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Op-Ed: Bond downgrade will cost Vermont

On Oct. 23, Moody’s Investors Service announced that it was downgrading Vermont’s general obligation bond rating from Aaa to Aa1, citing demographic concerns along with the state’s unfunded pension obligations. According to Moody’s: “The downgrade of the ratings incorporates an … Continued

Raymond N. Lavanway, 1930-2018

Raymond N. Lavanway

LUDLOW, Vt. – Raymond N. Lavanway, 88, of Ludlow, passed away in Lebanon, N.H., Nov. 28, 2018. Husband of the late Lillian Kautz Lavanway, father of Melissa (Carmen) DeLuca and Michele (Richard) Lynch, both of North Haven, Conn., and grandfather … Continued

Norma F. LaFleur, 1927-2018

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Norma F. LaFleur, 91, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 at the Springfield Health and Rehab Center in Springfield, Vt. She was born Sept. 21, 1927 in Proctorsville, Vt., the daughter of George and Ardell (Ordway) Bourey. … Continued

Pet of the Week is Domino


Hi! My name’s Domino, and I’m a 4-year-old spayed female. Soon after I came to Lucy Mackenzie, I gave birth to four kittens. They’re all healthy, happy, and looking for their very own homes, just like me! I have recently … Continued

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