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.
There’s a big construction project underway in the Northeast Kingdom town of Greensboro, at the corner of Hardwick Street and Center Road. The building is just taking shape, but it already seems somehow uniquely Greensboro. It’s a large barn-like structure, with what looks like an oversized drum sprouting out of the center.
The Killington Select Board would like to update the town's slogan, and it's authorized a survey to get feedback from residents and visitors. The survey is expected to be on the town website for a couple of weeks, as well as distributed in other ways.
Cece Bell, winner of this year's Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, will be in Montpelier on Wednesday to accept the honor. Bell is author of the graphic memoir, El Deafo. The ceremony will be held at Montpelier High School, starting at 6 p.m.
Stowe plays host to some notable sports events, but most of them are on snow. Yet back in the early '70s, Stowe attracted some of tennis’s biggest stars. And today there’s a group of Stowe businesses working to revive the town’s status as a professional tennis magnet.
The building adjacent to Ludlow's Community Center will henceforth be know as The William and Phyllis Agan Memorial Building. The new name has already be installed on the building and the town has scheduled a public dedication ceremony at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 14.
Two Weston institutions are celebrating big anniversaries this month and the community plans to throw them a birthday party on Saturday, June 18. The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company is commemorating its 80th year and the Vermont Country Store is turning 70.
Every Tuesday, a group that calls itself the Trash Tramps takes to the streets of Montpelier to pick up litter. They start their quest with a rallying cry, borrowed from Unitarian Minister Edward Everett Hale.
Summer renovations at Brownell Library, in Essex Junction, have been pushed back several weeks due to manufacturing supply delays. However, library personnel anticipate new subflooring and carpeting will be installed on the main floor at some point this summer, and a plan to keep serving patrons is in place.
Last summer Star Lake, a popular recreation spot in Mount Holly, was drained so the dam that holds back the lake could be replaced. Now that the work is complete, the lake has filled back up and the floating raft has been put in, the recreation area is ready to again play host to summer fun. But some people are worried the dam isn't holding back all the water it should.