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FEMA to Cover December Flood Costs

GREENSBORO – Town projects from December’s flood recovery, to road work, a Breezy Avenue sidewalk scoping study and the proposed wastewater treatment plant filled the select board’s June 12 meeting agenda, Select Board Clerk and FEMA Coordinator Josh Karp provided a FEMA update, stating all Greensboro’s road damage from the[Read More…]

Greensboro’s Housing Crisis isn’t New or Unique

Recent conversations about potential development of Greensboro’s Town Hall by RuralEdge to create 20 residential rental apartments has drawn both strong support and criticism. It’s an issue that is becoming divisive in a small town where people with differing opinions generally coexist peacefully. This is not a new problem, either[Read More…]

House and Senate Override Neonicotinoid Ban Veto

MONTPELIER — House and Senate votes on June 17 overturned Gov. Phil Scott’s veto of H.706, allowing the bill banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides to become law. The newly-passed bill will prohibit all neonicotinoid treated soybean and cereal grain seeds from being sold, distributed, or offered for sale in[Read More…]

Backward Between 1300 and 3000 Years

EAST MONTPELIER – The great state of Louisiana, not content with labeling mifeprestone a dangerous controlled substance, has, in a move stunning for its chutzpah just launched an attempt to vault its government backward between 1300 and 3000 years, depending upon different versions of the history of Western religion. Either[Read More…]

Vermont State Police

On June 19, at approximately 9:35 a.m., the Vermont State Police, St. Johnsbury Barracks, was notified of a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Vt. Rte. 15 and Vt. Rte. 215 in the town of Walden. Initial investigation revealed that a vehicle, operated by Richard Chase, of Marshfield, was[Read More…]

Soggy Alumni Reunion “Heartwarming”

HARDWICK –    The Hardwick Academy/Hazen Union Alumni Association organizers say they came away from the June 22 alumni reunion thinking all the effort was worthwhile despite adverse weather conditions.    “It was certainly heartwarming to see the response from our alumni on Saturday,” said H.A./H.U. Alumni Association president Mike[Read More…]

Hardwick Police Report

On June 8, at 11:21 p.m., the Hardwick Police Department stopped a car operated by James Pitman, of Waterbury, for a motor vehicle violation. Investigation revealed Pitman to be under the influence of an intoxicating substance. He was issued a citation to appear in Caledonia County Court to be arraigned[Read More…]

Leave it Where it Belongs

To the editor: In the growing fight between Trump and Biden, we also have the competition for who is more affected by age-related mental decline. As we age, nearly all of us will lose some of the ability to instantly recall names and will misspeak at times. Both Trump and[Read More…]

Town-wide Block Party July 3

CRAFTSBURY — Craftsbury is having a town-wide celebration, July 3 from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. in Craftsbury Village. There will be free food, live music, kid activities and a fireworks show. Handicap parking will be available.Individuals and businesses that want to help sponsor the event may bring checks to[Read More…]

Seven Bills Considered to End Session

CRAFTSBURY – On June 17, the Vermont legislature met to consider seven bills that were vetoed by Governor Scott at the end of the session.While I carry the label of Democrat, I represent a politically diverse district which means I don’t always vote in alignment with the party. In our[Read More…]

Veto Session, School Property Taxes

by Rep. Avram Patt WORCESTER – I will be wrapping up my last term with two reports about the historically unprecedented number of bills vetoed by Governor Scott, in this session as well as in his entire time in office. The Governor vetoed eight bills just this year. Six of[Read More…]