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Shumlin: Single-payer ‘greatest disappointment of my political life’

Vermont Watchdog Report

Gov. Peter Shumlin announced Wednesday he has called off his plans for single-payer health care in Vermont for 2015, saying “now is not the right time.”

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From the Editor: This week's wild ride

This week has been a wild ride for Vermont’s governor, Green Mountain Power utility crews, state residents, and even health-care activists.

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Doud named new Lake Monsters G.M.

Vermont Lake Monsters officials announced that Joe Doud has been promoted to general manager, becoming the sixth G.M. in the New York-Penn League baseball team's 22-year history.

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Van bus, truck accident closes Route 7

A Dec. 16 accident on U.S. Route 7, in front of Middlebury Beef Supply, involved an ACTR van bus and a Nop Brothers dairy farm feed truck; it resulted in four injuries with at least one, possibly two, serious injuries.

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CVU, sports community, mourns death of Kevin Riell

Champlain Valley Union High School Athletic Director Kevin Riell died this week.

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“Shrek the Musical” headlines Paramount Theatre this week

The award-winning Rutland Youth Theatre will present “Shrek the Musical”with a live orchestra, Friday, Dec. 19 and Saturday, Dec. 20. The show is produced by Saskia Hagen Groom and guest directed by Meghan Hakey.

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Funding comes for local programs supporting women, girls

Funding is now available for new or existing projects, programs, and organizations that serve women and girls ages 15-25 through the Vermont Women’s Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation.

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Farmer-owned co-op business opens new Middlebury office

The Addison County Chamber of Commerce welcomed Yankee Farm Credit to its new office located at 320 Exchange St. in Middlebury.

Officials mull solar, funding, roundabout

Vermont State Representatives Betty Nuovo and Amy Sheldon and State Senators Claire Ayer and Christopher Bray, discussed several legislative issues of interest to Middlebury residents at a Middlebury Select Board meeting Dec. 9.

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Vergennes man makes a difference in local athletics

For Vergennes businessman Brett Ward, being a member of the community means giving back—in the amount of over $228,000 since 2001.

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Middlebury Airport: the future looks bright

At a Middlebury Select Board meeting held at the public library branch in East Middlebury Dec. 2, Guy Rouelle, state pilot and aeronautics administrator for the State of Vermont, discussed with board members the state’s plan for maintenance along with runway, taxiway, and apron improvements.

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Denecker Chevrolet moves to Middlebury

Denecker Chevrolet, formerly located in Vergennes, relocated its auto and truck dealership business to the former Shea Motor site on U.S. Route 7 in Middlebury Dec. 15.

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Manure spreading ban begins Dec. 15

The manure spreading ban in Vermont will once again take effect Dec. 15.

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Christmas trees, gifts and egg nog toasts? Nah! December is for fishing trips

Angler John Fuller of J.D. Fuller Plumbing & Heating in Middlebury, proudly displays a trout he pulled out of chilly Lake Champlain recently.