A lawmaker from Woodstock is raising questions about whether Vermont students who live in towns without high schools are attending too many programs outside the state at taxpayer expense. Gun control advocates rallied at the statehouse yesterday. But there’s little evidence the Legislature will consider gun-control bills this year. The Vermont National Guard says a Florida soldier with ties to Vermont has died in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan. A Middlebury student has won the statewide spelling bee for a second year in a row.