This Week’s Headlines, February 15, 2018

Read these stories and more on the eEdition, new edition available Wednesday nights, pick up a copy on the newsstands Thursdays or subscribe. Top Stories Bill Targets Drug Costs by Virginia Dean, Standard Correspondent Village Trustees Tackle Parking Issues by Virginia Dean, Standard Correspondent Lawmakers: Bill Abound on Key Issues By Curt Peterson, Standard Correspondent […]

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Up to a Foot of Snow Predicted for Wednesday

A winter storm warning is in effect from 8 a.m. Wednesday to 1 a.m. on Thursday for Windsor County, Vermont, according to the National Weather Service. Expect heavy snow with accumulations from 8 to 12 inches. There will difficult travel conditions on Wednesday especially between noon and 7 p.m. Snowfall rates of 1-2 inches per hour will result in near zero visibility and make travel […]

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Bill Aims to Tighten Up Seat Belt Law

A near doubling of fatal accidents across Vermont in the past few years, with 69 deaths in 2017 alone, prompted lawmakers in the House to give their preliminary approval last week to a tougher seat belt enforcement law.

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Advocates Make a Case for State Bank

At a time when individual states are being asked to assume more responsibility, Gwendolyn Hallsmith and Henry Jacqz advocate for a state-owned bank to hold and manage $350 million they say is the average uncommitted balance in the state’s bank accounts, a move they say would benefit Vermonters instead of private banks’ shareholders.

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Vermont Eyes Impact of Longer Shutdown

By Curt Peterson, Standard Correspondent On Monday afternoon analysts were saying the partial government shutdown that began midnight Friday might continue for some time. On Monday evening Senate Republicans and Democrats had passed a Continuing Resolution to bring furloughed employees back and keep government doors open until February 8. The major parties have promised to […]

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Man’s Body Found in Quechee Gorge

QUECHEE – A Hartford resident in his early 20s jumped to his death at the Quechee Gorge on Sunday morning, authorities said, which prompted a three-and-half hour recovery effort that closed the bridge over the noon hour.

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