Vermont's congressional delegation says the farm bill passed by the U.S. Senate that includes a program aimed at stabilizing milk prices is a good step forward. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports…
A provision of the voluntary program is designed to stop the dramatic swings in prices, by discouraging the oversupply of milk and allowing farmers to buy insurance that pays out when prices plummet.
More than 1,600 people in the area of South Burlington, Vt., have signed a petition in support of locating new Air Guard jets at Burlington International Airport. WAMC’s Pat Bradley reports…
The petition presented Monday urges the South Burlington City Council to reconsider its opposition to basing the new jets locally.
The Council voted last month against basing the F-35A at the Vermont Air Guard base. It sent questions to the Air Force related to a draft environmental impact statement related to elevated noise levels.
After applying for a waiver for flexibility from the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law, Vermont has changed its mind and will not pursue the application.
The U.S. Department of Education announced this week that it has approved waivers for another eight states. A total of 19 states have gotten waivers to date in exchange for providing their own plans to improve student outcomes and teaching quality.
Vermont State Police say human remains, including part of a skull, have been found on private property that was being excavated in Northfield. More from WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley......
Police say the skull piece and other skeletal remains found at the construction site will be sent to the Federal Bureau of Investigation laboratory for further investigation.
The office of the Vermont chief medical examiner and a University of Vermont anthropologist determined that the bones are human.