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September 24th, 2012
TROY â€“ Sen. Bernie Sanders held his annual pig roast with all the fixings at the Randall Family Farm Sunday.
Sanders, an Independent, is worried that Republicans want to do deficit reduction on the backs of the elderly, children, sick and poor. He said that Republicans want to cut Social Security, end Medicare and move it to a very different type of program. They also want to make cuts in Medicaid, in nutrition programs and in education, he said. Sanders called the plan morally grotesque and bad economic policy.
EDEN â€” A woman died in a car accident on Route 100 just south of Lowell yesterday.
The woman, identified by police as 25-year-old Ashley Allard, of Morrisville, was reportedly not wearing a seat belt when her vehicle struck an oncoming truck.
Allard was driving a Honda Civic when she allegedly crossed the center line and drove her vehicle into a Whitcomb Construction dump truck that was towing a trailer. State police identified the driver of the truck as 46-year-old Valerie Hans. Hans was not injured.
Both vehicles sustained extensive damage.
JAY â€“ A group of Vermontâ€™s heaviest hitters will make a big announcement about Newport, the airport, Jay Peak and Burke Mountain Thursday morning. U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders, Governor Peter Shumlin, and Lawrence Miller (Secretary of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development) will join Co-Owner and President of Jay Peak Resort Bill Stenger at the new Hotel Jay conference center to deliver the news, said JJ Toland, a spokesperson with Jay Peak Resort.
ST. JOHNSBURY, VT - The U.S. Attorney's Office in Burlington is charging Thaddeus Gordon and Shawn Greenwood of St. Johnsbury with conspiracy to manufacture meth.
Members of the Vermont HAZMAT (Hazardous Materials) Response Team and the Vermont State Police Clandestine Laboratory Team located and cleaned up the areas involved.
Police searched the woods near a cemetery in St. Johnsbury and found containers, chemicals, residue and other items associated with a meth lab. All unsafe materials were secured, documented and disposed of safely.
IRASBURG - Fire gutted a barn on the Back Coventry Road in Irasburg Friday evening.
Dennis Malshuk said his grandfather, Bill Malshuk, who passed away early this month, owned the barn. The barn contained two tractors, construction equipment, antiques and other family memories. Malshuk said his father restored the barn two years ago. He believes arson is the cause.
The blaze lit up the night sky.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Things are heating up as Novemberâ€™s general election approaches. On Sept. 14, Democrats held a gathering at the Gateway Center. Last Thursday, it was the Republican's turn at the microphone at the Eastside Restaurant.
Minority Leader Rep. Don Turner of Milton told the crowded room that during the last session most Republicans stood together against tax increases, increased spending, the proposed single payer healthcare plan, and attacks on Vermont utility ratepayers, employers and small businesses.
ST. JOHNSBURY, VT - The New York Times calls quintessential 60â€™s folk music icon Arlo Guthrie, â€śA superb folk singerâ€ť and â€śa polished raconteur.â€ť Anyone who has ever attended one of Arloâ€™s concerts can testify to the latter, when he interrupts a song to riff on whatever happens to float into his mind. His digressions are ironic and funny, even goofy. But they always carry Arloâ€™s trademark passion to illuminate the pressing issues that face our world.
NEWPORT, VT - An independent is making the rounds around Vermont and she is claiming that Vermont Public Radio is manipulating the outcome of the election.
Emily Peyton, who was in Newport last week, is running for governor, but not many people know it.
â€śThe major news will depend on poll numbers to cover a candidate, but without coverage, how can the public learn about a candidate to bring up the poll numbers, especially when the poll questions exclude the candidateâ€™s name?â€ť she asks.
DERBY LINE â€“ Secretary of State Jim Condos brought his rolling Got Transparency Tour to the Derby Elementary School Wednesday evening.
Deputy Sectary of State Brian Leven joined Condos in a presentation aimed at members of governing bodies, however some local politicians and other officials and citizens also attended.
The Got Transparency Tour is the result of discussions that took place in the legislature in 2011 and 2012 as well as the campaigns that took place prior to that.
COVENTRY, VT - The Vermont Attorney General's Office has filed a civil suit against Richard Nelson alleging that Nelson is farming in Coventry and failing to meet state regulations regarding run off, but Nelson's family claims he hasn't worked that farm in four years.