Category Archives: Vermont

Is Vermont Experiencing an Arson Epidemic?

On February 21 police were notified of a structure fire in Cambridge that destroyed a local sugar house and its contents estimated at a value of $50,000. After more than…

Gov. Scott Extends COVID-19 ‘State of Emergency’ to September 15

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today announced that the COVID-19 State of Emergency has been extended to September 15, 2020 (link is external), as well as additional local discretion…

Back-to-School 2020: Teachers and School Officials Raise Concerns Over Mixed Signals and Dangers Facing Teachers and Students.

As public schools across the United States prepare for a return to school this fall, teachers and school officials have raised concerns over mixed signals and conflicting data about the…

Vermont National Guard provides food relief during COVID-19 crisis

Beginning in April, 2020, the Vermont National Guard provided support for food relief efforts across the state in conjunction with the Vermont Food Bank. In response to the humanitarian crisis…

Wolves Return: Are we really hearing the howls of new packs in Vermont after decades of silence?

According to a recent report by the Wolf Conservation Center, the wolves that were once indigenous to New England and believed to be extinct are making a comeback. During the…

Vermont Considers Banning E-Cigarettes and Vaping Products as Teen Deaths and Thousands of Hospitalizations Raise New Health Concerns

A 15 year-old Texas boy who died of lung related injuries due to “vaping” is now the youngest of over 55 Americans to die from respiratory illness tied to e-cigarette…

Good Samaritan Gets a Punch In the Face by Ambush Bandit

According to the Vermont State Police, Steven Bessette Jr., 33, was driving erratically sometime around midday on Sunday when he lost control of his vehicle heading Southbound on I-89 and…

Green Mountain Care Board announces rural health services task force listening session

PRESS RELEASE In honor of National Rural Health Day, the Rural Health Services Task Force will be holding a meeting in the Northeast Kingdom at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital. National…

Parent company of Maplefields among other gasoline distributors settles $100M ‘price-fixing’ suit for $1.5M

A group of Vermont gasoline distributors accused of illegal price-fixing has settled a class-action lawsuit for $1.5million. The Burlington weekly Seven Days reports that RL Vallee, owner of the Maplefields…

‘We Are the Werewolves’: Vermont Roller Derby Adopts New Team Name and Logo

Franklin County fans of Vermont Roller Derby may be pleased to know that Cold Hollow’s notorious werewolf legend has made a recent appearance further south in central Vermont. According to…