Eighth grader Elise Cournoyer, who won the Vermont Spelling Bee in March, was one of 56 semifinalists in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, and the only Vermonter on the stage in Washington, D.C.
Author: Kate O'Farrell
Four Quarters brewery faces $5,000 fine for wastewater violations
According to Thursday’s announcement, Four Quarters dumped more than 33,000 gallons of untreated wastewater from September 2021 through July 2022, due to the brewery neglecting to submit its required “management plan” and failing to file monthly monitoring reports under the brewery’s wastewater permit.
In Calais, a dog attack launches a small town into unexpected territory
On Thursday evening, in the Town Hall that sits directly across the dirt road from the house where the dog owner lives, the Calais Selectboard heard two hours of testimony and debate over last week’s incident.
Green Mountain school board stands by ‘Chieftains’ name, drawing resignations
After months of back-and-forth, the Green Mountain Unified School District voted on Thursday to keep the name as its high school’s moniker. The vote led to the resignations of the superintendent and two board members.
How a video game connected Champlain College and Senegal’s former prime minister
In her role with the United Nations Populations Fund, Aminata Touré began working with Champlain College and the Population Media Center to develop the game to help combat discrimination against women.
10,000 Vermonters will begin receiving checks from a Turbotax settlement
Some customers who used Turbotax for their federal tax returns between 2016 and 2018 will be mailed checks for either $29 or $30.
Students from out of state keep close tabs on Vermont’s reproductive care legislation
For students who attend college in Vermont but hail from states where such procedures are severely restricted or outlawed, they are able to legally access certain reproductive health care while at school, but their rights differ once they head home for the summer.
Barre is looking to maintain affordability while drawing in more business activity
“I wouldn’t say it’s overdue, but it’s time,” Aimée Green, executive director of the Barre Area Development Corp., said about the lively business activity in downtown Barre.
An audiobook app gives Vermont libraries a one-stop digital collection
The Department of Libraries began rolling out the app last year with 30 libraries around the state, and has been adding more libraries with the goal of eventually reaching all of the 185 public libraries in Vermont.
Back-to-back fires shock Barre City, wiping out a big downtown warehouse
Firefighters had doused a fire at the warehouse Wednesday night, but then the city manager got a call early Thursday morning: “It’s on fire again. And this time it’s really going.”