Try to imagine New England 100 years into the future. A future in which access to water isn't a right, but a privilege controlled by the powerful. That's the premise of a new science fiction action film that was written, produced and directed by University of Vermont Matthew Lipke.
The film is called Elixir and it debuts Friday night at the Roxy theater in Burlington.
If you’re looking for a job, the IBM plant in Essex could be looking for you. On Thursday, the Vermont Department of Labor is holding a job fair in Burlington for IBM.
The company is hiring for about 100 positions that will later be transferred over to GlobalFoundries, the company that’s set to take over IBM’s chip-making division once the deal is finalized. But exactly how long will these jobs stay in Vermont?
All this week, VPR has been exploring the challenges to Vermont schools posed by dwindling student populations in our series Declining Enrollment. Some advocates say consolidation would allow small districts to share resources and offer more to students, all while saving money. Those were some of the reasons behind the consolidation that formed the Two Rivers Supervisory Union headquartered in Ludlow about two years ago.
Two Rivers Superintendent Bruce Williams joined VPR to talk about how that consolidation has been going, and whether it holds lessons for other Vermont schools.
The decades-old case of missing Middlebury College student Lynne Schulze is now grabbing national headlines.
Police in Middlebury recently announced that the case from 1971 has an “interesting” connection to millionaire murder suspect Robert Durst in that Shulze shopped at Durst's health food store on the day of her disappearance.