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Calais will turn over more than half of its major positions this March
ALSO: As part of a widespread plan to curb crime in Vermont, the state Department of Public Safety is poised to launch a public dashboard identifying communities with the highest volume of police calls; Signs promoting community control of police were included as part of a press conference last week held by Burlington City Council Progressives; Thirteen Middlebury College students are spending their January term learning about entrepreneurship.
Newly released videos show a Shelburne police officer shoving a juvenile with his arm after being spat at
ALSO: A new bill would require the Vermont Employment Growth Incentive program to report on what’s been called “proprietary” data; The Vermont Legislature is considering whether to allow continued pandemic-era flexibility in how and when the state’s 247 cities and towns decide local leaders, spending and special articles; Arguments about what documents have been shared and scanned stalled a hearing Monday on Monsanto’s motion to temporarily halt demolition of the former Burlington High School to preserve evidence in a high-profile contamination case.
Lead water pipes in 300 Bennington homes have been replaced in a pioneering project
ALSO: Colchester has pulled out of an effort to regionalize emergency dispatch services in Chittenden County; Democratic U.S. Rep. Becca Balint was sworn into office in the wee hours of Saturday morning, more than three days after she was expected to take her seat; Green Mountain Transit plans to start charging fares this summer on its bus routes in Chittenden County for the first time since the pandemic started.
State reveals 86 more Vermonters than previously known died from Covid-19
ALSO: Republican Gov. Phil Scott delivered his fourth inaugural address on Thursday; Three of the Vermont Senate’s standing committees have new chairs this year; Two proposals to amend South Hero’s development regulations have renewed debate in this small island community about the density and possible locations of future building projects.
Vermont Legislature gaveled in for its first fully in-person session in nearly 3 years
ALSO: The Vermont Department of Health reported Wednesday that Covid-19 community levels rose to “medium” this week; After approving two contradictory ballot questions in November, Plymouth residents will revote later this month on the future of their town offices; Brattleboro leaders plan to ask taxpayers to fund a “to be determined” budget line item for ambulance service.
I like that it is short, but gives enough information.
Host too quiet
And talks too fast