Tag Archives: Vt

State News
June 7, 2017

Vt. universities awarded $1.3 million in grants

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded more than $1.3 million in grants for Vermont universities, according to an announcement Thursday, June 1, made by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vt.).

The grants, awarded through the Upward Bound…

News Briefs
May 18, 2017

Londonderry, Vt. company buys Rutland specialty food producer

RUTLAND—Londonderry-based Sugar Bob’s Finest Kind has acquired the all product lines and assets of Rutland’s Vermont Maple Crafters.

Founded in 2014 by Jackson Whelan and Lenny Montuori, VMC’s flagship hot sauce — Vermont Maple Sriracha — has become one of the region’s most popular specialty…

State News
May 10, 2017

Babies born May 29 to receive birthday bonus

Lucky babies born May 29 in Vermont will receive a $100 deposit into a Vermont 529 college savings account opened in his or her name by the Vermont Student Assistance Corp (VSAC).

The Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems is joining with VSAC, which…

State News
April 26, 2017

Vt. ranked second in nation for clean energy momentum, progress

A new report entitled “Clean Energy Momentum: Ranking State Progress” and published by the Union of Concerned Scientists highlighted Vermont for its success in developing a clean energy economy. Vermont ranked second nationally, bested onlyby California.

The report scored states on 12 metrics in the…

Vt. author celebrates spring with new book

Vt. author celebrates spring with new book

Saturday, April 8, 3 p.m.—RUTLAND—Phoenix Books Rutland welcomes spring April 8 when Eileen Christelow features her new picture book, “Robins! How They Grow Up,” for a 3 p.m. story time and book signing. Robins are the most familiar and beloved of all birds, found throughout…

March 27, 2017

Extend the right to a free press to Vt. student journalists

By Robbie Maher In the midst of the Trump administration, the rights of a free press are questioned daily in tweets and from the podium in the White House briefing room. Concern about First Amendment rights is nothing new inside the less-than-democratic halls of public…