The Vermont Digital Newspaper Project is based at the University of Vermont, and is supported by the Vermont Department of Libraries and the Vermont Historical Society. The Project preserves Vermont's historical newspapers while making them freely available online.
Vermont newspapers published between 1836 and 1922 can be searched as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program organized by the Library of Congress.
This is an ongoing program, both in Vermont and on a national level. Be sure to check back often to continue your research.