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State says OCSU schools to be merged


by Elizabeth Trail BARRE — Last Thursday, the state Board of Education voted to merge six of the seven elementary schools in the Orleans Central Supervisory Union (OCSU) into a single district. During a question and answer session before the vote, OCSU Board Chair Amy Leroux and Superintendent Bev Davis expressed strong support for the merger. …To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronic... More »

Tax on marijuana could raise more than $20-million


  by Joseph Gresser A 26 percent tax on marijuana sold in Vermont could produce more than $20-million a year, according to the draft report released by a commission appointed by Governor Phil Scott to study issues around legalization.  While the tax could be lucrative, priorities outlined in reports from commission subcommittees would quickly eat up any newfound money. …To read the rest of this ar... More »

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I remember the day of the Columbine shootings where two teens killed 13 people and wounded nearly two dozen others at the Colorado high school before turning their guns on themselves. What I remember most clearly is the shock. I couldn’t immediately process what I was hearing on TV news. I... More »

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