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Guy Page

Guy Page is the editor and publisher of the Vermont Daily Chronicle.

Parrot smuggler gets two-year sentence

Rodriguez told law enforcement that he intended to give these birds to his mother and sister as Christmas gifts. The government questioned the credibility of that claim pointing out that these birds were collectively worth at least $10,000 and the defendant had a history of profit motivated crimes involving theft, fraud, and drug dealing.

Auditor: state-funded ‘job incentives’ go to Chittenden County businesses that would not have left VT

At least three-quarters of the businesses taking government ’employment incentive’ money to stay in Vermont would not have left the state regardless, a study by Vermont Auditor Doug Hoffer concludes. Furthermore, prosperous, well-employed Chittenden County derives more employment benefit from these programs than the rest of the state combined.