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

Vermont leaders denounce federal court ruling on abortion rights.

Learn about government transparency at a May 25 training

MONTPELIER — Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos has announced that, as in past years, he and Deputy Secretary of State Chris Winters will be conducting a virtual training on Vermont’s government transparency laws, the Open Meeting Law and Public Record … (read more)

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.

What the Clean Heat Standard will address

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

April is Move Together month

Like to jump rope? Swim, sprint or do yoga? Enter the Move Together Contest! for a chance to win great prizes.

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 … (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 www.vtfishandwildlife.com.

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)


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