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Today’s News – Friday, November 20, 2020

Burlington, towns consider ban on new oil, gas furnaces

BY GUY PAGE ON NOVEMBER 20, 2020 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT )

The ordinance committee in Vermont’s largest city met last night to discuss whether or not they can ban new fossil fuel infrastructure.

The Vermont Fuel Dealers Association has hired an attorney to investigate whether a Vermont municipality can legally ban oil and gas burners or enact a fee that would make it prohibitively expensive to install one. According to this memo from the city of Burlington, under the draft ordinance a new hotel that wants to heat with gas would have to pay an estimated $200,000 for a permit.


Game warden impersonators try to strangle victim

BY GUY PAGE ON NOVEMBER 20, 2020 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT )

NEWS SHORTS: At 3:39 this morning, Vermont State Police received a call that a resident of a home on Lamkin St in Highgate had been awakened by two males allegedly impersonating Vermont Fish & Game Officers. Small amount of Pfizer vaccine to reach Vermont December 10. Barre flag-flying schedule listed.

5% of Vermont school children now home schooled

BY GUY PAGE ON NOVEMBER 20, 2020 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT )

Five percent of Vermont schoolchildren – one in 20 – are being home schooled, according to statistics received from the Vermont Agency of Education. A total of 79,836 students are enrolled in Vermont public schools during the 2020 school year, according to the Vermont Agency of Education dashboard. That’s down from 83,710 in the 2019 school year.

Voting machines do not use Smartmatic software, Sec State spox says

BY GUY PAGE ON NOVEMBER 20, 2020 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT )

Vermont uses Dominion voting machines but does not use Smartmatic software, Deputy Secretary of State Chris Winters told Vermont Daily this week.

October state revenue higher than expectations – which were set very low, administration says

PRESS RELEASE ON NOVEMBER 20, 2020 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT )

The State’s General Fund, Transportation Fund, and Education Fund receipts were $18.27 million, or 10.1%, above expectations in October.

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