Vermont Senate Finance Committee raises overnight occupancy fee


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

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

Dear Editor, Thank you from the Pollard family

  To the volunteer firemen and women of Proctorsville, Cavendish, Ludlow, Springfield, Chester, Reading, Weston, Mount Holly, Ascutney, Walpole, and Weathersfield who rallied to our house in the early hours of February 15 to fight our house fire we are … Continued

Vermont’s sacred places

High places in the land have always held a special attraction. Distant mountains intrigue us with their mystery. Whether incandescent with autumn color or pink with winter alpenglow, they create a breathtaking backdrop to our everyday lives, enough to make … Continued

Dear Editor

  Once again it is time for the Springfield Lions Club annual Have a Heart food drive. On Saturday, March 25 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., Springfield Lions will be in front of Shaws in the Springfield Plaza collecting … Continued

Dear Editor, Nitka’s notes from the State House

Talk in the State House at the beginning of the week centered around the many issues raised at Town Meetings around the state. They ranged from trucks, roads, equipment purchases, all the water issues, budgets, Act 46, police services, the … Continued

Dear Editor, Rebuilding our military

  As a Navy veteran and a strong supporter of our military I commend President Trump for initiating a program to rebuild our military with a defense budget increase of $54 billion, but it should be decreased by $1.3 billion … Continued

Print newspapers are under attack

Two bills before the Legislature—S.97, introduced by senators Anthony Pollina and Jeanette White, and H.483, introduced by Rep. Mary Hooper (D-Montpelier), propose allowing public notices to be posted on electronic news media that have been authorized by the Secretary of … Continued

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