Former Governor Jim Douglas says people still ask him how he, a Republican, could be repeatedly re-elected in a liberal state like Vermont. He says the question stems from deep political divisions that see "red states" growing redder and "blue states" turning deeper blue. Douglas reflects on that political trend and how to rebuild a moderate center in his new autobiography, The Vermont Way: A Republican Governor Leads America's Most Liberal State. We talk with Douglas about his book and his career in Vermont politics, on the next Vermont Edition.
Randolph is about to build a new wastewater treatment facility and has a settlement agreement with the state regarding violations at the old plant. Concerns are raised over litter and vandalism at recreation areas in Wallingford, Norwich and Waitsfield. And school and town officials in Pittsford aim to lower last year's $68,000 heading bill at Lothrop Elementary School.
At 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, representatives of Vermont’s Republican, Democrat, Progressive and Liberty Union political parties will gather in the wood paneled conference room in the offices of Secretary of State Jim Condos to certify the results from 275 voting precincts across the state.
If all goes according to plan, they will review the results from the primary election and then certify them.
Purchasing a CSA isn't the only way for individuals to invest in Vermont's food economy. Or, it won't be, when Slow Money Vermont gets off the ground.
The new network, an offshoot of the national movement that aims to "bring money back down to earth," will connect local entrepreneurs with investors in an effort to contribute to the state's sustainable food economy.
The Brattleboro Retreat has until September 2 to file plans for correcting problems found during a recent inspection. The hospital’s Medicare and Medicaid contracts could be terminated if it fails to comply.
The retreat’s latest problems surfaced in an inspection that was prompted by an altercation on the hospital’s adolescent unit, which sent four employees to the hospital. Regulators say the retreat followed proper protocol in that incident, but they found new problems that were deemed potential threats to