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.
It will feature workshops on topics such as building resilient communities; watershed stewardship; financial and technical resources for energy projects; skills for effective organizing; talking climate with legislators; and understanding climate change and its policy implications.
Since its release in January, the traffic stop study “Driving While Black and Brown in Vermont” has been a blot on the reputation of state and local law enforcement. Now local police and at least one crime research expert are casting doubts on the report’s data and findings.
The charged issue of solar power facility siting produced some sparks Monday, even after a public hearing on the Planning Commission’s draft town energy plan was postponed for lack of a quorum.
Told her children would be barred from school if she didn’t sign required health forms, a mom from Woodstock, Vermont, has agreed to say the state provided “evidence-based” information on vaccines, even though she believes the information lacks scientific backing.
State Rep. Oliver Olsen has announced he is stepping down from his seat representing the Windham-Bennington-Windsor district in the state House of Representatives in January.
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.”
In this week’s Statehouse Headliners, many Vermonters once on welfare have found work, Gov. Phil Scott is listening on the carbon tax, and two agriculture commissions look at marijuana and dairy.