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Addison County lawmakers pan proposed pot legalization

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By John Flowers



VERGENNES — If the Vermont Legislature passes a bill this year legalizing small quantities of marijuana, it will not come with the support of a majority of Addison County lawmakers.

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RNeSU teachers OK new deal

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Lee Kahrs



BRANDON — We have a deal.

The Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union and the Otter Valley and Rutland Northeast teachers have agreed in principle to a new one-year contract.

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Vermont Gas proposes new rate decreases

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Gas is recommending a 3.3-percent rate decrease for its approximately 50,000 customers in Franklin and Chittenden counties, a reduction that — if OK’d by the state’s Public Service Board (PSB) — will also apply to the few hundred Middlebury and Vergennes clients the company hopes to patch into its natural gas network this year via its new pipeline extension into Addison County.

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Vergennes flagged for sewer overflow

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Mike Polhamus



MONTPELIER — The cities of Rutland and Vergennes released more than 1 million gallons of untreated wastewater into Lake Champlain tributaries last week, an event that the EPA acknowledges violates federal law.

State and local officials say they’re pursuing efforts that will over time eliminate such incidents, but funding for needed improvements in those communities and others is sparse.

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Bill would trigger hospital closures

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Erin Mansfield



MONTPELIER — Two lawmakers from the Burlington area have introduced a bill that would provide consumers and regulators with more information about the market power of health systems.

Sens. Tim Ashe, D/P-Chittenden, and Michael Sirotkin, D-Chittenden, have introduced S.245, legislation that would require hospitals to notify state regulators and their patients every time the hospital buys a new independent practice.

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Ferrisburgh plan hearing on tap

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard will take the town’s next step in what has been a three-year effort to update the Ferrisburgh Town Plan.

At 6:30 p.m. next Tuesday, the selectboard will hold its first, and possibly only, hearing on the document at town offices, which will focus on how the town should grow along Route 7.

“There was some expansion of the Route 7 corridor for mixed uses,” said planning commission chairman Bob Beach, “so there was more opportunity for business growth along Route 7 in a mixed variety.”

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Keeping a viable downtown on tap in Middlebury, Feb. 21 and 25

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The community action group Neighbors, Together hosted two forums earlier this month to engage community members in identifying values that should be protected during the upcoming rail and bridges project in downtown Middlebury. A second round of forums is coming up on Feb. 21 and 25.

The values that were identified as most critical by those at the first forums were:

• Accessibility, including parking, pedestrian and cycling access; emergency service access; and way-finding signage;

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UVM clinics to offer budget help to farmers

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — University of Vermont Extension farm business educators will be available to meet individually with Vermont farmers at several locations in late February and March to provide assistance with farm budgets, update balance sheets or address other financial matters.

Sessions are 60 to 90 minutes and will be tailored to the financial planning needs of the individual farm. The cost is $25. Appointments may be scheduled at www.regonline.com/2016budgetclinics.

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