Armed with a report offering definitive paths forward and a Democratic supermajority, legislators are searching for the way forward when it comes to addressing problems with Vermont’s child care system.

It wasn’t much of a problem for hunters to shoot a deer this past fall but finding a place to weigh or report their quarry — whether to obey state hunting laws or purely for bragging rights — has gotten to be a hassle.

Stowe’s new trio of senators rang in the new year with an intimate question-and-answer session hosted by the town’s business-boosting organization.

If you haven’t gotten your annual flu shot or updated COVID-19 booster yet, state health officials say now is the time to take advantage of expanded hours at vaccination clinics — where you can walk in, with no appointment necessary.


A woman who dealt with debilitating trauma after the loss of her spouse and child finally found long-term housing earlier last month after two years living in emergency hotel housing made possible by pandemic-era federal funding.

There’s an exceedingly rare shrub atop Vermont’s highest peak that you probably won’t see for several months because of all the snow. But you’re not alone — until last month, no one else ever had, either.

As of November, Vermonters can sign up for or change their health and dental plans for 2023. Thanks to a new law that extends financial help through 2025, Vermonters can get lower-cost health plans that cover preventive care like mental health services and annual check-ups.

Vermont’s Congressional deck has been officially reshuffled after Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy declined to run for another term, and Congressman Peter Welch has now been elected to replace him and Vermont Senate President Pro Tempore Becca Balint is replacing Welch.

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