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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
National drugged driving deaths surpassed drunken driving deaths for the first time ever back in 2015, according to recent information released by the Governors Highway Safety Association and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility … more
Now that the Twin Valley school budget has passed, educators there can go back to doing what they do best for the children. And town officials in Whitingham can focus their energy on convincing legislators to change the education funding formula so … more
This is the time of the legislative session when everything is in motion and where it all ends up often comes as a surprise.That's what happened when the Senate voted to use money originally dedicated to the cleanup of Lake Champlain to pay for a … more
In Vermont, a professed Republican is really just a moderate Democrat. This came across loud and clear when Gov. Phil Scott was in Brattleboro last week for the Brattleboro Chamber of Commerce's annual Lunch with the Governor.It's actually quite a … more
In case you didn't know, that was the theme of Saturday's front page. Featured on Page One were Elizabeth Ainsworth, Vermont's Mother of the Year, Evelyn Stearns, a centenarian and a veteran of World War II, and Judge Karen Carroll, who was recently … more
We don't know what to be dismayed by most — that a waste water treatment upgrade in Dover was defeated by one vote or the fact that of the district's 790 eligible voters, only 71 bothered to turn out to vote.Perhaps home owners in the North … more
A recent report that shows a dramatic increase in Vermont traffic fatalities during the first quarter of 2017 should set off alarm bells.Between Jan. 1 and March 31, 16 people died as a result of 14 crashes, state records show. That's the highest … more
Civil engineers have been warning us for decades that our nation's infrastructure is in desperate need of a major investment to fix crumbling roads and bridges, inadequate public transit systems, and failing wastewater facilities.According to the … 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
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