Voters in three proposed Vermont school districts will cast their unification votes on Nov. 8. Voters in Grand Isle Supervisory Union, Barre City and Town and Addison Northeast Supervisory Union will all cast ballots on forming new school districts to comply with Act 46.
Last Tuesday, the Hartford Police Department posted a picture on their Facebook page that shows graffiti on the Dothan Brook Elementary School. It reads “AMERICAK.K.K.ANS FOR TRUMP," referencing the Ku Klux Klan.
Refugees from around the world continue to find homes in Massachusetts. The number of Syrian refugees, in particular, has more than doubled here over the last year, despite heated national rhetoric around immigration.
David Montgomery and Anne Biklé will be in Plainfield Tuesday evening to speak about microbiomes and how they impact multiple facets of our lives. The Seattle-based husband and wife team are coauthors of the book The Hidden Half of Nature which examines both soil and human-based microbes.
School is in session in Burlington's school district Thursday, as teachers will not being going on strike. The Burlington School board and teachers' union reached a settlement Wednesday after an all-day meeting with a mediator.
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. In Vermont, the Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities marks the occasion by recognizing employers with its Spirit of the ADA Awards. In Lamoille County, two Sodexo food service employees at Johnson State College are being honored.
Twenty-four hour water service has been reinstated in Dorset. The water system for the Dorset Fire District had been under restricted use due to a dangerously low spring-fed reservoir. While the district says the supply has been restored to safe levels, users are still under the boil water notice imposed a week ago.
As the United States was fighting furiously to throw off the shackles of British oppression in the late 1700s, nearly a million people were enslaved in American colonies. That number would reach around four million by the 1860 census. So how did Washington, Jefferson and some of the other founding fathers justify the nation's freedom from England while denying it to enslaved people?
An expert on the impacts of regular cannabis use on students is speaking at the Vermont Department of Health’s statewide symposium on alcohol, cannabis and other drugs at Lyndon State College this Friday.