Vermont http://nhpr.org en Lack Of Funding Could Halt Vermont Highway Projects http://nhpr.org/post/lack-funding-could-halt-vermont-highway-projects <p>In the past few years, many states, including Vermont, have embarked on hundreds of road and bridge construction projects and most of the projects were paid for with a large amount of federal funds.</p><p>But there’s a problem: the Federal Highway Trust Fund is running out of money.</p><p><a href="http://digital.vpr.net/post/lack-funding-could-halt-state-highway-projects" target="_blank">Read or listen to Bob Kinzel's report on VPR's website. </a></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 20:56:38 +0000 Bob Kinzel 46091 at http://nhpr.org From The Archives: Town Meeting; Killington Secedes http://nhpr.org/post/archives-town-meeting-killington-secedes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s town meeting time! A storied tradition in northern New England, and in New Hampshire especially. This week I found an old interview with Dartmouth College professor of history, </span>Jere<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Daniell<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. He spoke with an unidentified </span>NHPR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reporter in July, 1994. </span>Daniell<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has made close study of our town meeting and the history of the institution.</span></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:12:19 +0000 Andrew Parrella 45025 at http://nhpr.org From The Archives: Town Meeting; Killington Secedes Sledding With Vermont's Mushers http://nhpr.org/post/sledding-vermonts-mushers <p>Among the people following the recent Iditarod sled dog race closely were the members of the <a href="http://www.vtmushers.org/">Vermont Mushers Association</a>&nbsp;— people who run sled dogs in the Green Mountain state.</p><p><a href="http://digital.vpr.net/post/sledding-vermonts-mushers" target="_blank">Read or listen to Sage Van Wing's report on Vermont Public Radio's website.</a></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:27:34 +0000 Sage Van Wing 44981 at http://nhpr.org Vermont To Issue Fewer Moose Permits To Boost Numbers http://nhpr.org/post/vermont-issue-fewer-moose-permits-boost-numbers <p>Vermont's Fish and Wildlife board has given preliminary approval for 285 regular season permits and 50 archery permits this year. The regular season number is a 20 percent reduction from 2013.</p><p><a href="http://digital.vpr.net/post/state-issue-fewer-moose-permits-boost-numbers" target="_blank">Read or listen to Steve Zind's report on Vermont Public Radio's website. </a></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 21:41:02 +0000 Steve Zind 44593 at http://nhpr.org New Farm Bill Boosts Hemp Cultivation In Vermont http://nhpr.org/post/new-farm-bill-boosts-hemp-cultivation-vermont <p>Tucked away in the thousands of pages of the Farm Bill is a provision that affects the 11 states that have legalized the growing of hemp. Vermont is part of this group.</p><p><a href="http://digital.vpr.net/post/new-farm-bill-boosts-hemp-cultivation-vermont" target="_blank">Read and listen to Bob Kinzel's report on Vermont Public Radio's website. </a></p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 21:46:52 +0000 Bob Kinzel 44201 at http://nhpr.org Vermont Ski Resorts Look To Court Foreign EB-5 Investors http://nhpr.org/post/vermont-ski-resorts-look-court-foreign-eb-5-investors <p>A number of businesses in Vermont are working to attract foreign capital with the prospect of permanent US residency. The Mount Snow resort hopes to raise $52 million dollars overseas through the EB-5 visa program.</p><p><a href="http://digital.vpr.net/post/inspired-jay-peak-mount-snow-looks-court-foreign-eb-5-investors" target="_blank">Read and listen to Susan Keese's report on Vermont Public Radio's website.</a></p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 22:39:05 +0000 Susan Keese 43837 at http://nhpr.org Can Climate Change Hurt Vermont's Winter Sports Industry? http://nhpr.org/post/can-climate-change-hurt-vermonts-winter-sports-industry <p>Winter sports are capturing the attention of Olympics spectators, but climate change is making some environmentalists worry about the future of sports like skiing and snowboarding. Last week, Vermont Law School hosted a panel discussion about how climate change continues to jeopardize the winter sports industry both nationally and in New England.</p><p><a href="http://digital.vpr.net/post/can-climate-change-hurt-vermonts-winter-sports-industry" target="_blank">Listen to Annie Russell's report at Vermont Public Radio's website. </a></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 22:37:41 +0000 Annie Russell 43473 at http://nhpr.org Dartmouth-Hitchcock Calls On VT Non-Profit To Help Fill Skills Gap http://nhpr.org/post/dartmouth-hitchcock-calls-vt-non-profit-help-fill-skills-gap <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thirteen unemployed and underemployed people from New Hampshire and Vermont will soon be taking jobs with <a href="http://www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/" target="_blank">Dartmouth-Hitchcock</a> as medical coders. &nbsp;T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">oday they graduate from an innovative cross-state program.</span></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 42865 at http://nhpr.org In Vermont, A Network Of Help For Opiate-Addicted Mothers http://nhpr.org/post/vermont-network-help-opiate-addicted-mothers It came as a surprise to many people when Vermont's governor recently devoted his entire 2014 <a href="http://governor.vermont.gov/newsroom-state-of-state-speech-2013">State of the State address</a> to what he called a "full-blown heroin crisis."<p>While it may not fit Vermont's bucolic image, the state's addiction problem has long been acknowledged. And as the state has expanded treatment, it's also been coming to grips with one of the most difficult and emotional aspects of the issue: addicted mothers.<p>Between 2005 and 2010, the number of babies with symptoms of opioid exposure tripled. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:20:00 +0000 Steve Zind 42591 at http://nhpr.org In Vermont, A Network Of Help For Opiate-Addicted Mothers Scrooge Visits Christmasville, USA http://nhpr.org/post/scrooge-visits-christmasville-usa <p></p><p>What happens when a veritable Grinch is confronted by unbridled Christmas spirit? Last year we sent favorite contributor Sean Hurley to visit a town <a href="http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2099452_2099450,00.html" target="_blank">Time Magazine dubbed one of America's "most Christmassy"</a>:</p><blockquote><p>Is there a better place to celebrate Christmas than Vermont, where the air has a fragrance of pine needles and the ground is (most likely) dusted with snow? For the past 25 years, Woodstock has hosted <a href="http://www.woodstockvt.com/wassail.php" target="_blank">Wassail Weekend</a>, a pre-Christmas festival that is rooted in 19th century Norse culture and traditions. While the city itself is a sight to see during the holiday season, Wassail Weekend brings a distinctive parade of more than 50 horses and riders adorned in holiday costumes and period dress, as well as wagon and sleigh rides, a wassail feast and tours of the city's most notable historic buildings ... It's everything you imagine Christmas to be, but so much more. -<em>Time Magazine</em></p></blockquote><p>He was, perhaps, a bit of a Scrooge about it.</p><p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 15:34:10 +0000 Sean Hurley 26064 at http://nhpr.org Scrooge Visits Christmasville, USA Vermont Filmmaker Leading The Charge For 'Regional Cinema' http://nhpr.org/post/vermont-filmmaker-leading-charge-regional-cinema <p>When people talk about shopping local, they’re usually referring to buying food, books, and other goods and services &nbsp;from a regional supplier as opposed to buying online or from big box store. Thu, 12 Sep 2013 16:42:17 +0000 Virginia Prescott 34840 at http://nhpr.org Vermont Filmmaker Leading The Charge For 'Regional Cinema' Vermont: The Small Town State http://nhpr.org/post/vermont-small-town-state <p></p><p><em>This episode of </em>State of the Re:Union<em> visits our neighbors across the Connecticut. Best of Public Radio airs Sundays at 3 p.m.</em></p> Sun, 02 Jun 2013 18:00:00 +0000 NHPR Staff 28600 at http://nhpr.org Vermont: The Small Town State Ben & Jerry's Opens Flagship Store In Tokyo http://nhpr.org/post/ben-jerrys-opens-flagship-store-tokyo It's in a ritzy section of town, so the company is hoping to appeal to high end customers with a retro farmhouse style decor. This includes Ottomans covered in vinyl cowhide fabric and the front of a 1960s van mounted on the wall. Mon, 16 Apr 2012 08:00:00 +0000 3143 at http://nhpr.org Vermont Governor Has Bear Encounter http://nhpr.org/post/vermont-governor-has-bear-encounter Bears are in the news again.<p>Tuesday, there was the guy in Los Angeles who was texting-while-walking and almost bumped into a 400-pound black bear. The close encounter with an ursine <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/04/11/150435559/video-texting-guy-barely-escapes-bumping-into-bear" target="_blank">was caught on video</a>.<p>Now there's this:<p>Vermont Gov. Sat, 14 Apr 2012 02:19:17 +0000 Mark Memmott 3130 at http://nhpr.org Vermont Governor Has Bear Encounter Can A Small Town Survive Without Its Bank? http://nhpr.org/post/can-small-town-survive-without-its-bank Alburgh, Vt., is a town with unusual geography: It's on a peninsula that borders Quebec and is surrounded by Lake Champlain. Even though the town is small and isolated, its residents have always had somewhere to do their banking.<p>But in January, the People's United Bank branch on Main Street announced it was closing its doors. When Irene Clarke heard the news, she decided to do something about it.<p>"I heard a rumor on Facebook, if there can be such a thing as a rumor, and I was appalled," Clarke says. "The realization, as I started thinking about it, that the businesses here ... Thu, 29 Mar 2012 07:11:00 +0000 Sarah Harris 2838 at http://nhpr.org Can A Small Town Survive Without Its Bank?