Gov. Scott outlines his priorities for 2022

MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott on Wednesday delivered his State of the State address to the General Assembly, outlining his priorities for the 2022 legislative session and reporting on the progress of the last year. The governor cited the unique opportunity state government has to make transformative investments that build a stronger future for Vermonters. He once again highlighted the critical need to work together to support Vermont’s workers and grow the workforce by investing in training, education, housi … (read more)

Vt. Senate leader Becca Balint announces run for Congress

Becca Balint, the president pro tempore of the Vermont Senate, is running for the state’s lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, she announced Monday morning. “I’m running because I believe that, even with the challenges of today, we cannot back … (read more)

Molly Gray runs for Vermont’s congressional seat

BURLINGTON — Early Monday morning, Vermont Lt. Gov. Molly Gray declared her candidacy for Vermont’s lone congressional seat being vacated by Congressman Peter Welch. A lifelong Vermonter, Gray, 37, was born and raised in South Newbury, Vt., on a vegetable … (read more)

You must now dial 802 even for local calls

The days of easy 7-digit dialing to call your next-door neighbor are coming to a close in Vermont next week.

Some hunting kills can be reported online

Vermont hunters will be able to report turkeys and some deer they harvest this fall online through the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department’s website

Novice hunting weekend approaches

Hunters embarking on their first deer season are encouraged to take advantage of Vermont’s second annual novice weekend on the  Oct. 23 and 24.

State defines rules for annual archery season

Vermont’s archery deer hunting season runs at two different times this year: Oct. 1 to Nov. 12 and Nov. 29 to Dec. 15.

Vermont tourism grants are now available

MONTPELIER — The Department of Tourism and Marketing (VDTM) has launched a new Tourism and Economic Recovery Marketing Grant Program. The grants are funded through a $600,000 appropriation by the Vermont Legislature to provide grants to organizations in s … (read more)

New THT exhibit sheds light on Black people and 19th century voting battle

MIDDLEBURY — Town Hall Theater’s Jackson Galley has for many years showcased works of art that have stirred diverse emotions in those who have seen them.On Sunday, Aug. 22, the gallery will be temporary home to a different kind of exhibit — one that will … (read more)

Local math whiz helps redraw Vt. voting map

LINCOLN —  With the goal of adhering to a “one-person, one vote” standard, the decennial reapportionment of legislative districts is “largely a mathematical exercise,” according to the Vermont Secretary of State’s website.If that’s the case, Lincoln’s Jea … (read more)

Census numbers show Vermont trends

VERMONT — Chittenden County’s population grew 7.5% between 2010 and 2020, the most of any county in the state, according to newly released 2020 census data.The new numbers, the first local-level results of the 2020 decennial census collection, form the ba … (read more)

State tells unemployed to ready for end of pandemic payments

MONTPELIER — The Vermont Department of Labor is reminding claimants the federal expansion of unemployment insurance benefits created under the CARES Act will end Sept. 5. This includes Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), Federal Pandemic Unemployment … (read more)

Guest editorial: Hold young adults accountable, kill bill S.107

The Vermont Legislature was called back into special session on Wednesday to try to overturn three vetoes issued by Gov. Phil Scott and also to possibly consider legislation that failed to get needed support before adjournment in May.There is no need for … (read more)

Vermont returns to ‘normal’ as Scott rescinds state of emergency

MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott this morning lifted all state COVID-19 restrictions.The State of Emergency, in place since March 13, 2020, will expire at midnight tomorrow.The order came after the announcement that Vermont yesterday became the first state to … (read more)

The latest COVID-19 numbers (June 14)

ADDISON COUNTY — The Vermont Department of Health (DOH) today, Monday, June 14, is reporting Addison County has again registered zero new cases of COVID-19 during the past 24 hours, and only one during the past two weeks. The county has recorded a total o … (read more)