Turmoil involving some town officials and the town’s police force has continued to roil this month.
Sgt. Bridget Tweedie filed a written complaint with Selectboard member Donn Downey earlier this month, accusing him of “blatant disregard” for Vermont’s public records law when he discussed emails between himself and the interim police chief during a public Selectboard meeting.
Tweedie also took issue with Downey providing the emails to the Valley News prior to the meeting.
A new dairy processing plant at Vermont Technical College is slated go online in the near future. The plant will provide educational opportunities for students, but administrators also hope it will help the college balance its budget.
VTC’s ongoing deficit problems, which have required millions of dollars in loans from the state college system to the Randolph Center school have been largely attributed to a drop in student enrollment.
Ongoing problems with the state’s health care exchange have prompted renewed calls for major changes in the way that individuals and small businesses purchase health insurance in Vermont. But Gov. Peter Shumlin is resisting these changes.
Vermont Health Connect has had technical problems right from the start. For instance, the online payment system for small businesses has never worked and there’s no solution on the horizon. So the Shumlin Administration is allowing these businesses to buy their policies directly from the insurance companies through next year.
How do you take a clay model and carve it in marble two, three or even 10 times larger? Normally, you’d have to go to Italy to develop this rare skill. But The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland is bringing Italy to Vermont.
They’re offering a special six-day course in advanced Italian compass enlargement techniques.
Vermont has the most cheese producers per capita in the nation and many of them were on hand to show off the complexity of their craft at the Vermont Cheesemakers Festival this month in Shelburne.
Cheese enthusiasts lined up at vendors’ tables to taste all the products they had to offer. And while you may think this would lead to fearsome competition, Vermont cheesemakers have banded together to expand their market as VPR's Catherine Hays learned.
Just over a hundred years ago, billions of chestnut trees could be found along the east coast. However, the chestnut population was sent into functional extinction with the introduction of blight in 1904. But that doesn’t mean people are letting go without a fight.
Restoration efforts have taken hold nationally, but it’s the chestnuts in Berlin, Vermont that may hold the key to saving the species.
Activists from Glover's Bread and Puppet Theater spread out in communities around Vermont on Wednesday to hold vigils in protest of the recent Israeli attacks on Gaza. And the troupe is planning similar action on the statehouse lawn on Friday.