State experiences Internet problems today

Problems with a major computer data network caused widespread Internet outages in Vermont today. State government was one of the institutions affected. Its computer network went down for about 90 minutes.

Vermont’s economic forecast is bleak

The state’s economic forecast is bleak. Declining state revenues will force lawmakers to cut about $30 million from next year’s budget. That was the word today as top state officials gathered to learn how a growing national recession has affected the Vermont economy.