Reps reflect on session

Another biennium at the Vermont legislature has come and gone, adjourning Saturday evening, May 11. We invited Milton and Georgia representatives to the House to reflect on this year’s session by asking the following questions: What bill are you most …  Read more

From L to R: Gov. Peter Shumlin, Sec. of Education Rebecca Holcombe and Sec. of Administration Jeb Spaulding discuss Lake Champlain, education, economic development and opiate abuse on Wednesday, May 14. The governor said much on his legislative platform was accomplished this session. (St. Albans Messenger photo)

A sit-down with Shumlin

ST. ALBANS — Gov. Peter Shumlin continued to tout the work of the Vermont Legislature this biennium in an interview with The St. Albans Messenger last Wednesday. The governor spoke about education, Lake Champlain, health care and reducing prison costs …  Read more

Congressman Peter Welch and Husky Plant Manager Geoff Glaspie observe a hot runner, the product Husky makes at its Milton facility, on Friday, May 2.  (Photo by Courtney Lamdin)

Husky’s energy efficiency praised

Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and a senior White House staffer visited a Milton business last week to learn how to replicate energy-saving measures back in Washington. The exemplar was Husky Injection Molding, Milton’s largest employer and the world’s leading plastic …  Read more

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

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