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Where Do Your Vermont Income Tax Dollars Go?
While lawmakers in Montpelier bicker over the best way to fix the state's $176 million budget deficit, Vermonters are engaged in an equally painful rite of spring: paying income taxes to keep state government running.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
The Bennington Banner
Hospitals say cut to Medicaid rate increase bad omen for single payer
Hospital officials say the Shumlin administration's decision to rescind a slight increase in the Medicaid reimbursement rate doesn't bode well for the governor's signature single payer health care initiative.
VT Disaster Relief Funding Changes Going Into Effect in October
Vermont officials are urging communities to prepare for new criteria for state disaster relief funding changes that go into effect in October.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Photo Courtesy: MGNonline/United States Fish and Wildlife Service
One Louisiana based company has been at the forefront of drug testing, making at home testing a reality for thousands of families across the globe.
New England Culinary Institute Restaurant on Main in Montipelier VT
When visiting Montpelier, Vermont a restaurant worth dining at is The New England Culinary Institute Restaurant on Main Street.
Former Vermont US Sen. Jeffords dies
MONTPELIER, Vt. The former U.S. senator from Vermont who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an independent has died.
James Jeffords, ex-senator who broke with GOP, dies
James M. Jeffords, who was a Republican congressman and senator before breaking with his party in 2001, died Monday morning, the Burlington Free Press has learned.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Vermont secretary of state gets leadership post
Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos has been elected by his peers to serve on the Executive Board for the National Association of Secretaries of State.
Vermont grapples with aging prison facilities
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Sat Aug 16, 2014
Citizens to Protect Berlin Pond rally in Montpelier
Protestors gathered on the steps of the statehouse Saturday calling for change. The rally was in support of preserving Berlin Pond and keeping recreational activities out.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
A marijuana store in every Vermont town
For Governor Peter Shumlin, Jan. 15, 2015 can't come soon enough now that he has heard that the Fiscal Year 2015 General Fund Income Projections, could be $31million below budget.
Vt. man accused of stealing trucks, tractors
Investigators say Moorcroft used an elaborate scheme, removing vehicle's VIN numbers and replacing them with other VIN numbers from similar makes and models.
The Bennington Banner
Shumlin, Scott, take 'ice bucket challenge'
Vermont Lt. Gov. Phil Scott, second from left, and Gov. Peter Shumlin, second from right, take the "ice bucket challenge" at the Vermont Statehouse Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Montpelier, Vt.
The Brattleboro Reformer
Londonderry Progressive seeks three-county House seat
But Progressive Teresa Ellsworth knows that she will face opposition from independent candidate -- and former legislator -- Oliver Olsen in the November general election.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Cyclist speaks out about harassment
An expert cyclist says he was wrongfully ticketed for not sharing the road. Now he plans to use his helmet-cam to make his case.
Cyclist ticketed for not being on the right, says that's wrong
"It's not open season on cyclists in Vermont. You are not allowed to be on the tail of a cyclist, yelling profanities on a dark country road at night."
The Circus is in Town
MONTPELIER, Vt.-The traveling circus is in town but this circus is different than most.
New Novel by Nicki Chen is Released
Pregnancy isn't an easy burden at any time, but facing childbirth - and motherhood - with a missing husband and falling bombs is nearly unendurable.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
The Bennington Banner
Board sets date for Shires grant
The Select Board will vote in September on whether or not to facilitate a $700,000 grant for a controversial housing project.
Sun Aug 10, 2014
Northeast berry farms fighting for survival amid threat from late-season fruit fly of Asian origin
This undated file photo provided by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension shows spotted-wing drosophila.