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Jon Skates, former Rutland alderman, is retired from the U.S. Navy, where he served in the submarine service. Now, he’s in a managerial role at Casella Waste Management.
Skates said he was worried his military training wouldn’t transfer into the civilian workforce and he would have difficulty landing a job.
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will be joined by Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vermont, and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, on his historic trip to Cuba.
The historic trip is scheduled to start March 20. This is the first time a U.S. president has visited Cuba since 1928.
WINDSOR - Sales are booming for Vermont-made vodka, gin and whiskey, up more than 600 percent in state liquor stores over the past five years, and more than 1,000 percent at farmers markets, special events and retail outlets.
A Southern California congressman and two other representatives are calling for an investigation of Shell Oil over whether it deceived the public on climate change at the same time it was preparing its business operations for rising sea levels.
Peter Welch is one of several lawmakers behind bipartisan and bicameral legislation that would authorize the use of American military force against the Islamic State.
As sponsors of identical bills, Welch, a Democrat, was joined by Rep. Scott Rigell, a Republican from Virginia, and Sens. Tim Kaine, a Virginia Democrat, and Jeff Flake, a Republican from Arizona.