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Gov. Peter Shumlin announces at a news conference at the Statehouse in Montpelier, Vt., on Dec. 17, 2014, that "the time is not right" for single-payer health care in Vermont. (Burlington Free Press - Glenn Russell)

Shumlin's Single-Payer Decision Draws Mixed Response

Thursday, December 18, 2014

White River Junction — Gov. Peter Shumlin’s announcement Wednesday that he would not ask the Vermont Legislature to pass taxes and fees to pay for universal, publicly financed health insurance pleased some business leaders, disappointed and shocked some supporters and fueled the anger of some Republicans. Shumlin’s decision made it “a good day for the economy in Vermont,” said Betty Bishop, the president of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. “All of the numbers that we heard were really concerning to business at both ends of the spectrum.” Some supporters were in disbelief. “I’m in shock,” said Ann Raynolds, a Pomfret resident and a director of …

Thousands Remain Without Power in Vermont

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Chelsea — Several thousand residents in Orange and Windsor counties remained without power Friday evening as utility crews spent a fourth day trying to restore downed power lines throughout the state. Green Mountain Power said crews are conducting a “massive restoration effort,” but that some outages “will last through the weekend and possibly into Monday.” “We are very grateful for the tremendous outpouring …

Engagement: Oliver — Lewis

Sunday, November 23, 2014

South Pomfret — Deborah and Richard Oliver, of Boston, and Leslie and Douglas Lewis, of South Pomfret, have announced the engagement of their children, Courtney Taylor Oliver and Kellan Daniel Lewis. The bride-to-be graduated from Thayer Academy, in Braintree, Mass., in 2006. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English in 2011 and a …

Book Notes: A New Life in Verse; Poet Finds Rejuvenation in Latest Works

Friday, November 21, 2014

L aura Davies Foley was 45 when she wrote her first poem. It was 2003, and following the death of her husband she’d moved with their three children to a new home in Cornish on the Connecticut River. …

Vt. Football Players Enjoy Their Day With the Stars

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Castleton, Vt. — By their own superb standards, the Hartford High and Woodstock Union High football teams played through sub-par seasons this fall. For the Hurricanes and Wasps chosen for Saturday’s North-South All-Star game at Castelton State College, participating helped alleviate some of the sting. Hartford suited up …

David E. Luce

Saturday, November 8, 2014

South Pomfret, Vt. — David E. Luce, 81, died at his home in South Pomfret on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. David was born on April 27, 1933, in South Pomfret, the son of Wesley and Lena (Wood) Luce. David was a graduate of Woodstock High School class of …

David E. Luce

Friday, November 7, 2014

Pomfret, Vt. — David E. Luce, 81, died at his home Thursday, Nov. 5, 2014, in Pomfret. Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock. A funeral service will be held on Sunday Nov. …

Buxton Leading Ainsworth

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Windsor-Orange 1 Incumbent State Rep. Sarah Buxton, D-Tunbridge, appeared to have fended off former seat-holder David Ainsworth, a Royalton Republican, as the clock ticked toward midnight. According to figures released by the Secretary of State, Buxton took Tunbridge, …

Art Notes: ArtisTree Gallery Makes Good Use of Its New Home

Thursday, October 30, 2014

ArtisTree, the community arts organization and art gallery, gained more than increased exhibition space when it moved from Woodstock to its new headquarters in a yellow farmhouse and big red barn in Pomfret last month. It also gained …

Woodstock Pieces It Together, Reaches Final

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Montpelier — Woodstock’s Connor and Cullen McCarthy may be brothers, but they’re certainly not the same. Connor is Woodstock’s captain and leading scorer with 12 goals this season. Cullen, a freshman, had one goal heading into Tuesday’s Vermont Division II semifinals against U-32. Yet it was Cullen who …

A Jack on Attack: Freshman’s Contributions Aiding Windsor’s Run

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Windsor — Early in the second half of Windsor’s Vermont Division III football quarterfinal win over U-32 on Saturday, the Yellowjacket fullback ran 50 yards up the middle for a touchdown that boosted the Windsor lead to 27-12, …

Respectful Rivals Vie For Windsor 4-1 Seat

Friday, October 24, 2014

Hartford — State Rep. Teo Zagar, D-Barnard, used an unusual word to describe Scott Woodward, R-Pomfret, his political opponent in a race for the right to represent the voters of the Windsor 4-1 district, which includes Barnard, Pomfret, …

Republican Milne Says ‘I Think I’ve Got a Shot’

Thursday, October 23, 2014

West Lebanon — Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Milne said Wednesday that Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has pursued a “reckless” single-payer health care policy while ignoring concerns about the jobs climate and property taxes. He noted that Shumlin and …