Warning: Table './addison_drupal/cache_page' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: SELECT data, created, headers, expire, serialized FROM cache_page WHERE cid = 'http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1954/all/feed' in /home/addison/public_html/includes/database.mysql.inc on line 135

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/addison/public_html/includes/database.mysql.inc:135) in /home/addison/public_html/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 729

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/addison/public_html/includes/database.mysql.inc:135) in /home/addison/public_html/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 730

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/addison/public_html/includes/database.mysql.inc:135) in /home/addison/public_html/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 731

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/addison/public_html/includes/database.mysql.inc:135) in /home/addison/public_html/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 732
Welch http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1954/all en Proposal would loosen rules on community banks http://addisonindependent.com/201411proposal-would-loosen-rules-community-banks <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> MONTPELIER &mdash; At the National Community Bank in Montpelier last month, U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., unveiled bipartisan legislation to provide targeted regulatory relief to small community banks across the country.</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/27012">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201411proposal-would-loosen-rules-community-banks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County banking Welch Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:29:47 +0000 Zach Despart 27012 at http://addisonindependent.com Editorial: Endorsements — Welch for Congress, Keeler for Sheriff http://addisonindependent.com/201411editorial-endorsements-%E2%80%94-welch-congress-keeler-sheriff <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> Angelo S. Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">In the race for Vermont&rsquo;s lone congressman, incumbent Democrat Rep. Peter Welch is our overwhelming choice, and he should be Vermont&rsquo;s clear favorite as well.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26621">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201411editorial-endorsements-%E2%80%94-welch-congress-keeler-sheriff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial election Keeler Welch Mon, 03 Nov 2014 11:27:51 +0000 Zach Despart 26621 at http://addisonindependent.com Feds detail new dairy insurance program http://addisonindependent.com/201410feds-detail-new-dairy-insurance-program <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> Montpelier, VT&mdash; This morning at Fairmont Farms in East Montpelier, Senator Patrick Leahy and Representative Peter Welch encouraged Vermont&rsquo;s dairy farmers to enroll in the new Margin Protection Program (MPP) and announced a series of workshops for interested participants.</p> <p> MPP is a voluntary insurance program included in the new Farm Bill that protects dairy farmers from market fluctuations in milk prices.&nbsp; The program replaces the expired Milk Income Loss Contract Program (MILC).</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/26333">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201410feds-detail-new-dairy-insurance-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County dairy farm bill insurance Leahy milk Welch Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:26:55 +0000 Addison Independent 26333 at http://addisonindependent.com Eric Davis: Low primary turnouts should worry state Democrats http://addisonindependent.com/201409eric-davis-low-primary-turnouts-should-worry-state-democrats <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> Eric L. Davis </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Turnout in last week&rsquo;s primary election was a near-record low, with only about 8 percent of Vermont&rsquo;s registered voters casting ballots. The few places with reasonably high turnout were districts such as Middlebury, with contested primaries for open legislative seats.</span></p> <p> Statewide, the turnout of Democratic voters was particularly low. Normally, more than 70 percent of primary voters choose the Democratic ballot. This year, fewer than 60 percent of the votes were cast in the Democratic primary.</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/25348">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201409eric-davis-low-primary-turnouts-should-worry-state-democrats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Democrats primary Shumlin voting Welch Wed, 03 Sep 2014 20:28:28 +0000 Zach Despart 25348 at http://addisonindependent.com Opinion: Feds' bucks for Lake Champlain just throwing money at problem http://addisonindependent.com/201409opinion-feds-bucks-lake-champlain-just-throwing-money-problem <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> James H. Maroney Jr. </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> <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/25344">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201409opinion-feds-bucks-lake-champlain-just-throwing-money-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion agriculture Lake Champlain Leahy pollution Ross Vilsack Welch Wed, 03 Sep 2014 20:22:38 +0000 Zach Despart 25344 at http://addisonindependent.com Feds promise $45 million for Lake Champlain http://addisonindependent.com/201409feds-promise-45-million-lake-champlain <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25306" style="width: 149px;"><a href="/201409feds-promise-45-million-lake-champlain"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/ECHO3033.thumbnail.jpg" alt="ECHO3033.jpg" title="ECHO3033.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="149" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> U.S. SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE Tom Vilsack, left, speaks at a press conference with Sen. Patrick Leahy at the ECHO Center in Burlington last Thursday morning. Vilsack announced $45 million in federal funds earmarked for the cleanup of Lake Champlain. 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> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">BURLINGTON &mdash; With the stunning vista of Lake Champlain at his back, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced last Thursday that the federal government will spend up to $45 million to protect the lake and its watershed.</span></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/25307">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201409feds-promise-45-million-lake-champlain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County agriculture ECHO Featured Lake Champlain Leahy phosphorous pollution Ross USDA Vilsack Welch Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:17:40 +0000 Zach Despart 25307 at http://addisonindependent.com Opinion: Gas tax should only be used to fix infrastructure http://addisonindependent.com/201407opinion-gas-tax-should-only-be-used-fix-infrastructure <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 align="left"> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">Dear Mr. Lynn,</span></p> <p align="left"> As is sadly all too typical with your editorials, everything is presented with a liberal spin. The latest example is your editorial on the gas tax, where as usual Democrats are presented as the enlightened saviors of society in their never-ending battle to save us from the Republicans.</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/24615">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201407opinion-gas-tax-should-only-be-used-fix-infrastructure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Lynn Shumlin Welch Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:57:36 +0000 Zach Despart 24615 at http://addisonindependent.com Editorial: Highway funding stalemate highlights nation's undoing http://addisonindependent.com/201407editorial-highway-funding-stalemate-highlights-nations-undoing <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> Angelo S. Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">Recent headlines tell the story of Congressional Republicans fighting with Democrats over highway funding. Republicans, who control the House, are holding funds to the states hostage in the hopes of forcing reductions in spending &mdash; or, at least, transferring more of the cost onto states. (How that helps taxpayers we&rsquo;re not sure, but Republicans could at least claim they reduced federal spending.)</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24516">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201407editorial-highway-funding-stalemate-highlights-nations-undoing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial Congress gas tax Highway funding Welch Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:37:21 +0000 Zach Despart 24516 at http://addisonindependent.com VUHS student artist among those lauded by Welch http://addisonindependent.com/201405vuhs-student-artist-among-those-lauded-welch <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-23544" style="width: 149px;"><a href="/201405vuhs-student-artist-among-those-lauded-welch"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Congressional art award Greta Suzette_1052.thumbnail.JPG" alt="Congressional art award Greta Suzette_1052.JPG" title="Congressional art award Greta Suzette_1052.JPG" class="image image-thumbnail " width="149" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> REP. PETER WELCH stands with VUHS student Greta Suzette Exeter at the Congressional Art Competition on May 15. Exeter’s piece “Michelle Dockery” won Welch’s choice award. </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> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">MONTPELIER &mdash; Rep. Peter Welch hosted the 33rd annual Congressional Art Competition for high school students at The Gallery at Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier on May 15.</span></p> <p> Greta Suzette Exeter from Vergennes, a student at Vergennes Union High School, received Congressman Welch&rsquo;s choice award for her piece &ldquo;Michelle Dockery.&rdquo;</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/23545">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201405vuhs-student-artist-among-those-lauded-welch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes VUHS Welch Mon, 26 May 2014 11:34:56 +0000 Addison Independent 23545 at http://addisonindependent.com U.S. Energy Secretary talks climate change at Middlebury College http://addisonindependent.com/201405us-energy-secretary-talks-climate-change-middlebury-college <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-23387" style="width: 145px;"><a href="/201405us-energy-secretary-talks-climate-change-middlebury-college"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/EnergySummit3755.thumbnail.jpg" alt="EnergySummit3755.jpg" title="EnergySummit3755.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"> U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, seated between Sens. Patrick Leahy, left, and Bernie Sanders, answers a question about the use of natural gas during the Sustainable Energy Summit held at Middlebury College last Friday morning. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </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> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The U.S. Secretary of Energy praised Vermont&rsquo;s efforts in renewable energy development and defended the expansion of natural gas use at a panel at Middlebury College Friday morning.</span></p> <p> Secretary Ernest Moniz was flanked by the state&rsquo;s Congressional delegation and Gov. Peter Shumlin, as well as state business and academic leaders.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23388">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201405us-energy-secretary-talks-climate-change-middlebury-college" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury climate change Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Featured Leahy Middlebury College National Climate Assessment natural gas pipeline protest Sanders Shumlin Vermont Gas Welch Mon, 19 May 2014 13:59:12 +0000 Zach Despart 23388 at http://addisonindependent.com White House official to talk climate at Middlebury College on Friday http://addisonindependent.com/201405white-house-official-talk-climate-middlebury-college <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> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The Vermont Congressional delegation will host a White House cabinet official at Middlebury College on Friday.</span></p> <p> U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will join Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch for a panel on energy efficiency, renewable energy and climate change.</p> <p> The panel will be held at the McCullough Student Center at 10 a.m., and will be followed by a question and answer session. The event is open to the public.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23255">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201405white-house-official-talk-climate-middlebury-college" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury climate change Energy Secretary Featured Leahy Middlebury Middlebury College Moniz Sanders Welch White House Mon, 12 May 2014 12:17:50 +0000 Zach Despart 23255 at http://addisonindependent.com Farmers need labor, seek immigration reform http://addisonindependent.com/201311farmers-need-labor-seek-immigration-reform <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-20040" style="width: 161px;"><a href="/201311farmers-need-labor-seek-immigration-reform"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/welch9579.thumbnail.jpg" alt="welch9579.jpg" title="welch9579.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="161" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> U.S. REP. PETER Welch, left, and Peter Conlon of Agri-Placement Services talk about immigration reform during Welch&#039;s visit to Addison County last week to address issues facing farmers. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </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> <em style="font-size: 13px;">Editor&rsquo;s note: This is the first in a two-part series on Vermont agriculture and immigration reform.</em></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 20px;">NEW HAVEN &mdash; Addison County dairy farmers talking last week with Congressman Peter Welch said a new immigration bill is vital to meeting their labor needs, as farms increasingly rely on immigrant workers.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/20041">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201311farmers-need-labor-seek-immigration-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Congress Farms Featured immigration reform Mexico migrant USDA Welch Mon, 11 Nov 2013 17:57:40 +0000 Zach Despart 20041 at http://addisonindependent.com New farm bill has glimmer of hope http://addisonindependent.com/201311new-farm-bill-has-glimmer-hope <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> <span style="line-height: 20px;">WASHINGTON, D.C. &mdash; A cohort of legislators met in the capitol Wednesday in an attempt to find common ground on a new farm bill. But they made no real progress toward resolving differences between the U.S. Senate and House over legislation that covers a range of programs that affect dairy farmers, those who get food assistance and other Vermonters.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/19886">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201311new-farm-bill-has-glimmer-hope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Congress farm bill Featured Leahy Sanders USDA Welch Mon, 04 Nov 2013 14:39:59 +0000 Zach Despart 19886 at http://addisonindependent.com Dairies endangered as farm bill expires http://addisonindependent.com/201309dairies-endangered-farm-bill-expires <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-19220" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201309dairies-endangered-farm-bill-expires"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/cows3225_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="cows3225.jpg" title="cows3225.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" 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> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20px;">ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; The anticipated expiration of the U.S. farm bill on Tuesday could increase uncertainty for one of Addison County&rsquo;s major business sectors, as well as cast the future of food security programs used by local residents in doubt.</span></p> <p> &ldquo;Dairy farmers will be left without a safety net,&rdquo; Rep. Peter Welch, Vermont&rsquo;s lone congressman, said on Friday.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/19208">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201309dairies-endangered-farm-bill-expires" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Congress dairy farm bill Featured Welch Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:31:07 +0000 Zach Despart 19208 at http://addisonindependent.com Rep. Welch looks for stability in student loan rates http://addisonindependent.com/201304rep-welch-looks-stability-student-loan-rates <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> Lee Kahrs </div> </div> </div> <p> RUTLAND &mdash; Just listening to these working parents pursuing college degrees is exhausting.</p> <p> Ava Pehm, 42, of Pittsford is a single mother to two kids, ages 10 and 13. She is pursuing a degree in administrative management from the Community College of Vermont in Rutland and works part-time.</p> <p> Greg Lambert, 36, of Rutland is a single father to a seven-year-old boy and is a recent cancer survivor pursuing a degree in environmental science at CCV.</p> <p> Niki Twohig of Rutland has two-year-old twin boys, and splits her time between school and work.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/16208">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201304rep-welch-looks-stability-student-loan-rates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont Featured student loans Vermont Welch Mon, 01 Apr 2013 14:58:22 +0000 xian 16208 at http://addisonindependent.com