Almost a year after a federal lawsuit against the town police department set off a chain of scandals and resignations, Williamstown, Massachusetts municipal elections are coming up May 11th. WAMC speaks with one of the candidates for select board in the first part of a series on the election.
The owner of an unpermitted firearms training center in the southern Vermont town of Pawlet says he won’t comply with a judge’s order to dismantle much of the facility he built in the woods near the New York border.
The state of Vermont has won an appeal with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services that allows the continued operation of the state office that manages foreign business investment through a federal program that grants U.S. residency to people who help create jobs.
Vermont’s regular Friday COVID briefing included discussion on how the state will respond to a pending federal decision regarding the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause. Later in the day, the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced after a panel of experts voted that the vaccine is safe and effective at preventing COVID-19, and its benefits outweigh the known risks.
Along with 14 other community colleges around Massachusetts, Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield will not require students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for the fall semester. WAMC spoke with college president Ellen Kennedy about why she signed on to a letter outlining the policy and more.
Vermont Lieutenant Governor Molly Gray has been holding a series of themed roundtables to bring attention to what she says are critical issues for the state. Her latest “Seat at the Table” featured a panel discussion on climate change and sustainable food systems.
The Second Gentleman of the United States, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, was in Burlington, Vermont on Wednesday. Douglas Emhoff is helping the Biden Administration spread the word about the importance of vaccinations against COVID-19 especially in underserved and minority communities.