At its biennial convention on Saturday, AFT Vermont delegates endorsed a slate of candidates for the upcoming Vermont elections and unanimously voted to adopt a resolution in support of Green Mountain Care. They also elected the union's leadership for the next two years.
During the American Revolution political cartoons by the Americans and British revealed the important issues of the time.
The Addison County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a candidates’ forum Tuesday, Oct. 7...
Rep. Peter Welch (D) hosted an informal roundtable discussion with Killington business owners...
Addison County is gearing up for the general election on Nov. 4. Concern over low voter turnout for the August primary prompted discussions for staging a series of forums and debates for the contested races in the county.
Vermont Watchdog Report
As world leaders met Tuesday to propose new climate regulations for United Nations members, a fossil fuels divestment movement championed by Vermont environmentalist and People’s Climate March organizer Bill McKibben is attracting big supporters, including oil tycoons the Rockefeller family.
Faculty "disappointed" by Board's action
During a Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees meeting at Lake Morey Resort Sept. 24, after an executive session, the board unanimously voted to appoint Jeb Spaulding permanent chancellor of the Vermont State Colleges. However, VSC faculty reacted negatively to the announcement.
Deadline: Oct. 3
Vermont recently passed Act 148, which places new requirements on municipalities, businesses, solid waste haulers and residents regarding how solid waste is managed, including bans on land filling of recyclables, leaf and yard waste and food residuals by 2015, 2016 and 2020 respectively.
Vermont Watchdog Report
With a major gun control push in the works for 2015, Second Amendment advocates in Vermont are keeping a close eye on the governor’s race — and two prominent gunners say Vermonters’ guns aren’t safe with Gov. Peter Shumlin.
Democrat Gov. Peter Shumlin’s Climate Cabinet released the Vermont Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Action Plan Sept. 22.
At the National Community Bank in Montpelier, U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D) unveiled bipartisan legislation to provide targeted regulatory relief to small community banks across the country.
At the New Haven Select Board meeting Sept. 16, board members and the public learned of a large-scale solar power project planned for the town.
When Paul Bohne’s started to field telephone calls from a handful of Chittenden County Transit Authority Board members, he knew he couldn’t resist the challenge of re-shaping the company. “I got calls from some board members,” said Bohne, from company headquarters in Burlington. “I was asked to help and I said, ‘yes.’”
Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.”—H.L. Mencken
Over one thousand Vermonters who are concerned about climate change will attending the People’s Climate March taking place in New York City on Sept. 21.
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