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Numerous economic development reports in recent years have highlighted the need to curb Vermont's declining population of younger workers, many of whom are leaving because they can't find good-paying jobs. Meanwhile, employers say there are … more
The Senate Appropriations Committee last Friday decided that Vermonters would not mind paying a bit more next year in property taxes.The committee passed a proposal to shift almost $8 million in teachers' retirement costs from the general fund to … more
The opioid addiction epidemic spreading through Vermont and across the nation can seem overwhelming — a complex, multi-layered problem that is rife with disheartening, tragic stories of fatal overdose victims and family and friends left … more
With winter firmly in the rear-view mirror everyone can now look forward to warmer days and more time outside enjoying the song birds, the fresh air and the smell of wildflowers. But within those wildflowers and tall grass that look so inviting … more
National monuments might not seem like a local issue, but to quote a great American songwriter — "This land is your land, this land is my land."On Wednesday, the president signed off an executive order requiring the Secretary of the Interior … more
Losing a major contract with the state, which accounted for 25 percent of its operating budget, could have meant the end of the Windham Child Care Association and the early childhood services it offers local families.The Brattleboro-based … more
Friday, hoping to spur the House into some sort of action, the Senate voted to pass an amendment that would legalize marijuana and create a market for its regulation, sale and taxation. The House will likely do nothing of the sort, preferring to … more
The core mission at the Windham County Humane Society is to take care of abused and neglected animals and to provide a variety of services to help prevent such abuse and neglect. An expansion plan approved this week by the Brattleboro Development … more
Senators in the Granite State recently voted 21 to 2 to support a bill to fund full-day kindergarten, which would send aid based on a community's tax base, its number of low-income students and those who speak English as a second language. The vote … more
Vermont business owners are feeling a renewed sense of optimism so far this year.A recent survey reveals that, while there is still room for improvement, opinions about the Vermont and U.S. economies are moving in a positive direction compared to … more
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