Letter to the editor: Local businesses want legislative action on housing

The regulatory and municipal zoning changes, tax proposals and funding in bills H.719 and S.311 would make it easier and faster to build more housing while avoiding sprawl.

Gov. Scott targets Vermont’s demographic challenges in his State of the State

Gov. Phil Scott, in Thursday’s State of the State, reinforced his perennial concerns: state demographics, public safety, affordability and housing.

Vt. House overrides Scott’s veto of ‘bottle bill’

By a wide margin, the Vermont House voted on Thursday morning to override Gov. Phil Scott’s veto of H.158, better known as the “bottle bill.”

Vermonters’ options for online mental health care expand

BlueCross BlueShield of Vermont has a new partnership with Valera Health to provide virtual therapy and psychiatry to youth and adult policyholders.

New law makes sheriffs accountable

A new state law ensures that Vermonters have more oversight over their county sheriffs. Act 30 mandates increased transparency and more financial accountability for the state’s 14 sheriff’s departments.

Folks learn about farms while eating breakfast

On Aug. 5, Vermont Breakfast on the Farm welcomed nearly 1,400 people to Sunderland Farm in Bridport for a local Vermont breakfast and a self-guided tour of the dairy farm

Five diverse, Vermont-made films to screen at MNFF9

See these Vermont films at the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival next week.

UPDATED: Rising waters close area roads

On Tuesday morning, after some 36 hours of rainfall, Bristol’s Lower Notch Road was closed from 1820 Lower Notch to Many Waters Road.

Local kids camps delayed amid air quality concerns

Smoke from Canadian wildfires lowered air quality in Addison County and prompted at least one kids’ program to scale back activities on Monday.

Mount Abe asks community to ‘Listen Up’ to teens

On May 8 Mount Abe will host a free screening of “Listen Up,” a Vermont-based musical film that explores the experiences and pressures faced by youth in the state.

Local duo’s guide book urges folks to take a hike

A pair of local hikers are looking to share their experiences — and invite others to make memories of their own — as part of a new book called, “Climb Every Mountain.”

Learn how special education is funded at May 10 event

Act 173 changes the way special education services are funded. Learn more at a May 10 presentation.

Addison County folks join hundreds at Statehouse childcare rally

Around 700 people gathered in Montpelier on Wednesday urging lawmakers to pass a childcare bill that the Vt. House is considering.

Letter to the editor: Our schools instill Vermont values

On February 2, 1936, exactly 45 years to the day before I was born, one of baseball’s greatest pitchers, Christy Matthewson, was officially voted into the inaugural class of the baseball Hall of Fame. To this day, Matthewson still holds the all-time World … (read more)

Gov. Scott tries to keep state budget ‘lean’ despite record revenues

The Vermont governor says the state must not use a federal funds windfall to pay for ongoing commitments.

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