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News Briefs
December 17, 2015

Shumlin calls for Act 46 “tweak”

By Tiffany Danitz Pache, VTDigger.org

Gov. Peter Shumlin called on lawmakers Tuesday, Dec. 1, to fix the spending mechanism in the new education law known as the “Allowable Growth Percentage” before school budgets go to the printer in mid-January.

“I want the legislature to act…

News Briefs
December 4, 2015

News Briefs: Rutland Region

By Lani Duke

Rutland City

Where does the water go?

About half the water the Rutland city water plant treats seems to disappear. Of the average 2 million gallons of drinking water the city processes every day, only about half appears on billing statements, Public…

State News
November 12, 2015

Gov. Shumlin and others tout early progress of Act 46

On Tuesday, Nov. 10, six months after signing the historic education reform law known as Act 46, Gov. Peter Shumlin highlighted its early success in sparking local conversations statewide about how to enhance educational quality for Vermont’s kids. The governor made the announcement at Essex…

News Briefs
November 4, 2015

News Brief: Lakes Region

By Lani Duke

Lake House Pub & Grille sold at auction

At an auction held Friday morning, Oct. 30, The Lake House Pub & Grille on Lake Bomoseen successfully changed hands. Although the buyer was not identified, it is said that the new owner plans…

Op - Ed
October 23, 2015

“Blind-sided” legislators should fix Act 46

By Rob Roper

A recent article about the new school district consolidation law, Act 46, quoted a state legislator whose reaction seems to be representative of many parents, local school board members, students, and law makers who value and hope to preserve Vermont’s 150-year-old school…

News Briefs
October 22, 2015

News Briefs: Rutland Region

By Lani Duke

Downtown economic picture is encouraging

Foot traffic is up in downtown Rutland, according to the Rutland Regional Planning Commission, 73 percent higher during a week in November 2014 than it had been two years before — 8,765 compared to 5,052. Other numbers…