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Brattleboro Non-Profit Uses Adaptive Art To Provide Unique Therapy

Brattleboro Non-Profit Uses Adaptive Art To Provide Unique Therapy

By Mary Williams

In adaptive sports, traditional equipment like skis and bicycles are altered to fit someone who needs it so that they too can access and enjoy the sport. Instead of equipment,

As Wildfires Blaze Out West, Vermont Crews Provide Backup

As Wildfires Blaze Out West, Vermont Crews Provide Backup

By Jane Lindholm and Angela Evancie

The forest fires in California and the Pacific Northwest may feel very far away, but crews of local firefighters and Forest Service employees have been rotating out to those locations

Bernie, Biden And $1 Billion: What Would A Three-Way Democratic Primary Look Like?

Bernie, Biden And $1 Billion: What Would A Three-Way Democratic Primary Look Like?

By Bob Kinzel

The dynamics of the Democratic presidential primary campaign could change dramatically if Vice President Joe Biden enters the race. But Bernie Sanders' campaign says it has no

EPA Plan To Reduce Algae-Fueling Phosphorus Is Problematic, Critics Say

EPA Plan To Reduce Algae-Fueling Phosphorus Is Problematic, Critics Say

By Sam Gale Rosen

Earlier this month, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Vermont state government released new targets for reducing pollution in Lake Champlain and a detailed plan for how the

Burlington Superintendent Granted Visa

Burlington Superintendent Granted Visa

By Taylor Dobbs

Burlington School officials announced Wednesday morning that superintendent Yaw Obeng, who lives in Canada and has had trouble securing a visa since he was chosen to lead the district,

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Shap Smith On His Run For Governor

Shap Smith On His Run For Governor

By Bob Kinzel and Sam Gale Rosen

Campaign 2016 is officially underway. Recently, House Speaker Shap Smith announced that he's seeking the Democratic nomination for governor. Smith is one of several Democrats with his eye on the office, but he's the first

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

Cold-Blooded And Cool: The Reptiles And Amphibians Show

By Patti Daniels and Jane Lindholm

A marshy pond is the perfect spot for catching frogs, trying not to spook them, then scooping one into your hands and peeking between your fingers just enough to see the little guy before he jumps away.  On the next

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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

Schubart: Obesity

Obesity is a principal driver of health care costs, our nation is obese, and at 350 pounds I, too, am obese. But my doctor tells me that at seventy years

Gilbert: Suffering In Africa

In 1815, two hundred years ago today, the American brig Commerce, with its two square-rigged masts, was wrecked on the northwestern coast of Africa. The

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