Business & Economy

VTDigger publishes Vermont business and economic news. We also specialize in coverage of state finances and the impact of tax and budget policy on Vermonters. Erin Mansfield is VTDigger’s business and economy reporter. She can be reached at [email protected]

Property taxes to go up by 2.35 percent on average

If local school districts kept per pupil spending flat this coming year, taxes would go down in most of the state.

Refugee resettlement programs face potential cuts under Trump

Grants for programs like the New England Survivors of Torture and Trauma and the Association of Africans Living in Vermont could dry up.

Council recommends fighting poverty with affordable housing

For the second year in a row, the Council on Pathways from Poverty has proposed a new $2 per night occupancy fee on people staying in hotels and motels.

Attorney General cautions on outside fundraisers

Attorney General William Sorrell says few charities use third-party firms to raise money, but that those that do see little of the gifts that are made.

Bennington area to get long-sought link via new bus service

A new, state-supported bus service linking the Bennington-Manchester area with the Amtrak rail station in Rensselaer, New York, is slated to come online in 2017. In Rensselaer, riders can make connections to travel south, north and west, and into Albany.

VSEA, judiciary reach tentative agreement

The tentative deal was struck less than a week after the release of a fact finder’s report.

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Zoning changes OK’d for neighborhood on former campus

One change allows nonresidential use; the other tweaks off-site parking requirements. Burlington had committed to make the changes as part of a deal with the man developing the former Burlington College land.

Bennington nonprofit gets homeless programs back on track

The Bennington County Coalition for the Homeless is about to open a new shelter and add staff, and its budget for next year is increasing roughly 50 percent.

Bennington restaurant renovation underway

Editor’s note: This article was first published in the Bennington Banner on Nov. 29, 2016. BENNINGTON — The former Peppermills restaurant makeover was underway Monday morning. The building was bought on April 15 by the owners of the nearby Safford Mills Inn & Cafe, John Redding and Lisa Harrington-Redding. The building and the .19 acres […]

New publisher named for Bennington, Brattleboro papers

Alan English most recently served as president and publisher of The Shreveport Times in Louisiana, following a stint as its general manager and executive editor.

Allegiant Air to end Florida service from Burlington next year

BURLINGTON — The low-cost airline Allegiant Air will no longer provide service from Burlington International Airport to Florida starting in March, according to airport officials. Allegiant’s exit from the airport in South Burlington comes as the facility’s aviation director, Gene Richards, announced new five-year leases with the airport’s other carriers. The long-term contracts are a […]

With sale complete, Magic Mountain comes back to life

The investor group that bought it is repairing the ski lifts, doubling the amount of snowmaking and working to achieve consistency for the business.

Shiffrin comes up big as she and World Cup return to Vermont

Thousands turned out at Killington to watch the world’s best female skiers. Meanwhile, organizers and business people are tallying the benefits of Vermont hosting such an event for the first time in decades.