NH workers affected by Vt layoffs

Most of the workers laid off this week at the Ethan Allen furniture plant in Beecher Falls, Vt., are from New Hampshire, so the layoffs are causing concern on both sides of the border.

Rutland group plans save-the-train rally today

A plan to cut Amtrak service to Rutland isn’t winning any supporters there. A group calling itself the Vermont Rail Action Network is planning a save-the-train rally there at 4 p.m. today to urge state leaders not to cut the service.

Vermont gets federal rail help

The Vermont Transportation Agency is going to be getting about $1 million in federal help to pay for two projects to improve the Amtrak passenger rail system in the state.