Agroforestry helping farmers prep for climate change

Agroforestry practitioner Meghan Giroux is in a hurry to get as many trees planted on farms as possible, to help build resilience to climate change.

Get ready to Green Up!

Folks in Leicester are determined to clean every single road in town on Green Up Day this year, which falls on Saturday, May 7, and they will be keeping track of that goal at the Town Garage on Fern Lake Road.

Dave Sharpe resigns from MAUSD board

DAVE SHARPE BRISTOL — A Bristol representative to the Mount Abraham Unified School District board, and one of its most outspoken members over the past two years, has resigned. Dave Sharpe will step down May 1, with 10 months remaining in his three-year te … (read more)

MAUSD to pay out extra cash

The Mount Abraham Unified School District board on April 12 approved one-time staff retention bonuses for all district employees.

MAUSD loses student services staff

A recent spate of resignations has left the Mount Abraham Unified School District needing to fill a number of positions that provide supports to students.

Community poem heaps praise, love on Bristol

“Love Notes to Bristol” is a crowdsourced poetry project, a web of life spun by dozens of community members, whose moments of admiration, cherishing and yearning can be read across 38 lawn signs around town.

Proposed Lincoln airstrip sparks debate

A recent decision by the town of Lincoln to permit a “restricted landing area” for aircraft on a private residential property has drawn criticism from neighbors and other residents who believe the permit application should have undergone public review.

Orb Weaver Creamery ceases operations

The way the story spooled out over the next five years presents glaring examples of the challenges Vermont faces as it tries to put a younger face on an aging population.

Key issue could threaten MAUSD-ANWSD merger

The ANWSD-MAUSD Merger Study Committee gave preliminary approval to an article of agreement that would allow a future merged district to close elementary schools if certain academic and financial conditions are met.

Sweet musical gets a second chance

Kristen Ginsburg assembled a production team, cast the roles and started rehearsing the show in January 2020. Opening night was scheduled for the first week of May. Then the pandemic hit.

Lawmakers wrestle with Clean Heat Standard legislation

Climate and energy activists say a Clean Heat Standard bill in the Vermont Senate doesn’t do enough to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Proposed bill raises bar for school district withdrawal

Supporters of efforts by Lincoln and Starksboro to withdraw from the Mount Abraham Unified School District are casting wary eyes on a bill in the Legislature that would substantially change the rules governing towns’ exits from school district.

Regulations eyed for coyote hounding

Every winter Shoreham resident Karima Borni braces herself for the return of the houndsmen and their dogs, which come to kill coyotes.

What the Clean Heat Standard will address

The Clean Heat Standard bill looks to regulate greenhouse gasses coming from biofuels, wood and electricity.

College gets $25M to study ‘conflict transformation’

Middlebury College has received a $25 million grant to advance its work on what President Laurie Patton has called “one of the most pressing issues of the 21st century”: conflict transformation.