The Vermont Telecommunications Authority has terminated two grants awarded to the Springfield based broadband provider VTel. The decision stems from what was described as a performance problem with one
grade may seem a little early to start encouraging children to think about
college, but in the Northeast Kingdom there are good reasons to underscore the importance
of a post-secondary education. The
region lags far behind the state in the percentage of people with college
degrees – and it’s gearing up for an influx of jobs that will require an
different reports out this week paint two very different pictures of affordable
housing. One says housing is more
affordable for families than it’s been for 25 years. The
other says housing is unaffordable for many Vermonters.
increasing number of Vermont specialty food producers – many of them farmers – is
creating a demand for facilities where they can make their products. A
new business in Chittenden County is the latest food processing center to come on line
– and there are more in the planning stages.
been more than 18 months since Tropical Storm Irene. For most Vermonters, including many who
experienced it firsthand, the storm is no longer a part of their lives and
daily conversations. But
for those who lost houses, Irene is still very present.
years ago at Town Meeting, about two dozen towns from Montpelier to White River
Junction voted to join ECFiber, a
community based organization that promised to deliver high speed fiber optic
broadband service to every household. Today
ECFiber has been able to connect just a few hundred customers, and in the five
years that have passed, its had to dramatically change its business model.
Rich Clark, director of the Castleton Polling Institute and an associate professor of political science speaks with Vermont Edition about the numbers and methodology of their recent poll of Vermonters.
2011, floods in the spring, and Tropical Storm Irene later that year destroyed
more than 150 mobile homes and damaged hundreds of others. A
meeting in Burlington Friday took stock of long term efforts to minimize future storm
damage at mobile home parks.