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New Clean Water Rules May Mean Tough Choices For Some Small Farmers

New Clean Water Rules May Mean Tough Choices For Some Small Farmers

By Mitch Wertlieb

Vermont’s small farms have always been subject to state clean water standards, but now the state’s near 7,000 small farms are facing a new reality: farm inspections.

Vermont Professor Published in 'The New Yorker'

By Mitch Wertlieb

Getting published in the New Yorker is a high honor for any author, and that’s particular true for literary fiction. This week a Johnson State College professor achieved that honor

Fife And Drum, With A Modern Twist

Fife And Drum, With A Modern Twist

By Ric Cengeri

Revolutionary War battles were accompanied by the simple music of wooden fifes and drums. The instruments are less in demand today, except among select audiences like drum corps and

You Can Lead A Kid To Veggies, But You Can't Make Him Eat

You Can Lead A Kid To Veggies, But You Can't Make Him Eat

By Jane Lindholm and Sam Gale Rosen

School lunches now have more fruits and vegetables but a new study shows that doesn't mean that kids are necessarily eating more healthy foods - at least in the short run.  Federal

Poop In The Water

Poop In The Water

By Annie Russell and Taylor Dobbs

Sometimes Vermont's sewage plants dump sewage into rivers and lakes. And they're allowed to. What's up with that?

St. Albans Bay Plagued By Blue-Green Algae Blooms

St. Albans Bay Plagued By Blue-Green Algae Blooms

By Mitch Wertlieb

The hot and humid dog days of summer are usually perfect swimming weather—but that’s not true in St Albans Bay.

Weighing The Market's Effect On Vermont Pension Funds And Tax Revenues

Weighing The Market's Effect On Vermont Pension Funds And Tax Revenues

By Steve Zind

In the past two days the stock market has rebounded from its dramatic decline earlier in the week, but the roller coaster ride may not be over.

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Shap Smith On His Run For Governor

By Bob Kinzel and Sam Gale Rosen

The gubernatorial election is more than a year away, but the list of potential candidates is already long. So far, only one person has made a formal announcement, House Speaker Shap Smith. We're talking to Speaker Smith about

Resilience Isn't Enough: How Kids Recover From Disasters

By Patti Daniels and Jane Lindholm

Stories about New Orleans ten years after Hurricane Katrina have prompted Vermonters to also reflect on the four years since Tropical Storm Irene; both anniversaries are this weekend. A UVM disaster sociologist says that

Unpacking The Lake Champlain Cleanup Plan

By Jane Lindholm and Sam Gale Rosen

The state of Vermont and the EPA are collaborating on a twenty-year plan to reduce the phosphorus running into Lake Champlain by more thirty percent. That includes federal lake pollution targets and the state's plan for how

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Neagley: Departures and Transitions

As autumn approaches, we begin to feel the stirrings of change and transition. Seeds, scattered by the wind, search for a future. Days are shorter and

Blume: Laudato Si

I recently attended the 3rd Annual “Our Children, Climate, Faith” Symposium in Strafford - an exploration of the spiritual and religious dimensions

Henningsen: Statewide Service

“People wouldn’t be in such a hurry to get off the grid,” observed my elderly neighbor, “if they knew how long it took to get on it.”Indeed.

Luskin: Resilience

A few weeks ago when lightning struck Valley Cares, an assisted living facility in Townshend, the residents and staff executed their well-practiced emergency

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