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The 2019-2020 General Assembly proposed two amendments to the Constitution of the State of Vermont, and the 2021-2022 General Assembly concurred with each proposed amendment. The proposals will be submitted to the voters for final approval on the 2022 General Election Ballot. The proposed amendments are described as follows:. Proposal...
Burlington City Councilor Ali House (P-Ward 8) resigned her seat on Wednesday afternoon, saying "several serious situations" have made it difficult to serve. In an interview with Seven Days, House declined to elaborate on the reasons she's stepping down, saying that "discussing any further details at this time could potentially be harmful for me." House later emailed a press release that echoed the sentiment.
On September 15, 2022 , HJL Building LLC, Attn: Hector LeClair, 84 Pine Street FL5, PO Box 728, Burlington, VT 05402-0728 filed application number 4C0329-15C-1 for a project generally described as an after the fact addition to an approved 6,000 SF warehouse to 7,200 SF warehouse, and a 1,200 SF driveway area expansion. The project is located at 6 Oliver Wight Drive in Essex, Town of, Vermont. This application can be viewed online by visiting the Act 250 Database: (https://anrweb.vt.gov/ANR/Act250/Details.aspx?Num=4C0329-15C-1).
The village of White River Junction shows what smart growth can look like. Close to 250 units of multifamily housing have been added to the downtown district in the past decade, said Lori Hirshfield, director of the Department of Planning and Development for the Town of Hartford, which includes the Junction.
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Vermont's sole seat in the 435-member U.S. House of Representatives has no incumbent seeking reelection this year for the first time since 2006. Whoever wins this two-year term will have the opportunity to propose and vote on federal legislation and serve on committees, including those charged with government oversight. These are the candidates competing for your vote.
The first shout went up from a group of friends who were standing in a dark field and gesturing wildly upward. "Look! Do you see it? My God!" someone yelled. "No way that's a plane!" I followed my friends' gazes up to the summer sky. With minimal light pollution this...
When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June and made it possible for states to ban abortion, many American women who had taken their reproductive rights for granted were shocked and outraged. But abortion rights activists have been sounding the alarm about this possibility for some time. Their...
Making sure the government is spending our tax dollars effectively falls to the state auditor. Doug Hoffer, the current auditor — first elected in 2012 — is running for reelection. Here are his answers to our candidate questionnaire, alongside those of his rival, Richard "Rick" Morton. Doug Hoffer.
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The Vermont treasurer manages the state's money and investments, collects and returns "unclaimed financial property" — aka your hard-earned cash — and promotes efforts to improve Vermonters' financial literacy. Treasurer Beth Pearce is not running for reelection. These are the candidates vying to replace her. H. Brooke Paige.
Lasting Changes: Revisions to Vermont's Constitution — Dealing With Slavery and Abortion — Are on the Ballot This Fall
Vermont's constitution is the foundation upon which state government rests. It's difficult to change — by design. The process takes years, and both the legislature and the governor have to sign off before amendments appear on the ballot. Vermont voters have approved just two amendments in the last 20...
The Secretary of State's Office manages trademarks, professional licensing and regulation of business services including data brokers, telemarketers and amusement ride operators. It's also responsible for overseeing Vermont elections. Its elections division maintains a database of lobbyists and one for campaign finance disclosures, and it works with local Boards of Civil Authority to ensure that the checklist of registered voters is accurate.
The following candidates appear on the ballot for these statewide, county and legislative offices. Candidates are listed alphabetically by last name. Information was provided by the candidates. Probate judge, assistant judge and high bailiff candidates can be found online at sos.vermont.gov. Jump to:. → Statewide Contests. → Vermont Senate. →...
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The governor is Vermont's CEO, the head of its executive branch of government. The Vermont legislature passes bills; the governor decides whether to sign them into law. The roles are reversed when it comes to the state budget, which the governor drafts and the legislature approves. The governor also appoints agency leaders and issues executive orders and proclamations. Republican Phil Scott has held the job since 2017 and is running for reelection. His responses to our questions are listed below, alongside those of his challengers.
Vermont has a national reputation as a reliably "blue" — aka Democratic — state, but the reality on the ground is more complicated. For example, the state's best-known politician, the yuuuugely popular Sen. Bernie Sanders, ran for president as a Democrat. But the Bern is actually an independent: That's how he's identified himself since he became mayor of Burlington in 1981. Just to complicate things: The Progressive Party grew up around and claimed Sanders, but he has never run for office with a "P" next to his name.
When Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) announced his impending retirement last year, it started a scramble for Vermont's first open U.S. Senate seat in 16 years. The following candidates are seeking to serve a six-year term in the Senate, the deliberative body that decides the fate of all sorts of legislation, approves treaties with other nations and confirms presidential nominees, including cabinet secretaries and Supreme Court justices.
For the past four years, Richmond's only dentist, Howard Novak, believed his patients were drinking water with the recommended levels of fluoride in it. Novak knew that Richmond had been adding fluoride to its water supply for decades — since 1983, in fact — as a way to strengthen the enamel on teeth and make it harder for cavities to form.
The week before school started this fall, Caledonia Central Supervisory Union superintendent Mark Tucker got a call from the Department of Environmental Conservation. As part of a statewide mandate, the department had tested Cabot School for airborne PCBs, a class of chemicals considered a probable carcinogen. The test found high levels of PCBs around the stage in the school's gymnasium, so Tucker and Cabot's principal, Rebecca Tatistcheff, decided to close the gym.
If you're a U.S. citizen and Vermont resident 18 years old or older, you have the right — and the responsibility — to vote in the November 8 election. Democracy is like a big group project. Don't be the person who sits in the back and complains but doesn't actually do any work!
Stuck in Vermont: Diane Sullivan Talks to Weed Shoppers on Opening Day at FLŌRA Cannabis in Middlebury
Three adult-use cannabis retail stores opened on October 1 in Rutland, Burlington and Middlebury. That morning, a line of dozens of people waited outside FLŌRA Cannabis in Middlebury’s quaint downtown to buy legal weed. There was a party atmosphere, and shoppers were joined by some of the politicians who helped make the day possible. Rev. Diane Sullivan, art director at Seven Days, was there to interview them with a giant inflatable joint. Eva Sollberger, senior multimedia producer at Seven Days, filmed the festivities with some help from tattoo artist Jim DuVal of Monster Mash Ink.
Pursuant to 24 v.s.a. §§4441 (D) and §4444, the Town of Richmond Planning Commission Will Be Holding a Public Hearing on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, at 7:00 Pm, in the Richmond Town Center Meeting Room at 203 Bridge Street to Receive Comment Regarding the Proposed Zoning Amendment: