Killington considers local option tax

Killington residents will vote tomorrow on whether or not to create a 1% local option tax on rooms and meals, sales and alcohol. Proponents believe it will raise funds vital for economic development. But critics – including Killington ski resort – say the tax is misguided.

Getting More Local Food into School Lunches

School lunch programs rely on federally subsidized foods that are trucked in from out of state, but schools are also turning to local farmers to provide more of what they serve. We examine the challenges of putting more local food in school cafeterias. Also, we look beyond the hand wringing over Lake Champlain’s health to possible solutions, and a report from the Northeast Kingdom on a controversial constable who faces a serious challenger on March 4.

Vt State Police discuss their future mission

The director of the Vermont State Police is calling for a statewide discussion concerning the future mission of the State Police. Col. James Baker says his force is having a difficult time dealing with a number of serious cases, because the troopers are being asked to respond to calls from towns that rely solely on the State Police for all their law enforcement needs.