A national state-by-state poll shows more Vermonters miss their bars (52%) than miss their gyms (48%).Read more
Will the Vermont Legislature approve universal mailed ballots for Town Meeting? Or just make it easier for towns to use Australian ballots and voluntary mailed-in ballots?
The bust made headlines when the Pigeons were charged in early April for kidnapping and assault after allegedly breaking into a Swanton woman’s home, removing her from her home and assaulting her outside. Now the state is dropping all charges. A change of heart by the alleged victim, maybe?Read more
Black Lives Matter protests and of course the pandemic comprised much of the news in northwestern Franklin County.Read more
Seeking to quell misconceptions about the Covid-19 vaccine, Vermont Health Commissioner Mark Levine says it won’t affect your DNA in any way - just your RNA and then only for a brief while.
The October cyberattack that sent Vermont’s 21st century hospital network back to the days of paper records for over a month was ransomware. Told to contact the malicious hackers, the hospital called the FBI instead. No personal information was stolen.
Two men used the internet to lure children into participating in child pornography.Read more
The venerable daily newspaper of Franklin County - once published by such icons of New England journalism as William Loeb and Emerson Lynn - has a new managing editor to replace Michelle Monroe, who recently reported on St. Albans City Council for VT Digger. His name is Cameron Paquette, and he’s well-known to Connecticut River Valley residents as a former editor of the Eagle-Times. But can he fill the shoes of Monroe, or her predecessor of decades of long service, Gary Rutkowski?Read more
A new report predicts a depressing continuing slide in Vermont manufacturing jobs through 2028. But if you want to work in the tourism field, job prospects are looking up.Read more
Vermont property taxes are scheduled to increase a whopping nine percent next year. More than a third of that increase is due to rising teacher pension costs having nothing to do with the multi-billion $$ unfunded liability. “Normal” pension costs - paid out of the property tax-funded Education Fund - are way up due to pensioners living longer and teachers retiring earlier due to Covid-19.Read more