When the Northeast Kingdom EB-5 projects came to a halt in light of fraud allegations last spring, Newport was left with an eyesore in the heart of its downtown – where a hotel was supposed to go. But some local artists are changing that eyesore into an attraction.
The shooting range at Buck Lake Green Mountain Conservation Camp, where hundreds of young Vermonters earn their hunter's safety cards each summer, will be open to the public next month. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says the Walter Cabell Shooting Range in Woodbury will be open for limited public use during the three weekends leading up to the start of deer season.
A traffic ordinance adopted by the Bolton Select Board goes into effect at the end of the month. The ordinance sets enforceable speed limits on town highways, designates intersections where drivers must come to a full stop, delineates crosswalks, regulates load limits and dictates parking regulations.
Stagecoach bus driver Seth Corbett has a quiet manner and a kind smile as he helps passengers on and off his bus. He's the newest bus driver at Randolph’s Stagecoach Transportation Services. When he joined the organization in the spring, he became part of a 40-year tradition of getting Central Vermonters where they need to go.
The Norwich Pool was a public swimming hole created by a town-owned dam in the Charles Brown Brook, until Tropical Storm Irene washed part of the dam away five years ago. Since then, the town has tried unsuccessfully to get the green light to replace the dam and restore the community pool.
Only the breadth of Portland Street separates the offices of the Lamoille County Planning Commission and the town offices of Morristown. But when it comes to their working relationship, they’re miles apart.
Vermont students are returning to the classroom this week. For incoming high school freshmen, that means learning to negotiate a whole new set of expectations. But the same could be said for their teachers and administrators.
Contractors are in the midst of a dam replacement project on Lake Fairlee. The project should be finished in a matter of weeks, but it’s taken a long time to get to this point. Until recently, the dam at the west end of Lake Fairlee was privately-owned.
The City of Montpelier has set a goal to become the country's first net zero capital city, and a new nonprofit plans to take on what it calls the biggest obstacle to that goal: Montpelier's car culture.
For the first time in 25 years, Alpine World Cup races are coming to the eastern United States. Women's giant slalom and slalom Audi FIS World Cup races are being held at Killington Thanksgiving weekend, and the resort is looking for around 300 volunteers to help pull it off.
It takes strong swimming skills and specialized training to become a certified lifeguard. But water emergencies often happen where there are no lifeguards. So doesn't it make sense that everyone who swims should learn the basics of water rescue?
At the White House this week, Vice President Joe Biden met with law enforcement leaders from across the United States. They discussed how to build trust between local citizens and law enforcement. Meanwhile, some interesting trust-building has been going on in a handful of Vermont communities.
A statewide emergency response drill called Vigilant Guard is now underway and will stretch through August 2. The drill is designed to prepare emergency responders for potential disasters – and disasters require victims. To that end, the town of Wilmington is looking for three dozen people to act in a "catastrophic exercise" Friday, July 29.
Craftsbury is known for its movie-set perfect common, surrounded by a white split rail fence that mirrors the surrounding white clapboard buildings – including the buildings of Sterling College. But beneath the town’s bucolic surface, tensions have built up this summer.
A federal district court ruling issued last week by U.S. District Judge William Sessions cleared the way for Vermont Railway to develop a rail spur and move its road salt transportation and storage operation to the town of Shelburne.