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Messages from Montpelier (2/8/2018)

REP. BOB BANCROFT R-Chittenden 8-3 Eight bills were passed on the floor last week, ranging from animal cruelty laws to adding more appliances/equipment to Vermont’s efficiency standards. Additionally, the House concurred with a Senate amendment to the Budget Adjustment Act, which the House passed on January 18. A complete list of bills passed by the House and/or the Senate can be found at https://legislature.vermont.gov. The Transportation Committee, of which I am a member, spent half of last week listening to budget presentations from various divisions within the Vt. Agency of Transportation. One morning was spent listening to testimony on...

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Letters to the editor (2/8/2018)

Privacy is warranted For the second weekend in a row, I read with amusement the Reporter’s “breaking news” about investigations over personnel matters at the village and now the town offices. But my amusement is beginning to turn into disgust. Clearly, your writer will not be satisfied until he can find a story, even if he has to create one by insinuating cloak-and-dagger impropriety at every turn. It does not seem to occur to him that village and town trustees may have very good reasons for not wanting to provide information about an investigation that could identify an employee,...

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Dave Johnson earns coveted Service Above Self Award

SUBMITTED BY THE ESSEX ROTARY CLUB The Essex Rotary Club will honor five locals for community service and their dedication to living the Rotary motto of “Service above Self” at a celebration on February 21. Dave Johnson will receive the coveted Rotary Service above Self Award for his lifetime body of work leading non-profit and community organizations, making Chittenden County and Essex a vibrant place to live and work. Johnson worked at YMCA clubs for 35 years, retiring as the CEO of the Greater Burlington YMCA. In his 20 years there, the local Y became one of Vermont’s premier nonprofits...

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