Gov. Peter Shumlin reads the Georgia town report. (Photo by Courtney Lamdin)

Montpelier on the mind

For the second time in three years, Gov. Peter Shumlin dropped by Georgia Elementary and Middle School to take questions from voters before Town Meeting. “This is what makes democracy great in Vermont, and obviously it doesn’t work if you …  Read more

Local lawmakers, town and school officials gathered to talk about legislative priorities at a breakfast at the town offices on Wednesday, Dec. 18. (Photo by Courtney Lamdin)

Big turnout for breakfast

More than 30 local leaders from all walks came together for breakfast last week to discuss legislative and local priorities. That’s the biggest turnout in at least four years. Attendees included lawmakers, school and selectboard members and town and school …  Read more

Julie Griffis of Milton peers over her collection of antibiotics, antifungals and more prescribed to treat her Lyme disease. Griffis and other Vermonters with persistent Lyme symptoms are forced to travel out-of-state, where doctors are immune from federal rules barring long-term antibiotic treatment. (Photo by Courtney Lamdin)

Living with Lyme

Julie Griffis had plans. The 36-year-old mother-of-one from Milton, a trained physical therapist, used to make nearly six figures and wished to run her own practice someday. Today, her life is different. “Now it’s like, maybe I’ll get the laundry …  Read more


‘Let’s move on’

Despite the governor’s pledge to hold harmless the towns charged with shorting the Education Fund, the municipalities identified in last year’s tax increment financing district audits all owe a sum back to the state, legislation passed this session states. Much …  Read more

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