October 31, 2002 – News at a glance

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Rutland state’s attorney race
Voters in Rutland County will choose their state’s attorney on Tuesday. Long time incumbent Jim Mongeon faces Democratic Challenger Lamar Enzor, a deputy state’s attorney in Windsor County. (VPR)

Omya groundwater accusation
Some Danby residents complain their springs and wells went dry after the Omya company pumped ground water from the site of its proposed marble quarry. The state environmental agency wants to know if there was any impact on local water supplies. (VPR)

Early balloting
According to the Secretary of State’s office, Vermonters are picking up early ballots at a record pace. It’s possible that 30% of all voters will cast their ballots before Election Day. (VPR)

Fairbanks Scales strike
Eighty-one workers at Fairbanks Scales in Saint Johnsbury will vote Friday morning on whether to strike or continue contract negotiations with the company. (VPR)

SCA Tissue closing
The parent company of SCA Tissue announced today it was closing the Brattleboro paper processing plant, putting about 150 people out of work. SCA is closing three plants nationwide, the Brattleboro plant and two in Georgia. Union Vice President Stephen Ward says workers are shocked. The union is planning to meet with SCA officials next month to discuss severance packages. (AP)

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