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October 30, 2014

Rutland man being monitored for Ebola is identified

By Morgan True, VTDigger.org The Rutland man under quarantine for possible exposure to the Ebola virus has been identified as Peter Italia. Italia is being held at an undisclosed location to ensure he does not have the Ebola virus. Vermont officials have said he poses…

Shumlin campaign hits high gear
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October 30, 2014

Shumlin campaign hits high gear

By John Flowers Gov. Peter Shumlin cited adding more jobs, property tax reform and affordable health care as his top priorities for the next biennium should he be elected to a third consecutive two-year term on Nov. 4. Shumlin, a Putney Democrat, faces opposition from…

Milne appeals to voters for changes
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October 30, 2014

Milne appeals to voters for changes

By John Flowers As the CEO of Milne Travel, Republican Scott Milne has sent many people to exotic locations throughout the world. The North Pomfret resident is now hoping to book a destination of his own: Montpelier, where he hopes to serve as Vermont’s governor….

State News
October 22, 2014

Q&A with Governor Shumlin

Editor’s note: this question and answer segment was compiled by the St. Albans Messenger, a sister paper to The Mountain Times. It is republished here with their permissions.

If you could summarize your accomplishments as governor into four bullet points what would they…

Dean Corren seeks election as Lt. Gov.
State News
October 22, 2014

Dean Corren seeks election as Lt. Gov.

By John Flowers

Some of the state’s political pundits are claiming next month’s general election ballot provides little chance for upsets or even tight races.

Burlington Progressive Dean Corren wants to prove the pundits wrong. The Middlebury College graduate (class of 1976)…

Phil Scott seeks election as Lt. Gov.
State News
October 22, 2014

Phil Scott seeks election as Lt. Gov.

By John Flowers

Vermont Lt. Gov. Phil Scott has won a few races during his lifetime, primarily as a stock car driver at the Thunder Road SpeedBowl. But the Berlin Republican is currently focused on winning a different kind of race — for…

State News
October 22, 2014

Vermont Ranks fourth in the nation for after-school programs

A new nationwide report released by the After-school Alliance ranks Vermont as 4th in the nation for after-school programming. The “America After 3 p.m.” report, based on a comprehensive survey commissioned by the after-school Alliance and conducted by Shugoll Research, highlights the progress Vermont…

State News
October 22, 2014

Vermont gets low marks on gender equity in elective office

By Laura Krantz, VTDigger.org

Vermont ranks 39th in the nation for gender equality in local, state and national elected office, according to a report published last week by Representation 2020, a national group that promotes women in politics.

The state is second…

  • Windsor County Candidates Forum held in Ludlow
  • Windsor County Candidates Forum held in Ludlow
  • Windsor County Candidates Forum held in Ludlow
State News
October 22, 2014

Windsor County Candidates Forum held in Ludlow

LUDLOW — Friends of Ludlow Auditorium (FOLA) will sponsor a Candidates Forum on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium. The forum will feature candidates for the Windsor County Senate seats in Montpelier as well as the newly-created Rutland-Windsor (RW-2) seat in…