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MONTPELIER — A plan by Republican Gov. Phil Scott to have teachers negotiate health care benefits with the state, rather than local school districts, was dealt a major blow Friday after the state Senate effectively voted down the … more
The bill to create a State Ethics Commission took a key step forward Tuesday with approval from the House Government Operations Committee.The vote was unanimous with two of the 11 committee members absent. The bill goes next to the House … more
MONTPELIER — Fearing a return to violent protests that roiled campuses in the 1970s, colleges and universities are re-examining how to protect free speech while keeping students and employees safe in a time of political polarization.Campus … more
The Senate Finance Committee voted out a bill Tuesday that would mean higher property taxes than the version the House passed last month.The legislation, H.509, determines education property tax rates for the next fiscal year.The panel approved the … more
MIDDLEBURY — When Andrew Forsthoefel enrolled at Middlebury College a decade ago, he felt like a blunt pencil, he wrote in an application for a historiography course he heard "would change you forever" — or perhaps at least sharpen him … more
BRATTLEBORO — The Vermont Judicial Conduct Board has officially reprimanded a former assistant judge for violating professional codes of judicial conduct.In addition, Paul Kane has been "immediately and indefinitely suspended from the office … more
MONTPELIER — Emaciated, nearly dead bear cubs are turning up more frequently in Vermont and New Hampshire, and experts are blaming an increase in births a year ago and a food shortage in the fall.No one is sure what caused the shortage of … more
MONTPELIER — Thousands of Northern New Englanders turned out for pro-science marches and rallies Saturday to coincide with the March for Science events happening around the world.Organizers said the demonstrations were to show support of … more
Following spirited debate Friday, the Senate supported a proposal that would legalize marijuana and create a system to regulate and tax marijuana sales.The proposal, which would set up a system similar to the model currently in place in Colorado, … more
WILMINGTON — With an eye to minimizing potential flood damage, a design for a ramp on the downtown footbridge has gotten the OK from the Development Review Board."We originally started this back in June of 2016 and the board finally closed it … more
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