VERMONT- Vermont State troopers and highway officials alike will soon be cracking down on drivers speeding and those who are not wearing their seat belt. This is part of the ‘New England Drive to Save Lives’ campaign, which began this week, and will run throughout the summer.
Vermont - Vermont Agency of Transportation is looking to add and improve on-road bike paths through the On-Road Bicycle Plan. The agency started the project in the fall of 2014, focusing on gathering community involvement by asking where bicyclists would prefer to ride.
WELLS RIVER - Preschoolers and other children in the community came out to the Blue Mountain School last night to have fun, and get messy.
VERMONT- The Shumlin administration has proposed to give state employees who are already eligible to retire, a little extra push in hopes to save the state money. If 300 out of the 915 employees that are eligible to retire take this incentive package, the state could save up to $10.8 in personnel and labor costs.
VERMONT - Changes could be soon to come to the Vermont Sales Tax. The goal of the adjustment to the tax is to sustain the state’s revenue base. Currently, Vermont’s sales tax sits at 6%, which raises around $230 million dollars for the state’s General Fund, with an additional $123 dollars going to the Education Fund.
VERMONT- This years Earth Day has been a busy one for the Vermont government. Today, Governor, Peter Shumlin, announced the expansion of the Heat Saver Loan program to help Vermonters increase their homes efficiency, and decrease their spending.
MONTPELIER - Governor Peter Shumlin declared April Fair Housing month following the signing of two housing protection bills ensuring the safety and fairness to mobile home parks.
WATERBURY- Vermot's Governor Peter Shumlin, and National Wild Turkey Federation Chapter Vice President Don Isabelle, are trying to keep the hunting tradition alive in Vermont.
VERMONT - During the 1920's, Prohibition was the illegal or restricted manufacture, transportation, import, export, and sale of alcoholic beverages in the United States. The idea was that it would lower taxes, reduce crime and corruption, and improve health and hygiene in America.
VERMONT- Come July 1, 2015, the first component of Act 148 goes into effect. Vermont's Universal Recycling Law's first step bans the disposal of: metal, plastics #1 & #2, and paper/cardboard. That ensures the state that residents will be recycling in their own homes.
BARNET- Obesity is one of the most significant and prevalent health issues in America. Taking a deeper look at the problems and taking a microscopic look at the overweight obstacles children face are quite astounding.
VERMONT- As the weather warms up, Vermont residents may be inclined to walk or bike to work instead of drive. With more people on the road, there is an increase in road safety issues and the availability of space for drivers, bikers, and walkers equally.
VERMONT - Ben and Jerry’s is looking to fight worldwide climate issues, by giving away free ice cream. Stores worldwide will have presenters discussing carbon taxing. For Vermont, there is a proposed gas pipeline within the state which is also the home of the world famous ice cream.
VERMONT - Vermont produced 42% of the United States maple production in 2014. One local maple farm in Barnet explained how they are doing their part in continuing the trend of keeping Vermont as the number one producer of maple syrup.
VERMONT - After receiving a preliminary approval vote of 88-55, the House of Representatives passed the major change in Vermonts school systems. Vermont School System consolidation is intended to expand the school districts and shrink spending.
VERMONT- With approximately 49,200, just about everyone in Vermont is bound to know a veteran or two. But not many know a homeless veteran. Approximately 4,000 of the 49,200 don’t have a roof over their head to call a home.
MONTPELIER (AP) - Gov. Peter Shumlin announced the banning of all "non-essential" state-funded trips to Indiana. The ban comes after the new religious-freedom law, which restricts the government from preventing someone from following or practicing their religious beliefs.
VERMONT - Former Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke spoke this morning about the economic and employment growth. Bernanke spoke on a number of things, including approaches on long and short term approaches for employment.
VERMONT - Public Hearings for the Vermont Apprenticeship Council took place across the state yesterday. Seven locations, including Lyndon State College, were home to talks regarding all aspects of the council.
PEACHAM - The people of Peacham came out in full support of this year's 22nd annual Mud and Muck Auction, this past weekend, helping the Parent Teacher Friends Group exceed their initial fundraising goals.
VERMONT-- Vermont is number two of the healthiest states in the country. And now Caledonia County is starting to go up for the healthiest counties in Vermont.
VERMONT- President Barack Obama has recently pitched the idea of free tuition for community colleges. In Obama's State of the Union Address on January 20, he made it clear that getting a higher education needs to be a priority for the citizens of this country. Later in the address, the President backed his idea with statistics, saying, "forty percent of our [United States] college students choose community colleges."
MONTPELIER- Over 100 people attended a Vermont Statehouse hearing Tuesday to voice concerns about about problems resulting in the state's push to build renewable energy.
VERMONT- The out-of-pocket cost for Vermonter’s using Vermont Health Connect exchange is about to increase. This year, the state of Vermont and the Federal Government have subsidies in place to help customers pay for their health care.