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A breath of Fresh Air

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By KAYLEE SULLIVAN Large areas of green grass, a safe solo bike ride down the road, and a refreshing swim in a neighborhood pool are what children with the Fresh Air Fund look forward to – and what Vermonters sometimes take for granted. Twenty-two children from the New York City area arrived in South Burlington…

Minter lays out four-part plan for growth

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By ELAINE EZERINS Messenger staff writer Sue Minter says she has the managerial experience necessary to lead Vermont. The Democrat and former Vermont secretary of transportation, where she managed a $600 million budget and 1,300 employees, is one of three contenders on next week’s primary ballot. “I’m not running because I’m a woman. I am running…

Turbine stance distinguishes Galbraith

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By TOM BENTON Messenger staff writer Democratic gubernatorial candidate Peter Galbraith knows his reputation precedes him — but which one? Maybe it’s the keen eye that helped identify Saddam Hussein’s crimes and chemical weapons in the late 1980s, years before the Gulf War. It could be his decades of diplomatic skill, honed during service as America’s…

Dunne zeroes in on economic development

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By ELAINE EZERINS Messenger staff writer Matt Dunne believes the best years of Vermont’s economy are yet to come. But to get there, the Democratic candidate for governor and former state legislator says it will take rethinking old approaches and investing in infrastructure. A multi-generational Vermonter, Dunne lives with his wife and three children in the…

Police: Woman stole rental car, hid drugs

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By COLIN FLANDERS South Burlington police arrested a Colchester woman July 27 after they say she failed to return a rental car, a press release said. Colchester police located the vehicle, which was reported stolen, at a residence on Shannon Road. There, police arrested 40-year-old Shannon Delage, citing her for aggravated operation without owner’s consent.…

Provost on the hook

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  A Plattsburgh man accused of committing fraud at last year’s Lake Champlain International Father’s Day Derby appeared in court Thursday morning. Craig Provost, 44, pleaded not guilty to the felony offense of false pretenses in Vermont Superior Court – Criminal Division. The 10.26-pound walleye Provost claimed as his was actually caught by his derby…