House Ways and Means Committee OKs Powerball; Sends Question to House Floor

By Middlebury Campus

February 11, 2003

Author: Pete Faroni Recent stirrings in the Vermont Statehouse have addressed the implementation of a multistate lottery game such as Powerball or Megamillions. On Tuesday, Jan. 3, the House Ways and Means Committee approved the bill 6-3, and will now send it to the House to be voted on. The bill wo...

A Scratch-Off Version of Vermont's Lottery History

By Middlebury Campus

February 11, 2003

Author: Kelsey Rinehart Since 1778, when Vermont's first legislature convened, lawmakers have been inundated with requests to have lotteries, since unauthorized gambling games were against the law. Legal games were initially viewed as charitable endeavors, opportunities for citizens to assist their commu...

Middlebury Family Takes Addison County Humane Society to Vermont Supreme Court After Organization Seizes Horse

By Middlebury Campus

February 11, 2003

Author: Kelsey Rinehart In September 2001, the Hegarty family of Middlebury filed a lawsuit against the Addison County Humane Society (ACHS) when Paka, Suzanne Hegarty's daughter's older horse, was seized by the organization due to the animal's extremely low weight. The horse was taken without prior notic...

Douglas Budget Aims to Give Vermont Economic Boost

By Middlebury Campus

February 11, 2003

Author: Megan O'Keefe In a speech delivered before Vermont's General Assembly on Jan. 20, Governor James Douglas '72 presented the state budget plan that he hopes will save Vermont from what he calls "the worst budget crisis since World War II." Douglas began with a thorough look at Vermont's current...

Vermont Gun Control Receives Grade of D- from Watchdog Group

By Middlebury Campus

January 24, 2003

Author: Peter Faroni On Jan. 8, the Brady Campaign, a Washington-based advocacy group that works in conjunction with the Million Mom March for the prevention of gun violence, issued its annual "report card" scoring state laws for protecting children from guns. On its most recent report card Vermont rec...

Ginevan Talks Training, Touts Governor Douglas' Committment to Vermont Workers

By Middlebury Campus

January 24, 2003

Author: Jonathan White Anne Ginevan, commissioner of the Vermont Department of Employment and Training, lends additional Middlebury influence to Governor Jim Douglas '72's administration. Douglas appointed Ginevan after her work on the Workforce Investment Board at the Addison County Chamber of Commerce...

Middlebury's Dorothy Douglas Assumes Role as Vermont's First Lady

By Middlebury Campus

January 24, 2003

Author: Kelsey Rinehart Dorothy Douglas, Vermont's new first lady, has lived in Middlebury all of her life. One of six children, Douglas' relatives own Foster Brothers Farm Inc. and Foster Motors, which are both located in town.In 1975, Dorothy Foster became Dorothy Douglas. Her husband, now Governor Jame...

Protestors Praise Peace from Town Green to National Mall

By Middlebury Campus

January 24, 2003

Author: Megan O'Keefe Three thousand peace activists rallied in Montpelier on Saturday, Jan. 18 to voice their opposition to a possible war with Iraq. Despite single-digit temperatures and abundant snow, protestors chanted, spoke and sang enthusiastically for an hour on the Statehouse lawn. The Montpel...

New Governor, Lawmakers Mix Enthusiasm with Humility at Start of New Legislative Session

By Middlebury Campus

January 14, 2003

Author: Kelsey Rinehart At 10 a.m. on Jan. 8, a crowd gathered in Montpelier to witness the beginning of the next chapter in Vermont's governmental history. On Wednesday, the 2003 legislative session officially began as 180 Vermont lawmakers who will serve for the next two years took the oath of off...

Middlebury Student Spins on Local Radio Frequency

By Middlebury Campus

January 14, 2003

Author: Megan O'Keefe It is not often that Middlebury College students tune into the Champlain Valley's local radio stations. While over 15 FM radio stations broadcast within the greater Burlington area, few signals audibly reach Middlebury. Additionally, Middlebury College's small size and the even sm...

Vermont Anti-Smoking Policy Draws Praise

By Middlebury Campus

January 14, 2003

Author: Megan O'Keefe In a report released on Jan. 7, the American Lung Association praised Vermont policy-makers for discouraging smoking, especially in youth. The report cited stringent laws against public smoking, excellent funding for tobacco control, programs designed to deter youth smoking and...

A Downtown Steeped in Specialty Shops

By Middlebury Campus

December 3, 2002

Author: Kelsey Rinehart It's not hard to see that the Middlebury community knows what it wants. From Marble Works to Main Street, downtown Middlebury is filled with eccentric, unique shops that sell every sort of product to residents, visitors and Middlebury College students. Whether we have a craving f...

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