Incentives offered to “Button Up” Vermont homes for winter

A coalition of Vermont organizations joined Congressman Peter Welch recently to kick off the 2018 Button Up Vermont campaign, designed to inspire Vermonters to make their homes more comfortable and more affordable ahead of the winter heating season. Vermont has a statewide goal of achieving 25 percent energy savings in at least 80,000 homes by… Read More »

Vermont switches to ultra-low sulfur oil

More than half of Vermont homes and businesses choose oil heat and all of Vermont oil customers will be heating with ultra-low sulfur heating oil this winter. As part of the 2011 Energy Act, the “Clean and Green Oilheat Initiative” mandated the use of ultra-low sulfur heating oil starting this winter. The rest of New… Read More »

Burlington Diocese releasing abuse victims from nondisclosure agreements

Burlington Diocese releasing abuse victims from nondisclosure agreements

By KEVIN O’CONNOR VTDIGGER.ORG Vermont’s Catholic bishop is releasing abuse victims from nondisclosure agreements signed with the state’s largest religious denomination. “Since 2002, the Diocese of Burlington has not required any NDA with survivors as part of a legal settlement,” the Most Rev. Christopher J. Coyne said Friday. “It is my hope that this past… Read More »

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 In the Aug. 14 primary perennial contender H. Brooke Paige ran and won six GOP nominations and has withdrawn from all but the contest against Democrat Jim Condos for secretary of state.… Read More »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 »