People who care about the environment would like to envision a future in which cars are fully electric, with drivers plugging into an outlet to recharge and get going.
That is the reality now for some, as a number of car companies are selling plug-ins and plug-in hybrids. And while they still represent just a sliver of overall car sales, the percentage of people buying electric cars is growing fast. And Vermonters are a big part of that trend.
Vernon residents may be asked to rethink their unexpected Town Meeting vote to eliminate funding for the town’s police department. A petition is circulating in town that calls for a special town meeting to reconsider the original $2.1 million dollar budget proposed by the town select board.
Judy Taylor, a TWA flight attendant based in New York, sums up the sentiments of thousands of stranded travelers as she sits on her baggage at Boston's Logan Airport, July 8, 1966, after the start of the nationwide strike of five major airlines.
A potential bus drivers strike and a new union for home health care workers are just two of the stories that have recently raised the profile of organized labor in Vermont. But unions have significantly fewer members now than at their peak in the 1950s, and their organizing strategies have also changed.
Sen. Bernie Sanders says more than 300 IBM workers laid off last year at the company’s Vermont facilities are eligible for additional training and employment services.
The Trade Adjustment Assistance is available to workers the U.S. Department of Labor considers displaced by foreign competition or because jobs were moved overseas.
Previously 115 workers who were part of the same round of layoffs had been deemed eligible for the benefits, but the state subsequently requested that all of the former IBM employees qualify for the benefits.
St. Johnsbury is one of 35 towns that saw its school budget voted down by voters on Town Meeting Day. But unlike many towns, it’s seeing its class sizes increase, and that’s adding costs. After the vote, the School Board held a public meeting where residents got to sound off about how to create a budget they will support.