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Vermont students are planning to walk out of classes Friday to protest gun violence and observe the Columbine High School shooting anniversary. "I want to be clear this is student led and an act of peaceful protest," Sophie Bock, executive president of South Burlington High School's student ...
Live call-in discussion: The coming decades will bring pivotal demographic changes to Vermont as baby boomers retire in greater numbers and continue to get older. We're talking with DAIL--the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living--about their plans to help Vermonters "age well.".
Protection of the mental health of Vermont state troopers is an end goal of a slate of recently adopted policy changes. A report recently made public by the agency reviewed and provided recommendations around policies for high-stress incidents, such as police involved shootings, that can "overwhelm ... State Police
On the surface, Vermont's students performed well on the recently released 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) test. That is the only test given to students -- albeit not all students -- in every state in the nation, so it's one of the only ways to gauge how well Vermont students ...
The No. 13 Virginia men's lacrosse team travels to New Canaan, Conn. this Saturday to play against Vermont. The game will be played at Dunning Stadium on the campus of New Canaan High School. The Cavaliers (9-4, 1-3 ACC) come into the game in desperate need of another non-conference victory ...

The University of Vermont, the Vermont State Colleges, Vermont Public Radio, the Vermont Foodbank and a number of other nonprofits wrote in a strongly worded letter to Gov. Phil Scott and the legislature that the change would send a message to potential donors that "Vermont does not encourage ... Tax
The Vermont ski season is going into overtime. Five resorts will remain open this weekend, and three of those sites plan to welcome skiers and snowboarders into May. A snowy March that dumped more than 8 feet of snow over many of the state's highest regions helped mountain resorts keep a ...
Vermont's newest candidate for governor is a high school teacher who says he wants to build "middle ground" in an era of political polarization. Joseph Barney, 24, has no prior political experience, but says he brings an important perspective to state government's top race. "When I look at Vermont ...
An ash tree dying as a result of damage by the emerald ash borer. Photo courtesy of Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets. This road is made for walking, inclining gently upward, not too muddy. A mountain stream rushes alongside, noisy with snowmelt. In summer it is cool, shaded by a mix of ...
SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say an inmate has killed himself at the Springfield prison. Thirty-seven-year-old Nicholas Lynch was found hanging in his cell Friday at the Southern State Correctional Facility. Police say Lynch had met with corrections officers earlier in the day and expressed ...
RANDOLPH, Vt. The last time we visited the Green Mountain Glove Company in 2006, Kurt Haupt Jr. Had taken over the business from his father, Kurt Senior. Now, Sam Hooper, 24, owns this nearly 100-year-old business in Randolph. "It certainly can be overwhelming at times, but I wouldn't trade this spot ...
Vermont is known as friendly to hunters and gun owners. Scott, a Republican, backed the new firearms safety legislation when potential for danger moved close to home. Police foiled a school shooting plot at Fair Haven Union High School shortly after the Florida shooting. "Vermont is currently one of the ...
Rob Curtis, executive editor of a firearms magazine, hands out 30-round magazines at a gun rights event outside the Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier, Vt., on Saturday, March 31, 2018, to oppose gun restriction legislation passed by the Legislature the previous day. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke).
Gun rights supporters protesting gun restriction legislation have gathered outside the Vermont Statehouse to urge the governor not to sign the bill. Police estimate hundreds of protesters turned out Saturday to show their opposition a day after the Vermont legislature passed the gun restrictions package.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) New information about the safety of Vermont's bridges. An engineering society gave Vermont's bridges a C rating back in 2014 when 30 percent of them were considered deficient. Since then, Vermont lawmakers have been pumping money into VTrans trying to keep the state's ...

Bert Saldi, left, of Barre, stands with another protester who wouldn't give his name, outside the Vermont Statehouse on Tuesday March 27, 2018, in Montpelier. They were at the Statehouse where The House was set to debate a measure that would raise the legal age for gun purchases, expand background ...
by Timothy McQuiston Vermont Business Magazine Department of Public Safety Commissioner Thomas D Anderson issued the following statement in response to Governor Scott's request that the Department of Public Safety (DPS) review its files for any previous investigation related to claims arising from ...
Vermont Business Magazine Today the People's United Bank announced that it was investing $15 million with Housing Vermont to create affordable apartments in several areas of the state. “People's United Bank has a long-standing and successful relationship with Housing Vermont, and we are pleased ...
The Agency of Natural Resources says Vermont Gas failed to install a type of clay known as bentonite to prevent wetlands crossed by the pipe from being damaged or drained. “The lack of a permanent bentonite trench breaker in a location that necessitates a trench breaker has the potential to result in a ...
After a four-year tenure in which she oversaw one of the most substantial school-governance overhauls in state history, Vermont Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe is departing state government. Gov. Phil Scott announced Tuesday that Holcombe gave her notice at the end of last week, and that ...
RANDOLPH, Vt. — Less than a month after Vermont state officials first documented a devastating invasive beetle in Orange County, an intensive search has shown that the emerald ash borer is present in two more Vermont counties. “If we can contain it — the emerald ash borer — early, the problem will not ...
Bert Saldi, left, of Barre, Vt., stands with another protester who wouldn't give his name, outside the Vermont Statehouse on Tuesday March 27, 2018, in Montpelier, Vt. They were at the Statehouse where The House was set to debate a measure that would raise the legal age for gun purchases, expand ...
Vermont Agriculture Secretary Anson Tebbetts, center, discusses on Monday, March 26, 2018, in Randolph, Vt., the spread of the emerald ash borer, an invasive pest that kills ash trees, like the tree in the background. Tebbetts said Monday the emerald ash borer has been discovered in Barre, Groton and ...
The senators and congressman supported bringing the plane to Vermont while the Air Force was making the basing decisions several years ago, the three said, to ensure a long-term mission for the Vermont Air National Guard. Burlington residents voted on Town Meeting Day to direct their city government ...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking public input on plans to issue fewer permits in the 2018 moose hunt. The department will be holding three hearings this week where officials will outline the results of the 2017 moose and deer hunting seasons. The meetings ...
But in my conversations with Vermonters I have found that almost no one fully understands the mechanisms that have been put in place to achieve the state's renewable energy goals. In fact, our energy policies are so complicated and convoluted that even Vermont legislators – many of whom consistently ...
As the state naturalist, Thompson had worked to catalog the multitudinous species that inhabited Vermont. But this was something else entirely. When workers digging the bed for a railroad line unearthed some large bones, they thought the skeleton might be that of a horse. But an overseer wasn't so sure.
MANCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont school has received a $20 million donation to help upgrade its campus. The Bennington Banner reports Burr and Burton Academy administrators announced Thursday the independent Manchester school had received the gift from Barry and Wendy Rowland. It is one ...
PAWLET, Vt. (AP) — Two Rutland County towns have received historic preservation grants from Vermont's community development agency. The Rutland Herald reports the state Division for Historic Preservation recently awarded Pawlet an $8,500 grant and Sudbury a $4,020 grant. Pawlet will use its grant ...
The Burlington Free Press prints birth announcements of any child born in Vermont or to Vermont parents or grandparents. Birth announcements may be submitted in writing by the hospital, parents or grandparents. For information, call 865-0940 or email metro@burlingtonfreepress.com. BARRE. Bickmore ...
The University of Vermont Extension and the Vermont Dairy Industry Association are looking for nominations for this year's Vermont Dairy Farm of the Year. March 18 ... BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — One dairy farm in Vermont will receive top honors based on factors like conservation practices and milk quality.
BARRE – Vermont History Day is an education program presented each year by the Vermont Historical Society that encourages students to develop research and critical thinking skills through the study of history. Vermont History Day is affiliated with National History Day. The state contest is scheduled for ...
***The Spelling Bee final planned for tonight has been POSTPONED to Wednesday, March 21. Tune in next week!***. VTDigger is hosting the 2018 statewide final of the Scripps Spelling Bee. Contestants ranging in age from 8-15 will vie for the honor of representing Vermont in Baltimore, Maryland, for the ...
Demand for maple syrup and maple products is growing by about 6 to 8 percent per year globally. The prospect of that kind of return is drawing investors to Vermont like moths to a flame. And maple producers and processors in Vermont are trying to walk a fine line between price and production. Production ...
Walters: Vermont GOP Hires Stefanik Aide as Executive Director ... The Vermont Republican Party announced Tuesday that it has hired New York political operative Jack Moulton as executive director. ... While he's an Empire State native, his father hails from Vermont and the family often vacationed here.
On March 21, Business owners, CEOs, company presidents and human resources directors from 81 Vermont worksites will receive awards for their onsite efforts to promote physical fitness and a healthy work-life balance. Governor Phil Scott, state health commissioner Mark Levine, and Janet Franz, chair of ...
Richmond – Vermont Fresh Network (VFN) is excited to invite food and wine enthusiasts to special events throughout the state in celebration of Vermont wine and ice cider during the week of March 24 – 31. Vermont wineries and cideries will be showcasing their craft at winemaker dinners, tastings, and ...
Hidden hazards routinely tangle and stall efforts to clear the city's sidewalks. Prevention is key, experts say. JOEL BANNER BAIRD/FREE PRESS. 636564646449039547-bur20170315stella9.JPG Buy Photo. Center, Ryan Cross and Jeremiah Nelson help their neighbor dig out the entrance to his driveway ...
WILLIAMSTOWN, Vt. (AP) — Wildlife advocates in Vermont are trying to stop a competitive crow shoot event. The Burlington Free Press reports the Vermont Wildlife Coalition recently started a petition to ask the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department to ban a crow shoot sponsored by a hunting group called ...
District officials cancelled schools across Vermont due to a snow storm that, as of Wednesday morning, was predicted to drop 3-6 inches in the Champlain Valley and the Northeast Kingdom. The Burlington School District proved to be an outlier with district spokesman Russ Elek announcing that school ...
Amtrak president and CEO Richard Anderson startled rail passengers and others who regularly use trains in Vermont when he said he "doubts" Amtrak would run trains on track that doesn't have a safety protocol known as PTC, or positive train control. Vermont is among the states that doesn't have PTC on ...
Sitting at a table at Hotel Vermont in Burlington, clad in a black blazer over a white T-shirt, Iveta Sarova Parker scoops up a few pearls of glistening gray caviar with a mother-of-pearl spoon. The roe, she says, are from a freshwater variety of sturgeon called the sterlet. Although less known than beluga, ...
Officials at Same Sun of Vermont say they're aware of concerns about the solar industry, but say their business is doing well and expanding. Co-owner Phillip Allen said the Rutland company, which sells and installs solar arrays to power homes, businesses and other sites, recently moved to West Street ...
Vermont Business Magazine As part of Governor Phil Scott's overall plan to ensure Vermont's schools remain safe – as outlined in a memo to legislators (link is external) in February – the Vermont State Police, Vermont Sheriffs and municipal police departments have begun meeting with school officials ...
Steady, light snowfall could add up to 12 inches in Vermont by Wednesday night, and subsequent showers are expected through Friday, according to National Weather Service forecasters in South Burlington. Slopes above 2,000 feet stand to be the "big winners" from the storm, where temperatures will ...
State Rep. Corey Parent (R-St. Albans) on Tuesday formally announced his bid for one of Franklin County's two seats in the Vermont Senate. The 27-year-old Parent touted his blend of youthful energy and legislative experience. He is in his second term in the House and is currently the ranking member of ...
The push for what in other states might be considered minor pieces of gun control legislation came after Vermont police broke up a plan by a Poultney teenager to shoot up the Fair Haven Union High School. The teenager was arrested the day after the shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school that killed ...
Professor Tony D'Amato, with the University of Vermont, says that could change what Vermont forests look like. He says trees that like it cold will struggle to function when it's warm. For example, the high-elevation spruce firs in southern Vermont or the classic Christmas trees, balsam firs. "The seedlings ...


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