A steady stream of people filled the pathways of City Hall Park as the Burlington Farmers Market opened for the outdoor season on Saturday.Food stalls, packaged products and craft vendors outnumbered produce sellers on the market's first day, a reminder that Vermont's growing season was just getting underway despite the recent summer-like weather."This is what we have on hand," said Jon Wagner gesturing to the bags of spinach on the table in front of him and the root vegetable in the bins in front of his stall.
Gov. Peter Shumlin may have finally recognized his best option for the beleaguered Vermont Health Connect is to embrace the worst case scenario. The governor on Friday mapped out a schedule that could mean the end of the online state health insurance exchange should contractors fail to meet deadline to make the system work.