Senator Patrick Leahy says he’s pleased that the debate over gun control legislation will proceed in the U.S. Senate over the next few weeks. Supporters of a bill that would allow terminally ill people to end their lives by requesting lethal doses of medication from physicians are hoping the Vermont House can manage to revive the legislation, which was watered down earlier in the Senate. As construction season gets under way, work is set to begin on the first phase of the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail. When complete, the trail will stretch across the breadth of Vermont, between St. Johnsbury and Swanton. But project organizers fear they won’t have the money to get very far.