Two years ago, lawmakers asked the Vermont Department of Health to come up with rules to prevent the abuse of narcotic painkillers. Now, health officials want to impose new regulations on doctors prescribing the drugs.
A keystone in the redevelopment plan for the city of Newport has toppled. Jay Peak Resort owner Bill Stenger was counting on buying a shopping center from real estate developer Tony Pomerleau, and converting it into a convention center and marina.
But after some starts and stops, the deal has finally fallen through.
Bill Stenger and Tony Pomerleau have had an on-again, off-again agreement to transfer ownership of this waterfront plaza. Strategically located on a causeway overlookingÂ Lake Memphremagog, Stenger says it would make a great convention center and marina.
Sociologists have been worried for a while about a phenomenon called "rural brain drain." The best and the brightest young students are leaving rural areas in search of jobs and opportunities elsewhere.
For VPR's Choosing Vermont series, young professionals from across the state shared their thoughts on living in (or leaving) Vermont. Eight voices were heard on-air, but countless more wrote in to tell us their stories.
We asked that interviewees simply share their individual experiences. We followed up the series with a conversation with Economic Development Commissioner Lisa Gosselin.
We expect to follow up on this series, and hear from more of Vermontâ€™s young professionals.
As staff, faculty and students begin returning to the campus of Johnson State College, a rare opportunity awaits them at the schoolâ€™s Julian Scott Memorial Gallery. An exhibit now on display features the paintings of Peter Heller and sculptures by Alexandra Heller. The husband and wife taught together in the collegeâ€™s art department nearly 50 years ago.
Garret Keizer never really wanted to be a teacher, but he found himself wrangling high school students in the Northeast Kingdom until he was able to make ends meet as a writer. Then, fourteen years later, Keizer found himself back in the classroom again.
Heâ€™s written about his experience in a new book, Getting Schooled: The Reeducation of an American Teacher. Weâ€™ll talk to Keizer about the challenges and rewards of teaching.