Rural Vermonters — Front Porch Forum, the online epicenter of municipal musings, has gone statewide, thanks to $300,000 from the Vermont Council on Rural Development. Now if everyone else's FPF is anything like my Old North End forum, you can look forward to plenty of bat-shit crazy.
Vermont's congressional delegation — A Chittenden County military installation is a finalist for the Pentagon's latest job-creating defense project. And Vermont's congressional delegation — along with Shumlin — have lined up... against it?! Wait, what happened?! Runner-up winners: F-35 opponents, who will surely note a touch of inconsistency.
Vermont Gas Systems — Remember Entergy? That Green Mountain Power/Central Vermont Public Service merger? Those spinning things atop Lowell Mountain? Well, as 600 Vermonters definitively demonstrated Tuesday at a Middlebury hearing of the Public Service Board, Vermont Gas' pipeline proposal is the state's energy kerfuffle du jour.
Your civil liberties — At least, according to this neat web video commissioned by the American Civil Liberties Union-Vermont. Runner-up winner: Abby Manock, who created the video (she was also behind Auditor Doug Hoffer's awesome whiteboard web ad) and brought her Noodle Family Traveling Circus to Burlington's South End Art Hop last weekend.