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Porter Hospital CEO Resigns Amidst Budget Crisis

By Harry Cramer

March 23, 2016

Filed under Local, Showcase

On Friday, March 18, Lynn Boggs resigned from her position as CEO of Porter Hospital in Middlebury. After just eight months on the job, Boggs will be replaced by Fred Kniffin, whom the board of directors has chosen to serve as...

Middlebury Celebrates 8th Annual Chili Festival

By Rebecca Walker

March 16, 2016

Filed under Local

On Saturday, March 12, the 8th annual Vermont Chili Festival was held  in downtown Middlebury.  From 1 to 4 p.m. the sun was shining and the street was filled with around six thousand Vermonters on the hunt for chili from top...

Toxic Chemical Enters Private Wells in North Bennington

By Harry Cramer

March 16, 2016

Filed under Local

Last Wednesday, March 9, Governor Shumlin visited North Bennington to hold a town hall style meeting with residents and discuss the ongoing water contamination crisis. Shumlin announced that water in the Bennington area had been...

Stories Find New Life at Monroe St. Books

By Wendy Walcoff

March 10, 2016

Filed under Local

You may have passed it by on your way to Burlington, or you might have turned the car and parked like we did. Monroe St. Books is an unabashed, yet not entirely flashy, used bookstore on Rt. 7 North, lined floor to ceiling with...

Department of Public Service Censors Criticism in Audit

By Harry Cramer

March 9, 2016

Filed under Local

The Vermont Department of Public Service (VDPS) has come under intense scrutiny this week for omitting criticisms from an internal report assessing its accountability to the public. In a letter to the Department, lawyer James...

Bernie Wins Vermont, Struggles in Southern States

By Harry Cramer

March 3, 2016

Filed under Local

On March 1, voters across the nation participated in the largest single-day delegate bloc of the 2016 presidential primaries, known as Super Tuesday. Although Bernie Sanders won his home state of Vermont in a landslide over challenger...

Shumlin to Sign Bill Requiring Paid Sick Leave in Vermont

By Rebecca Walker

February 24, 2016

Filed under Local

Vermont is revolutionizing the workplace, as the state has recently passed a bill requiring employers to provide paid sick leave for their workers.  Currently, it is estimated that there are about 60,000 Vermonters who do not...