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News Briefs
March 7, 2019

Southern Vermont College to close

By Lola Duffort/VTDigger

Another small liberal arts college in Vermont will close its doors for good this summer.

Southern Vermont College president David Evans announced Monday, March 4, that the school would shut down at the end of the year. He cited declining enrollments, financial…

Local News
March 6, 2019

Tax deduction on health expenses may be restored

By Anne Wallace Allen/VTDigger

Lawmakers in the House Ways and Means Committee are looking at restoring a deduction on health expenses that was removed from the tax code last year.

A proposal sponsored by Rep. Kate Webb, D-Shelburne, would restore the deduction, with the full amount…

State News
December 26, 2018

Marijuana panel wants roadside testing before regulated market opens

By Xander Landen/VTDigger

The governor’s Marijuana Advisory Commission is recommending that before Vermont moves to legalize a commercial cannabis market, the state needs to find a consistent way to test drivers for cannabis impairment.

The panel also urges policymakers in its report to pave the way…

Local News
December 26, 2018

Huebner, former Rutland hospital chief, to oversee Springfield recovery

By Colin Meyn/VTDigger

Gov. Phil Scott has appointed Tom Huebner, who stepped down in March as the head of Rutland Regional Medical Center, to “evaluate, monitor and assist Springfield Hospital as it confronts serious financial challenges.”

The governor’s office released a statement announcing the appointment Wednesday…

Local News
December 26, 2018

Tourism report shows growth, highlights Vermont ski areas

By Anne Wallace Allen/VTDigger

It’s the season for superlatives at Vermont ski areas, thanks to early snowfall and below-average temperatures.

Killington Resort opened Oct. 19 and will boast 75 days of operation before the year closes on 2018.

The ski areas have been making the most…

State News
November 21, 2018

Robocalls on the rise in Vermont and elsewhere

By Anne Wallace Allen, VTDigger

Nuisance phone calls to Vermont numbers increased more than one-third between May and October this year.

The call-blocking service YouMail said about 5.1 million robocalls rang on 802 area codes in October – a rate of 171,000 per day, 7,000 per…

State News
August 29, 2018

Veteran public official Con Hogan dies at 77

By Mark Johnson/VTDigger

Cornelius “Con” Hogan, a veteran public policy maker who led the Vermont Agency of Human Services, Corrections Department and most recently served on the Green Mountain Care Board, died Sunday at his home in Plainfield of cardiac arrest. He was 77.

Hogan…

State News
August 29, 2018

After threats, Kiah Morris withdraws from House race

By Jim Therrien/VTDigger

BENNINGTON — Rep. Kiah Morris, D-Bennington, who has been the target of online racial comments and threats to her safety, has withdrawn her candidacy for re-election just 10 days after winning the Democratic nomination for a third term.

During her four years…