Tag Archives: Vermont

News Briefs
June 29, 2017

Explore Vermont’s libraries throughout the summer months

VERMONT—From June 1 to Sept. 1, 118 Vermont public and academic libraries will be handing out passports in the third annual Passport to Vermont Libraries program, encouraging Vermonters and visitors alike to visit some of Vermont’s unique, beautiful and creative libraries.

Did you know? The…

Letter
June 28, 2017

Vermont poetry vs. money

Dear Editor,

Old River Road, Woodstock … fabled with antiquity … with love

laughing water her companion attacked for a view

along with the out of turn bull frogs, singing peepers, trout, foxes, raccoon, deer

… with birds, lightning bugs on and on …

Where…

Local News
June 28, 2017

Vt. unemployment rate held steady for May

The Vermont Department of Labor announced that the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for May was 3.1 percent. This reflects no change from the revised April rate. The national rate in May was 4.3 percent. As of the prior month’s preliminary data, the Burlington-South Burlington Metropolitan…

Vermont Gran Fondo to fete riders, others, with party
Sports
June 28, 2017

Vermont Gran Fondo to fete riders, others, with party

Public welcome to enjoy food, drink, music, at Woodchuck Cider House on July 1

For the first time in its four years of welcoming riders from around the globe to Addison County’s world-class cycling routes, the Vermont Gran Fondo will invite cyclists to literally ride…

Local News
June 21, 2017

Ski Vermont fêtes successful winter, 21 percent growth

By Evan Johnson

Just two weeks after the longest season in the East called it quits, the Vermont Ski Areas Association met in Killington on Thursday, June 15 to celebrate a season of highlights that included the return of World Cup ski racing to Killington…

Op - Ed
June 7, 2017

Trump’s budget is a disaster for Vermont

By Senator Bernie Sanders

President Trump’s budget is morally obscene and bad economic policy.  It would cause devastating economic pain to tens of thousands of Vermonters, making it harder for our children to get a decent education, harder for our working families to get the…

Op - Ed
June 7, 2017

The climate economy is Vermont’s answer to growth

By Larry Williams

As the numbers of people who participated in the climate march recently showed, Vermonters and Americans across this country are concerned about climate change. Millions of Americans want action. And while the president and his cabinet are busy denying the science behind…

State News
June 7, 2017

New Vermont law provides First Amendment protections to students and teachers

Gov. Phil Scott recently signed into law legislation that provides greater First Amendment protections for student journalists and their teachers and advisers in Vermont.

“The Vermont Press Association is pleased the state Legislature moved quickly this year to provide proper First Amendment safeguards for student-journalists…