A Vermont high school student charged with sending death threats to fellow students, teachers and staff at his school, causing three lockdowns and the cancellation of classes, has been jailed for violating the conditions of his release.
The Vermont Legislature adjourned on May 19th with the threat of a budget veto by the governor and a special session planned at the end of June to deal with vetoes. Although the session ended with the focus on teacher health care contracts, the leaders of the legislature say the controversy overshadowed a number of legislative accomplishments.
The Baker Administration has announced an additional $6.8 million to go toward the Last Mile Infrastructure Grant Program to bring broadband internet networks to rural communities in Central and Western Massachusetts.
Governor Phil Scott today vetoed Vermont’s first-in-the-nation legislatively approved marijuana legalization bill. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley was in Montpelier today as the governor explained why he is sending the legislation back.
IS183 Art School of the Berkshires is switching gears from after-school activities to offering mini-summer camps for kids. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief JD Allen sat down with Spokesperson Carrie Wright and Executive Director Hope Sullivan, who discussed the importance of engaging children throughout the year. Wright speaks first.
The city of Springfield is planning to take by eminent domain more than a dozen properties, including a public housing authority complex, to improve access and parking for a new community center. The $10 million South End Community Center is one of the last major rebuilding projects from the tornado that struck the city six years ago next month.
The Democratically-controlled Vermont Legislature adjourned last Friday despite budget veto threats from the Republican governor over the failure to reach a deal on a new teacher health insurance negotiation plan.
Monterey, Massachusetts is pulling out of a four-town broadband agreement with the state. The town instead will work with a local company that is not supported by state funds to bring internet to residents.