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It’s time to change the culture of Montpelier

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In bizarre moments of political posturing, Democratic House Speaker Mitzi Johnson continues to downplay the opportunity to achieve up to $26 million annually in property tax savings, saying “I don’t believe that is worth the veto.” The speaker has gone on to suggest the savings could be “less than a tank of gas.” Unfortunately, the…

Doing right by Vermonters

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When your state representatives were sworn in January 4, each pledged faithful, honest service to the people and constitution of Vermont. In my opening remarks as Speaker of the House, I asked them to do this by evaluating and prioritizing our state’s needs to support the long-term health and wellness of our state. Given the…

Clairette Elizabeth (Poquette) Berard

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ESSEX JCT. – Clairette Elizabeth (Poquette) Berard, 84, went to her heavenly home on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at her home in Essex. Clairette was born in North Hero on Sept. 23, 1932, the daughter of Ellsworth and Victoria (Trombley) Poquette, both deceased. Clairette attended grade school in North Hero and graduated from Alburgh High…

Linda May Starr

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Linda May Starr, 69, joined with many family members into eternal life surrounded by her loving family, on March 27, 2017, at her home in Saint Cloud, Fla. Beloved wife of Stephen G. Starr. A memorial service will be held at the North Troy United Church of Christ, Main Street, North Troy at 11 a.m.,…

Kelsey Nicole Scribner

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Kelsey Nicole Scribner passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 8, 2017, at the age of 20 years old. Kelsey was born on June 6, 1997 in Texas, to a young couple that loved her enough to give her to a good home with a family that would raise her surrounded by love, faith and happiness.…