06/30/2016 06:43 AM EDT - BOSTON — House and Senate leaders struck a deal Wednesday on an annual budget bill expected to include spending cuts that were not anticipated in April and May when both branches debated their plans.
06/30/2016 04:27 AM EDT - BOSTON — Boston Mayor Marty Walsh expressed concern Wednesday after the second top member of his administration was arrested on charges that he extorted a music festival, pressuring it to hire union workers.
06/30/2016 07:25 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — Residents have more questions about two proposals to connect homes and businesses impacted by PFOA contamination with municipal water systems.
Among them: Will they be required to hook into the new water main in front of their home, and how much would the project cost compared to long-term maintenance of home filtration systems?
06/30/2016 07:28 AM EDT - MANCHESTER — The bulldozers and graders have only begun their work, and the "field of dreams" is still mostly a brownish topsoil, but town officials are pushing ahead to lay the groundwork for developing the soon-to-enhanced Dana Thompson Recreation Park as a venue for multi-team sports tournaments, hopefully by next year.
Dorset fire departments strike agreement on tax rates 06/30/2016 07:29 AM EDT - DORSET — The two fire districts and fire departments of Dorset have agreed to a fire services contract that would equalize their costs and funding mechanisms.
Last Wednesday, June 22, Dorset's Selectboard and representatives of the Dorset and East Dorset fire districts met and approved the contract through which they will provide fire protection services to both communities. Full Story
06/30/2016 07:29 AM EDT - A Bennington Chamber of Commerce representative has secured one of the community member seats on the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union's Act 46 study committee.
"Business needs a voice," said Marie Shutts, director of operations for the chamber. "Local employers are frustrated with not being able to fill vacancies because the graduates do not possess the skill set necessary for those positions.
06/30/2016 07:35 AM EDT - SOUTH LONDONDERRY — Known for working with horses with physical, mental and emotional challenges, trainer Tini Heinrich Hamilton has resumed her equine rehab, healing and training facility at Thistle Dew Stables in South Londonderry.
Ponytails donated to children with hair loss 06/30/2016 07:35 AM EDT - BRATTLEBORO — In the Biblical story of Sampson and Delilah, Delilah cuts Sampson's hair and his strength is lost, but in one local community, members stepped in to cut 10 or more inches of their own locks, demonstrating courage and a random act of kindness for children in need. Full Story