One set of hotels is asking tenants to sign away their rights to the cash in exchange for $500 — a move that Mark Hengstler, an attorney at a nonprofit that represents low-income Vermonters in civil matters, said is clearly in violation of state rules.
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Another life for Miss Bellows Falls Diner?
Rockingham For Progress began the process of getting funding for buying and completely restoring the diner.
Connector lift eyed for Stowe, Smugglers’ Notch resorts
If completed as currently planned, the lift would represent a watershed moment in cooperation between the neighboring ski resorts and a new ease of travel between them for their visitors.
New property list software makes trouble for towns
“It absolutely has been challenging,” said Jill Remick, director of the Property Valuation and Review Division of the Vermont Department of Taxes.
Piecemeal Pies bankruptcy has some investors expecting a total loss
Although the Covid-19 pandemic has officially been declared over, restaurants everywhere continue to struggle, hit by inflation-driven food and beverage prices and a chronic shortage of workers.
Ben & Jerry’s Burlington scoop shop unionization effort moves forward
The majority of employees of the Church Street shop were in favor of unionizing, organizers said at a press conference on Tuesday.
Vermont retailers report brisk sales, but the summer outlook is unpredictable
One economics professor noted that if sales are not increasing year over year by at least 5%, they are losing ground to inflation, which means people are spending less.
State allows ongoing paid parking at Stowe Mountain Resort
The Agency of Natural Resources’ decision came after the resort provided data asserting its positive effects on traffic during the 2022-2023 ski season.
University of Vermont startup aims to revolutionize solar power
A startup based at UVM, Verde Technologies, is working on a promising technology, known as thin film, to capture solar power in a much more efficient way than existing solar panels.
Hard frost threatens crops and the farmworkers who tend them across Vermont
At farms across the state, the effect of the freeze ripples out past the edges of the frozen fruitlets into the lives of the workers and consumers who depend on them.