Aside from Ethan Sonneborn, a 13-year-old Bristol student running for governor, Alex Farrell is Vermont’s youngest political candidate to announce a bid for elected office. The 25-year-old Burlington resident is running for state Senate as a Republican in deeply Democratic Chittenden County.
“By partnering up and building each other frosted cookies with a variety of candy toppings, students learn strategies for asking questions, listening to their partners, seeking permission, how to avoid coercion, what to do when communication feels muddled, and how to explore and express their enthusiastic “yes[es].”
Select Board members in both Bennington and Manchester adopted resolutions for an application for a municipal planning grant in September. The Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development awarded a $35,000 municipal planning grant to both towns, matched by $10,000 of in-kind services from the Bennington County Regional Commission.
According to experts who train in shooting, a ban on standard-capacity gun magazines will inhibit the ability of Vermonters to defend their family and country from threats foreign and domestic.
Among the next generation is Carter Weeks, a 10th grader. He said he was at the rally because he supports the Second Amendment and opposed the S. 55 ban. “It’s just a basic human right,” Weeks said. “You can’t take guns away from people. How are they going to defend themselves?”
The Bennington School Board voted in a split decision to give Bennington Elementary Assistant Principal Jerry O’Connor a new one year contract, pending the completion of goals laid out within the contract. In the same meeting, it was announced that Assistant Superintendent Donna Leep would be resigning from her position.
Authorities charged two Mexican nationals Tuesday after agents made what is thought to be the largest methamphetamine seizure in state history.
If the school safety measures discussed Wednesday in the House Education Committee are any indication, there will likely be no immediate armed resistance to protect children if an active shooter steps onto a school campus in Vermont.
Location issues and difficulties in working out agreements with community partners have pushed back the start of a new special education program in the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union.
As Vermont looks to advance its own net neutrality rules in the wake of last year’s FCC ruling that rescinded the policy at the federal level, one expert is warning that such efforts will fail, and a trade group is already threatening to sue.
New Leaf CSA Dummerston and Harlow Farm in Westminster were two of nine recipients of state grants to help them make on-farm improvements to prevent or reduce produce safety risks. In total, VAAFM awarded $74,000 to Vermont produce growers.