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Trail mix: Corren hopes to lock arms with Dems in next round

Dean Corren, a Progressive candidate for lieutenant governor. Photo by Hilary Niles/VTDigger
Corren says if he can get more than 250 write-in votes on the Democratic primary ballot, securing the support of the party pooh-bahs will be no problem.


VTDigger exclusive: Jay Peak loses trust of first EB-5 investors

Bill Stenger stands before the future Stateside Hotel at Jay Peak in September 2013. File photo by Hilary Niles/VTDigger
Bill Stenger and his partner, Ariel Quiros, did not consult with the 35 limited partners in the Tram Haus project before they dissolved the company last August and converted investors’ stake in the property into unsecured loans.


In This State: Mount Ascutney’s caretakers celebrate their mountain

A view of Mount Ascutney from across the Connecticut River in New Hampshire. Residents in the area of the mountain have maintained a close relationship with “their” peak for almost 200 years. Photo by M. Dickey Drysdale
Mount Ascutney rewards with a spectacular outdoor playground filled with cascades, cliffs, viewpoints, and history.


At Hildene, focus turns to ecological stewardship

Cutline: Hildene, the Lincoln family home in Manchester, seen from the gardens behind it, is evolving into a working farm and estate that is attractive not only for its history but for its pursuit of 21st century interests in environmental stewardship and sustainability. Photo courtesy Hildene
Along with a museum, the 400-plus acre property that was once home to Robert Todd Lincoln offers footpaths, farming and cheesemaking.


Vermont’s land trusts see post-recession rebound

Johnson Farm map
With 613,971 conserved acres, Vermont is No. 8 in the nation for land protected through nonprofit land trusts.


NRC says long-term dry cask storage of spent fuel is safe

A nuclear spent fuel storage pool. NRC photo
New study by the federal nuclear regulative body says structures designed to store spent nuclear fuel can withstand natural disasters and the risk of terrorist attack is unlikely.


Stakeholders explore ways to make Vermont colleges more affordable

Woodruff Hall. Wikipedia image.
Students, educators and college officials tackle ideas to increase funding for state colleges and reduce student debt load.


Governor says it’s up to him to fix Vermont Health Connect

Gov. Peter Shumlin and Lawrence Miller, chief of the state's heath care reform effort, attend a news conference Thursday in Barre to announce an grant to repair flood damage in the city. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger
Shumlin responds to continuing failures in the state's health care exchange, saying the administration will eventually get it right.


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A User's Guide to Vermont Health Connect

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Heidi Spear & Cyrus Patten: Building IT systems and our technology sector

Large corporations and the federal government are moving to the public cloud in a huge way. Why isn't the state of Vermont?

Barrie Dunsmore: More than a cease fire needed

Although there has been an almost permanent “peace process” involving the Israelis and Palestinians, what has dominated the decades is the endless cycle of attacks and reprisals.

David Deen: The surprises that await

After releasing a fish in a pool, a patient fisher finds a comfortable spot to sit while waiting for the pool to recuperate and fish to begin feeding again. While…

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