Peter Shumlin has placed a priority on childcare accessibility and
affordability, and wants the legislature to provide more funding for parents
who need it. But how is Vermont training child care workers to reach high standards?
And how are childcare centers evaluated?
traditionally, is a time to celebrate love. But this year, groups combating violence
against women are using the day to "rise up" against abuse. Throughout the
world, they are marking the date not just with political demonstrations, but by
state is encouraging towns throughout Vermont to bring their land use plans in line with regional
some cases that means changing local zoning districts. One goal is to prevent
strip development in rural areas.
If there was ever a winter to
remind tourism officials that it’s dangerous to bank on
snow, this is it. At Jay Peak Resort, developer Bill Stenger has already
built a water park to give his visitors
something to do, no matter the weather. Now he plans to do the same at Burke Mountain.
Starting next week, the town
of Hartford will try something new, putting the fire chief in
charge of the police department. The plan has the support of the selectboard, but even the Town Manager admits
it’s an experiment.
A plan by the New Hampshire
Police Chiefs Association to raffle off guns to benefit a youth training
program is drawing criticism, especially in the Upper Valley. The raffle is co-sponsored by a gun shop in Newport, New Hampshire, which is also the home of a gun manufacturer.
Over the past month several Vermont communities have been calling for tighter gun
control. In the Upper Valley, petitioners are encouraging Vermont lawmakers to take up the issue. But the sponsor of
the only gun control bill on the table says there isn’t enough support to move