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Plan To Rebuild Middlebury Rail Bridge Has Residents Concerned

Plan To Rebuild Middlebury Rail Bridge Has Residents Concerned

By Melody Bodette

Some Middlebury residents are concerned about a $55 million project to replace two aging state-owned rail bridges in the downtown. Some say disruptions would be devastating to local businesses, others

Amid Criticism, Solar Siting Task Force Begins Work

Amid Criticism, Solar Siting Task Force Begins Work

By John Dillon

Tensions around renewable energy development surfaced at the first meeting Tuesday of a state task force charged with sorting out issues related to siting solar projects.

Pension Panel Rejects Fossil Fuel Divestment

Pension Panel Rejects Fossil Fuel Divestment

By Peter Hirschfeld

The panel that oversees Vermont’s $4 billion pension fund rejected a proposal Tuesday to sell off its shares in oil and coal companies. But proponents of fossil fuel divestment say

Vermont Pension Investment Committee Considers Divesting, Again

By Jane Lindholm , Sam Gale Rosen and Peter Hirschfeld

The Vermont Pension Investment Committee is considering divesting its portfolio from companies that support the fossil fuel industry for the third time in two years. Climate activists

Is Vermont Ready For Ethics Reform?

Is Vermont Ready For Ethics Reform?

By Alex Keefe and Annie Russell

There’s been a lot more talk over the past week about something that’s had a hard time finding political traction in Vermont: tougher ethics laws. Republican State Representative

East Dorset Horse Show Brings Estimated $20 Million To Region

East Dorset Horse Show Brings Estimated $20 Million To Region

By Nina Keck

For six weeks every summer, the Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset becomes a Mecca for horse lovers. The 40-plus acre site, just off Route 7, plays host to the Vermont Summer Festival

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Vermont Furniture And Woodworking

Vermont Furniture And Woodworking

By Jane Lindholm and Sam Gale Rosen

In 1839, Bennington cabinet-maker Hastings Kendrick placed an advertisement in the Vermont Gazette. His tagline? "Rich and tasty furniture." The Shelburne Museum used that phrase as the title for their big new exhibit:

Telling Daisy Turner's Story

By Jane Lindholm and Erin Lucey

In her 104 years, the enigmatic storyteller and poet Daisy Turner became an important figure in Vermont folklife. Both her oration skills and attention to family history made her a compelling narrator of the African American

Interview: Gov. Peter Shumlin

By Patti Daniels and Jane Lindholm

Gov. Peter Shumlin is our guest for an hour-long interview on a range of policy issues he's trying to manage, including the state's GMO labeling law, a proposed Ethics Commission and ongoing efforts to transform the state's

Inch By Inch, Row By Row: Mid-Summer Garden Show

By Patti Daniels and Ric Cengeri

At this point in your summer garden, you might be on the edge of having more lettuce than you can possibly eat, while the tomatoes and new potatoes are just coming in. On the next Vermont Edition, it's our mid-summer garden

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The Future Of American History

The Future Of American History

College history majors used to study The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Today perhaps they should also be studying the decline and fall of history majors.

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