State terminates Plymouth cheese makers’ lease

A small cheesemaking business at the Calvin Coolidge Historic Site has been told by the state to leave. The decision will have an impact on two local companies that employ about 20 people. The companies’ owners and local legislators are protesting the decision, but the state says it will close the cheese factory for now.

Welch will support limited auto bail out, if conditions are met

Congressman Peter Welch says he will support a limited bail out package for the nation’s auto industry, but only if he’s convinced the plan will save jobs, force the companies to redesign their cars and protect taxpayers. Vermont officials are following the issue closely, because there are several thousand good paying jobs in the state that are tied to the auto industry.