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Rutland's Expanded Wonderfeet Children's Museum Officially Opens

Rutland's Expanded Wonderfeet Children's Museum Officially Opens

By Nina Keck

Rutland's Wonderfeet Children’s Museum celebrated its grand opening this weekend – the culmination of five years of effort by volunteers and local businesses.

Life On The Outside For Notorious Sex Offender

By Alex Keefe

When Richard Laws was released from prison earlier this month, law enforcement sounded the alarm from one end of Vermont to the other.

Timed Out: UVM Food Service Workers Allege Poor Treatment By Management

Timed Out: UVM Food Service Workers Allege Poor Treatment By Management

By Taylor Dobbs

Cindy Smith left work early on March 27. She says she’d finished all of her work preparing food at a University of Vermont dining hall and the head chef told her she could go home.

Public Post: Windham Wood Heat, Green Up Day, Municipal Forest Law Centennial

By Amy Kolb Noyes and Alex Keefe

A Windham County initiative aims to convert 20 public buildings to wood heat. Vermont's 45th annual Green Up Day is Saturday, May 2. The law that allowed for the creation of town and

Shumlin, Senate Finance Committee At Odds Over State Sales Tax

Shumlin, Senate Finance Committee At Odds Over State Sales Tax

By Bob Kinzel

As the Senate Finance committee considers a proposal to include professional services under the sales tax, Gov. Peter Shumlin says he'll strongly oppose the effort.

Guy Mendilow And Ensemble To Perform Free Ladino Music Concert In Rutland

Guy Mendilow And Ensemble To Perform Free Ladino Music Concert In Rutland

By Nina Keck

The Rutland Jewish Center is presenting a free concert Sunday highlighting music inspired by a centuries old Judeo-Spanish culture known as Ladino.

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Focusing Attention On Overpopulation

Focusing Attention On Overpopulation

By Jane Lindholm and Sam Gale Rosen

Every day, the world's population increases by more than 200,000 people. There are now over 7 billion people who call this increasingly crowded planet home. Whatever you think about that, this level of population growth is

Garden Daydreams For A Chilly Spring

By Jane Lindholm and Patti Daniels

OK, it is pretty chilly still, but that won't stop the hard-core gardeners among us from getting ready for the growing season.

Live At Noon: Gov. Peter Shumlin

By Bob Kinzel and Patti Daniels

Governor Peter Shumlin has proposed a $190 million package of federal and state funds to address the Medicaid cost-shift, but the idea hasn't gained enough traction with lawmakers at the Statehouse so far this session. We

Divestment's Pros And Cons

By Jane Lindholm and Ric Cengeri

The theory is that if organizations like colleges, state governments and religious organizations changed the way they managed their investment portfolios, they could put pressure on companies that produce fossil fuels. Those

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Economic Impact Of Nepal Quake Likely To Be Massive

More than 4,000 people are believed dead in the earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday. The scale of the devastation is likely to have an economic impact on the country, one of the poorest in the world.

Big Aftershocks In Nepal Could Persist For Years

Big Aftershocks In Nepal Could Persist For Years

Aftershocks following Saturday's magnitude-7.8 quake in Nepal are jangling nerves and complicating rescue operations. So far, there have been more than a dozen quakes of magnitude 5 or higher, and another

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McCallum: Jury Duty

This spring I was summoned for jury duty. I’d happily fallen through the cracks for decades but now my number was up. A letter arrived that instructed

Slayton: Green Up Day

Greenup Day, as just about every Vermonter knows, is a Saturday in May dedicated to a statewide cleanup effort. What you may not know, however, is just

Beck: Before Vaccines

Few of us remember how dangerous diseases like measles and polio were before vaccination, but a story told by Everett Palmer of Waitsfield and archived

Luskin: Civility On Line

When a recent commentary about the need for intelligent and empathetic discussions about vaccines by Abby Mnookin ended with a plea to “relearn how to

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