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Sleep-Out Helps Combat Homelessness in Vermont

By Annie Grayer

December 9, 2015

Filed under Local

On Saturday, Dec. 5 the John Graham Shelter in Vergennes hosted its second annual sleep-out at the foot of Otter Creek Falls near Marbleworks. The fundraising event raised over $35,000, which surpassed last year’s total of...

The North End Honeys: The Beginnings of a Band

By Wendy Walcoff

December 9, 2015

Filed under Local

We met Erin and Hannah, co-founder of the North End Honeys, in Bristol in October.  They had just finished playing a set at a harvest fair, an upbeat and self defined “screaming honky tonk” duo with crooning harmonies and...

Two New York Men Indicted for Sex Trafficking in Vermont

By Alessandria Schumacher

December 2, 2015

Filed under Local

Last week, Gary Delima and Sharif Cargo, both age 26 of Brooklyn, NY, were indicted by a federal grand jury for various charges of human trafficking in Vermont. According to a statement released by the office of the U.S. Attorney...

Vermonters React to Syrian Resettlement

By Harry Cramer

December 2, 2015

Filed under Local

In the aftermath of the devastating terrorist attacks in France and Beirut, the United States refugee resettlement program has come under intense scrutiny. The national dialogue surrounding resettlement has grown increasingly...

Raising Money for the Hungry and the Homeless; Nationally and in Vermont

By Annie Grayer

November 18, 2015

Filed under Local

Nov. 14 through the 22 is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. This national social movement is held every year on the week leading up to Thanksgiving in order to reflect on and raise awareness for the hunger and homelessness...

Transmission Cable Approved in Lake Champlain

By Harper Baldwin

November 18, 2015

Filed under Local

The U.S. Department of Energy recently released their final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) concerning the construction of the New England Clean Power Link, an electric transmission line that would carry power from hydroelectric...

State Struggles to Raise Funds for Lake Champlain Clean-Up

By Martina Berger

November 18, 2015

Filed under Local

Recently, the State of Vermont has come under fire for a new plan to address pollution concerns in Lake Champlain and other bodies of water. Many sources of water in Vermont suffer from nutrient pollution, such as high levels of...

Vermont Receives D- Ranking on State Corruption

By Rebecca Walker

November 18, 2015

Filed under Local

In a recent investigation conducted by the Center for Public Integrity and Global Integrity, Vermont was ranked at a “D-” on the scale of state integrity.  This earned the Green Mountain State a spot at 39th place among all...

Lessons of Love and Hate: Patrick the Giver

By Wendy Walcoff

November 18, 2015

Filed under Local

I was sitting in Bristol Bakery the other day, when the man next to me offered to clear my plate. “I’ve got nothing better to do,” he said as he took the cups and bowls of a few neighboring tables into his hands.  I ...