Tag Archives: Vermont

Op - Ed
August 2, 2017

A state of satisfaction, with one big exception

By Jon Margolis

Editor’s note: Jon Margolis is a political columnist for VTDigger.

You know who really likes Vermont?

Vermonters.

According to a Gallup Poll, 61 percent of the people who live in Vermont say it’s “the best or one of the best possible states to…

Two fish certified as new Vermont state records
State News
July 26, 2017

Two fish certified as new Vermont state records

Two fish caught in tributaries of Lake Champlain earlier this year have been certified as new Vermont state records.

A new state record carp, weighing 33.25 pounds and measuring 40 inches in length, was caught in Otter Creek in April by Ferrisburgh angler Chase Stokes….

State News
July 26, 2017

Vermont unemployment rate holds steady in June

The Vermont Department of Labor announced today that the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for June was 3.2 percent. This reflects no change from the revised May rate. (The national rate in June was 4.4 percent.) Vermont’s overall unemployment rate was tied for the seventh lowest…

Locals shine in Vermont Pride Theater Festival

Locals shine in Vermont Pride Theater Festival

Brandon, Rochester and Bethel residents are key participants in the seventh annual Pride Theater Festival at Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph, being held July 21-23 and July 28-30.

In its seventh summer season, Vermont Pride Theater will present a medical drama, a madcap…

Fresh Air Kids get a slice of Vermont summer
Local News
July 12, 2017

Fresh Air Kids get a slice of Vermont summer

By Evan Johnson 

CASTLETON—On Wednesday, July 5, a white tour bus pulled into a parking lot at Castleton University in front of a small group of waiting families. One at a time, 10 children and teens emerged blinking into the hot Vermont summer sun as…

State News
July 5, 2017

Fentanyl takes a deadly toll on Vermont

By Elizabeth Hewitt, VTDigger

On Christmas Eve in 2015, Eric Morin died of acute fentanyl poisoning.

His family was told it was nearly instant.

“The counselor told us it was like turning a light switch on and off,” Morin’s mother, Rachel Coulter, said. “That’s how…