Tag Archives: public

News Briefs
June 8, 2017

Twelve rural public libraries receive grants

Twelve rural libraries received grants from the Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF) recently. Six public libraries in Vermont and six public libraries in New Hampshire will receive funds for the 2017-2018 school year, according to a May 23 news release.

CLiF’s Rural Libraries Grant enables rural…

Fish & Wildlife enlists public to fight invasives
News Briefs
May 18, 2017

Fish & Wildlife enlists public to fight invasives

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department encourages the public to learn more about invasive species and help combat their spread. Landowners can play an important role in controlling non-native, invasive plants such as knotweed and buckthorn, while boaters and anglers can help prevent the spread…

News Briefs
April 19, 2017

Mud Season is here, some trails closed on public lands

The Green Mountain Club (GMC), maintainer of Vermont’s Long Trail and Vermont’s hiking trails advocate, along with the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR), manager of State Forests and Parks, and the Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF) have announce the return of mud…

Op - Ed
April 19, 2017

We need to safeguard the “public” in public office

By Lee Hamilton

For the last few years, I’ve been keeping a file of clippings about the erosion of transparency and candor in government. I’m sorry to report that it’s getting rather full. This is not a good thing. Public officials should feel strongly obliged…

State News
April 12, 2017

N.Y. will offer free public university education

First-in-the-nation program makes N.Y. state public universities tuition-free for residents making up to $125,000 per year; over 940,000 families qualify

New York will be the only state in the country to offer universal public college tuition coverage for working- and middle-class residents after the program…

Op - Ed
April 5, 2017

Time to examine equity in public schools

By Rob Roper

Equity and access to educational resources has been a hot topic surrounding the rules (or changes thereto) governing independent schools that accept tax dollars through Vermont’s tuitioning system. Some argue that if a school takes state money it should accept any and…