The proposal would allow voters who are ill, injured, disabled, members of the military or Vermonters living overseas to return their ballots through an online cloud.
Author: Emma Cotton
City-commissioned report recommends status quo for Montpelier’s water system
The state has urged Montpelier officials to address problems with its aging drinking water system. A new report recommends that the city continue with its plan to replace pipes, but on a faster timeline.
Court grants Slate Ridge owner an extension to demolish school building
Banyai must destroy all unpermitted buildings and improvements related to the paramilitary training facility by June 23.
Officials present new best management practices for trapping, but animal advocates say they fall short
In the last couple of years, animal advocates and trappers have passionately clashed over proposals for new regulations.
Climate Council’s equity group reflects on accusations of tokenism, barriers to better representation
A subcommittee member led others through an exercise that put a fine point on the demographic makeup of the Climate Council’s Just Transitions subcommittee. It’s charged with protecting Vermont’s most vulnerable communities while Vermont transitions through climate-focused changes.
Burlington emergency vet sees uptick in respiratory illness in dogs
The illness has circulated around New England, but veterinarians still aren’t sure what’s causing it.
Stakeholders debate controversial bill to ban chemical treatments for aquatic nuisances
The bill is unlikely to pass out of the House Environment and Energy Committee in its current form.
The EPA has proposed new drinking water standards for ‘forever chemicals.’ What does that mean for Vermont?
As many as 60 of Vermont’s roughly 700 public drinking water systems have detectable levels of PFAS that are below the state’s current standard but could be above a new national standard, according to state officials.
Final Reading: Stakeholders scramble to compromise on fossil fuel divestment
The current version of the bill would require the Vermont Pension Investment Commission to create a plan to divest Vermont’s three statutory pension plans — with a few exemptions — from the fossil fuel industry by 2031.
Shaftsbury officials hope a new energy plan will give them more sway amid debate over solar siting
“The size of this project was kind of an eye opener,” said Dave Kiernan, Shaftsbury’s town administrator. “We just need to have the ability to have a stronger voice when these projects come up.”