Taylor Dobbs

Taylor is VPR's digital reporter. After growing up in Vermont, he graduated with at BA in Journalism from Northeastern University in 2013.

A group of opponents of the Vermont Gas Systems pipeline say the cost of Vermont Gas Systems’ pipeline from Colchester to Addison County is no longer justifiable in light of a recently announced cost increase.

After a hunting cabin burned to the ground on Georgia Mountain last night, reports of a bear attack were widespread, but police haven’t found any evidence to substantiate those claims, and a state wildlife biologist said bear attacks in Vermont are extremely rare.

According to WCAX, police reported that 44-year-old Ladonna Merriman and 28-year-old Lucas Gingras were hospitalized after the cabin fire, Merriman with serious injuries.

Vermont’s effort to require labels on foods made with genetically modified ingredients has garnered lots of out-of-state attention – and cash.

According to data from the Agency of Administration, money from out-of-state donors makes up the majority of the state’s "Food Fight Fund," the holding account for money that will ultimately help the state defend the law in court.

In Vermont, opiate addiction is the high-profile focus of Gov. Peter Shumlin's latest set of policy initiatives. But the state's addiction problem has led to another dangerous issue:

Vermont's loose gun laws and a high demand for drugs make a lucrative market for drug dealers who accept guns in return for the drugs they sell.