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4 hrs ago | The Bennington Banner
The Select Board set the town tax rate at roughly $1.02 at its Monday meeting. The municipal rate is made up of three other rates, one for the town general fund, the highway fund, and the fire department.
8 hrs ago | The Brattleboro Reformer
The Alliance for a Healthier Vermont is renewing its push for a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages and has hired a new leader for the campaign.
People always say that Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas is a nice man. But he has character as well as policy failings which we can no longer afford to overlook.
Vermont Attorney William Sorrell said Tuesday lawmakers should consider reducing the privacy of cases handled by the Department for Children and Families and other state agencies investigating the abuse and neglect of children.
Notes: Senators in Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Utah, Vermont and Wyoming all are paid per day or week of legislative service.
Using the WPTZ Mobile App? Tap here for video. "The nickname in China was the 100-day cough and it's no joke," said CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service officer Lucy Breakwell.
In Sicily, they say that fish start rotting from the head. In the past few months, as we've gotten closer and closer to the end of President George W. Bush's failed terms in office, we've been witnessing a mind-boggling amount of corruption, greed, evil, and downright stupidity.
It was a great day on Tuesday when Vermont became the fourth state to legalize same-sex marriage and the first state in the country to enact it without a court order.
The Vermont Department of Health is advising residents who spend time outdoors to do daily tick checks this summer, a year after the number of confirmed cases of Lyme disease in the state peaked.
As part of Vermont Public Radio's Traces project, digital producer Angela Evancie visited sites such as this motel in Rutland, where drug dealers and buyers met.
Vermonters moan about their steadily rising education property taxes, especially as the number of students continually decreases.
Its name may not be familiar, but switchel has been around a long time. The sweet-sour-spicy fermented drink made with apple cider vinegar, a sweetener like molasses or maple syrup, and ginger, has been consumed in the US since the late 17th century, when it was drunk by farmers working the harvest.
"This really is no different than when a family thinks they have a raise coming, they get a raise, but the raise is a little smaller than they had projected," the governor told reporters as he prepared for a meeting at which the heads of the Legislature's four money committees agreed to downgrade the forecast.
Less than a month into the new fiscal year, Gov. Peter Shumlin says the state budget is off-track.
Updated: Wed Jul 30, 2014 08:40 am
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