Sen. Bernie Sanders says more than 300 IBM workers laid off last year at the company’s Vermont facilities are eligible for additional training and employment services.
The Trade Adjustment Assistance is available to workers the U.S. Department of Labor considers displaced by foreign competition or because jobs were moved overseas.
Previously 115 workers who were part of the same round of layoffs had been deemed eligible for the benefits, but the state subsequently requested that all of the former IBM employees qualify for the benefits.
Think of Marlboro as a gas station on the information superhighway.
There’s enough gas for everyone, but there’s a limited number of pumps.
As a result, some Marlboro FairPoint customers have to wait in line to get broadband service, even though it’s available at their address. They are unserved residents in an area with broadband service.
Three hundred eighty teenage cross-country skiers from 23 states spent the week of March 3 competing at Trapp Family Lodge Nordic Center. The racers are the next generation of Olympians and World Cup skiers. They were in Stowe for the Junior National Cross-Country Championships. Event organizer Kristina von Trapp Frame is our guide to the U-18 Boys 10 kilometer final.
The gun-control group that won big in Burlington on Tuesday is promising to continue its advocacy in the Legislature. But the early legislative prognosis for three proposed charter changes is looking grim.
The voters of Burlington approved three charter changes Tuesday that would institute new restrictions on firearm owners in the state’s largest city. But the changes will need sign-off from the Legislature before they can go into effect. And House Speaker Shap Smith on Wednesday said chances for that happening aren’t too promising.
Some Vermont towns considered eliminating certain elected positions at Town Meeting this year. Voters in Townshend decided to keep the elected offices of lister and auditor. Londonderry and Wolcott both voted to eliminate the post of auditor.
Wolcott's Assistant Town Clerk Belinda Clegg told voters there simply isn’t anyone willing to do the job: