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Wind Firm Says Sheffield Project Exceeding Expectations
Wednesday, 01/25/12
Vermont's newest commercial wind power project is starting to pay dividends to the town where it's located.
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Newscast: Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, 7:34 a.m.
Tuesday, 02/07/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
Newscast: Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, 7:34 a.m.
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Newscast: Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, 7:34 a.m.
Tuesday, 02/21/12
By Peter Biello
Newscast: Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, 7:34 a.m.
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Guildhall Considers Expanding Its School Board
Monday, 02/20/12
Voters in Guildhall are weighing a Town Meeting Day ballot item that would expand their School Board from three to five members. At issue is whether the size of the board makes a difference in education policy in the small Essex County town.
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Burlington Progressives Won't Endorse Mayoral Candidate
Wednesday, 02/22/12
By Melody Bodette
Burlington's Progressive Party says it won't endorse a candidate in the upcoming mayoral race.
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Concord Considers Closing High School
Wednesday, 02/22/12
By Charlotte Albright
For over twenty years, voters in the Northeast Kingdom town of Concord have been wrangling over whether or not to close their high school. The question will be on the ballot again this year, and feelings are still running high-on both sides.
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Burlington Mayoral Candidates Reflect On First Jobs
Friday, 02/17/12
By Kirk Carapezza
At a debate Thursday night in Burlington, the three candidates running for their next job to be mayor of Vermont's largest city talked about their first job and what they learned from it.
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With Kiss Out, Burlington Mayoral Candidates Hope For Prog Endorsement
Friday, 02/17/12
By Kirk Carapezza
With a little more than three weeks to go before the Burlington mayoral election, the candidates are making their case for receiving a Progressive endorsement.
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Voters Will Decide Fate of Irene-Ravaged Quechee Bridge
Friday, 02/17/12
By Charlotte Albright
The local economy in Hartford depends heavily on the historic Quechee Bridge, which was ravaged by Tropical Storm Irene, and voters now have to decide whether to repair it, or build a bigger, longer one.
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Smart Meter Critics Take Their Fight To Town Meeting
Tuesday, 02/14/12
By John Dillon
Smart meter technology allows customers to save electricity, and gives utilities the ability to respond quickly to power outages. But the wireless meters have also raised health and privacy concerns, and now voters in several southern Vermont towns will get a chance to weigh in at next month's town meetings.
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Luskin: Voting Season
Monday, 02/06/12
By Deborah Luskin
Commentator Deborah Luskin lives in the Town of Newfane, where full participation in local government means attending and voting in separate meetings for the high school, the elementary school and the town.
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With No Mayoral Candidate, Progressives' Strength Questioned
Monday, 01/30/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Burlington's Progressive Party may be one of the most successful third parties in the country, but it has run into a rough patch lately. For the first time in decades, Progressives won't have a candidate for Burlington mayor.
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Thetford Considers Digitizing Tax Maps
Wednesday, 02/01/12
More and more municipal governments have moved their business online, and now many of them are digitizing town records, such as tax maps.
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Towns To Vote On Corporate Personhood
Friday, 02/03/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Many cities and towns are putting the hot-button national issue of corporate personhood on their local agenda. By petition, residents across Vermont have requested that an article be placed on ballots asking voters whether they support overturning the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision.
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Montpelier Weighs Changes To Its Petition Policy
Tuesday, 02/07/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Voters in Montpelier on Town Meeting Day next month are going to decide on a change to the city's charter.
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In Montpelier, Voters To Weigh Tax Changes
Friday, 02/03/12
By Kirk Carapezza
On Town Meeting Day, voters in Montpelier will consider proposed tax changes designed to raise revenue. Montpelier's City Council wants to implement a 1 percent local sales tax as well as a 1 percent local rooms, meals and alcohol tax.
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Hollar Enters Race For Montpelier Mayor
Tuesday, 12/20/11
By John Dillon
A Montpelier lawyer who served as chairman of the capital city's school board is running for mayor. John Hollar says he's a fiscal conservative, but liberal on social issues.
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After Tie, Burlington Democrats Re-caucus And Nominate Weinberger
Sunday, 12/11/11
By Kirk Carapezza
Democrats in Burlington have elected their nominee in the race for mayor of Vermont's largest city, choosing developer and airport commissioner Miro Weinberger to represent them in the general election in March.
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Kiss To Step Down Amid Financial Woes, Eyes Political Future
Wednesday, 11/30/11
By Ross Sneyd
Burlington Mayor Bob Kiss won't seek re-election. The Progressive mayor is stepping down in the midst of several ongoing controversies in the state's largest city, and he says he may try to return to the state Legislature.
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Burlington Democrats To Resume Caucus In December
Thursday, 11/17/11
By Kirk Carapezza
Democrats in Burlington have scheduled another caucus on December 11 to choose their candidate for mayor, after the first caucus ended in a tie vote between two candidates.
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Burlington Democrats To Resume Caucus
Wednesday, 11/16/11
Democrats in Burlington will decide Wednesday night when to resume their caucus to choose their candidate for mayor, after the first caucus ended in a tie vote between two candidates.
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