Democrats opened their national convention in Philadelphia by front-loading some of their highest profile speakers on the event's first night. First Lady Michelle Obama made an impassioned speech; Massachusetts Senator and progressive darling Elizabeth Warren spoke as well. But there was no more anticipated speaker on stage Monday night than Vermont's own Bernie Sanders.
Efforts to create a new refugee resettlement community in Rutland have stirred up passionate debate. While many want to welcome Syrians into the city, others fear Muslim refugees won’t assimilate, will become a threat or burden taxpayers. For a Syrian couple who are raising their children in Rutland this debate has hit especially close to home.
A scientific panel has supported a federal report that upgrades the health effects of the chemical PFOA.
While apples are the most common tree fruit grown in Vermont, you can also grow other fruits like peaches and plums in our cold climate. The development of cold-hardy varieties of fruit trees allows farmers to grow trees that normally wouldn’t survive in Vermont.
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