Vermont convicts held in a Mississippi ‘contract’ prison had best settle in for the duration. The contract has been extended. That headline and others from Vermont media yesterday and today.
Water Cooler: Closed border hurts tourism / Pot industry eyes cheap power in NY / For Burlington school funding, race matters / Cyanobacteria blooms
The marijuana industry consumes huge amounts of electricity. Plattsburgh, New York is looking pretty good right now.
Water Cooler: Why do people hate government? / Tea Party in St. Albans Bay? / TPUSA event ‘draws criticism’
TPUSA’s Charlie Kirk’s Critical Race Theory Tour speech planned for Burlington October 18 is taking flack from local activists. That may be a headline – but it’s not exactly news.
Water Cooler: Free food program holds final pickup / EB-5 developers square off in court / Essex Junction to vote (again) on splitting from Essex Town / Banyai goes to Supreme Court
Slate Ridge owner Daniel Banyai has appealed to VT Supreme Court. The Village of Essex Junction will vote AGAIN to leave Essex Town. And wellfunded foundations are giving millions for BIPOC Vermonters to take up farming. 40 acres and a tractor – better late than never!
Leftist Goddard College staff push back against vax mandate. Go figure!
Water Cooler: Burlington cops say bonuses not enough / fake pills contain fentanyl / school masking extended / Shumlin officials targeted in EB-5 scandal probe
Headline from VT media today – Those retention bonuses using federal $$ aren’t enough to make Burlington cops stick around. Good job, Burlington City Council! Whoyagonnacall?
The free food program will end this week. A Stowe cop is accused of sex assault. And hospital officials worry about looming staffing shortages due to Covid-19 vax deadlines. These headlines and more from VT media today.
Water Cooler: pushback against ‘Vermont State University’ / BLM at Rice Memorial / Olympic finalist celebrated in Richford
While Vermont healthcare groups vaccinate migrant workers statewide, the Biden Administration is admitting thousands of unvaccinated Haitians. And why was a UVM dorm told to ‘shelter in place’?
Water Cooler: pandemic $$ to pay police bonuses / Spilled milk in highway rollover? / more remote learning in NEK / Stowe worker dies in zipline accident
A Stowe worker died in a zipline accident.
Water Cooler: Some businesses got too much pandemic relief / why are grocery, fuel prices rising? / Burlington may restrict short-term rentals
Vermont’s auditor says some businesses got more pandemic relief $$ than they were entitled to.