Renewable Energy Consequences in Vermont
With the passage of Act 56 by the Vermont Legislature, solar arrays are appearing throughout the state. Here's how it's impacting Vermonters.
Burlington Brew Tours in NY Times
Burlington Brew Tours feature in NY Times 36 hours in Burlington, VT.
Teaching Wabanaki History and Culture in Maine: Challenges and Opportunities
Since 2001, Maine law has required that K-12 education incorporate Wabanaki history and culture. Donna M. Loring, who was then the Penobscot Representative to the Maine State Legislature, sponsored the legislation. This year’s Donna M. Loring Lecture assesses Maine’s progress in implementing the law. The speakers, Maine Education Commissioner Pender Makin, Fiona Hopper, Social Studies Teacher Leader and Wabanaki Studies Coordinator in Portland Public Schools, and community partner Bridgid Neptune will address why this mandate is so important, how it has succeeded, and what challenges educators have yet to overcome in order to achieve its goals.
Fiona Hopper has been a language arts and ESOL teacher in the Portland Public Schools for thirteen years. She also co-founded and co-teaches “Race in the United States: Perspectives for Portland Educators,” an introductory course for Portland teachers on issues of race, racism, privilege, bias, and equity. Currently, Fiona is the social studies teacher leader and Wabanaki Studies coordinator on the district academic team. Hopper grew up in Connecticut and Vermont. She graduated in 2004 from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a double major in feminist studies and literature and a concentration in creative writing. She holds a B.S. in education from the University of Southern Maine and earned an M.A. in English from the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College in 2015.
Bridgid Seqoniw Neptune is a citizen of the Passamaquoddy Tribe, and grew up on and around Motahkmikuk reservation. She is the mother of two, Aselis and Molihk. In 2011 Neptune earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing and in 2016 a master’s degree in nursing. She has devoted most of her career to emergency medicine. It is her personal experience in the education system, the experiences of her community and of their children, that have motivated Neptune’s work with Portland Public Schools. She is honored to carry forward the work by tribal leaders and continue implementation of LD 291: An Act to Require Teaching of Wabanaki History and Culture.
Living off the land in Vermont Part 2
Vermont celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day
According to the proclamation, the second Monday of October is recognized as “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” to re-imagine Columbus Day as an opportunity to celebrate indigenous heritage and resiliency.
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Burlington, Vermont | Wikipedia audio article
This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article:
00:01:02 1 History
00:03:52 1.1 Late 20th century to present
00:04:39 2 Geography
00:05:14 2.1 Neighborhoods
00:07:23 2.2 Climate
00:09:00 3 Demographics
00:10:29 3.1 Personal income
00:11:28 3.2 Health and social services
00:13:02 4 Economy
00:14:07 4.1 Business and industry
00:15:29 4.2 Retailing and tourism
00:16:40 4.3 Real estate
00:16:58 5 Arts and culture
00:18:02 5.1 Local music
00:18:56 5.2 Local art
00:20:04 5.3 Public library
00:21:39 5.4 Sites of interest
00:21:59 5.5 Landmarks and buildings
00:22:08 5.5.1 Historic buildings
00:22:37 5.5.2 Tallest buildings
00:23:00 5.5.3 Churches
00:25:03 6 Sports
00:27:06 7 Government
00:29:33 8 Education
00:29:42 8.1 Public schools
00:30:41 8.2 Private schools
00:31:04 8.3 Universities and colleges
00:31:49 9 Media
00:31:58 9.1 Newspapers and other publications
00:32:45 9.2 Radio
00:34:09 9.3 Television
00:35:25 10 Infrastructure
00:35:35 10.1 Transportation
00:35:43 10.1.1 Bus
00:37:09 10.1.2 Rail
00:38:36 10.1.3 Air
00:39:14 10.1.4 Major roads
00:40:44 10.1.5 Ferry service
00:41:22 10.2 Internet
00:41:53 10.3 Electricity
00:42:18 11 Notable people
00:42:28 12 International relations
00:42:37 12.1 Sister and friendship cities
00:42:55 12.2 Sister lakes
00:43:18 13 In popular culture
00:43:28 14 See also
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Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. It is located 45 miles (72 km) south of the Canada–United States border and 94 miles (151 km) south of Canada's second most populous city, Montreal. The city's population was 42,452 according to a 2015 U.S. census estimate. It is the least populous municipality in the United States to be the most populous incorporated area in a state.
A regional college town, Burlington is home to the University of Vermont (UVM) and Champlain College, a small private college. Vermont's largest hospital, the UVM Medical Center, is located within the city limits. The City of Burlington also owns the state of Vermont's largest airport, the Burlington International Airport, in neighboring South Burlington. In 2015, Burlington became the first city in the U.S. to run completely on renewable energy.
Convair F-102 Delta Dagger
The Convair F-102 Delta Dagger was an American interceptor aircraft that was built as part of the backbone of the United States Air Force's air defenses in the late 1950s. Entering service in 1956, its main purpose was to intercept invading Soviet bomber fleets during the Cold War. Designed and manufactured by Convair, 1,000 F-102s were built.
A member of the Century Series, the F-102 was the first operational supersonic interceptor and delta-wing fighter of the USAF. It used an internal weapons bay to carry both guided missiles and rockets. As originally designed, it could not achieve Mach 1 supersonic flight until redesigned with area ruling. The F-102 replaced subsonic fighter types such as the Northrop F-89 Scorpion, and by the 1960s, it saw limited service in the Vietnam War in bomber escort and ground-attack roles. It was supplemented by McDonnell F-101 Voodoos and, later, by McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom IIs.
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