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May 23, 2018

Wooden Barrel may continue selling gas with new legislation

Rep. Jim Harrison, R-Chittenden, and Sen. Dave Soucy, R-Rutland County, teamed up to get an amendment passed in both chambers of the Legislature to give the Wooden Barrel, a country store in Chittenden a potential option to keep selling gas.

The narrowly crafted amendment applies…

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May 16, 2018

Scott pulls the plug on iconic Vermont Life magazine

By Xander Landen/ VTDigger

Vermont Life, the state’s signature regional magazine which in recent years has faced financial woes and racked up millions in debt, will shutter its doors in June.

The Scott administration announced Thursday that it will cease production of the 72-year-old state-owned…

State News
May 16, 2018

Vermont Supreme Court marks its first century

The 100th anniversary of the Vermont Supreme Court Building is being commemorated with a special centennial celebration in Montpelier on Friday, May 18, 2018.

The program, Celebrating the Bench and Bar and Their Role in Preserving the Rule of Law, will take place on the…

State News
May 16, 2018

Legislative Update: Overtime averted for now

By Rep. Jim Harrison, R-Bridgewater, Chittenden, Killington & Mendon

The regular session of the 2018 legislative session was gaveled down at 12:18 a.m. Sunday morning, the conclusion of the 18 weeks allocated in the current year budget. The last few days, especially Saturday, May 12,…

State News
May 16, 2018

Legislative Update: Session ends with late Saturday night

By Senator Alison Clarkson, Windsor-5

The 2018 Legislative session adjourned very late Saturday evening May 12. It always ends after about two weeks of intense negotiations between the House and the Senate resolving our policy differences in committees of conference. And, it is always a…

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May 10, 2018

Murder ‘inevitable’ says accused; Gutilla returns to court

By Tom Benton, St. Albans Messenger staff writer

ST. ALBANS — Police transported Erika Guttilla, who allegedly murdered her Highgate family’s drug dealer, and Swanton resident Corey Cassani, her boyfriend accused of helping her get rid of the remains, to Franklin County Superior Court Tuesday…

State News
May 9, 2018

State announces surplus state vehicle auction, May 12

The Department of Buildings and General Services will be auctioning a large assortment of state vehicles and equipment to the public beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2018. It is expected to be very well attended.“This is an ABSOLUTE auction with no reserves….

State News
May 9, 2018

Legislative update: The $58 million question

By Rep. Jim Harrison, R-Bridgewater, Chittenden, Killington & Mendon

Will the 2018 legislative session wrap up this week, is the $58 million question? History tells us when there are deadlines, compromises are made at the eleventh hour and adjournment happens. While we hope that is…