With Easy Voter Access, Students Opted to Vote Local

With Easy Voter Access, Students Opted to Vote Local

By SARAH ASCH

November 29, 2018


Filed under News

Midterm elections historically see far lower turnout than presidential elections, especially among college students. But this year’s midterms, at least in Middlebury, represented a deviation from that trend: 67 more students cast their votes in the town of Middlebury this midterm election than during the 2016 presidential election, a 30 percent increase. 

Hallquist Presents Progressive Vision for State’s Future

Hallquist Presents Progressive Vision for State’s Future

By AMELIA POLLARD

November 1, 2018


Filed under Election 2018, Local

Christine Hallquist has managed balancing a progressive, local political agenda whilst balancing international media attention. We sat down with her to figure how how she does it.

Incumbent Scott, Favored to Win, Says Stay the Course

Incumbent Scott, Favored to Win, Says Stay the Course

By SADIE HOUSBERG

November 1, 2018


Filed under Election 2018, Local

Gov. Scott, one of the most favored Republican governors in the nation, is finding himself confronted with Hallquist's progressive agenda. We met with him in Middlebury for an interview.

Local Elections are in Your Hands

Local Elections are in Your Hands

By HAYDEN DUBLOIS

November 1, 2018


Filed under Election 2018, Opinion

If you’re not paying attention to what’s going on in our state and local races, now’s the time. Because your vote may very well be the deciding factor in an election.

This Year, Voting Isn’t Enough

This Year, Voting Isn’t Enough

By ANDREW PLOTCH

November 1, 2018


Filed under Election 2018, Opinion

We are members of those communities. We can vote here, we can volunteer here and we can make a difference here. 

Reporting on 15 Elections: How Time Flies

Reporting on 15 Elections: How Time Flies

By JOHN FLOWERS

November 1, 2018


Filed under Election 2018, Opinion

It doesn’t seem possible, but I’ve covered 15 election cycles in Vermont.

Young People: You Should Care, Too

Young People: You Should Care, Too

By ETHAN SONNEBORN

November 1, 2018


Filed under Election 2018, Opinion

It is clear that youth engagement in government and politics is more important than ever. 

Why I voted for Christine Hallquist for Governor

Why I voted for Christine Hallquist for Governor

By CLAIRE AYER

November 1, 2018


Filed under Election 2018, Opinion

I voted for Christine Hallquist last week based on 16 years of experience working in the statehouse.

Enrollment in VT Colleges on the Decline

By ARIADNE WILL

October 4, 2018


Filed under Local

Downward trend in Vermont college enrollment.

Cartoonist Wins MacArthur Genius Grant

By Isabelle Dietz

October 1, 2014


Filed under Local

This September the MacArthur Foundation granted Vermont cartoonist Alison Bechdel a MacArthur “Genius” Award. Bechdel lives in Bolton, Vermont and is known for her poignant portrayal of family relationships, as well as the lesbian community. She is the second graphic novelist to win the grant. A...

Abortion Bill Proposed

By Harry Cramer

January 15, 2014


Filed under Local

On Tuesday, Jan. 14, Vermont legislators proposed a new bill to formally decriminalize abortion statewide. The bill, S 315, was proposed by Senators Tim Ashe (D/P-Chittenden), Christopher Bray (D-Addison), Sally Fox (D-Chittenden), Virginia Lyons (D-Chittenden), Dick McCormack (D-Windsor), and David Zuckerma...

Governor Shumlin Delivers State of State Address

By Ilana Gratch

January 15, 2014


Filed under Local

On Wednesday, Jan. 8, Gov. Peter Shumlin utilized his State of the State Address to tackle an issue that had not previously been addressed. Shumlin used all 34 minutes of his address to voice his concerns regarding the heroin and other opiate-based drug addictions that are pervasive in the state of V...

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