After four workshops over the course of the past two months, the Brandon Budget Committee voted on Monday night to propose a FY25 budget to the Selectboard that is roughly 13% higher than the current year’s.
Back in 1878, Brandon hired an engineering firm from Pennsylvania to dig a trench, by hand, from Fern Lake to the village, at a cost of $40,000 (approximately $1.1m today).
More than forty firefighters and backcountry rescue volunteers met at the Rochester office of the U.S. Forest Service last Saturday.
This Christmas will mark the 18th year that I have been forcing my kids to make homemade gifts for each other.
Now that most of the world is using lithium-ion batteries for storing solar-generated power and running electric transportation, American companies are rethinking mining lithium, and weighing its benefits against the negatives.
Coming upon a swath of downed trees, whether they are accompanied by heavy machinery or not, can be disarming.
My recent research on the McGee family pulled me into the perplexing story of Angeline, wife of Lewis McGee of Chittenden, Vermont.
In the fall of 1945, I worked for a crook. I was a high-school junior that year (Middlebury High School, Class of ‘47) who was always looking to make some extra money.
A drawing by a Lothrop first-grader
A comic by Matt Aucoin