There is widespread agreement among early childhood educators, parents and lawmakers that the economics of child care don’t work. Advocates are hoping this is the year Vermont makes big changes to child care funding.
Noah Kahan remembers getting excited when a song he put on SoundCloud hit a thousand plays. Now, his songs have been streamed more than a billion times.
The towns that could benefit most from federal grant programs are often the least equipped to pursue a competitive application process. Both lawmakers and Gov. Phil Scott are considering ways to change that.
A parcel of undeveloped land is the site of a proposal that is forcing one of Vermont’s fastest growing municipalities to reckon with the challenges of building new housing.
Over the past ten years, Montpelier has averaged one water main break every two weeks. Local officials have resisted state regulators’ push to redesign the system.
A look at Facebook data, a Northeast Kingdom general store and “a geography to connectedness.”
The Vermont Women’s Health Center, founded 50 years ago, was the first place in the state to provide legal, elective abortion. It survived a ballot referendum, a fire and an onslaught of out-of-state protesters.
Rep. Katherine Sims, D-Craftsbury, and Rep. Vicki Strong, R-Albany, two seatmates in the Vermont House, are now competing to represent Albany, Craftsbury, Greensboro and Glover. Only one can win.
School districts across the state have scrambled to fill not just teaching positions, but also support staff roles, such as custodians, bus drivers and paraprofessionals.
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.