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Reassurances Offered For School Budget Uncertainty As Annual Meetings Loom

HARDWICK – Responding to reports that the Vermont Legislature is rethinking caps on property taxes that fund school budgets, one Orleans Southwest Supervisory Union (OSSU) school board member commented, “It’s real money and it affects the schools. We’re waiting for more information that we hope will be available soon. I’m[Read More…]

Walgreens Settles with State for $275,000 over Alleged Violations

and Hardwick’s Troubled Walgreens by Paul Fixx The Vermont Office of Professional Regulation (OPR) and Walgreens have settled for $275,000 over claims that the company’s policies caused unsafe conditions for patients and staff at pharmacies around the state between 2020 and 2022. The Vermont Board of Pharmacy unanimously approved the[Read More…]

Hardwick Electric Files for Rate Increase

HARDWICK – Hardwick Electric Department (HED) recently filed for a 1.97% rate increase, less than a year after its requested 13.03% rate increase was rejected by the Vermont Public Utility Commission (PUC). The approved 5.57% went into effect March 1, 2023. If approved, this one is scheduled to take effect[Read More…]