Part of the National Newspaper Digital Program, mounted on the Library of Congress site, and supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, this database now offers copies of newspapers from 26 states, including Vermont. At present, the dates of coverage are 1836-1922.
"Learn about Vermont’s exciting past in our museum, heritage exhibits, and library! Or make new discoveries for your research project, family or community history with our programs, educational offerings, and books." (from the website)
This program of the Vermont Council on Rural Development culminated with the Vermont Connected Summit in September 2014. For 18 months, technology experts advised towns and businesses on building websites and harnessing social media, thus creating a "virtual infrastructure" to ensure community access to information.
"The Vermont Humanities Council connects you to programs, events, and resources that promote greater public awareness, appreciation, and understanding of literature, history, art history, religion, and other humanities disciplines." From the website.