Some neighbors live so close that soundproofing won’t do much. Option: deal with it, or leave. (People in the Northeast Kingdom might say that’s sort of like living next to a wind turbine.)Read more
Was it their recent lunch at Burlington eatery Penny Cluse that did the trick? Alexandria Occasio-Cortez said yesterday she will endorse fellow socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) for president.Read more
Okay, so National Cheese Curd Day was invented in Wisconsin. STILL – if you like poutine, you want Vermont cheese. The Burlington Free Press directs its readers to the best local sources, whether for the classic fries/gravy/cheese curds or for poutine on duck, or whatever.Read more
The Burlington Free Press lists famous and/or influential lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, questioning (LGBTQ) people, as part of National Coming Out Day. 2018 gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist made the list, as did cartoonist Allison Bechdel.Read more
After several years of observing Indigenous Peoples Day by a governor’s proclamation, the Vermont Legislature went all the way this year and passed a law officially changing Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day. This year it will be observed on Monday, October 14. It is not an official, paid-day-off holiday for state government.
Former Richford High runner Elle Purrier sets personal best at World Championships – Burlington Free Press
To anyone who has ever run a 5K, a time of under 15 minutes is insanely fast. But that’s what Elle Purrier, Montgomery native and granddaughter of former Hyde Park Rep. Harold Bailey, did in the World Championships this weekend in Qatar, with a time of 14:58.17. The Olympics are calling…..Read more
A 24-year-old Addison County man has been charged with a hate crime for harassing members of an organization that supports migrants, including illegal immigrants.Read more
After leading Green Mountain Power, Vermont’s largest electricity utility, through an organizational culture change and a major policy shift from baseload power to more distributed, renewable power and aggressive marketing of home batteries and other consumer-based renewables, Mary Powell announced today she has resigned. She will be replaced by Senior VP Mari McClure.
The Alchemist, maker of the hugely popular “Heady Topper” beer, has a new brand named “Honey Bunch.” It uses local honey sourced from Vermont solar farms. Cost is eerily solar-power equivalent too: $13/bottle, with $3 going to renewable power lobbyist VPIRG.Read more
Snow sports are the main driver behind the Vermont outdoor economy, which is among national leaders in percentage of overall state GDP. Do we need to diversify more - or double down on growing jobs out of our natural resources? Or both?