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 »

Catholic Diocese waives nondisclosure agreements

Catholic Diocese waives 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 »

UVM Medical Center nurses ratify contract

By AIDEN QUIGLEY VTDIGGER.ORG Nurses at the University of Vermont Medical Center have ratified a contract with hospital management with 70 percent of voting nurses in support. Just shy of 1,100 of the union’s 1,800 nurses voted in the election on Sept. 27. The hospital and the nurses came to a tentative agreement Sept. 19… Read More »

FDA has sweet news for maple producers

Maple producers and consumers are feeling sweet relief after the U.S. Food & Drug Administration announced that 100-percent pure maple products won’t have to display an added-sugar label on packaging. “This is a victory for common sense and democracy,” Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan said. “I want to thank the hundreds of Vermonters who stood… Read More »

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 »

Citizens demand Vermont Gas pipeline investigation

By ELIZABETH GRIBKOFF VTDIGGER.ORG Opponents of a Vermont Gas pipeline want the Public Utility Commission to move forward on an independent investigation of the pipeline construction. The commission, at the behest of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources and concerned citizens, ordered an expert review of the methods and practices used to construct the controversial… Read More »