According to an Oct. 1 news release by the environmental group Lake Champlain International (LCI), more than 3 million gallons of sewage and dirty storm water have flowed into Lake Champlain between Sept. 27 and Sept. 30.
Author Ernest Hemingway once described the wine, food and various riches of the city of Paris as a “moveable feast.” Here in Vermont, a moveable feast might better describe a drive-up farmstand where you can buy fresh local vegetables, fruits, cider, and syrup, and then enjoy them at the dinner table a few hours later. And for those many repeat autumnal customers and tourists, Boyer’s Orchard and Cider Mill in Monkton neatly entwines itself around Hemingway’s classic turn of phrase.
The Tour de Farms is one of Vermont’s oldest cycling farm tours and is set in Addison County’s rolling farmlands – voted New England’s best biking by Yankee Magazine.
The Boyer family of Monkton report an excellent apple harvest rivaling the 2013 season.
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A report released Monday from a Chicago-based accounting group says Vermont’s real financial debt has reached $3.2 billion.
The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation approved a new plan to improve water quality in Lake Champlain.
This year’s Vermont State Fair in Rutland, which wrapped up Sept. 12, marked a smaller fair than seen in recent years. But as the fair began to emerge from its recent troubled finances, 2015 was seen as a rebuilding year with the hope of bigger, better fairs in the years ahead.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Brett Bassett's photograph says it all. A Vermont farmer's daily chores begin before sunrise and end after dusk.
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When Ted Riehle won his crusade to end the scourge of billboards in the 1960s, the former state lawmaker helped create the Vermont brand
You can lead kids to the cafeteria but you can’t make them eat healthy foods, at least that’s what a new University of Vermont study reveals in a stark way.
Several Vermont business and political leaders called for the Paid Sick Days Bill to become law in 2016 in Burlington, Aug. 26. The group gathered to celebrate Women’s Equality Day and set a priority to take a step closer to women’s equality with the Paid Sick Days Bill.
Businesses in Vermont face different effective tax rates depending on their industry and how long they have been located in the state.
It was an awesome day for Alexis Ouellette of Weybridge who won the Senior Fitting and Showing Championship at the annual 4-H State Dairy Show. Isabel Hall of East Montpelier was named Junior Fitting and Showing Champion.
Community leaders from Addison County joined Vermont Gas today for a project briefing and status update. Participants expressed local support for the pipeline project and urged Vermont Gas to continue progress.
Ballerina Megan Stearns dancesthe lead role of the farmer in Vermont’s Farm to Ballet project