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Vermont http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/54/all en Shap Smith: Health care reforms a top priority http://addisonindependent.com/201503smith-health-care-reforms-top-priority <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-29244" style="width: 66px;"><a href="/201503smith-health-care-reforms-top-priority"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Smith says health care reform a top priority.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Smith says health care reform a top priority.jpg" title="Smith says health care reform a top priority.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="66" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Education finance reform and the estimated $112 million revenue shortfall continue to get the most attention in Montpelier, but Vermont House Speaker Shap Smith said he and his colleagues are committed to passing health care reforms aimed at closing the cost-shift in Medicaid funding and recruiting more primary care physicians to the state.</p> <p> Smith was speaking on health care issues at Porter Medical Center&rsquo;s annual meeting on Monday at Middlebury College&rsquo;s McCardell Bicentennial Hall.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29242">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503smith-health-care-reforms-top-priority" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont health care reform legislature Shap Smith Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:06:59 +0000 Zach Despart 29242 at http://addisonindependent.com State budget cuts continue to shape legislative session http://addisonindependent.com/201503state-budget-cuts-continue-shape-legislative-session <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; School financing and the state&rsquo;s budget woes continued to dominate conversation at the Bridport Grange&rsquo;s legislative breakfast series, the most recent edition of which was held on Monday at the Middlebury American Legion headquarters.</p> <p> Lawmakers have been told there is a $118 million revenue shortfall for the state budget that is to take effect July 1. The Legislature&rsquo;s money committees are considering cuts to the current budget draft, along with some possible fee and tax increases.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29083">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503state-budget-cuts-continue-shape-legislative-session" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont Baser Bray legislature Sharpe Thu, 12 Mar 2015 11:36:24 +0000 John Flowers 29083 at http://addisonindependent.com State leaders welcome public input on solar siting http://addisonindependent.com/201503state-leaders-welcome-public-input-solar-siting <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independendent </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">MONTPELIER &mdash; Area residents interested in the issue of siting solar energy projects will have an opportunity to share their opinions with legislators on Tuesday, March 24, from 6 to 8 p.m., during a special hearing in Room 11 of the Vermont Statehouse.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29075">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503state-leaders-welcome-public-input-solar-siting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont solar power Thu, 12 Mar 2015 11:16:19 +0000 John McCright 29075 at http://addisonindependent.com Economic development commissioner to join local media company http://addisonindependent.com/201502economic-development-commissioner-join-local-media-company <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-28746" style="width: 63px;"><a href="/201502economic-development-commissioner-join-local-media-company"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Gosselin, Lisa RGB.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Gosselin, Lisa RGB.jpg" title="Gosselin, Lisa RGB.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="63" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LISA GOSSELIN </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Lisa Gosselin, currently the Commissioner of Economic Development for the state of Vermont, will be leaving her post in April to join Addison Press Inc., the award-winning publisher of several of Vermont&rsquo;s regional newspapers, magazines, websites and digital apps.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28747">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502economic-development-commissioner-join-local-media-company" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont Addison County Addison Press Mon, 23 Feb 2015 21:22:23 +0000 Addison Independent 28747 at http://addisonindependent.com Middlebury professors' book explores Vermont's changing landscape http://addisonindependent.com/201502middlebury-professors-book-explores-vermonts-changing-landscape <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-28740" style="width: 145px;"><a href="/201502middlebury-professors-book-explores-vermonts-changing-landscape"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Midd profs book McGrory Klyza Trombulak_2244.thumbnail.JPG" alt="Midd profs book McGrory Klyza Trombulak_2244.JPG" title="Midd profs book McGrory Klyza Trombulak_2244.JPG" class="image image-thumbnail " width="145" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE PROFESSORS Christopher McGrory Klyza, left, and Stephen Trombulak have updated a book that tells readers how the Vermont of today was shaped by geological, biological and cultural forces. Independent photo/Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Eighteen years ago, Middlebury College biology and environmental studies professor Stephen Trombulak bemoaned the fact that there wasn&rsquo;t a book that aptly described the ecological history of Vermont and how humans have affected it.</p> <p> Across campus, political science and environmental studies professor Christopher McGrory Klyza fretted that he didn&rsquo;t have a Vermont-relevant text to assign the students in his first-year seminar.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28710">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502middlebury-professors-book-explores-vermonts-changing-landscape" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont Featured Middlebury Middlebury College Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:23:15 +0000 Zach Despart 28710 at http://addisonindependent.com Vermont Gas will not pursue Phase 2 pipeline to paper mill in Ticonderoga, N.Y. http://addisonindependent.com/201502vermont-gas-will-not-pursue-phase-2-pipeline-paper-mill-ticonderoga-ny <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> SOUTH BURLINGTON &mdash;Vermont Gas Systems Inc. on Tuesday afternoon announced that it will not proceed with the proposal to build Phase 2 of its proposed Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project pipeline &mdash; the connection from Middlebury to International Paper&rsquo;s plant in Ticonderoga, N.Y.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28492">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502vermont-gas-will-not-pursue-phase-2-pipeline-paper-mill-ticonderoga-ny" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont Cornwall Featured pipeline Shoreham Vermont Gas Tue, 10 Feb 2015 18:22:35 +0000 Addison Independent 28492 at http://addisonindependent.com Legislative Review: Lawmakers struggle to fund education http://addisonindependent.com/201502legislative-review-lawmakers-struggle-fund-education <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Rep. David Sharpe D-Bristol </div> </div> </div> <p> Our Vermont Constitution requires the state to provide education for all our youth. For many years, the state has designated towns to carry out this requirement of the constitution. In the end it is the responsibility of all of us to educate all our youth.<img alt="" src="/files/images/Sharpe(1).jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 437px; margin: 6px 5px; float: right;" /></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28496">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502legislative-review-lawmakers-struggle-fund-education" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont bristol legislature Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:44:18 +0000 Trent Campbell 28496 at http://addisonindependent.com Legislative Review: Sen. Claire Ayer pledges to review proposed gun law http://addisonindependent.com/201502legislative-review-ayer-pledges-review-gun-bill <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-28401" style="width: 65px;"><a href="/201502legislative-review-ayer-pledges-review-gun-bill"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Ayer_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Ayer.jpg" title="Ayer.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="65" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SEN. CLAIRE AYER </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Sen. Claire Ayer </div> </div> </div> <p> OPINION:</p> <p> What about the gun bill, S.31?</p> <p> There&rsquo;s been some speculation on Front Porch Forum regarding my motives for co-sponsoring a bill that does three things: It puts Vermont in compliance with the federal law that requires Vermont to enter into a federal database (1) the names of certain violent felons and (2) the names of persons who have been judged in a court of law to be a danger to themselves or others. The third thing it does is require a background check during the sale of all weapons, while allowing for family members to gift guns to each other.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28388">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502legislative-review-ayer-pledges-review-gun-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont Ayer Featured gun control opinion Thu, 05 Feb 2015 12:55:16 +0000 Zach Despart 28388 at http://addisonindependent.com When should Vermonters seek help with the flu? http://addisonindependent.com/201501when-should-vermonters-seek-help-flu <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> BURLINGTON &mdash; If you have symptoms of flu and are at increased risk for complications (young children, people 65 and older, pregnant women and people with certain medical conditions such as asthma), contact your doctor or health care provider.</p> <p> That advice comes from the Vermont Department of Health.</p> <p> Flu symptoms include fever, headache, dry cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, and body aches. Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea can occur but are more common among children than adults.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27941">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201501when-should-vermonters-seek-help-flu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont flu Health and well-being Tue, 13 Jan 2015 19:47:18 +0000 Addison Independent 27941 at http://addisonindependent.com Shumlin wins another term http://addisonindependent.com/201501shumlin-wins-another-term <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">MONTPELIER &mdash; Gov. Peter Shumlin was elected to another term in office this morning by earning an overwhelming majority of the votes cast in the Vermont Legislature.</span></p> <p> After only brief discussion, members of the Vermont Senate and House of Representatives voted, 110-69, in favor of the incumbent Democratic governor over his Republican challenger, Scott Milne. Libertarian candidate Dan Feliciano received no votes.</p> <h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/27893/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/27893">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201501shumlin-wins-another-term" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont Thu, 08 Jan 2015 16:25:48 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 27893 at http://addisonindependent.com Consultant Gruber's comments hurt health care reform effort in Vt. http://addisonindependent.com/201411consultant-grubers-comments-hurt-health-care-reform-effort-vt <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Anne Galloway And Morgan True of VTDigger.Org </div> </div> </div> <p> VERMONT &mdash; Critics of the Shumlin administration earlier this week were demanding the dismissal of a state consultant whose remarks about the Affordable Care Act last week went viral on Twitter and were picked up by major news outlets, including Bloomberg, Slate and the New Republic.</p> <p> By the end of the day Wednesday the consultant had said he would stay on the job but work without pay.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27046">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201411consultant-grubers-comments-hurt-health-care-reform-effort-vt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont health care Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:42:53 +0000 Trent Campbell 27046 at http://addisonindependent.com Nov. 4 ballot offers statewide contests http://addisonindependent.com/201410nov-4-ballot-offers-statewide-contests <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> VERMONT &mdash; Residents of Addison County towns will see a number of contested elections for <a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410candidates-make-their-final-rounds-tuesday-election">Statehouse representatives (see story HERE</a>). Voters on Nov. 4 will also cast ballots in the following statewide races:</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26572">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201410nov-4-ballot-offers-statewide-contests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont Election 2014 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:11:26 +0000 John Flowers 26572 at http://addisonindependent.com Vermonter agrees to quarantine as ebola precaution http://addisonindependent.com/201410vermonter-agrees-quarantine-ebola-precaution <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> BURLINGTON &mdash; The Vermont Department of Health on Tuesday afternoon announced that it had requested a Vermonter who has just returned from West Africa to enter voluntary quarantine and active monitoring for fever or symptoms of Ebola for 21 days. This individual agreed, and began quarantine on Oct. 27.</p> <p> The Health Department did not release the quarantined Vermonter&#39;s name, but Rutland Mayor Christopher Louras issued a statement saying that the quarantined person was a Rutland man.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26522">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201410vermonter-agrees-quarantine-ebola-precaution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont ebola Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:34:42 +0000 Addison Independent 26522 at http://addisonindependent.com Gov. Shumlin answers newspaper's questions http://addisonindependent.com/201410gov-shumlin-answers-newspapers-questions <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> St. Albans Messenger </div> </div> </div> <p> Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is<a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410shumlin-outlines-campaign-priorities"> running for re-election to his third term </a>as the top executive of the Green Mountain State.</p> <p> The <em>St. Albans Messenger </em>solicited answers from Shumlin to a set of questions, and what follows is Shumlin&rsquo;s responses.</p> <p> <strong style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Q: If you could summarize your accomplishments as governor into four bullet points what would they be?</strong></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26498">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201410gov-shumlin-answers-newspapers-questions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont Election 2014 governor Shumlin Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:56:03 +0000 John McCright 26498 at http://addisonindependent.com Shumlin outlines campaign priorities http://addisonindependent.com/201410shumlin-outlines-campaign-priorities <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-26495" style="width: 86px;"><a href="/201410shumlin-outlines-campaign-priorities"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Gov. Peter Shumlin -0184 .thumbnail.jpg" alt="Gov. Peter Shumlin -0184 .jpg" title="Gov. Peter Shumlin -0184 .jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="86" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GOV. PETER SHUMLIN </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Gov. Peter Shumlin cited adding more jobs, property tax reform, affordable health care and cleaning up Lake Champlain as his top priorities for the next biennium should he be elected to a third consecutive two-year term on Nov. 4.</span></p> <p> Shumlin, a Putney Democrat, faces opposition from Republican Scott Milne and several independent and third-party candidates this year. He took some time out last week during his travels for a phone interview with the <em>Addison Independent</em>.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26482">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201410shumlin-outlines-campaign-priorities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont campaign Election 2014 Featured governor Shumlin Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:31:40 +0000 John Flowers 26482 at http://addisonindependent.com