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Lawmakers cap '12 session

Posted on May 10, 2012 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — Local lawmakers hailed the 2012 legislative session as one of the most productive in recent memory, producing what they said were some major advances in fortifying the state’s roads and bridges, devising a new search-and-rescue policy and advancing health care reform.

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Shumlin says Legislature laid foundation for new jobs

Posted on May 10, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Gov. Peter Shumlin on Tuesday commended the 2012 Legislature for adopting initiatives he said place the state on a firm foundation for job creation, fiscal solvency and sustainable health care costs — in spite of the crippling effects of Tropical Storm Irene.

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New Haven man to run for House

Posted on May 10, 2012 |
By John Flowers



NEW HAVEN — Ed McGuire spent 18 years teaching math to Mount Abraham Union High School students before retiring in 2008.

Now McGuire, a New Haven Democrat, will be reaching out to many of those same, now-adult students to earn their votes as he embarks on a race for the Addison-5 House seat that represents the towns of Bridport, Weybridge and New Haven.

“I do know a lot of young people,” McGuire said on Monday, the official kick-off of his first foray into politics.

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Acinapura will not seek re-election to Brandon House seat

Posted on May 10, 2012 |
By Lee Kahrs



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BRANDON — It was with mixed feelings that Rep. Joe Acinapura, R-Brandon, officially announced this week he will not seek a fourth term in the Vermont House.

Local murmurs about the decision had been rumbling for months, and in an interview on the steps of Acinapura’s Park Street home Monday morning, the 73-year-old confirmed that he had made his choice some time ago.

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Rutland newspaper publisher plans run for governor

Posted on May 3, 2012 |
By Lee Kahrs



RUTLAND — The former owner and publisher of theBrandon Reporter and Vermont Ski News and founder of the Vermont Ski Museum has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for governor.

Roy Newton, who publishes theLakeside News and the Rutland Sun, made the announcement on the campus of Castleton State College on April 25.

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Sanders voices concern in Holley Hall

Posted on March 22, 2012 |
By Andrew Stein



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BRISTOL — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., met with more than 130 Vermonters in Bristol’s Holley Hall last Sunday to discuss a range of issues, from health care to women’s rights. But the bulk of conversation centered on an eroding middle class, a need to raise incomes and a risk of leaving future Americans with a lower standard of living.

Rep. Dave Sharpe, D-Bristol, commended the U.S. senator for his persistence in addressing the country’s socioeconomic disparity.

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Town Meeting Day previews for all Addison County towns

Posted on March 1, 2012 |
By Christian Woodard



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Town Meeting Day 2012 is right around the corner. Brush up on what's on tap for each Addison County town (and Brandon) in our town meeting previews.

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Staff Blog: Revisiting Lincoln's Cooper Union Address

Posted on February 27, 2012 | Blog Category:
By Angelo S. Lynn



In this political era in which the leading Republicans of the land stumble over themselves to reject the wisdom of separating church in state in a political context; in which cutting taxes to corporations is the panacea for all that ails us; in which cow-towing to the fanatical wing of the party is the only path to the nomination; it is instructive and nostalgic, perhaps, to want to revisit President Abraham Lincoln’s speech on slavery made in the Cooper Union, New York City on Feb. 27, 1860 – 152 years ago.

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Dates set for 2012 legislative breakfast series

Posted on January 19, 2012 |
By Addy Indy Staff



ADDISON COUNTY — The Bridport Grange No. 303 and the Addison County Farm Bureau will launch the first in its annual legislative breakfast series on Monday, Feb. 6, beginning at 7 a.m. in the Bridport Grange Hall.

The legislative breakfast series has enjoyed a long tradition in Addison County, offering residents a weekly opportunity to personally meet with their state representatives and senators on legislation being debated in Montpelier. As has been the custom, the breakfasts will rotate between various public venues throughout the county.

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Sanders offers his own jobs plan at Middlebury Labor Day event

Posted on September 8, 2011 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — U.S. Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., marked Labor Day with a sobering message for workers: Barring an abrupt change in the federal government’s economic policies, the nation’s unemployment problems will worsen and household incomes will go down.

Sanders made his remarks before a capacity crowd at Middlebury’s St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, an audience that had assembled for a Labor Day dinner and rally sponsored by the Vermont AFL-CIO and several other statewide union groups.

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