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November 23rd, 2017

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Guest Opinion: NorthStar Has Detailed Plan to Decommission Vermont Yankee on Time, Under Budget

By Guy Page Vermont’s regulatory system works best when it expertly and promptly considers a project’s economic benefits and environmental impacts. I have confidence the Vermont Public Service Board will act in this fine tradition in Docket 8880, NorthStar’s proposed decommissioning of Vermont Yankee. In this spirit, I am concerned by two significa...

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Senate Perspectives: School Daze

By Joe Benning State Senator, Caledonia District As Vermonters slowly adjust to the school governance models dictated by Act 46, it was inevitable that some are dazed and frustrated by the idea of forced change to the familiar. We Vermonters, after all, are naturally suspicious of activity under the Golden Dome. But my daily walk reminds me that ed...

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Ted Brady Offers Insight on Economic Development Initiatives, Opportunities

Pat McDonald producer and host of Vote for Vermont and Ben Kinsley, Executive Director of Campaign for Vermont Prosperity co-hosted a show on Economic Development Initiatives and Opportunities. Our guest was Ted Brady, the Deputy Secretary of Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development. The following is a summary of their conversation. Ted...

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What Changed My Mind about Orange-Washington School Merger

Editor, School district mergers in compliance with VT Act 46 have been controversial in many towns. When I first joined the Joint 706 Committee in my town of Orange, we were tasked with examining how Orange and neighboring Washington could comply with Act 46. I was doubtful I could support a merger to form a unified Washington and Orange school dis...

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Guest Opinion: Let’s Take the Long View

By Ed Paquin Is it just the nature of the institution that the Legislature tends to focus on issues that have or are about to become crises? We seem to have a new annual tradition in Vermont; each year we face a “budget gap” with insufficient revenue to meet the projected budget for our current level of services. And each year we resolve the crisis...

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Please Support Community Radio and WGDR’s New Mission

Editor, Community radio became an American institution in the twentieth century for many reasons, but at its core, these reasons tie to one: civic connection, both with one’s civic self on the national scale and with one’s civic self on the local scale. Around the country, the impact of community radio on its listeners and producers is seen best in...

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Green Up Barre

Editor, Last year’s Green Up event was a great success, and this year we would like even more participation. Barre City is currently littered with trash and debris from the past fall and winter and is in need of being greened up. Spaulding’s Action For the Environment (S.A.F.E.) is currently organizing this event and gathering Green Up bags and glo...

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Guest Opinion: When Life Gives You Lymes

Debra Paul’s recounts of Chronic Lyme as transcribed by Melissa Ruiz Growing up I was always full of vigor. I was a combination of the Energizer Bunny, I just kept going and going and going and going, and Xena, Warrior Princess, my “super-strength” allowing me to accomplish any task ahead of me. With these powers combined, nothing could stop me. No...

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Thanks to All Who Made Empty Bowl Benefit a Success

Editor, The Fourth Annual Empty Bowl Benefit for the Vermont Foodbank was a huge success. Held at The Mud Studio in Middlesex on March 12, the benefit, which raised $9500—our largest total yet—translates into nearly 30,000 meals for our neighbors in need. A true community affair, benefits like ours are crucial in helping the Foodbank ease the food...

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Local Meals on Wheels Program in Need of Support

Editor, The City Hotel Café, formerly known as The Galley located in Washington Apartments, has been feeding elders and adults with disabilities in our community for over twenty years. Apparently, The City Hotel Cafe has been a well kept secret! It’s time for us to get the word out about this true gem in our community. We would like you to join us...

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