Moody's, Fitch and Standard & Poor's have reaffirmed the bond ratings that give Vermont the best credit score among New England states. But Wall Street analysts say an aging demographic profile and unfunded pension and health care liabilities pose economic risks in the future.

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Vermont's teachers union plans to actively support Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign even though their national organization, the NEA, has endorsed Hillary Clinton.

An effort by the Vermont NEA to postpone the endorsement of Clinton by the national union — the largest in the nation — was not successful.

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Vermont Gas Systems and the state’s Department of Public Service announced an agreement today that puts a limit on how much of the cost of its Addison County pipeline Vermont Gas is allowed to pass to ratepayers.

Under the agreement, Vermont Gas is allowed to recover $134 million of the project’s estimated $154 million cost from ratepayers.

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The Vermont Council on Rural Development wants the state to become a leader in growing the green economy as scientists, governments and entrepreneurs confront the effects of climate change.

The council is going around the state to gather input on these issues, and held a forum in Brattleboro.

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News reports began speculating earlier this week that it might happen. But Killington Resort now says it’s official: The resort will host a Skiing World Cup event next year.

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Rain gardens, porous pavement and green roofs – what do these three things have in common? They are all examples of green infrastructure, designed to help alleviate stormwater runoff.

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In a recent poll conducted by the Castleton Polling Institute, one-third of respondents said the economy/jobs/cost of living is the state's most important issue.

We zero in on the cost of living to understand how Vermont's compares with other states in the region and the country. And we look at what factors have the greatest effect.

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That distinctive fragrance of cool, moist air mixed with falling leaves is everywhere. The end of the growing season is unmistakable.

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Children with complex medical needs get very different treatment depending on where in Northern New England they receive care. That’s the conclusion of a new study by The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. 

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Will the momentum of back-to-back 20-win seasons carry the University of Vermont into the NCAA tournament field this season? Is Norwich primed for another trip to the Division III Frozen Four?

What lies ahead for Middlebury now that veteran coach Bill Beaney has handed the reins to former player and assistant Neil Sinclair? And can St. Michael’s improve on a season that ended in the conference finals a year ago?