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
companies’ owners and local legislators are protesting the decision, but the
state says it will close the cheese factory for now.
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.