James Finn

Middlebury College is considering revoking an honorary degree held by Rudy Giuliani in light of the role he played in “fomenting” the riot in the U.S. Capitol last week, college president Laurie Patton said Sunday.  Giulani, who since 2018 has worked as President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, has been a leading voice in the propagation of election fraud conspiracies advanced by Trump and his supporters since president-elect Joe Biden won the November general election.  He addressed the president’s supporters before they stormed the Capitol on Wednesday, urging them to seize the riot as a “...
VERMONT — 2020 has been a tough year for Vermont dairy producers. The pandemic has spurred heavy losses across the industry. Prices have been so low, there’s even been milk dumping. Some dairy farmers have shut their barn doors for good. But with more people staying home since March, butter makers say Vermonters are buying their product for home use in greater quantities than in years past. The sales uptick is a bright spot in what’s otherwise been a brutal stretch for Vermont’s banner industry. Early in the pandemic, butter makers faced the same obstacles as other dairy producers: Sales to...
Vermont colleges sent students home for the fall semester just before Thanksgiving, closing their doors on a bizarre — but largely Covid-19-free — semester. Students spent this fall living under an array of stringent campus protocols intended to limit the virus’s spread. Professors adapted to remote teaching and altered methods of delivering in-person classes, and staff worked to make reconfigured campuses run smoothly.  And, as the semester comes to a close, officials say colleges’ numbers show those measures have paid off. At the state level, Vermont has handled its higher education...

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