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Vermont Senate Finance Committee raises overnight occupancy fee

Montpelier

REGION – The Vermont Senate Finance Committee on Thursday approved a $2 overnight occupancy fee, defying Republican Gov. Phil Scott’s request for no new taxes and fees this year.  The vote came as the governor has been wrangling with House members over his repeated requests for … Continued

Bellows Falls Drama Club wows with “Beauty and the Beast”

Beauty

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – “Beauty and the Beast,” the Disney story familiar from the cartoon world, came to life on March 24-25 at Bellows Falls Union High School. The Bellows Falls Drama Club production sparked comments like “Wow! What a … Continued

State budget showdown expected next week in Vermont House

Montpelier

REGION — After weeks of exchanging barbs over the state budget plan, leaders in the Vermont House are moving toward a decisive vote that could bring years of legislative overspending to a halt. Republican Gov. Phil Scott and House Democrats have been locking horns for weeks over taxes, … Continued

Dear Editor, Nitka’s notes from the State House

  Recently I had an opportunity to talk about agriculture and other Northern VT matters with Senator Bobby Starr of North Troy, (who can see Canada from his living room), and Senator Carolyn Branagan of Georgia whose town is just … Continued

Colon cancer screening saves lives

health

March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month, so this is a great opportunity to talk to your physician about colon cancer screening. I would like to share some information about colon cancer and what you need to know to decrease … Continued

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