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Senator proposes fee to clean up waterways
Local News
December 14, 2017

Senator proposes fee to clean up waterways

By John Flowers, Addison Independent

Debate in Montpelier surrounding efforts to clean up the state’s waterways has been surging like the Otter Creek in April, but legislative action on funding for those efforts has been moving at a glacial pace.

With that in mind, Sen….

King of Christmas
Local News
December 24, 2014

King of Christmas

Commins holiday films featured on Hallmark Channel

By John Flowers

The next time you watch one of those made-for-TV Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel, realize that the idea and dialogue were more than likely the creations of Middlebury resident Kevin Commins.

State News
December 24, 2014

Shumlin scraps single-payer

By John Flowers

Gov. Peter Shumlin on Wednesday, Dec. 17, put the brakes on the state’s multi-year quest to convert to a universal, single-payer health care system, saying the cost and financing scheme of such a plan would be “detrimental to Vermonters, employers…

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…