In Bennington, New State Office Building Officially Opens

About 130 state employees in Bennington have been working in prefab modular offices since 2007, when a rash of asthma-related illnesses among workers forced the old state building to shut down. On Wednesday, a host of state and local dignitaries gathered for a ribbon cutting at the new office complex.

Smart Meter Critics Take Their Fight To Town Meeting

Smart meter technology allows customers to save electricity, and gives utilities the ability to respond quickly to power outages. But the wireless meters have also raised health and privacy concerns, and now voters in several southern Vermont towns will get a chance to weigh in at next month’s town meetings.

Towns Borrow Money To Pay For Irene Repairs

Vermont towns damaged by Tropical Storm Irene are still waiting to learn how much financial help they’ll get from the federal government for damaged roads, bridges and buildings. In the meantime, the bills are coming in for the repair work. A number of towns are borrowing money to cover those costs.

Have Justice, Will Work Pro Bono

Facing federal spending cuts, a program that provides representation for domestic violence victims, Have Justice Will Travel, has laid off staff in Bennington and Randolph, but that hasn’t stopped lawyers from showing up in court.