More than a thousand Vermonters marched in New York City yesterday as part of the People’s Climate March.
Some marchers were dressed as polar bears, some carried small wooden windmill replicas in their hands and some of the older activists held signs saying they were marching for their grandchildren. Contingents affiliated with colleges, labor unions and religious groups marched banners denouncing hydro-fracking, the tar sands oil project in Canada and the XL pipeline. Magdeline Valetis came from Putney with her 13 year-old daughter Ashley.
The town of Springfield has been considering an anti-loitering ordinance to help keep drugs and criminal activity off the streets. Those efforts have led to a broader discussion of the town’s problems.
Sitting in the Jenny Wren Café on Springfield’s main downtown street, Kimberly Bombria says she’s seen a lot of gang activity and drug sales. She traces much of the problem to tenants of the building that also houses the cafe.
Fair Haven is asking for public participation in a street light evaluation before making the switch to LED fixtures. Sign thefts and signing regulations have been a topic of discussion for several select boards. Greensboro's Development Review Board gives a green light to the Greensboro Arts Alliance and Residency's plan to build the Mirror Theatre.
State regulators are delaying their consideration of Phase 2 of the Vermont Gas Systems pipeline because the company has so far failed to get federal approval to bring gas to New York and because of ongoing concerns about cost overruns for Phase 1 of the pipeline.
The second phase of the pipeline would connect the planned Phase 1 terminus in Addison County to a paper mill owned by International Paper in Ticonderoga, N.Y.
Burlington Police officers are getting new equipment that officials say will increase transparency and accountability in the department: body cameras.
The department has been using seven body-worn cameras for about two years, and Chief Michael Schirling announced today that the city has budgeted about $18,000 to expand the use of the cameras to include the entire patrol force of the department.
The purchase includes 60 of the cameras, which Schirling says have benefits even beyond increased transparency.
More than 10,000 competitors from all over the world are expected in Killington this weekend for the third annual Spartan Race World Championship. While the 15-mile obstacle course may be grueling for the racers, it’ll be a boon for local businesses.
This weekend, some Vermonters are in New York City for a massive protest about climate change in the United States. Meanwhile, new research from UVM has added more data to a picture of rising temperatures and less snow in the coming century. Monday on Vermont Edition, we’ll look at the impacts of climate change in our region.
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