — the world champions and favorites for the race — in the next lane.

“Our boats drifted after we crossed the finish line and everybody stopped,” she said. “The whole Australian boat — all 22 heads just whipped and they stared at us like, ‘Who are they? What’s a Vermont?’”

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