Vermont Watchdog Report
Despite receiving complaints that a single-payer advocacy group has been making potentially illegal donations to candidates, the Vermont Attorney General’s Office offered no public response in time for Tuesday’s election.
Too close to call: Vermont governor's race to be decided by the State Legislature
The 2014 Vermont governor’s race looks like it will be decided by the State Legislature since either candidate did not garner enough votes for a definitive victory.
Last month 400,000 people gathered on the streets of New York City to call for action on global warming from world leaders, and it’s no surprise that Vermonters turned out in force.
SunCommon, a Vermont-based solar power company, commissioned its first CSA, community solar array in Waltham last week by christening it with a bottle of Middlebury’s Drop-In Brewery beer.
No one deserves what Bill Villa and his wife Angie have had to endure since the defining evening of March 24, 2006.
Vermont’s annual tire recycle and resale event “Wheels for Warmth” celebrated its 10-year anniversary this month. $39,391 was raised for emergency fuel assistance programs, sold 1,350 safe, donated tires for pennies on a dollar, and recycled 2,480 unusable tires.
The Vermont Department of Health has requested a Vermonter who has just returned from West Africa to enter voluntary quarantine and active monitoring for fever or symptoms of Ebola for 21 days. This individual agreed, and began quarantine on Oct. 27.
Individuals arrested for illegal entry, trespassing
Throughout the day Oct. 27, the Vermont State Police, in conjunction with several other law enforcement agencies, monitored the events of a scheduled climate-action protest against the proposed Vermont Gas pipeline.
Part 2: Conclusion
Last week, the New Haven Select Board voted for the first time to oppose two solar power project proposals; the Board also wants to intervene in every proposed solar project coming to town.
An additional one thousand Vermonters were added to the state’s unemployment roles last month, even as Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) and the leaders of his legislative supermajority continue to insist their failed policies are working. Meanwhile, Vermont’s working families struggle to make ends meet in a state that is increasingly unaffordable.
The League of Women Voters of Vermont offers Vote411.org, a free non-partisan resource, where voters can get the information they need to make knowledgeable choices on Election Day, November 4, 2014.
The Vermont Public Service Board has decided to allow the Vermont Gas Systems pipeline project to continue without further scrutiny through Addison County. Vermont Gas already received regulatory approval for Phase I in December 2013.
Duane Peterson (SunCommon) has made an admission that the Waterbury company erred in not presenting its proposal (for 1195 Dog Team Rd.) to New Haven town officials before seeking Public Service Board approval.
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Despite Green Mountain Power’s desire to transform Rutland into Vermont’s gleaming “Solar City” on a hill, other power brokers in the solar power industry have quietly made the Town of New Haven their target instead.
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