Burlington, towns consider ban on new oil, gas furnaces / Game warden impersonators try to strangle victim / 5% of VT schoolchildren home schooled / VT uses Dominion but not Smartmatic / State revenue up over soft projections
The State’s General Fund, Transportation Fund, and Education Fund receipts were $18.27 million, or 10.1%, above expectations in October.
NEWS SHORTS: At 3:39 this morning, Vermont State Police received a call that a resident of a home on Lamkin St in Highgate had been awakened by two males allegedly impersonating Vermont Fish & Game Officers. Small amount of Pfizer vaccine to reach Vermont December 10. Barre flag-flying schedule listed.
Five percent of Vermont schoolchildren – one in 20 – are being home schooled, according to statistics received from the Vermont Agency of Education. A total of 79,836 students are enrolled in Vermont public schools during the 2020 school year, according to the Vermont Agency of Education dashboard. That’s down from 83,710 in the 2019 school year.
Vermont uses Dominion voting machines but does not use Smartmatic software, Deputy Secretary of State Chris Winters told Vermont Daily this week.
The ordinance committee in Vermont’s largest city met last night to discuss whether or not they can ban new fossil fuel infrastructure.
The Vermont Fuel Dealers Association has hired an attorney to investigate whether a Vermont municipality can legally ban oil and gas burners or enact a fee that would make it prohibitively expensive to install one. According to this memo from the city of Burlington, under the draft ordinance a new hotel that wants to heat with gas would have to pay an estimated $200,000 for a permit.
Barre to fly BLM, Thin Blue Line flags / Helping VT media understand their bias / Portland Oregon dystopia future of VT? / Archer Mayor in car crash / Fernandez on socialism
A pro-BLM flag supporter on the Council condemned the “hatred” of the pro-police flag, and said there are people in Barre who “cannot see past their hatred.”
Vermont crime novelist Archer Mayor was involved in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 17 that sent the driver of the other car to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries, state police said.
Vermont conservatives – and Trump supporters in particular – are media shy. At numerous Trump rallies this reporter has asked flag-waving, sign-carrying, “USA” chanting Vermonters to tell me why they support the president. Those willing to answer usually refuse to give their names. Social and family repercussions are feared. Worse, they tell me they’re worried about losing their jobs.