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Rochester residents advocate for choice
Local News
June 14, 2017

Rochester residents advocate for choice

Upcoming two Act 46 revotes may dictate merger options

By Tiffany Danitz Pache, VTDigger

While writing legislation this year to give school districts more flexibility in complying with Act 46, lawmakers worried the changes might derail local merger conversations already taking place.

That is just…

Rutland fire chief, city reach “separation agreement”
Local News
June 14, 2017

Rutland fire chief, city reach “separation agreement”

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

RUTLAND—Rutland City Fire Chief Michael Jones and the mayor reached an agreement that will see the chief depart his post at the end of this month.

Outgoing city Fire Chief Michael Jones will receive more than $35,000 as part of…

State News
June 14, 2017

Medical marijuana expansion gets governor’s signature

By Elizabeth Hewitt, VTDigger

Gov. Phil Scott signed into law a bill that expands Vermont’s medical marijuana system.

The legislation, S.16, expands the list of conditions that qualify for the medical marijuana registry to include Parkinson’s disease, Crohn’s disease and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as…

Local News
June 7, 2017

With second merger vote looming, Royalton asks, “What if?”

By Tiffany Danitz Pache, VTDigger

Local residents met this week to go over their options under Act 46 in preparation for a June 13 revote on a school district merger with Rochester and Bethel.

In April, Royalton voters overwhelmingly rejected the same proposal, but resident…

Op - Ed
May 31, 2017

Teacher animosity tied to taxpayer anxiety

By Jon Margolis, VTDigger

We have seen the enemy: teachers.

They are bankrupting the state. They make too much money. Their benefits are too generous. They have too much political power.

So, at least, one might think from some of the speechifying and commentating that…

State News
May 31, 2017

2017 Legislative bills highlighted

By Elizabeth Hewitt, VTDigger

S.22—”An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age and older”

The final proposal for marijuana legalization, S.22, would legalize adult possession of up to an ounce of marijuana and allow…

Local News
May 31, 2017

Scott vetoes pot bill, says he’s open to compromise

By Elizabeth Hewitt, VTDigger

Gov. Phil Scott became the first governor in the country to veto a bill that would legalize marijuana.

Scott announced Wednesday, May 24, he will send the bill, S.22, back to the Legislature.

However, the governor said he is “offering a…