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Today’s News: Monday, November 30, 2020

Seven school districts won’t ask students today about Thanksgiving

BY GUY PAGEON  • ( LEAVE A COMMENT )

At least seven Vermont school districts say they will hold in-person learning today and will not ask children if they were part of multi-household gatherings over the Thanksgiving vacation, as directed by State of Vermont Covid-19 guidelines.

Hartford residents worry ‘sanctuary,’ trend to reduce drug penalties may attract homeless

BY AARON WARNER ON  • ( LEAVE A COMMENT )

This decision to officially become more “welcoming,” and potential state legislation to decriminalize or legalize hard drugs, has led some Hartford residents to express concern about public safety and drug abuse.

VT lawyer groups reject First Amendment resolution – now citizens must lead

BY DEB BUCKNAM ON  • ( LEAVE A COMMENT )

A few days ago, I asked my colleagues in Caledonia County Bar to urge the Vermont Bar Association to take up the resolution. The response? I was verbally assaulted and publicly shamed. Lawyers said that the resolution was “right wing lunacy”, called my defense of the First Amendment “crazy rantings”, and said my proposal was “raw politics”. Several lawyers told me to stop sending messages—they were busy. One lawyer told me to go home and lie down.

Covid-19 vaccine protest banner removed from I-89 overpass

BY GUY PAGE ON  • ( LEAVE A COMMENT )

A banner raised Sunday morning to protest liability exemption for the Covid-19 vaccine was removed by state workers this afternoon, Jennifer Stella of Health Choice Vermont said. The removal of the banner raised by Health Choice Vermont may be in conflict with a Scott administration policy allowing messaging on state highway property, enacted in June in response to complaints from Black Lives Matter protesters.

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