Now that March has rolled around, many of us are beginning to long for spring. But the snow is falling heavily today and more bitter cold will follow it. That means sugarmakers around the state are in a waiting game.
Matt Gordon is the executive director of the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers’ Association. He spoke with Vermont Edition about when the season will start in earnest.
Two cyclists walk into a bar. Then they get on stationary bikes and pedal like crazy.
It's a form of racing called goldsprints, and it's a social event as much as it is an athletic competition. Ingredients for a goldsprints event are simple: Two bikes, front wheels removed, set into a metal frame. The back wheels go on rollers. Add a little music and an emcee, and you've got yourself a sporting good time.
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.
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.