Vermont environmental bills die at crossover week

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MONTPELIER, Vt. — In what was anticipated to have been a big year for environmental bills promoting a climate change agenda, no significant green energy bill managed to pass the legislative session’s “crossover week.” Crossover week is when bills being worked on in the Senate move over … Continued

State budget showdown expected next week in Vermont House

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

House passes critical worker privacy protection bill

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REGION – The Vermont House today unanimously passed important legislation designed to provide social media privacy protection measures for Vermont workers. The bill, H.462, prohibits employers from requiring or requesting that an employee or job applicant share their social media … Continued

Springfield legislative breakfast forum

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  SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – On Monday, March 20 a legislative breakfast was held at the Holiday Inn Express in Springfield. Co-hosted by the Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce, Springfield Regional Development Corporation, Springfield On the Move and the Southern Windsor … Continued

Manifesto asks Vermonters to “lift our eyes unto the hills”

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REGION – Environmentalists may have covered nearly every ecological concern under the sun when it comes to stopping the march of wind turbines across Vermont. Now some, arguing that the actual, physical mountains have been left out of the discussion, have penned … Continued

UDB passes in unified Select Board vote

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  CHESTER, Vt. – Although the fall festival isn’t until Sept. 15 – 17, the Chester Rotary came before the Select Board asking about usage of the Village green. The Common Road would be closed during the weekend from 9 … Continued

Cavendish Select Board approves “Firefighter Olympics”

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CAVENDISH, Vt. – The Select Board held its annual organizational meeting and regular meeting at the town office, March 13, 2017. The meeting was congenial and the board covered a lot of ground in a timely fashion. Discussion was collaborative. … Continued

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