Republicans pick nominees for state races

Just ahead of the general election candidate filing deadline, the Vermont Republican Party selected five nominees last week for statewide and federal offices. In the Aug. 14 primary perennial contender H. Brooke Paige ran and won six GOP nominations and has withdrawn from all but the contest against Democrat Jim Condos for secretary of state.… Read More »

State board won’t delay UVM Medical Center budget review

By MIKE FAHER VTDIGGER.ORG The Green Mountain Care Board said it wouldn’t delay approval of University of Vermont Medical Center’s fiscal year 2019 budget despite ongoing labor strife at the hospital. The union representing 1,800 nurses at UVM Medical Center last week asked the board to not approve the hospital’s spending plan until they have… Read More »

‘I was doing what thousands of athletes have done’

‘I was doing what thousands of athletes have done’

By MARK JOHNSON VTDIGGER.ORG Burlington Police Chief Brandon del Pozo remembers the front wheel on his custom-made racing bicycle violently wobbling. He checked his speed, 45 miles per hour, near the beginning of the four-mile-long steady descent through Cascade Pass, and tried to slow. He was 51 miles into a 56-mile training run in the… Read More »

U.S. Senate candidate Adeluola files complaint about Sanders’ election strategy

By LISA SCAGLIOTTI Folasade Adeluola, who challenged U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders in last week’s primary election, has filed a complaint with the state, saying she should be declared the Democratic nominee on the Nov. 6 ballot. Last week, two-term incumbent Sanders won nearly 91 percent of the vote to Adeluola’s 5.4 percent, 63,683 to 3,766.… Read More »

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 »

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