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Isabelle Dietz

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Vermont House Passes New Gun Restriction Bill

As of April 17, Vermont is one step closer to implementing a new gun restriction law  with bill S.141 passing in both the Vermont Senate and the Vermont House. Bill S.141 was passed in the House with a relatively close vote of 80 yeas and 62 nays. Previously in March, the bill passed in the Senate ...


Vt. House Passes Resolution in Response to Indiana Controversy

Last Friday, April 3, the Vermont House adopted a House Resolution, H.R.8, that expresses “strong opposition to state religious freedom restoration legislation that authorizes discrimination based on sexual orientation.” This comes as a response to Indiana’s passage of the controversial Religious ...


Chili Connoissuers?

Do people attending Chili Fest really have discerning enough palates to judge chili?  To get to the bottom of this, we decided to see what people thought about their own abilities to objectively determine how good the chili really it.  To figure this out, we asked: Do you consider yourself a chili ...


Vermont Chili Festival 2015

This past Saturday, March 14,  downtown Middlebury was transformed by thousands of people who gathered for the Seventh Annual Vermont Chili Festival. Chili Fest has been ranked one of the Top 10 Winter Events by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. The event went from 1p.m. to 4p.m. Proceeds from this ...

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Frugal Resident Donates Millions to Brattleboro

Ronald James Read passed away in June 2014 at the age of 92. Before his death, none of his Brattleboro neighbors knew that he was a millionaire. Read lived a very modest life. However, in his will he left $4.8 million to the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and $1.2 million to the Brooks Memorial Library. Read ...


Shumlin Ends Bid for Single-Payer

On Dec. 17th, Governor Peter Shumlin announced that he was terminating his four-year quest to begin single-payer, government-run health care for residents of Vermont. In his press conference, Shumlin emphasized the economic risks that would have accompanied the single-payer plan. “The cost of that ...

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Burlington Announces Mall Renovations

Burlington is looking to undergo an approximately 200 million dollar project on its mall, Burlington Town Center.   Mayor Miro Weinberger, Governor Peter Shumlin and the owner of Burlington mall as of December 2013, Don Sinex, revealed construction proposals on Nov 20th. The commencement of a process ...


Rutland Man Quarantined for Ebola

This past week Vermont began its first Ebola quarantine when Rutland resident Peter James Italia was placed into a 21-day quarantine. Italia was and still is completely symptom-free, but nonetheless has agreed to remain in quarantine and to cooperate with health officials. Governor Peter Shumlin did ...

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