Tag Archives: Montpelier

Local News
July 4, 2018

Lyft comes to Rutland

By Katy Savage

After navigating roadblocks preventing Lyft’s expansion in Vermont, a bill signed by the governor June 19 has made it possible for the ride hailing company to expand statewide.

The popular transportation service available through an app went live in Rutland and Barre…

State News
May 23, 2018

Legislative update: Back to Montpelier

By Rep. Jim Harrison, R-Bridgewater, Chittenden, Killington & Mendon

A scant couple days passed after the Legislature adjourned before Governor Scott issued his highly anticipated call for a special session to redo the education funding and budget bills. Scott has suggested that with advance leadership…

Local News
March 14, 2018

35 Vermont towns pass climate resolutions

On Town Meeting Day, Vermont residents from 35 towns voted overwhelmingly in favor of resolutions seeking climate solutions. The exact wording of each resolution varied, but all the resolutions acknowledged the severity of climate change, urged the State of Vermont to meet its goals for…

Local News
January 24, 2018

Legislators give updates on bills

By Evan Johnson

Local business and community leaders came out early Monday morning for a legislative breakfast that featured updates and discussion on bills progressing through the state legislature in Montpelier. Rep. Butch Shaw (R – Rutland 6) said recent bills concerning paid family leave,…

Letter
June 7, 2017

Budget veto could threaten older Vermonters

Dear Editor,

I write as the executive director of the Community of Vermont Elders (COVE), an organization that represents older Vermonters’ interests on the state level and has done so for more than three decades.  Given the economic realities of today, many older Vermonters struggle…

Women’s March overwhelms Montpelier
Featured
January 25, 2017

Women’s March overwhelms Montpelier

By Elizabeth Hewitt, VTDigger

A sea of homemade political placards and pink knitted hats flooded Montpelier Saturday, Jan. 21, as demonstrators overwhelmed the capital to protest the policies of President Donald Trump. The local Women’s March drew an estimated crowd of between 15,000 and 20,000…

Local News
January 18, 2017

Women’s March on Montpelier organized

Jan. 21 march is in solidarity with the national Women’s March on Washington

By Matt Henchen, youthlobby.org

On Jan. 21, people and organizations across Vermont are coming together for a Women’s March on Montpelier to name and protect women’s rights. The march is followed by…

News Briefs
November 30, 2016

Stafford Tech students win big in cooking contest

On Friday, Nov. 18 at the Lost Nation Theater in Montpelier, members of the Stafford Technical Center’s culinary arts class competed in the eighth annual Culinary Classic competition against teams from other Vermont tech centers.

The student competitors were Eric Morton, a senior second year…