Facing blank ballot, Republicans pick five nominees in state races

By Xander Landen VTDIGGER.ORG Facing a largely empty ballot just days away from this year’s general election candidate deadline, the Vermont Republican Party selected five nominees last week for statewide and federal offices. Before this year’s primary on Aug. 14, Republicans struggled to find a slate of candidates to take on incumbent Democrats in top offices.… Read More »

Police, fire crews rescue dog stuck in rocks

STAFF REPORT Police and rescue crews were called into action last week when a dog wandered off into the woods near Cheesefactory Lane in Shelburne and  became stuck between two rocks. Shelburne Police arrived first on the scene late last Thursday morning and found that the dog – a hound named Baby Girl – had… Read More »

Charlotte to revive affordable housing fund

By MADELINE HUGHES In the mid-2000s Charlotters voted to create a fund that allocated tax dollars to build affordable housing. The fund currently has $140,000 in it for grants. The money was added over a decade ago but has since remained unused. On Monday night, the Selectboard will consider amending the fund’s grant policy in… Read More »

Finding fresh air and family

Finding fresh air and family

By MADELINE HUGHES In a tradition that dates back over 100 years, 160 youngsters from New York City visited Vermont this summer through the Fresh Air Fund. Since 1877, the program has given  children the chance to experience life outside the city every summer. This year, about 200 families hosted kids ages 8 to 18,… 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 »

UVM nurses cut ties with credit union

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 »