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VTDigger's platform for student publication is up and running for its third year, with student leadership. Read the story on VTDigger here: Students: Report for VTDigger with the Underground Workshop!.
Tiny homes, rehabilitated rentals, investment properties and counterproductive tax structures were all on the agenda at a town hall this week. Read the story on VTDigger here: ‘Every bit helps’: Lawmakers, advocates strategize on affordable housing in southeastern Vermont.
The waste management company intends to use the former College of St. Joseph space to create new offices, a training center and, possibly, short-term employee housing. Read the story on VTDigger here: Casella poised to buy portion of shuttered Rutland college campus.
Three retail cannabis shops were expected to open Saturday, the first day permitted by state law, including Ceres Collaborative in Burlington. One customer said he arrived at 6:30 a.m. to be first in line. Read the story on VTDigger here: As Vermont launches retail cannabis sales, customers line up in downtown Burlington.
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Vermont and New Hampshire are the only remaining states in the nation that still have a two-year term for governor. Read the story on VTDigger here: Bill Schubart: It’s time for a four-year term for governor and legislators.
Krystal Whitcomb was ‘at the center’ of the conspiracy to murder Michael Pimental, a judge said Friday, and her role in the regional drug trade led directly to his death. Read the story on VTDigger here: Waterford woman linked to Northeast Kingdom murder given 12 years in prison.
Fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid, continues to dominate the overdose deaths. Between January and June, the drug was involved in 88 of the opioid deaths among state residents. Read the story on VTDigger here: 94 Vermonters died from opioid overdose in first half of this year.
Vermont education officials reached a settlement over religious schools. A federal judge in Burlington had concerns.
“I don’t believe I've ever been asked to kind of adopt somebody’s conclusions of law in that way,” the judge said. Read the story on VTDigger here: Vermont education officials reached a settlement over religious schools. A federal judge in Burlington had concerns..
In reading about Medicare Advantage I must agree that it is not the way to go! I worked for the state of Vermont for many years working with people with disabilities but I would never want anything less than the best. Never Medicare Advantage! Please fight for what is best for all!
s not easy making friends. When you find that one trusted companion who’s always right there by your side to help take a little weight off your shoulders, you know just how lucky you are. Read the story on VTDigger here: Young Writers Project: My backpack.
A public hearing will be held on Oct. 4 to discuss potential zoning changes at Taft Corners. Read the story on VTDigger here: Taft Corners rezoning debate brings up affordable housing concerns.
After residents voted against selling their local utility to Vermont Electric Cooperative, Vermont Public Power Supply Authority has coordinated contracts with other municipal electric companies and line workers while the local government weighs options. Read the story on VTDigger here: Beleaguered Barton Electric Dept. carries on with help from Vermont Public Power Supply Authority.
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The language of Proposal 5 (Article 22) is extremely nebulous. It does not specifically mention abortion, women or pregnancy, but rather speaks to a brand-new, vague concept of a right to “reproductive autonomy.” Read the story on VTDigger here: Robert Fireovid: Abortion amendment could lead to social experimentation.
It has taken war and Covid-19 for the American public and many in the health care sector to finally understand the impact of mental and behavioral health conditions on individuals, families and society, and the failure of our system to provide needed care. Read the story on VTDigger here: Andrew Pomerantz: A response on mental health from an ‘old friend’.
Jessica Mayotte gave birth in her sleep, and her child died soon thereafter. An ongoing trial is focused on whether her health care providers upheld the necessary standard of care when they discharged her from the hospital the night before. Read the story on VTDigger here: Tragic birth at center of lawsuit against Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.
“Get your wallet out,” said one cannabis entrepreneur. “It’s incredibly expensive.” Read the story on VTDigger here: Getting insurance for cannabis businesses is doable, but not without conditions and costs.
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The Fletcher Free Library will celebrate the continuation of the New North End Branch Library at 1127 North Avenue in Burlington. On Tuesday, October 4, from 3 – 5 p.m., FFL will welcome the public to its reopening party with snacks, a raffle with gift cards to Pingala, free COVID test kits, a community printmaking project, and a story time at 4 p.m. with author Akshata Nayak. The story time will also provide free books to the children while supplies last.
Beware what you read. Voters in Vermont are being inundated by false information about the abortion amendment known as Article 22 or Proposal 5. Here is what you need to know:. Article 22 has been in the works for four years now by Democrats in the Vermont House and Senate.
I immediately appealed the decision on my 93-year-old father’s case, which goes into a black hole with an “independent” organization, Kepro, that has an “independent” doctor review their decision. Read the story on VTDigger here: Laura Waters: My experience with Medicare Advantage.