“It feels amazing,” said Emily Bissonnette, right after her 7-year-old daughter got vaccinated against Covid-19. “I’m tearing up a little bit.”
The scandal did little to hurt the political careers of two of the suspects. One was elected to Congress, then returned to Vermont to help create the state Senate. The other remained a wealthy lawyer, and was eventually elected to the U.S. Senate.
The board voted 4-3 to approve a draft map for the Vermont House of Representatives with 150 single-member districts, removing the 46 two-member House districts currently in place.
More than 2,000 migrant farmworkers and those adjacent to them have been vaccinated statewide over the past six months.
Tensions surrounding renewable energy projects are likely to continue as the Vermont Climate Council races to find ways to drastically reduce Vermont’s carbon emissions.
The four-year project to replace two bridges with a rail tunnel, update town green spaces and repave roads will be finished around Labor Day weekend. Community groups are planning a celebration this Saturday of the project’s completion.
Without enough campus housing, UVM and Middlebury College are searching for alternatives — from sending kids out to the general rental market to providing hotel rooms for them to live in.
The phaseout of the emergency motel program is alarming advocates and community service providers, who say that the transition is too abrupt, and will leave some without a place to live.
Half of Vermont’s DMV branches are still closed, and the agency says it’s studying whether these locations would get enough in-person use if they reopen.
Construction on the Middlebury Bridge and Rail Project is nearly done, with a projected completion date of Aug. 17. Grading and landscaping for new parks is still ahead.
The Agency of Natural Resources recommends that the Public Utility Commission deny a permit for a 30-acre solar project in Middlebury because the solar developer has not conducted a survey to determine whether grassland birds live on-site.
Vermont recorded nearly 30% of its available cropland planted to cover crops in 2017, according to the Soil Health Institute, and we’re increasing that number every year. The U.S. average is only 5.6%.
On Town Meeting Day, municipal voters will be asked to allow medical dispensary shops in Middlebury.
Main Street and Merchants Row had been shut off to road traffic since June 14 to finish a rail tunnel that replaced two traffic bridges — part of a $71 million downtown project that began in 2017.