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With fall already here and winter coming, it's the time of year many people start thinking about using their fireplaces or woodstoves. But what about those individuals who help make sure the chimney is in proper working order?
FairPoint Communications’ internet customers in northern New England are paying more for their service. The company has added a fee to the price of its internet packages, which critics say is an all-too-common practice among internet service providers.
Both Democrat Sue Minter and Republican Phil Scott have put economic development at the forefront of their campaign platforms. But they’re offering starkly different paths to prosperity. On Monday afternoon, Minter elaborated on her plan to stimulate the state’s manufacturing sector.
Outgoing Gov. Peter Shumlin has delivered his final budget address, but members of his administration still have to assemble one final spending plan. And they’re asking agency heads to identify government programs they think the state could do without.
The Rutland Herald and Barre-Montpelier Times Argus are officially under new ownership. For the Mitchell family that owned the papers, the sale marks the end of an era that that spanned three generations and seven decades.
It's been a year since Burlington welcomed its newest police chief to the city. Brandon del Pozo spent 18 years with the New York City Police Department before taking over as the chief of the Burlington Police.
The implications of the British vote to leave the European Union are far-reaching in the global economy, but Green Mountain Power customers might be surprised to hear that the vote is affecting them too: It will mean cheaper rates for them next year.