Don Chioffi, a retired Vermont state legislator, educator and Vietnam veteran, has been named “Citizen Activist of the Year” by Washington, D.C.-based ACT! for America.
The Burlington Telecom bidding process continued at an open City Council meeting Monday night, leaving two suitors standing to purchase the troubled municipal fiber-optics telecommunications network.
“If I fail with this lawsuit there will be no local control of schools in Vermont. This is a last stand. This is it.”
Lawmakers from Vermont want to close the so-called bump stock loophole, but gun owners in the state say the effort would have little impact, other than to give government more control over guns.
Rutland Mayor Dave Allaire isn’t a my-way-or-the-highway community leader when it comes to tackling the drug abuse epidemic. He believes public and private treatment programs in Rutland County — from faith-based Teen Challenge Rutland to state-funded methadone clinics — must be part of the mix.
After months of anticipation, and with a less-than-transparent process conducted behind closed doors, city officials finally showed their cards regarding the final bidders for the financially beleaguered Burlington Telecom.
A meeting held Monday on “creating a climate economy” revealed that Middlebury residents are concerned about climate change but differ on what to do locally in response.
Kevin Blakeman has enjoyed his 60-acre homestead along bucolic Fay Brook in Windsor County for more than 40 years, but since his town adopted river corridor regulations, he’s not so sure how much of his property is truly his own.
Even with the thumbs up from town officials, residents have clearly not changed their minds about the new farm stressing that it will have a negative impact on the surrounding neighborhood.