After a fire damaged a historic building in Brattleboro, investors had a tough time raising enough money to redevelop the property. Ultimately, the project relied on both federal and state grants to finance the reconstruction. Eight years after the fire, we look at the current status of the Brooks House. On April 17, 2011, a […]
State and tech schools in Vermont are partnering with businesses to fill jobs. This past summer, the Community College of Vermont partnered with Workforce Opportunity Services to help underserved youth and veterans get jobs. CCV also launched a workforce opportunity program where people can earn money while they’re going to classes.
The Vermont State College system is facing some tough choices. Falling enrollment and revenues means cuts to faculty, staff and programs. But so far, that’s not enough to balance the books. So the Vermont State College Chancellor and Board of Trustees are on a listening tour, visiting each campus. Thursday, at least 200 people packed […]
Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl and the American-Canadian Tour have unveiled the schedule of events for Vermont Milk Bowl weekend. A full weekend of racing and off-track fun is planned to cap the 60th season at Thunder Road. It all culminates on Sept. 29 with the 57th Vermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank.
By the end of Made Holy, an essay collection by Emily Arnason Casey, readers may feel as if they’ve visited the lakeside cabin where she spent her childhood summers and where “[s]ilence opened up around me like a secret kingdom…” (“The Cabin”). We may imagine we’ve been in her grandmother’s house in Minnesota, where a […]
At the Franklin County Regional Chamber of Commerce, Lisamarie Charlesworth, chamber manager, said that while she recognized the challenges faced in the current economy in Franklin County, she was also excited by the potential for growth. Charlesworth said that she has definitely seen an increase in tourist traffic to the downtown St Albans area. The […]
Martha H. O’Connor, a woman who was described as the matriarch of Brattleboro, died on Monday at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, N.H., at age 82 after a brief illness. She was remembered with fondness and respect Tuesday for all that she did for her adopted hometown and her state, particularly in the fields of […]
For weeks, Helen Robertson’s husband has driven back and forth multiple times a day between the two funeral homes the couple owns in St. Johnsbury and Lyndonville. Because he is the only licensed funeral director on staff, there are some tasks that only he can perform, Robertson said, like making arrangements with families and being […]
The rescue squad in the town of Fair Haven is running again after a month hiatus due to understaffing and lack of a field supervisor. The Rutland Herald reports that the squad has a new supervisor and several new staff members.
Community College of Vermont (CCV)-Bennington will once again offer its entrepreneurship program in fall 2019. Start-Up 802 is a two-course curriculum designed to help students develop entrepreneurial skills and launch business ideas. The program was launched last year as the result of a collaborative effort to stimulate economic development and cultivate local talent. CCV developed […]