A Burlington doctor and a retired Superior Court judge ensured that not all of the discussion about retail cannabis was positive and enthusiastic at Contois Auditorium in Burlington Thursday. Dr. Catherine Antley reminded the crowd that the marijuana industry’s business plan depends on recruiting heavy users at a young age.Read more
Gov. Phil Scott and other state officials have released a concept paper they hope will start the ball rolling on the state importing prescription drugs from Canada.Read more
Here’s some good news about Vermont public schools. Five high schools are state finalists in a national competition for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math.)Read more
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders thinks it’s an outrage that there’s a housing crisis. He wants the U.S. taxpayer to spend his/her way out of it.Read more
The City of Montpelier City Council this week passed a “responsible contractor” ordinance that requires that all contractors doing business with the city must classify all workers – even independent contractors – as employees, pay the prevailing wage, and offer benefits.Read more
A former supply sergeant working out of the Rutland armory of the Vermont National Guard has pleaded guilty to mail fraud charges after he ordered supplies for the military and then sold them for personal gain on the internet.
. Sidney Walton, 100-year-old veteran of the China-Burma-India theater in WWII, met with Gov. Phil Scott today. He’s on a 50-state “No Regrets Tour” to meet every governor.Read more
Vermont teens smoke more marijuana per capita than teens in any other state, a new report shows.Read more
A farmer/lawyer from Brookfield, John Klar, stood on the State House steps with a crowd behind him and announced he will run for the Republican nomination for governor.
If you’re a member of the military that deployed to a region that burned its waste, you should sign up for the burn pit registry, Brigadier Gen. Greg Knight of the Vermont National Guard urges on a YouTube video.