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Republican hopes to unseat Senate's longest-serving member

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – Republican Scott Milne has made it official: He’s looking to unseat the U.S. Senate’s longest-serving member, Vermont Democrat Patrick Leahy.

The 57-year-old Pomfret businessman was a political newcomer in 2014 when he ran a surprisingly strong but ultimately unsuccessful race against incumbent Democratic Gov. 95 more words


All on a summer’s night

The state of bats in Vermont and what you can do to help

By Mary Van Vleck | Contributor

One of the greatest pleasures of Vermont’s all-too-short summer is relaxing outside on a balmy evening when the day’s chores are done: tending the gardens, watching the birds, greeting the neighborhood kids and marveling at the evening sky. 880 more words

Conservation Currents

Scott Milne’s shotgun attack

Too-coy-by-half Senatorial candidate Scott Milne has come out firing with both barrels on the EB-5 program, hoping to use it as a wedge issue against perpetual incumbent Pat Leahy. 399 more words

2016 Election

"Power" Begs

Millennials have emerged as the nation’s largest living generation yet that demographic shift isn’t reflected in the upper reaches of the Republican-controlled Senate, where the body’s oldest members are the power brokers. 129 more words


You're unbelievable

Astounding Coincidences in Vermont Politics, EB-5 Scandal Edition…

a. Five days before the Bill Stenger/EB-5 scandal broke wide open, the Shumlin administration requests the deletion of archived emails from five former staffers in Shumlin’s office. 378 more words

Peter Shumlin

When the shit volcano erupts, everybody runs for cover

When you’ve got a big development scheme in your state that’s had the enthusiastic backing of The Great and Powerful, what’s the last thing you want to hear? 433 more words