Plug pulled onVermont Life

By Xander Landen VTDigger.org Vermont Life, the state’s signature regional magazine that in recent years has faced financial woes and racked up millions in debt, will shutter its doors in June. The Scott administration announced it will cease production of the 72-year-old state-owned publication after it reviewed the latest financial reports. In the last decade, the… Read More »

Charlotte Town Meeting Day 2018

Charlotte Town Meeting Day 2018

Stellar weather but slim turnout characterized Charlotte’s annual meeting Tuesday. Just 640 people voted and about 130 attended town meeting. Clockwise from left: Ballot clerk Michael Krasnow checks in voters; Rick Lunt studies the town report; Tai Dinnan and her baby son listen to the discussion; a tiny voter learns the rules; Barbara Lawrence casts… Read More »

Hinesburg town meeting 2018

Hinesburg town meeting 2018

Hinesburg voters cast ballots Tuesday at Town Hall. With no contested races to decide, turnout was low. Incumbent Selectboard members Tom Ayer and Phil Pouerch were unopposed. Town Clerk Melissa Ross, above left, checked in voters and handed out ballots. The annual report featured a watercolor of Town Hall and downtown Hinesburg by Judith Maculan.

House passes stricter seatbelt enforcement

By Kelsey Neubauer VTDIGGER.ORG After a particularly deadly year for Vermont drivers, lawmakers are looking to up the ante for seatbelt enforcement. Rep. Pat Brennan, chair of the House Transportation Committee, says current seatbelt enforcement laws are not adequate enough to protect public safety. Vermont law only allows police to charge drivers for not wearing… Read More »

Sen. Sanders: Expand community health centers to tackle primary health-care crisis

Sen. Sanders: Expand community health centers to tackle primary health-care crisis

By Sen. Bernard Sanders The Trump-Ryan-McConnell “health care” bill currently being pushed by Republicans in Washington is one of the worst pieces of legislation to ever pass the U.S. House of Representatives in the modern history of our country. This legislation would throw 22 million Americans off of health insurance, cut Medicaid by almost $800… Read More »

Charlotte voters approve fire pumper purchase, re-elect Selectboard incumbent in Town Meeting voting

Charlotte voters approve fire pumper purchase, re-elect Selectboard incumbent in Town Meeting voting

During day-long voting, Charlotte voters approved the purchase of a new $625,000 fire pumper truck and related equipment. The vote to approve the bond was 581 to 249. In other races, Selectboard incumbent Fritz Tegatz won re-election to a three-year term, receiving 549 votes to  Ed Stone’s 219. Stone was successful in his bid to… Read More »

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