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Vermont officials say long-term fix needed for Highway Trust Fund

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Congress passes a 10-month extension to fund transportation projects, but Vermont authorities say the deal avoids making hard choices.

 

Williston neighbors bothered by Vermont Gas staging site

Sections of pipe are encased in cement at Vermont Gas' staging area in Williston. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger
Residents of the Maple Tree Housing complex say the company never spoke to them before creating a giant construction yard next to their homes at Taft Corners.

 

Photo Gallery: Bread and Puppet mourns Gaza victims

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Glover political performance group stages demonstration in Montpelier as Gaza death toll reaches 1,492 Palestinians and 66 Israelis.

 

Sanders satisfied with VA compromise

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., hold a joint news conference on a Veterans Affairs bill on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. U.S. Senate photo
Vermont senator forges deal with House to pass legislation seeking to improve health care for veterans in wake of wait-time scandal.

 

YWP: Champagne

Erin Bundock, a rising junior at Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg, wrote this piece as a sophomore during Young Writers Project’s Vermont Writes Day. Courtesy photo
This week's Young Writers Project entry is "Champagne," by Erin Bundock, a rising junior at Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg.

 

SCOV Law Blog: Terminating parental rights

Creative Commons photo by walknboston via Flickr
This case involves an appeal by two incarcerated fathers of a trial court’s decision to terminate their residual parental rights to their two minor children.

 

State recommends $35,000 fine for Vermont Gas cost overrun

Vermont Gas Systems' South Burlington offices. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger
The department said the company should have known about market forces that would increase the cost of the pipeline well before it notified state regulators.

 

Utility solar project seeks to snag the last rays of sunshine

A solar panel and battery storage system at Northern Reliability’s test center in Waitsfield. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger
Vermont Electric Co-op takes advantage of low-cost solar panels to capture solar energy from the south and west without trackers.

 

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Commentary

Ron Pulcer: Pay attention to pension smoothing

Rep. Welch’s vote against pension smoothing, and against the majority of Democrats, demonstrates that he is representing Vermonters over his party.

Bill Schubart: The safety net we can never afford

If we think the safety net is expensive now … do nothing and see what awaits us in another decade.

Marc Mihaly: Cheryl Hanna’s legacy

The very fabric of our community — the VLS community and the Vermont community — is forever changed.

Quote of the Day

“We took something that was not guaranteed and made it guaranteed. How can you possibly call that wrong?” — Ariel Quiros, Jay Peak owner

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