A painting by Vermont artist Norman Rockwell set a record when it was auctioned Wednesday by Sotheby's in New York City. Saying Grace sold for just over $46 million, a record for an individual American painting.
Two other Rockwell paintings earned high price tags at Wednesday's auction: The Gossips sold for nearly $8.5 million and Walking to Church went for more than $3.2 million.
Vermont has fallen well short of its goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the Agency of Natural Resources announced Thursday.
The state’s lawmakers set the goals in 2006 with optimistic legislation that laid out a timeline for the state’s greenhouse gas reductions. The legislature used 1990 emissions levels as a benchmark, calling for a 25 percent reduction from those levels by 2012, a 50 percent reduction by 2028 and a 75 percent reduction by 2050.
According to the Vermont Superior Court decision, Len Britton’s 2010 Senate campaign was so low on funds in September of 2010 that Jeffrey Bartley decided he had to stop working or he wouldn’t be paid.
The results of a survey taken by the Town of Eden are in and if one conclusion can be drawn, it's that residents have mixed feelings about a proposed wind project in town.
The survey was distributed in property tax bills, and was also accessible via the town website. A total of 133 responses were returned to the town, representing about 10 percent of the town's total population.
Vermont retailers and state officials are pleased that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided it will not get involved in efforts by states to collect sales taxes for online purchases.
They are hoping the decision clears the way for Congressional action on the issue.
Vermonters are supposed to pay a sales tax on any purchases that would normally be subject to the tax when those purchases are made out of state or online. Despite the requirement, most people do not declare these purchases.
After Tropical Storm Irene, some property owners who lost everything were not approved for a federal buy-out. But last March the state said it would come up with the funding. The first state-funded buy-outs have gone through in Jamaica.