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November 24th, 2014

Guest editorial: 45-cent gas tax? That's nuts

Posted on November 24, 2014 |
By Emerson Lynn



If several Vermont environmental groups and key policy makers have their way, the Legislature will impose a tax on gasoline and heating fuels, raising the price of a gallon of gas an estimated 45 cents. This will be Vermont’s way to help cut greenhouse gas emissions.

They are delusional.

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November 21st

Winning $2.45 million lottery ticket purchased in East Middlebury

Posted on November 21, 2014 |
By John Flowers



EAST MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Lottery Commission officials on Friday morning were still waiting to hear from the lucky person who purchased the winning lottery ticket at Middlebury Beef Supply for a Megabucks jackpot of $2.45 million that was announced on Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Whomever won Wednesday’s jackpot will have the option of receiving the $2.45 million (before taxes) prize spread out over 25 years, or in a lump sum amounting to roughly $1.28 million (again, before taxes).

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November 20th

Views from the Vet: Dairy farmers are good stewards

Posted on November 20, 2014 |
By Joe Klopfenstein DVM



Last week when I wrote this column was Agricultural Literacy Week in Vermont — a great opportunity to learn about new methods as our farms continue to grow and modernize. This week is also the week of Thanksgiving. The holiday is traditionally a time to give thanks for the many gifts we’ve been given. In our homes, our churches and our communities we also take time to think about stewardship — how we care for those gifts. Here in Vermont we have no greater gift than our beautiful environment.

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Denecker ends land deal, citing Act 250

Posted on November 20, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Pointing to the cost of and uncertain result for his ongoing Act 250 application, Denecker Chevrolet owner Tom Denecker recently told the town of Ferrisburgh he was giving up on his $350,000 purchase of town-owned land at the junction of Routes 7 and 22A.

In a Nov. 6 letter to the town, Denecker said his decision was a result of his inability to satisfy the “conditions to close” contingency in his purchase-and-sale agreement with Ferrisburgh.

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Photo Gallery: Otter Valley stages 'Chicago'

Posted on November 20, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — Otter Valley Union High School’s Walking Stick Theater will perform Bob Fosse’s iconic musical “Chicago” at the Brandon school on Nov. 20-23. Performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday begin at 7 p.m., while Sunday’s matinee begins at 2:30 p.m.

The original Broadway production opened in 1975 and became one of the longest running shows in Broadway history.

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Local rifle deer season starts with typical take

Posted on November 20, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — A Saturday and Sunday with fair but cold weather saw Vermont’s deer rifle season get off to a solid, but not spectacular, start in the area.

During the first two days of the state’s 16-day rifle season, local hunters shot 154 deer and then took them to one of Addison County’s official weighing stations.

That opening weekend total dropped from the 200 killed in 2013’s first two days, but overall fell in line with numbers from the past four years’ opening weekends.

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Mount Abe board looks to draft new bond proposal

Posted on November 20, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School board, at their meeting Tuesday evening, performed an autopsy on the lopsided defeat of a $32.6 million bond proposal to renovate the aging Bristol school.

The board came to a consensus on the primary reason the bond failed: taxpayers were unwilling to foot the bill.

Residents of the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union’s five sending towns on Nov. 4 voted down the proposal, 3,328 to 1,239.

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ID-4 board asked to move Middlebury school vote

Posted on November 20, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Mary Hogan Elementary School officials are discussing a proposal that the annual ID-4 school district budget be decided on Town Meeting Day instead of on the second Wednesday of April, and that residents cast ballots on the spending plan instead of passing judgment with a voice vote.

The ID-4 school board’s decision to consider the changes comes after a pitch by some local citizens and Middlebury officials who believe that a Town Meeting Day vote by Australian ballot would allow more residents to weigh in on annual Mary Hogan Elementary spending.

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