Dollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar
Dollar Tree said Monday it is buying rival discounter Family Dollar for $8.5 billion, significantly broadening its reach as it looks to fend off Wal-Mart, which has been stepping up its courtship of lower-income customers FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, file photo, shoppers walk out of a Dollar Tree store in Barre, Vt.
The Bennington Banner
Milne launches gubernatorial campaign
Scott Milne, the Vermont GOP-endorsed gubernatorial candidate, formally launched his campaign Wednesday with a one-two punch aimed at Gov. Peter Shumlin.
The Bennington Banner
State accuses Dollar Tree of violating agreement on jewelry sales
Vermont has sued the retail chain Dollar Tree for allegedly violating consumer protection laws prohibiting the sale of children's products that may contain lead.
Barre gets $1.6 million in grants
Gov. Peter Shumlin says the city of Barre is receiving $1.6 million in grants that to address flood risks, clean up environmental contamination and redevelop a central part of downtown.
Barre wins grants to clean brownfields
The $600,000 for the Merchants Row Redevelopment Project is coming from the EPA.
The Brattleboro Reformer
Republican Milne launches campaign website
Republican Scott Milne has run a relatively quiet campaign for governor of Vermont so far, but there are signs it's coming to life.
Vt. Lt. Governor campaigns with cupcakes
Incumbent Republican Phil Scott spent the morning learning how to frost cupcakes at Maureen's Sweet Treats in Barre.
Vt. sues Dollar Tree over tainted jewelry
The attorney general's office is suing the discount chain, claiming Dollar Tree is violating a settlement it agreed to four years ago to stop selling jewelry.
Construction underway on Vermont rail trail
Construction is underway on a 16-mile stretch of what will become a 90-mile rail-trail across northern Vermont between St. Johnsbury and Swanton.
Exeter hires first economic development director
The town has hired a Vermont man to serve as its first economic development director.
Vermont Am - Day 1
Over 100 of the state's best golfers were on hand at the Burlington Country Club Monday for the opening round of the Vermont State Amateur men's golf championship.