Agency vote reveals early doubts about Sanders’ Burlington College loan pitch

By   /  August 29, 2014  /  News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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While borrowing millions to build a campus on Lake Champlain may have sounded like a good idea at the time to leaders at Burlington College, two board members at the agency tasked with approving the tax-exempt loan said no way.

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Vermont primary reveals dissent against establishment gubernatorial candidates

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  Elections, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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In a primary election marked by low voter turnout and scores of unchallenged races, Vermont’s major party establishment candidates saw significant protest votes.

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Could a write-in become governor? Perhaps only in Vermont

By   /  August 25, 2014  /  Elections, News, State Elections, Vermont  /  No Comments

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As Vermonters prepare to vote in Tuesday’s primaries, two candidates generating the most excitement for statewide offices aren’t even on the ballot. Yet in independent-minded Vermont, they could actually win.

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Nanny of the Week: Vermont city could ban ‘human activity’

By   /  August 22, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, Issues, National, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

I CANOE, CAN YOU? You can, at least in Montpeiler's Berlin Lake, despite the concerns of some environmental activists.

Maybe they should just clear all the people out and turn Vermont over to the moose and the bears.

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Vermont navigators cleaning up CGI’s mess until money runs out

By   /  August 22, 2014  /  Health Care, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Vermont Health Connect navigators have rescued thousands of Vermonters trapped in the state’s broken health exchange program. Unfortunately, this army of tireless Obamacare workers and volunteers won’t be much help once federal money runs out at the end of the year.

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VT spends $20K per special-needs student as enrollment trends higher

By   /  August 20, 2014  /  News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Vermont’s student population has declined sharply in recent years, but the number of special education students receiving individualized instruction has remained high, and appears to be on the rise — at a cost of $20,000 per-pupil.

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