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‘Appalling, un-American, unnecessary’ Welch visits detained children
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June 20, 2018

‘Appalling, un-American, unnecessary’ Welch visits detained children

By Michelle Monroe, St. Albans Messenger

“Appalling” and “un-American,” those are the words Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., used to describe conditions in a processing center in southern Texas where children have been separated from their parents.

Welch spoke with the Messenger by phone Sunday, June…

Local News
February 28, 2018

Education taxes: What you should know

By Michelle Monroe

Vermont’s education tax system is notoriously complex. When reviewing the school budgets presented prior to Town Meeting Day, here are some things to keep in mind.

All education taxes go into the Education Fund. Since the Brigham decision and the passage of…

State News
January 3, 2018

School mergers proven to save money, add curricula

By Michelle Monroe, St. Albans Messenger

State officials used Governor Phil Scott’s Education Summit last week to drive home the point that school mergers have saved significant amounts of money and enabled merged districts to improve educational opportunities for students.

Two panel discussions at the…

State News
May 24, 2017

Welch questions Trump’s competence

By Michelle Monroe

Speaking from Washington on Wednesday, Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., said the revelation that President Donald Trump may have asked former FBI Director James Comey to drop an investigation into a former member of his administration has “ratcheted up concern” in the House…