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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders Announces Bid for Democratic Presidential Nomination

By Alessandria Schumacher

May 6, 2015

Filed under Local

Last Thursday, US Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont announced that he would run for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. He will be challenging former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who, so far, is the only other...

1 in 8700: Glenn Lower

April 29, 2015

Sun Dog Poetry Reading Comes to Vermont Bookshop

By Bilal Khan

April 29, 2015

Filed under Local

Last Thursday, David Huddle – who is currently a Fellow of the Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a distinguished poet and novelist with eight published poetry collections and 11 works of fiction to his name – drew...

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. Selects Seven “Promise Communities”

By Jerrica Davy

April 22, 2015

Filed under Local

This past week, Vermont selected seven communities to participate in a new initiative called Promise Communities. This initiative is part of Vermont’s Early Learning Challenge – Race to the Top Grant, a $36.9 million, four-year...

1 in 8700: Meet Peter Jensen

By Annie Grayer

April 15, 2015

Filed under Local

This June, Peter Jensen, the Foundations of Engineering and Architecture Instructor at the Hannaford Career Center, will be retiring. After working eight years in his current position at the center, and forty years overall in...

Vermont Adds a New State Motto in Latin

By Alessandria Schumacher

April 15, 2015

Filed under Local

This June, Peter Jensen, the Foundations of Engineering and Architecture Instructor at the Hannaford Career Center, will be retiring. After working eight years in his current position at the center, and forty years overall in...

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...

Maple Season Comes to Vermont Late This Year

By Grace Levin

April 8, 2015

Filed under Local

Spring thaw marks the start of maple syrup season in Vermont. Across the state, trees will be tapped, sap will be boiled, and pancakes will be doused in fresh syrup to mark the beginning of spring. Vermont is known as the maple...

Chili Connoissuers?

Chili Connoissuers?

March 18, 2015