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FairPoint Disputes Claims It Violated Refund Policy

By Steve Zind

FairPoint Communications is disputing claims that it may owe thousands of customers credit for repair delays last year because it potentially violated a Public Service Board rule.

Regional Report: Fairlee Dam Owner Has Concerns About Replacement Project

Regional Report: Fairlee Dam Owner Has Concerns About Replacement Project

By Maggie Cassidy

A month before three towns are set to vote on an $850,000 project to replace the Lake Fairlee Dam, its private owner is voicing objections that could call the deal into jeopardy.

House Health Care Reform Bill Is A Shadow Of Its Former Self

House Health Care Reform Bill Is A Shadow Of Its Former Self

By Peter Hirschfeld

It’s battered and beaten, but the House’s health care reform bill is still alive. Many Democratic lawmakers, however, don’t think the legislation goes nearly far enough. And legislators

At Southern Vermont College, Students Read Shakespeare To Prepare For Nursing, Criminal Justice

At Southern Vermont College, Students Read Shakespeare To Prepare For Nursing, Criminal Justice

By Jane Lindholm , Ric Cengeri and Amanda Shepard

This week marks two important dates for William Shakespeare: Although his actual birth date is unknown, he was baptized on April 26, 1564, and died almost 400 years ago on April 23,

New England Governors See Pipeline Capacity As Solution To High Power Prices

New England Governors See Pipeline Capacity As Solution To High Power Prices

By Patrick Skahill

Five of New England's governors met in Connecticut on Thursday to talk about energy issues facing the region. At the top of the agenda was the high price of electricity.

Three Vermont Theaters To Present A British Comic Trilogy, With Shared Cast And Sets

Three Vermont Theaters To Present A British Comic Trilogy, With Shared Cast And Sets

By Mary Williams

Three of Vermont's professional theater companies – Weston Playhouse, Dorset Theater and Northern Stage – announced this week that they will join forces to stage British playwright

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Garden Daydreams For A Chilly Spring

Garden Daydreams For A Chilly Spring

By Jane Lindholm and Patti Daniels

Ok, it is pretty chilly still, but that won't stop the hard-core gardeners among us from getting ready for the growing season.

Live At Noon: Gov. Peter Shumlin

By Bob Kinzel and Patti Daniels

Governor Peter Shumlin has proposed a $190 million package of federal and state funds to address the Medicaid cost-shift, but the idea hasn't gained enough traction with lawmakers at the Statehouse so far this session. We

Divestment's Pros And Cons

By Jane Lindholm and Ric Cengeri

The theory is that if organizations like colleges, state governments and religious organizations changed the way they managed their investment portfolios, they could put pressure on companies that produce fossil fuels. Those

The Expanding Responsibilities Of The Vermont Crime Information Center

By Jane Lindholm and Sam Gale Rosen

The Vermont Crime Information Center has a wide range of responsibilities: maintaining the state's sex offender registry, overseeing marijuana dispensaries, running criminal record checks, and more. 

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Beck: Before Vaccines

Few of us remember how dangerous diseases like measles and polio were before vaccination, but a story told by Everett Palmer of Waitsfield and archived

Luskin: Civility On Line

When a recent commentary about the need for intelligent and empathetic discussions about vaccines by Abby Mnookin ended with a plea to “relearn how to

Doyle: Funding Our Libraries

Almost 400 years ago, after nearly dying from typhus, the great English poet John Donne wrote that:

Kashmeri: The Name Game

Call me cynical, but I wonder how the media might have described the co-pilot of the Lufthansa Airbus that was deliberately flown into the Alps to kill

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