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Shumlin Won’t Seek Single Payer Health in 2015

Montpelier — Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin says he’s not going to ask lawmakers to pass a single-payer health care system in the upcoming session of the state Legislature. Shumlin made the announcement today at the Vermont Statehouse. Shumlin …

Enfield Collects for Fire Victims

Enfield — Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of a three-alarm fire that destroyed the home of a member of the town’s ambulance squad on Monday. Enfield Fire Chief David Crate said the fire likely started …

Enfield to Alter Sewer Rates

Lebanon’s City Council unanimously approved an increase in sewer rates, effective Jan. 1, at a meeting earlier this month, driving up costs for city residents, businesses and others who send their wastewater to the city’s treatment plant in West Lebanon, a move that has had a ripple effect …

Unity Board Pursues Suit Against Architect

Unity — The School Board will hear from its attorney early next month on the status of a suit being filed against Scott Vaughn and his company, Vaughn Associates, which was the original architect and construction manager on the new Unity School. At Tuesday night’s School Board meeting, …

Library Services To Stay in WRJ

Hartford — It looks like White River Junction won’t lose its library services after all. Selectboard members voted to restore $15,000 to support library services in the village, overriding an initial recommendation from Town Manager Hunter Rieseberg to eliminate all funding from that line item. The board also …

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