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DOVER — A class of fourth-graders had a firsthand look at how civic engagement could lead to change when the town's seal was updated at their urging. "Always remember, you can make things happen," Select Board Chairman Randy Terk told students … more
The teacher health care compromise that lawmakers passed Wednesday was roundly lauded for delivering relief to taxpayers, but some warn the use of millions in one-time money is setting Vermonters up for a challenging fiscal 2019.In a one-day veto … more
One day after lawmakers convened and adjourned a special veto session, Gov. Phil Scott reflected on the Legislature's efforts this year — the first the veteran politician observed from the Fifth Floor."I truly believed we achieved something … more
BRATTLEBORO — After 19 months of complex, contentious school-merger talks in Windham Southeast Supervisory Union, two top state education officials visited Brattleboro on Wednesday night to help sort things out.Donna Russo-Savage, principal … more
MONTPELIER — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott said Thursday he would appoint a commission to study legalizing the recreational use of marijuana since a similar body that would have been created under a marijuana legalization bill failed to pass the … more
BURLINGTON — Jane Sanders has hired attorneys to represent her in a Justice Department probe of a land deal she orchestrated while president of the now-defunct Burlington College.A former college employee who coordinated the school's response … more
MONTPELIER — Vermont Senate negotiators have reached a deal with the governor's office to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in the state, but the fate of the proposal still rests with Republicans in the House, a state senator said … more
Gov. Phil Scott and leaders of the Legislature announced the details of the long-awaited compromise on teacher health care benefits at a press conference Wednesday morning.Scott and leaders said lawmakers would spend the rest of the day learning … more
School board members who are frustrated with the Vermont School Boards Association's lobbying priorities have formed a rival group.Members of the Alliance of Vermont School Board Members are frustrated with the association's stance on the school … more
MARSHFIELD — Tick numbers are on the rise across New England, raising the prospect of an increase in Lyme and other diseases associated with the blood suckers.Much of the region got a respite last year as the drought took a toll on ticks, … more
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