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Yesterday I talked with Amy Ivy  (of Coop. Extension) about a neat event in Plattsburgh Saturday afternoon that’ll bring people who want to eat local food together with people who produce food, local food, even in this dead part of...
This is part of a series of farmers writing about life on the farm , week to week, through the season. Courtney Grimes-Sutton is co-owner of Mace Chasm Farm in Keeseville. Read all of Courtney’s journal entries here. And you should check out...
I cover the Champlain Valley, so I cross back and forth between Vermont and New York a lot. Sometimes the places blur together and I don’t even notice I’ve crossed the state line. But other times – in the islands, in Port Henry and...
Update, 4:45 pm: Nora again in Canton — we’ll be continuing to follow this story with Brian in the Adirondacks, but in the meantime you can check your weather conditions on our weather page, where you’ll also find weather alerts by...
I’m watching the weather go crazy outside my house in Winooski, Vermont right now — driving rain, high winds, the power flickering on and off. They sky went dark grey, now it’s strangely yellow, and the cat’s freaked out. A...

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Simple Beauty: Georgia O'Keeffe at the Shelburne Museum
Georgia O'Keeffe is most famous for her paintings of the American Southwest, but O'Keeffe's first maturity as an artist came while painting in Lake George. Brian Mann visited the new Georgia O'Keeffe exhibition at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont..
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Lake Champlain Maritime History, pt. 1
Wreck diving off Burlington with Brian Mann.
The deer tick, Ixodes scapularis, carries and spreads Lyme disease. Photo: Scott Bauer, USDA
The deer tick, Ixodes scapularis, carries and spreads Lyme disease. Photo: Scott Bauer, USDA

Vermont House advances bill on Lyme disease treatment

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The Vermont House is expected to give final passage to a bill that would give doctors more flexibility in treating Lyme disease.

The bill up for final action Wednesday would allow doctors to prescribe long-term antibiotics to patients diagnosed with the tick-borne illness.  Go to full article
Archive Photo of the Day: Stephen Diehl, Antwerp, NY

Winter storm will blanket the whole region starting tomorrow morning

A major late winter snowstorm is expected to blanket the region over the next two days. Heavy snowfall and windy conditions will make travel hazardous in many areas.

Up to ten inches can be expected in parts of NY, and a similar amount in southern Ontario. Parts of Vermont can expect up to 20 inches of new snow.  Go to full article
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin. Photo: <a href="">Community College of Vermont</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Vermont Governor Shumlin calls for wage increase

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is calling on lawmakers to raise the state minimum wage in steps to $10.10 by 2017 but some business groups say it's not the right step to increase incomes for Vermonters.

Shumlin said Monday "it's imperative to raise the minimum wage in Vermont to what the President has recommended."  Go to full article
Sen. Bernie Sanders wants Vermont to lead the way on climate change. Photo: <a href="">350 Vermont</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Vt.'s Sen. Sanders to lead climate "wake-up" call

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will help lead an overnight session of the Senate's Climate Action Task Force in what he terms a wake-up call on global...  Go to full article
A Chittenden County Transportation Agency shuttle.  Photo: <a href="">Adam Fagen</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Vermont bus agency preparing riders for driver strike

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) The company that provides bus service in parts of northern Vermont is preparing its riders for a possible strike by its unionized bus drivers.
...  Go to full article
Burlington waterfront. Photo: <a href="">Adam Riquier</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Waterfront upgrades coming to Burlington

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) New projects on Lake Champlain's waterfront could be starting in the Vermont city of Burlington soon.

Parks and Recreation Director Jesse...  Go to full article
The poposed Vermont Gas Systems pipeline runs from Cornwall, VT to Ticonderoga, NY. Map: Addison County Regional Planning Commission

Vermont towns oppose gas pipeline to Ticonderoga

Three towns in Vermont are pushing back against a plan to build a natural gas pipeline connecting to the International Paper mill in Ticonderoga. At Town Meeting Day...  Go to full article
Town meeting day, home of democracy and pie. Treats baked by Tim Wolfe of Tunbridge, VT. Photo: Rick Scully, used by permission

Small VT towns grapple with big issues on Town Meeting Day

On the first Tuesday in March, Vermonters come together for town meeting day. They gather in town halls and school auditoriums to hash out budgets and elect local...  Go to full article
Wind turbines in Searbury, Vermont Photo: <a href="">Jared and Corin</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Lowell VT rejects anti-wind vote at town meeting

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Lowell voters are standing behind their support for a 21-turbine industrial wind power project making electricity on a ridge above the northern Vermont...  Go to full article
Wind Turbines in Searbury, Vermont Photo: <a href="">Jared and Corin</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Vermont loves renewable energy, except when it arrives

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Vermont touts itself as clean and green but renewable energy has had a bumpy ride in the state recently.

Strong opposition from citizens'...  Go to full article

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