The Vermont Agency of Education has tapped a Montpelier nonprofit group to oversee outreach services for Vermont children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Those services faced an uncertain future when the Brattleboro-based Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing closed abruptly earlier this month.
VPR's gubernatorial debate was broadcast live on Tuesday, September 23, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Bob Kinzel and Jane Lindholm moderated a debate among Liberty Union candidate Peter Diamondstone, Libertarian Dan Feliciano, Republican Scott Milne and Democratic incumbent Peter Shumlin.
Vermont high tech companies say the state’s way of life is a powerful calling card for the kind of clean industry it hopes to attract, but they would like state officials to do more to market itself to attract new business.
The “Envisioning the Future of Vermont’s Digital Economy” summit sponsored by the Vermont Council on Rural Development in Montpelier covered a range of subjects, including why tech businesses come to Vermont and what could be done to attract more.
While more and more people are reading and working in cyberspace, some are stepping back in history.
They're using metal or wooden type to print what they want to say, one letter at a time. Six of them—all women, mostly writers, designers, poets, and one librarian--recently got their hands a little dirty at a letterpress workshop in the basement of the Dartmouth College's Baker Library.
When John Fusco’s son insisted they ride on horseback through Mongolia, the Hollywood screenwriter was inspired to write about Marco Polo. The story of the historical Italian explorer combined two of Fusco’s great loves: horses, and martial arts.
We’ll talk to Vermont writer John Fusco about his new TV series about Marco Polo, and his new book, Dog Beach.
Fall is here and for many Vermonters that means wrapping up the gardening season. But others are thinking about getting their hands in the soil, and planning ahead for next year's garden.
Author, gardener and VPR commentator Ron Krupp has a new book out where he chronicles the full year of a garden. It’s called The Woodchuck Returns To Gardening. He views it as a companion to his first book, The Woodchuck’s Guide To Gardening.
In Springfield Monday night, more than 200 people turned out to consider ways to deal with the problem of drugs and criminal behavior in town.
Rutland Police Chief James Baker was asked to come to Springfield to talk about Rutland’s approach to similar problems over the past few years. Baker is also the former director of the Vermont State Police. He said it takes more than police action to deal with drugs and crime. It takes creating an environment that isn’t conducive to illegal activity.
St. Johnsbury is looking for a new Town Manager — again. That job has seen both turnover and turmoil, but things have calmed down under the current Manager, John Hall, who is retiring.
The St. Johnsbury Select Board recently held a special meeting to decide how to find his replacement. Selectman Alan Ruggles proposed to form a committee to conduct the search without outside help. He says the Vermont League of Cities and Towns has handled the administration for past searches, helping to compose the job description, placing ads, and sorting through applications.