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When you and your colleagues spend more than a year cloistered inside, basically doing nothing but arguing, sometimes it helps to surround yourself with people who do a lot of things outside.

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Stowe village sidewalks and crosswalks are due for a makeover, and the Stowe Select Board started getting down to brass tacks Monday about what, exactly, that makeover looks like.

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Parker & Stearns, the family-owned building-supplies company in Johnson and Stowe that started as a water-powered sawmill 128 years ago, will sell its last piece of lumber on May 31.

The Senate has unanimously passed a bill (H.707) to outlaw workplace policies that tend to silence those who try to come forward with sexual harassment claims.

The debate over long-term funding to clean up the state’s lakes has raged throughout the legislative session. It finished relatively quietly on Friday with a bill rushed through the Senate after its central component was stripped out.

  • By Kevin O’Connor | VTDigger.org
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U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., forever will remember the late former Gov. Philip Hoff — the first modern-day Democrat elected to the state post by popular vote — as “a visionary, a trailblazer, a reformer and a transformative influence in both Vermont and on the national stage.”

  • By Xander Landen | VTDigger.org
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Gov. Phil Scott told lawmakers Tuesday that he plans to call them back to Montpelier for a special session next week, mainly to settle a $33 million disparity in their education funding proposals.

  • By Xander Landen | VTDigger.org
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Vermont Life, the state’s signature regional magazine that in recent years has faced financial woes and racked up millions in debt, will shutter its doors in June.

  • By Xander Landen | VTDigger.org
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Ski areas are upset about a Vermont consumer protection bill that would give courts the power to fine companies that attempt to enforce “abusive” contract terms.

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Charlotte Brynn of Stowe has been recognized as a U.S. Masters Swimming National Champion fo…

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