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Student assessment costly, seen as threat to self-esteem

Vermont Watchdog Report

This year’s Smarter Balanced Assessment test, which showed about half of Vermont students are proficient in math and English, cost taxpayers $3.3 million and may be a threat to self-esteem.

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Congratulations! VUHS 1st Quarter Honor Roll 2015-16

Vergennes Union High School

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Vermont: Labor market weak

Vermont Watchdog Report

Despite a recent upbeat national jobs report, Vermont’s state economist says the jobs market faces significant headwinds in the Green Mountain State.

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CCV partners with G.E. Aviation and Adecco on tech training

High-tech jobs in Vermont

Community College of Vermont (CCV) is partnering with GE Aviation and Adecco Staffing USA, part of the world's largest recruitment and workforce solutions provider, to offer a Certified Production Technician (CPT) course in Rutland, which began last week.

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Local Thanksgiving dinner is free, for everyone

There will be a free community dinner, Thanksgiving Day, at the VFW in Middlebury, between noon-3 p.m. The dinner is none other than Don’s Annual Thanksgiving Dinner, made possible with lots of help from the community.

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Rutland third-graders receive new dictionaries

For nearly a quarter of a century, Rutland South Rotary Club members have made the English language a priority. Every year members raise funds to purchase new dictionaries for Rutland-area elementary school students.

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Vermont near bottom of the list when it comes to tax competitiveness

A new report places Vermont near the bottom of the list of 50 states when comes to tax competitiveness. The report is not good news for the state’s Democrats which have been battling outside perceptions of the Green Mountain State as being unfriendly to business.

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Police officer returns to active duty

Burlington Police Cpl. Ethan Thibault returned to work at the Burlington Police Department nearly three weeks ago after being placed on administrative leave. Thibault, who joined the department more than a decade ago, was arrested by the Vermont State Police in September, charged with domestic assault. The charges stem from reports that Thibault, a resident of Hinesburg, assaulted his then-girlfriend, Whitney Dubie.

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Ohio fugitive arrested in No. Ferrisburgh

On Nov. 16, Vermont State Police in New Haven received a telephone call from the Union County Sheriff’s Department in Ohio.

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Letter to the Editor: Gift of Life Marathon

I’ve seen things that moved me each time, including couples on their first date last year at Castleton University, school aged students wanting to be a part of something bigger by volunteering their time, and every high school within a 30 mile radius volunteering together to make the event a huge success.

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Funding available from Vermont Community Foundation

Funding is now available from the Innovations and Collaborations grants program at the Vermont Community Foundation.

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Addison County: Gonyeau receives probation

The Ferrisburgh woman involved in a fatal bicycle accident this summer that killed a respected Charlotte physician received probation and must perform 80 hours of community service in the wake of a court hearing that were punctuated by emotion.

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Vermont State House memorial held for Barbara Snelling

The late Republican Lt. Gov. and State Sen. Barbara Snelling, who supported her husband’s political career, and then in the wake of his death, secured a legacy in public service, was remembered during a public memorial in Montpelier.

Police say hunter is missing in Rochester

On Nov. 16, Vermont State Police in Royalton were notified of an overdue deer hunter in Rochester, Vt. The hunter was identified as Charles Emerson of Essex, Vt. Emerson is 86 years old and was hunting alone along Bingo Road in Rochester.