Northlands Job Corps on the upswing

When Kentucky firm Education & Training Resources took over Northlands Job Corps in 2018, the once high-performing vocational training center overseen by the U.S. Department of Labor had slid to the bottom of the DOL’s rankings of the 117 such centers nationwide.

Mural project needs volunteers in Bristol

Would your group, organization, camp or club like to participate in creating a mural in Bristol this summer?

Enjoy loons from a safe distance

Few birding experiences rival hearing the haunting call of the loon or seeing them glide by in protected coves on a lake.

Vergennes police study recommends changes

The Vergennes City Council late last summer agreed to spend $30,000 to hire the International Association of Chiefs of Police, or IACP, to conduct a study of the Vergennes Police Department’s staffing levels, work and policy planning, efficiency, training … (read more)

Muzzleloader antlerless permits available

The muzzleloader seasons on Oct. 27-30 and Dec. 3-11 will have antlerless permits available for 19 of Vermont’s 21 Wildlife Management Units. Landowners who post their land may not apply for a landowner priority muzzleloader antlerless deer permit.

UVM asking for anglers to help with studies

University of Vermont researchers are enlisting the help of Lake Champlain anglers this summer to complete two important studies.

Teen advocates for inclusivity in wilderness

Hannah Gallivan, a rising junior at Mount Abraham Union High School, has spent the past year working to update the Green Mountain Emergency Toolkit and make the disaster preparedness guide more inclusive for individuals with service animals.

Follow rules of backyard open burning

With spring and summer cleaning underway, the Department of Environmental Conservation wants to remind and encourage Vermonters to follow a few guidelines for on-premise or backyard open burning. 

Lincoln news for Jun. 30

Congratulations to the newly elected Lincoln School Board members, Paul Forlenza, Abby Reynolds, and Jennifer Oldham.

Residents meet to address Route 125 concerns

A June 16 meeting that kicked off the effort to enhance safety on a particularly deadly two-mile stretch of Route 125 in Cornwall drew so many participants that attendees at the Cornwall Town Hall had to drag in extra chairs to give everyone a seat.

Middlebury student pleads innocent to misdemeanors

A white Middlebury College student who police allege took part in a racist attack on some Black students on campus this past April this week pleaded innocent to criminal charges.

State police arrest Addison County Sheriff Peter Newton

The sheriff is charged with sexual assault, second-degree unlawful restraint and domestic assault; high bailiff calls for Newton to resign.

U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Roe v. Wade, abortion right still protected in Vt.

Vermont leaders denounce federal court ruling on abortion rights.

Vt. Senate leader aims for U.S. House

Last year, Becca Balint became the first woman and first openly gay person to be sworn in as Vermont Senate President pro tem, second-highest-ranking official of the Senate. Now she’s hoping to become the first woman to represent Vermont in Congress.

Title IX: Half a century of equality or a continuing battle?

This year marks the 50th anniversary of a landmark in the pursuit of equitable education for men and women in the United States — Title IX.

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