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March 29th, 2017

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Senate Report: Doyle Secures Permanent Place in Vermont History

A special ceremony was held Jan. 10, 2017 in the Vermont Senate Chamber, honoring the 48-year span of elected service by William “Bill” Doyle. Phil Scott led the praises (and sometimes “roastings”) by colleagues from both sides of the aisle – all of whom acknowledged that Doyle had secured a permanent place in Vermont history; not only becaus...

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Town of Marshfield

By Senator Bill Doyle According to Esther Swift, author of “Vermont Place Names,” the charter of Marshfield in 1782 by the State of Vermont was related to the grand design of the Allen Brothers to have the Republic of Vermont accepted as a state. Vermont in various ways had attempted to gain the attention of the new nation in order to obtain stateh...

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Bennington: A Key Battle in the Revolution and for Vermont

By Sen. Bill Doyle On August 16, Vermont will celebrate the Battle of Bennington. Edward Conant in his “History of Vermont” said the battle was “the first of a series that led to the surrender of Burgoyne’s army. It was the turning point of the Revolutionary War, as it led to the recognition of the independence of the United States by France and ot...

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Senate Report: Settlers in Early Fayston Sought Education at Any Age

By Senator Bill Doyle The town of Fayston was chartered by the state of Vermont on February 27, 1782. The charter was signed by Governor Thomas Chittenden and by Joseph Fay, Secretary to the Governor’s Council and a member of the family from which Fayston received its name. The charter of Fayston reads in part: “The Governor’s Council and General A...

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Cabot Residents Unhappy with Vermont’s Health Care; Believe Political Campaigns are too Costly

At right, are the results for Senator Bill Doyle’s 2016 Town Meeting Day Survey from the returns of Cabot residents. The numbers represent the percentage of residents who answered “yes”, “no” or “not sure” to each of the 14 questions. Senator Bill Doyle serves on the Senate Education Committee and Senate Economic Affairs Committee. He teaches gover...

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Middlesex Worries about Spread of Opiate Use; Split on Legalization of Marijuana

At right, are the results for Senator Bill Doyle’s 2016 Town Meeting Day Survey from the returns of Middlessex residents. The numbers represent the percentage of residents who answered “yes”, “no” or “not sure” to each of the 14 questions. Senator Bill Doyle serves on the Senate Education Committee and Senate Economic Affairs Committee. He teaches...

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Plainfield Wants Voice in Siting Industrial Energy Projects; Believes Non-violent Prison Population Should be Reduced

At right, are the results for Senator Bill Doyle’s 2016 Town Meeting Day Survey from the returns of Plainfield residents. The numbers represent the percentages of residents who answered “yes”, “no” or “not sure” to each of the 14 questions. Senator Bill Doyle serves on the Senate Education Committee and Senate Economic Affairs Committee. He teaches...

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East Montpelier Deeply Concerned with Spread of Opiate Use; Wants Voice in Siting Industrial Energy Projects

At right, are the results for Senator Bill Doyle’s 2016 Town Meeting Day Survey from the returns of East Montpelier residents. The numbers represent the percentages of residents who answered “yes”, “no” or “not sure” to each of the 14 questions. Senator Bill Doyle serves on the Senate Education Committee and Senate Economic Affairs Committee. He te...

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Calais Residents Deeply Concerned with Spread of Opiate Use

At right, are the results for Senator Bill Doyle’s 2016 Town Meeting Day Survey from the returns of Calais residents. The numbers represent the total responses (not percentages) of residents who answered “yes”, “no” or “not sure” for each of the 14 questions. Senator Bill Doyle serves on the Senate Education Committee and Senate Economic Affairs Co...

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Senate Report

Below are more comments from Senator Bill Doyle’s Town Meeting Day Survey. EDUCATION Change in property and income taxes – Northfield Schools budgets should be done at the local level. We don’t need more top heavy administration – Warren LEGISLATURE Legislature should meet every two years – Barre Town Legislation should be simplified – Calais...

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