Vermont voters make history, pick incumbents

Vermont voters make history, pick incumbents

By LISA SCAGLIOTTI Vermont made political history Tuesday by choosing Christine Hallquist as the Democratic nominee for governor. She now looks to unseat Republican Gov. Phil Scott in November. Hallquist, a Hyde Park resident and former CEO of Vermont Electric Cooperative, is the first transgender candidate in the nation to win a major party nomination… Read More »

Hallquist celebrates historic victory, trains sights on Scott

By XANDER LANDEN, ALEXANDRE SILBERMAN and KEVIN O’CONNOR VTDigger.org Christine Hallquist, a former utilities executive, became the first transgender candidate in the nation to be nominated by a major party in a governor’s race, scoring a clear win over three Democratic challengers in primaries on Tuesday. “We made history,” Hallquist told reporters after the Associated… Read More »

UVM nurses cut ties with credit union to pressure hospital

UVM nurses cut ties with credit union to pressure hospital

By MIKE FAHER  VTDigger.ORG Frustrated by the lack of a new contract, University of Vermont Medical Center’s unionized nurses are trying a different tactic – applying financial pressure. The union announced last week that its parent organization, AFT Vermont, is divesting its funds from New England Federal Credit Union because two hospital trustees also are… Read More »

Squirrel blamed for internet blackout

By XANDER LANDEN and LOLA DUFFORT VTDigger.ORG A rodent brought down state government websites and interrupted internet service over a five-and-a-half-hour period last Wednesday, according to state officials. The next day, FirstLight, the state’s internet provider, explained that state government’s internet connection went dark after a squirrel chewed through a fiber optic cable, said John… Read More »

How many turkeys? The State wants to know

How many turkeys? The State wants to know

State Fish & Wildlife officials are looking to Vermonters to help them gauge how the wild turkey population is faring. Wild turkeys are found throughout most of Vermont and officials would appreciate “citizen scientists” reporting the location, number and size of turkey families they see this month. The turkey brood survey is on online at… Read More »

Gov. Scott names Dan French as Vermont’s new education secretary

Gov. Scott names Dan French as Vermont’s new education secretary

By LOLA DUFFORT VTDigger.org Gov. Phil Scott named Dan French, a veteran Vermont school superintendent, to be the state’s next education secretary. Scott has made cost containment his hallmark education priority, and during a press conference last week announcing French’s appointment, he reiterated the need to create an education system that’s “sustainable and affordable for… Read More »

Protect family, pets from algae danger

STAFF REPORT With summer swimming season in high gear, Vermont health officials want the public to know how to identify and avoid a cyanobacteria bloom, and what to do if people or pets come in contact with one. The tiny microorganisms more commonly known as blue-green algae can harm humans and animals and in large… Read More »

Vermont renews partnership with Japanese sister state

Vermont renews partnership with Japanese sister state

  By Mike Dougherty VTDigger.com Vermont and Tottori, Japan, are officially sister states. Govs. Phil Scott of Vermont and Shinji Hirai of the Tottori Prefecture signed a new interregional agreement last Wednesday. The document declares that both states share “strong bonds of friendship and trust” and aim to develop cultural and commercial exchanges. In remarks before… Read More »

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