Monthly Archives: November 2013

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Artists as Vermonters, Vermonters as artists

Posted on Feb 15, 2013

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The author’s father, R. Lewis Teague, at work in his Vermont studio in 1959. (Hanson Carroll)

The author’s father, R. Lewis Teague, at work in his Vermont studio in 1959. (Hanson Carroll) Artists as Vermonters, Vermonters as artists Growing up in the state in ’50s and ’60s, a third-generation artist saw the inspiration and isolation that Vermont had on her father, a painter. In the intervening years, the environment here has become much more appealing for artists. And artists, in turn, have stimulated the economy and helped…

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Waste not, Want Not : Vermont’s New Recycling Bill and the Committed Women Who Made it Happen

Jen Holliday

Solid waste may not sound like a women’s issue to you, but when Vermont’s H.485 was signed into law early in June, the number of women standing behind Gov. Peter Shumlin as he signed the bill was notable. Many had been involved in the long legislative process that led to this first-in-the-nation legislation to ban organic waste—meaning biodegradable waste from animals or plants—in landfills completely by 2020.