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2017 Legislature has a new fan

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copyright the Chronicle May 10, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   EAST ALBANY — Many people complain about state regulations, but few are willing to take the time and trouble to go about changing them. Bill Pearce, the proprietor of Pearce’s Pastured Poultry has been... More »

Local senators muse over legislative session

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copyright the Chronicle March 22, 2017   by Elizabeth Trail   Due to concerns about federal budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration, Vermont’s Legislature may adjourn early this year and go back to Montpelier in October. “Trump’s been talking about cu... More »

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Governor’s race: County lawmakers lean toward Milne

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copyright the Chronicle November 12, 2014 by Tena Starr If Orleans County’s legislative delegation had its way, Scott Milne would be Vermont’s next governor. That’s not a surprising decision for the Republicans who represent the county, but as of this week onl... More »

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Lyme disease victims seek more options

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copyright the Chronicle July 2, 2014   by Bethany M. Dunbar HOLLAND — Graci Rudolph was the director of an active nonprofit organization in New York, working long days. It was work she thrived on and a cause she believed in. She did public speaking and fund-ra... More »

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Minimum wage hike will have ripple effect

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copyright the Chronicle June 11, 2014 by Joseph Gresser Local employers say a rise in pay for those at the bottom of the ladder is sure to increase salaries for those on the higher rungs. That will be good news for many workers, they say, but could come at the... More »

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GMO bill splits local legislators by party

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copyright the Chronicle May 21, 2014 by Bethany M. Dunbar Orleans County farmers and consumers won’t be immediately affected by Vermont’s first-in-the-nation passage of legislation requiring labeling of foods with genetically modified ingredients. The legislat... More »

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Kilmartin won’t seek re-election

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copyright the Chronicle May 14, 2014 by Paul Lefebvre Duncan Kilmartin will not seek re-election to the Vermont House. In a farewell address to members of the House last week, Mr. Kilmartin did not explain his decision to step down, preferring instead to thank... More »

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Advocates say Reach Up works and should not be cut

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by Chris Braithwaite copyright the Chronicle 2-13-13 NEWPORT — Kate Kanelstein of the Vermont Workers Center was a bit apologetic when she sat in front of the camera during a statewide budget hearing Monday afternoon. She had planned to bring several women who... More »

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Legislators tour through Jay and Newport

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by Joseph Gresser copyright the Chronicle 2-6-13 NEWPORT — A passel of state representatives on a bus tour of the Northeast Kingdom heard firsthand about the issues that will have to be addressed to help the area adjust to $500-million-worth of planned develop... More »

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Why aren’t there more hydro projects?

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by Paul Lefebvre copyright the Chronicle, May 30, 2012 This is part one of a series of articles about hydropower. MONTPELIER — The Legislature gave a nudge this session to a renewable source of energy that roughly 70 years ago dominated Vermont’s rivers and po... More »