All the facts and science and climate records point to a changing climate.
Each year, Rotary of Greater Vergennes sponsors a local speech contest for students in grades 9 through 12.
The GMP College Connections lecture series is hosting its next energy discussion on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at the Energy Innovation Center, 68-70 Merchants Row in Downtown Rutland. The free public event begins at 5:30 p.m. and lasts approximately an hour. Light refreshments will be served.
Serena Eddy Guiles of the RSVP and the Volunteer Center of the United Way in Addison County is looking for volunteers for the following two position...
According to published highlights of a recent Middlebury Select Board meeting, the Board took public testimony Nov. 10 on a revised proposal from Middle Road Ventures to alter Town Highway 20, known as Middle Road...
An outbreak of salmonella illnesses in the northeastern United States, including three cases in Vermont, has been associated with bean sprouts. This is the finding from an investigation by the Vermont Department of Health along with other state health departments, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Next week, President Obama will pardon two turkeys to promote the turkey industry. Every one of us can exercise that same pardon power by choosing a nonviolent Thanksgiving observance.
CVAA's First Friday Holiday Meal will be held at the Middlebury VFW Post Dec. 5 at 11:30 a.m. for a noon meal featuring baked chicken breast stuffed with apple cranberry dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes, baby whole carrots, cranberry sauce, dinner roll, and pumpkin cake.
For the first time, Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, the largest nonprofit in Vermont to provide sports and recreational programming on a daily, year-round basis for people with disabilities, will participate in the nationally recognized charitable giving campaign, "#Giving Tuesday" on Dec. 2.
Leach Farms, Inc., a dairy farm in Enosburg Falls has admitted to violations of Vermont’s water pollution law and agricultural practice regulations and will pay $40,000 in civil penalties for the water quality violations.
The Vermont administrative state is again on the march.
Members of the Rutland South Rotary believes in the importance of literacy. They anually donate dictionaries to third graders in eight schools within Rutland County.
Vermont Watchdog Report
The State of Vermont has stopped payment on the contract of Jonathan Gruber following a series of video statements showing the Obamacare architect repeatedly insulting voters and intentionally misleading the public in the crafting of the Affordable Care Act.
It was a happy welcome-to-campus party for Middlebury College’s new president, Laura Patton, Nov. 18. At a special news conference, held in the new library, Patton met local reporters including members of her new college’s young press pool.
The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice (RAVNAH) will host its annual Tree of Remembrance Tree Lighting Ceremony and Memorial Service on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m., at the Franklin Conference Center in Rutland.
The Middlebury Board of Trustees today named Laurie L. Patton, dean of Duke University’s Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and the Robert F. Durden Professor of Religion, as Middlebury’s next president. Patton will take office on July 1, 2015, succeeding Ronald D. Liebowitz, who has served as president since July 2004.
Prospecting garnets in Vermont & New York
Last summer, I toured a fascinating exhibit of beautiful North Country garnet gemstones on display at the New York State Museum in Albany. The museum isn’t just a place to gawk at New York garnets; the exhibit also includes exceptional garnets that are found on both sides of Lake Champlain.
Author and environmentalist Bill McKibben, the Schumann distinguished scholar at Middlebury, delivered a lecture on the Tower of Babel and its relevance for higher education at college's Dana Auditorium Nov. 17 .
On Sunday’s Face the Nation, the venerable CBS newsman Bob Scheiffer revealed he was “dumbstruck when (he) heard the comments that are surfacing from an economist named Jonathan Gruber, who was paid $400,000 to help shape the President's health care plan.”
Vermont logger Reginald Riendeau will pay $60,000 in civil penalties for violating Vermont’s water quality and heavy cut timber laws.