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Vermont House Passes New Gun Restriction Bill

By Isabelle Dietz

April 22, 2015

Filed under Local

As of April 17, Vermont is one step closer to implementing a new gun restriction law  with bill S.141 passing in both the Vermont Senate and the Vermont House. Bill S.141 was passed in the House with a relatively close vote of...

Vt. House Passes Resolution in Response to Indiana Controversy

By Isabelle Dietz

April 8, 2015

Filed under Local

Last Friday, April 3, the Vermont House adopted a House Resolution, H.R.8, that expresses “strong opposition to state religious freedom restoration legislation that authorizes discrimination based on sexual orientation.” This...

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March 18, 2015

Vermont Considers Moving Primary Date to the Same Day as New Hampshire

By Isabelle Dietz

March 4, 2015

Filed under Local

Vermont may attempt to move the date of its presidential primary elections to coincide with New Hampshire’s primary. Bill 76, introduced by Vermont State Senator Anthony Pollina, its sponsor, “proposes to provide that Vermont...

Frugal Resident Donates Millions to Brattleboro

By Isabelle Dietz

February 11, 2015

Filed under Local

Ronald James Read passed away in June 2014 at the age of 92. Before his death, none of his Brattleboro neighbors knew that he was a millionaire. Read lived a very modest life. However, in his will he left $4.8 million to the Brattleboro...

Shumlin Ends Bid for Single-Payer

By Isabelle Dietz

January 21, 2015

Filed under Local

On Dec. 17th, Governor Peter Shumlin announced that he was terminating his four-year quest to begin single-payer, government-run health care for residents of Vermont. In his press conference, Shumlin emphasized the economic risks...

Burlington Announces Mall Renovations

By Isabelle Dietz

December 3, 2014

Filed under Local

Burlington is looking to undergo an approximately 200 million dollar project on its mall, Burlington Town Center.   Mayor Miro Weinberger, Governor Peter Shumlin and the owner of Burlington mall as of December 2013, Don Sinex,...

Vermont Pushes Tourism in Ad Campaign

By Isabelle Dietz

October 29, 2014

Filed under Local

Vermont is just coming off a strong, potentially record-breaking tourism season this year partly thanks to a new advertising campaign designed by the state. Governor Peter Shumlin discussed the positive impact that tourism has...