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Town Passes Animal Control Ordinance

RUTLAND HERALD 08/03/20 By Keith Whitcomb Jr. BRANDON — The Select Board voted unanimously last week to adopt a new animal control ordinance that outlines the powers of the animal control officer. Part of the motion to pass the ordinance was to include recommendations that Select Board Chairman Seth Hopkins […]

Brandon Strengthens Animal Control Law

BRANDON REPORTER 07/29/20 By Lee J. Kahrs BRANDON — The Town of Brandon now has the strongest animal control ordinance it has ever had, and supporters are hoping it’s enough to prevent troubling animal welfare cases in the future. The Brandon Select Board on Monday unanimously approved the updated ordinance, […]

Local Writing Contest Seeks Student Solutions to Problems

RUTLAND HERALD 06/02/20 By Keith Whitcomb Jr. BRANDON — A local man who organized an environmental film contest for local students is now hosting a writing competition, also with cash prizes. Michael Shank, communications director for the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance, adjunct faculty member at New York University Center for […]

Brandon Working on Expanded Animal Ordinance

RUTLAND HERALD 06/30/20 By Keith Whitcomb, Jr.  BRANDON — Several months after more than 100 animals were removed from a property on Kimball Road, the town is working on updating and improving its animal control ordinances. Last week, the Select Board started talking about the new draft ordinance that would […]

GMP Has App to Let Customers Support Small Biz and Nonprofits

RUTLAND HERALD 06/25/20 By Patrick McArdle  Green Mountain Power kicked off a program Wednesday that will allow customers to donate solar credits to small businesses recovering from the loss of income caused by the pandemic. It joins an enhanced rebate program as ways to decrease fossil fuel use in responsible […]

The Military Must be De-Funded Along with the Police

COUNTERPUNCH 06/15/20 By Daniel Kovalik As Vijay Prashad explains in his book, Red Star Over The Third World, domestic fascism in the West has reflected the West’s pre-existing colonial practices abroad. Citing Martinique communist Aimé Césaire, Prashad explains: “What had come to define fascism inside Europe through the experience of […]

GMP Boosts Rebates on Energy Savers, Adding Solar Sharing in June

VERMONT BIZ 05/28/20 VTDIGGER DAILY ENERGY INSIDER New GMP Programs Include Enhanced Rebates Plus Innovative Solar Credit Sharing App to Assist Recovery for Small Businesses in Vermont Vermont Business Magazine Green Mountain Power (GMP) launched a new package of incentives and programs called Go, Save & Share Green with GMP […]

Local Environmental Film Contest a Success

RUTLAND HERALD 05/28/20 By Keith Whitcomb, Jr.  BRANDON — Flooding, mosquito spraying and littering were the winning topics for the inaugural Brandon Environmental Film Competition. The competition was announced last fall by Brandon resident Michael Shank, a volunteer at the Neshobe Elementary School library, communications director for the Carbon Neutral […]