The forums, mandated by the legislature last session, require the Governor to hold public meetings on budget priorities before the budget is written and presented to the legislature.
Three Michigan residents are facing drug charges and a 2-year-old girl is in protective custody after a Vermont police officer smelled marijuana while following the car they were riding in in the city of Winooski.
Ski areas across New England have made big investments in low-energy, high-efficiency snowmaking to ensure the slopes are snow-covered earlier and longer than last season.
A 20-year-old Essex woman is facing charges she tried to smuggle drugs into the Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport.
A legislative study committee is looking at whether the state sales tax should be extended to software that is accessed remotely. It's called cloud computing. And the challenge for lawmakers is to make tax policy catch up with technology.
The plan for building a new state mental health hospital cleared a key hurdle Monday.
A well-known defense attorney from Rutland died on Monday. Fifty-four-year-old Mathew Harnett, who represented some of the most high profile criminal cases in Rutland County, battled cancer.
Vermont Gas Systems is inching forward with its plan to expand natural gas service to Addison County and points south, with the support of town officials.
Difficult discussions are underway once again between the Burlington School district and the families of immigrant and refugee students.
The vote was 74 in favor of joining the union and 45 against, in elections held this week. The vote was supervised by the National Labor Relations Board.
A Burlington man has been arrested after police say he tried to retrieve a package containing a pound of marijuana that had been delivered to the wrong address.
Vermont's attorney general says the state will receive $1.1 million as part of a national settlement with pharmaceutical manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline.
New campaign finance reports show that Vermont Republican gubernatorial challenger Randy Brock spent more than $806,000 in his unsuccessful attempt to unseat Democratic Governor Peter Shumlin.
An entrepreneur is interested in renovating and expanding a defunct airport in West Dover.
House Speaker Shap Smith says the Legislature needs to examine why state government has invested in expensive information technology systems that have failed to perform as promised.
Vermont hired two consulting firms shortly after Tropical Storm Irene to navigate FEMA's bureaucratic maze. The state is set to pay up to $4 million under a pair of consulting contracts with the disaster management specialists.
Last week's election energized supporters of marijuana legalization, with Colorado and Washington voters legalizing the drug in their states. In Burlington, voters passed a non-binding referendum with 70 percent of the vote in favor of legalizing, taxing and regulating cannabis and hemp.
The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife says a teenager is facing deer poaching charges that he and a juvenile shot a 4-point buck at night.
The city of Burlington is getting a $400,000 "Smarter Cities" grant from the philanthropic arm of IBM.
University of Vermont Provost Jane Knodell is resigning at the first of the year.
Vermont State Police say a Hardwick man is dead after the vehicle he was driving went off Route 2 in Danville and hit a tree.
With the election over, the political jostling is heating up at the Vermont Statehouse. On Wednesday, Veteran lawmaker Paul Poirier announced plans to run for House Speaker against Democrat Shap Smith.
Over the past month, questions have been raised about how safe Boy Scouts are from sexual abuse. The questions come in the wake of Los Angeles Times reports supplied by the Boy Scouts about thousands of files that contain the names of Scout leaders who allegedly abused boys from 1947 to 2005.
The Vermont Judiciary will need to ask the legislature for more money to update the court's computer system.
It's crunch time at many colleges and universities. Some students reach for stimulants to help them pull all-nighters studying for tests, and to party afterwards. And we're not just talking about coffee.
Governor Peter Shumlin will soon pick the person to fill the new position of Vermont secretary of education.
The Vermont Attorney General's office says two logging companies will pay a total of $150,000 in fines for improper timber harvesting.
Both the state and lawyers for Vermont Yankee now have filed written arguments to a federal appeals court as the legal battle continues over the future of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.
A re-election is a natural time for staff changes in any administration. But it was a wistful Governor Shumlin who announced that some of his closest aides will be leaving.
This fall, the Los Angeles Times released what it called "The Perversion Files." It's a documented list supplied by the Boy Scouts and assembled by the LA Times of more than 5,000 Boy Scout employees and volunteers accused of sexually abusing boys between 1947 and 2005. The names were revealed as part of a court case in Oregon, but the list covers almost every state.
A legal challenge may delay plans to open a secure residential facility for people with mental illness displaced by Tropical Storm Irene.
An ox that lived on Green Mountain College's farm and was put down amid an outcry over the school's decision to process it into meat will be not used for food.
The 2013 winner will be revealed at 9:30 this morning at a state Board of Education meeting at the Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School in South Burlington.
Vermont State Representative Paul Poirier says he's going to run for speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives.
On Veterans Day, Americans thank all soldiers, sailors and marines for their service and sacrifices. But for women, serving in the armed forces can present some unusual challenges.
Vermonters who want to advise Governor Peter Shumlin's administration as officials draft next year's state budget have two chances to do so in the next two weeks.
A Vermont group that opposes allowing terminally ill patients to request a doctor's aid in dying says the Election-day defeat in Massachusetts of a similar proposal was the correct step.
The Vermont Supreme Court will be temporarily moving out of its building in Montpelier for maintenance.
Congressman Peter Welch is going to be talking about his priorities for the lame-duck session.
A Vermont Superior Court judge says he'll rule soon on a motion to dismiss charges in 20 criminal cases because of what a defense attorney feels was the improper appointment of the Orleans County state's attorney.
The centerpiece of Vermont's newly designed mental health system is up for a public hearing this coming week.
A Vermont college has euthanized one of its farm oxen that have been at the center of an uproar following the college's decision to process the animals into meat products following their retirement from the college's farm.