ST. ALBANS CITY — Last week, Gov. Phil Scott announced that because Vermont has already hit its necessary vaccination threshold with over 60% of the population receiving at least one dose, it will move into Step 3 of the Vermont Forward Plan more than two weeks ahead of the anticipated schedule.
MONTGOMERY — Voters defeated two articles of consideration Monday, striking a blow to attempts to change rules surrounding all terrain vehicles as well as implement a .06 cent tax on businesses toward sewer funding in that town.
Vermont’s House and Senate are currently hashing out a bill that would allocate hundreds of millions of dollars toward a broadband buildout to expand internet access in the state. After the bill had bounced back and forth between the two chambers, the House on Wednesday accepted changes made…
Following an unprecedented general election in 2020, the Vermont House on Wednesday passed an amended Senate bill that, among other things, would establish universal vote-by-mail for general elections in Vermont. The bill, S.15, passed through the Senate in March and will return to that cham…
MONTPELIER — Citing Maple Run Unified School District as an example, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Disability Law Project of Vermont Legal Aid sent a letter to the Agency of Education demanding that school police no longer be paid for with funds from school Medicaid Reinvestment Funds.
MONTPELIER — The Vermont House has approved a bill, H. 360, investing $150 million in broadband buildout, which experts said would greatly help in accelerating the process of getting unserviced and underserviced Vermonters connected more quickly.
A plan to invest nearly a quarter-billion dollars of federal stimulus money into broadband expansion would impact many in Franklin County, where nearly half of all homes have no, or slow internet.
RICHFORD — Richford will not be partnering with AmCare and Butler Medical Transport, according to multiple sources close to the negotiations.
ST. ALBANS TOWN — A man petitioning for a vote to allow retail cannabis in St. Albans City brought his pitch to the St. Albans Town Selectboard Monday night.
Internet access has long been an issue in Vermont, particularly more rural areas. With the introduction of two bills (S.188 and H.360) in the legislature, in tandem with proposed use of COVID relief funding, Vermont has opportunities to expand broadband access.
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MONTPELIER — Amid a labor shortage, and as COVID-19 cases continue to trend downward, officials on Tuesday reinstated a work search requirement for citizens to obtain unemployment benefits.
MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott says an announcement is coming on lifting the work search requirement waiver on unemployment forms. But a labor shortage that’s taken hold in Franklin County continues with no immediate end in sight.
ST ALBANS CITY — The city council on Monday heard from city resident Jack Nichol, owner of the Georgia-based company Canna-Trim, who urged council members to allow for a vote to approve retail cannabis in the community.
MONTPELIER — A bill in the state House of Representatives proposes to change laws around recovery residences to enable their expansion throughout the state and ensure accessibility to individuals recovering from substance abuse.
MONTGOMERY — Two petitions — one to allow ATVs on town roads and another to implement a special tax — are bringing issues struck down on Town Meeting Day back before voters in Montgomery, in a special election to be held on May 24.
MONTPELIER — In a vote of 26 to four, the Vermont Senate on Friday passed Proposal 5, a constitutional amendment ensuring that “every Vermonter is afforded personal, reproductive liberty,” sending it straight to the House before voters potentially get a crack at it in Vermont’s 2022 general …
MONTPELIER — The pension reform plan proposed by the House Government and Operations Committee has been halted in its tracks Friday after thousands of teachers took to the streets in protest this week.
ST. ALBANS CITY — The closure of St. Albans’ YMCA childcare facility has brought the importance of accessible childcare to the forefront of local discussion. The facility closed its doors Wednesday, leaving many questioning what other resources there are in the area.
ST. ALBANS — Even the wind couldn’t blow them away. Over 100 educators and staff dressed in Maple Run red flocked to an intersection near the Collins Perley Sports Complex on Tuesday hoisting massive signs calling for legislators to drop a proposal that educators say would hamstring their pensions.
ST. ALBANS CITY — Since the state legalization of recreational cannabis in 2018, experts and entrepreneurs have been champing at the bit to make a little green off of green in the Green Mountains.
MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott announced on March 29 that he has appointed James Pepper of Montpelier, Julie Hulburd of Colchester and Kyle Harris of Montpelier to the Cannabis Control Board (CCB).
MONTGOMERY — A petition formulated in Montgomery aims to bring the issue of ATV use on town roads before the town’s selectboard.
MONTPELIER — Lawmakers are calling for a 60-day extension of the public comment period on a federal plan to build a line of video-surveillance towers along Vermont’s northern border with Canada. The comment period ended March 15.
SHELDON — They are few, but they are passionate. Houndsmen are proud trainers and keepers of hounds who wield their packs, they say, for the love of running their dogs.
On Town Meeting Day, voters in Montgomery and Richford will decide whether or not their municipalities should allow for recreational marijuana businesses to set up shop. What seems like a cut and dried issue to some is anything but.
MONTPELIER — A pair of bills in the state senate have very different takes on whether or not school resource officers have a place in public education.