When students in South Burlington arrive at school Monday,
new surveillance cameras will be filming the entry ways. It’s part of the South Burlington School District’s response to the tragedy
in Newtown, Conn. School administrators across Vermont are struggling to balance
increased security while maintaining a warm atmosphere.
right to bear arms is the law of the land. But after an unprecedented series of
shooting rampages last year, some state and local governments are now considering
bans on assault weapons on their streets.
March, voters in Burlington will vote on a resolution that would oppose the shipment
of tar-sands oil across northeastern sections of the state. Now,
environmental activists want voters to put the issue on Town Meeting Day
ballots in other towns.
Nearly a year after many Vermont towns supported
resolutions calling for the reversal of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United
decision that gave corporations the same rights as people, a new grassroots effort plans to
expand the idea by giving the Earth "rights."
On Thursday, Vermont Gas Systems filed a petition for a state permit to begin construction of its underground pipeline project, which has already collided with opposition from local residents who don’t like the route.
Planners looking to boost downtowns around the state have been focusing on home
grown stores that specialize in fresh produce and local products. In Barre, a group hopes a new co-operative grocery store will revive the city’s central business district.