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Most and least lucrative college majors, by state

EDsmart used data for the 2020-21 school year from the Department of Education to rank degree majors in each state by median earnings after graduation for those with bachelor’s degrees.

Vermont girls high school basketball rankings

To dig into competition data behind the ever-growing sport of high school girls basketball, Stacker compiled statewide rankings in Vermont using MaxPreps.

These are the highways in Vermont with the most fatalities.

Stacker ranked data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System, compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to identify the highways in Vermont that had the most fatalities from auto crashes in 2020.

Late-winter storm pummels Northeast with heavy, wet snow

A winter storm dumped heavy, wet snow in parts of the Northeast on Tuesday, causing tens of thousands of power outages, widespread school closings, dangerous driving conditions and a plane to slide off a taxiway.

Ranking: Best colleges in Vermont

Tuition, student-to-faculty ratio, acceptance rate, and graduation rate are factors considered in deciding these rankings.

Biggest exports from Vermont

Stacker compiled a list of the 30 largest exports from Vermont in 2022 using trade data from the Census Bureau.

Most popular boy names in the ’00s in Vermont

Stacker compiled a list of the most popular baby names for boys in the 00s in Vermont using data from the Social Security Administration. Names are ranked by number of babies born in Vermont from 2000 to 2009.

List: States with the biggest Native American populations

Stacker ranked the states with the largest Native American populations using data from the Census Bureau’s 2021 American Community Survey. The Census Bureau’s definition of Native Americans includes Alaskan Natives but excludes Native Hawaiians.

List: Best county to live in for every state

Stacker compiled a list of the best places to live using 2022 data from Niche, which ranks counties based on various factors, including public schools, jobs, and living costs.

Top party schools in every state

Using data released by Niche in December 2022, Stacker compiled a list revealing the colleges and universities with the best party scene in each state and Washington D.C.

Hardest college to get into in every state

To see which schools in each state are the most difficult to get into, Stacker combed through Niche’s 2023 Hardest Colleges to Get Into in America ranking.

Biggest snowfalls recorded in Vermont history

Stacker compiled a list of the biggest 1-day snowfalls in Vermont using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information to better understand historical snowfall events on a local level.

Jerry Frear: Why self-care?

Self-care has become a buzzword in recent times, but some people have negative reactions due to a lack of understanding in terminology.

Most commonly seen birds in Vermont

Stacker compiled a list of the most common birds seen near feeders in Vermont using data from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Project FeederWatch.

The Conversation U.S. weekly news quiz

Test your reading with a weekly quiz drawn from some of our favorite stories. Questions this week on the pope emeritus, women in politics and Theodore Roosevelt.

Vermont seeks federal damage assessment from storm, outages

Vermont has requested a federal damage assessment to see if the state qualifies for a federal major disaster declaration from last month’s storm that caused tens of thousands of power outages and other damage.

Counties in Vermont with the fastest-rising temperatures in the last 100 years

Stacker cited data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Center for Environmental Information to identify the counties in Vermont with the greatest departure from average temperatures during the period December 2021 to November 2022 compared to the 1901-2000 average.

Recreational marijuana dispensaries on the rise in Vermont

In the first three months that Vermont has allowed the retail sale of marijuana for adult recreational use, the number of dispensaries around the state has grown from just three to about 25, with several more are expected to open soon.

Editorial Roundup: New England

Mainers gave us many reasons to be hopeful this year, Time to fix the Massachusetts Republican Party, and more.

Frigid monster storm across US claims at least 34 lives

Millions of people hunkered down against a deep freeze Sunday to ride out the winter storm that has killed at least 34 people across the United States and is expected to claim more lives after trapping some residents inside houses with heaping snow drifts and knocking out power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses.

The AP Interview: Vermont Sen. Leahy ponders his legacy

Sen. Patrick Leahy lingered on a narrow balcony on the west side of the U.S. Capitol, soaking in a panoramic view of the National Mall, the Washington Monument and, beyond, the Lincoln Memorial.

Stowe Cider releases Aprés Spritz

Aprés Spritz is available now online for pre-order and will be in Stowe Cider’s taproom starting Thursday, December 9.