New gun laws protect domestic violence victims

By KAREN TRONSGARD-SCOTT As summer fades into fall, our focus shifts. We turn from growing our gardens to harvesting them, and from beach time to school bus time. In the world of politics and policies, fall also brings new implementation of laws that were passed during last year’s legislative session. This year, this means good… Read More »

Tractor-trailer carrying sludge overturns in Monkton

No one was injured when a tractor-trailer carrying sludge overturned on Tyler Bridge Road in Monkton last Thursday, according to Vermont State Police. The road was closed for several hours after the crash for cleanup of composted sludge spilled from the truck, officials said. The accident happened around 12:30 p.m. when the tractor-trailer was traveling… Read More »

Barlow: Want to help business? Raise the minimum wage

By DANIEL BARLOW Want to hear something obvious? Raising the minimum wage increases the take-home pay for low-income workers without hurting job growth. That’s not just a sound bite from Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. It’s now a proven economic fact. A study released this month from the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics at UC… Read More »

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