New organization hopes to spark hut-to-hut skiing in Vermont

Two men behind the effort say it could provide an economic boost, not to mention a great time.

Then Again: A trailblazer’s journey to the top of Vermont, and beyond

Back in 1818, announcing your intention to climb one great big mountain was weird enough. But two great big mountains? You’ve got to be kidding. Alden Partridge was serious.

Steve May: Agency for cultural concerns needed

While the need for creating an agency dedicated to cultural concerns is evident on a national level, it is essential on the state level.

Mystery writer Archer Mayor goes nuclear in new book

The Newfane novelist who pens what the Chicago Tribune calls “the best police procedurals being written in America” turns Vermont Yankee’s decommissioning into a whodunit.

Vermont writer David Budbill dies at age 76

The Northeast Kingdom poet and playwright best known for “Judevine” succumbed this week to a rare form of Parkinson’s disease.

Vermont-based book offers novel take on Thoreau

Sheila Post’s “The Road to Walden North” aims to transmit lessons of simple living to today’s wired world.

Vermont poet Leland Kinsey dies at age 66

The seventh-generation native, deemed the “unofficial poet laureate of the Northeast Kingdom,” succumbed this week to lymphoma.

Filmmaker O’Brien set to debut her look at eating disorders

The Vermonter known for the drug-abuse documentary “The Hungry Heart” turns her focus to another addictive impulse in “All of Me.”

Roger Allbee: Conventional dairy farmers need new business model

It is time that Vermont demonstrate that it can sustain and improve an industry threatened by economic decline and challenged by environmental constraints.

‘Wasn’t I seeing a little more than most?’

To understand what led Howard Axelrod to live without a clock, computer or cellphone in the backwoods of Vermont for two stark winters, you need to rewind four years to a promising, portentous spring.

Rod Clarke, longtime Vermont journalist, dies at 77

The stalwart of United Press International’s Montpelier bureau in the 1970s and 1980s lived a life as colorful as the news he covered.

Minimum wage increases to $9.15 an hour Jan. 1

Today, the minimum wage in Vermont goes up by 42 cents from $8.73 per hour to $9.15 per hour. The rate is set to increase again in 2016 to $9.60 an hour, to $10 an hour in 2017 and $10.50 an hour in 2018. In subsequent years, The minimum wage will go up by the […]

Data visualization: Unemployment rate ticks down in November

Vermont’s unemployment rate edged down in November to 4.3 percent, a hair lower than October’s rate of 4.4 percent.

Report: Vermont second-healthiest state in the U.S.

For the second consecutive year, Vermont ranks as the second-healthiest state in the U.S., according to America’s Health Rankings 2014 report. The report was is based on an evaluation of four categories of health determinants including behaviors, community and environment, clinical care and policy as well as the health outcomes those determinants yield. Vermont ranked […]