Mike Faher

Mike Faher

Mike Faher reports and writes for both VTDigger, and The Commons (commonsnews.org), a weekly newspaper based in Brattleboro covering Windham County. Faher has worked as a daily newspaper journalist for 16 years, most recently as lead reporter at the Brattleboro Reformer where he covered several towns and schools as well as the Vermont Legislature and Windham Superior Court. He previously worked for 13 years in his native Pennsylvania at The Johnstown Tribune-Democrat.

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @MikeFaher

    Vernon school exit again rejected

    Dummerston voters on Tuesday reaffirmed their opposition to allowing Vernon to leave a regional school union due to Act 46 concerns. The next move in Windham Southeast Supervisory Union is unclear, though newly introduced legislation could have an impact.

    Brattleboro Retreat adopts new approach to treatment

    Doctors, nurses and staffers have been undergoing retraining to use two new programs that emphasize mindfulness.

    $60M Brattleboro interstate bridge to open in March

    The state Agency of Transportation pegs March 13 as the day when northbound traffic will begin traveling over a new, long-delayed I-91 bridge.

    Citizens panel wants help to deal with Vermont Yankee sale

    The group gets some administrative aid from the state. But some argue that, with Vermont Yankee up for sale, it’s time for the panel to hire its own experts.

    Federal application filed for Vermont Yankee sale

    In more than 200 pages, NorthStar Group Services Inc. lays out its argument for buying the Vernon plant from Entergy. The company wants an NRC ruling by year’s end.

    Resolution looks to shame New Hampshire into fixing bridge

    Lawmakers are renewing a push for reopening of the Vilas Bridge in Bellows Falls. They say New Hampshire, which owns most of it, has demonstrated “wanton neglect.”

    State wants public input on Vermont Yankee sale

    The Public Service Board’s schedule for reviewing the transaction calls for two public hearings in Vernon – a response to those who had lobbied for more opportunities for comment.

    Voters OK Leland & Gray budget despite Act 46 effects

    A change in statute regarding “phantom students” contributed to a budget featuring staff cuts and a tax hike for the school in Townshend.

    New station chief focusing on opiates, mental health response

    Lt. Anthony French, a 19-year Vermont State Police veteran, has assumed command of the Westminster barracks.

    Parent company touts rebound at Mount Snow

    Missouri-based Peak Resorts is citing increases in skier visits and season pass sales, along with expected spring construction at the Dover resort.

    Former state official bows out of Vermont Yankee case

    Elizabeth Miller won’t be working for Entergy as the company seeks to sell the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.

    Entergy spends $125M of fund since Yankee shutdown

    The Vernon nuclear plant’s decommissioning trust fund has decreased by about 15 percent since the end of 2014. But Entergy says its projects so far have been under budget and on schedule.

    College presidents decry Trump’s immigration ban

    The presidents of the School for International Training and other institutions say they’re concerned about the impact of the order on their schools and their students.

    Proposed nuke panel shakeup irks senator

    The plan would increase the citizen advisory panel’s legislative representation while limiting it to lawmakers from Windham County. That means Sen. Mark MacDonald, D-Orange, a Vermont Yankee critic, could no longer be a member.