The Shapovalov family, of Ukraine, and the Cianciolos, from Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, have been friends for years. Together, and with overwhelming community support, they’ve now converted a shuttered nursing home into housing for more than 30 Ukrainians fleeing the war.
“GPS is the craziest thing,” said George McRae, who’s helped truck drivers get unstuck on Route 108. “They send these trucks all kind of places that they don’t belong.”
A number of lively races are expected in November as candidates vie to replace outgoing legislators.
The state of Vermont has commissioned a more detailed proposal to build new men’s and women’s prisons, as well as men’s and women’s reentry facilities, on a shared campus somewhere in the northwest corner of the state.
Farmer Buzz Ferver wants to be the person to bring persimmons to Vermont’s cold growing climate. But his ambitions are broader — he’s developing a collection of nutritious nuts and seeds that can thrive in the region. It’s part climate project, part history project.
John Quinn, Vermont’s secretary of digital services, was cited with a misdemeanor after police said he blocked in another driver who parked in Quinn’s reserved space. The other driver, accused of repeatedly ramming Quinn’s pickup while trying to exit, was cited with a felony.
With the end of widespread PCR testing for Covid-19, hospitals and public health officials — and journalists — are using different kinds of data to understand the ebbs and flows of the virus.
The general assistance hotel program reverted to pre-pandemic guidelines July 1. People enrolled in the program can remain in hotels on a longer-term basis under a new transitional housing program.
According to some legal scholars, the U.S. Supreme Court decision around religious schools in Maine has unique consequences for Vermont — and could require the state to rethink how it funds K-12 education.
The governor decided to keep deputy prosecutors in the top jobs until new state’s attorneys are elected in November. Both deputies filling in during the interim are running to be their counties’ next state’s attorneys.