Telecom official crisscrosses Vermont to check cell coverage
ROYALTON, Vt. (AP) — Can you hear him now?
Corey Chase is driving at a snail’s pace along the dirt roads around Royalton and Barnard in a state-owned Prius, backing his car into driveways, turning around, retracing his route.
Mounted inside the car to his left is a mobile phone ...
Vermont health care providers deal with nurse shortage
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Around the world, community hospitals are facing critical nursing shortages.
According to the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, in the United States alone, 126,000 nursing positions remain unfilled and by 2020, there will be at least 400,000 ...
Vermont fire investigators: garage fire traced to wood stove
GRAND ISLE, Vt. (AP) — Vermont fire investigators have determined that a weekend fire that destroyed a garage in Grand Isle started near a wood stove and the blaze is considered accidental, and not suspicious.
Investigators say firefighters were called Saturday afternoon after receiving a ...
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Officials say they are preparing a new development initiative for two Vermont counties that have suffered population and economic decline.
The Bennington Banner
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Many of Vermont’s residential electric customers will have a 3 percent drop next year in a fee that goes to energy efficiency services statewide.
Vermont Public Radio
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The city of Burlington will not be without a New Year’s celebration after the long-running First Night Burlington was forced to close this year due to financial troubles.
A new celebration called Highlight will ring in the new year.
Mystery man brings holiday cheer to Walmart shoppers
DERBY, Vt. (AP) — A mystery man is providing cheer to Walmart shoppers in Vermont.
The man paid off the entire lot of layaway items at the store in Derby, near the Canadian border.
Brownington resident Sandra Cortez
Vermont man raises $3K for humane society through kitty obit
BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man has helped raise more than $3,000 for a local humane society through a humorous and heartfelt obituary for his cat.
The Brattleboro Reformer
NH police arrest Vermont man for threatening with knife
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire say they’ve charged a Vermont man with threatening another person with a knife in a car.
They say Sean Joyal, of Derby Line, Vermont, faces additional charges including second-degree assault and simple assault.
Police were notified late ...
State board votes to merge districts despite opposition
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Board of Education has voted to make the Arlington and Sandgate school districts join the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union.
Arlington and Sandgate now make up one of Vermont’s smallest supervisory unions.
The SUs had opposed the plan and sought a ...
Town looks ahead to life after Vermont Yankee is razed
VERNON, Vt. (AP) — Residents of the town Vernon are coming to terms with a future without Vermont Yankee. They’re also thinking about what to do with the space once the nuclear power plant is gone.
The town is working with the decommissioning company, Northstar Services, to figure out how ...
Killington gets green light for World Cup later this month
KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — All of that snow on Friday is a good thing for Vermont’s Killington ski resort as it prepares for World Cup races later this month.
Killington says it has received confirmation that conditions are up to snuff to host the World Cup women’s races on Nov. 23 through ...
Wildlife survey: Hunters, there’s an app for that in Vermont
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife has launched a new app for hunters to report wildlife sightings.
People using the app will be able to record how many hours they hunted and how many deer, moose, bears or other wildlife they see during the November rifle ...
Antibiotic-resistant bug hits Vermont retirement community
SHELBURNE, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Health is investigating an outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant bug that sickened 70 people at a retirement community.
Investigators have confirmed 22 cases of Shigellosis and 48 others have shown symptoms consistent with the bacteria at the ...
Louisville holds off Vermont 86-78 to improve to 3-0
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — After scraping to win its opener before cruising to its second victory, Louisville showed enough resolve to deny Vermont from wiping out its big lead.
Jordan Nwora scored a career-high 22 points, Ryan McMahon made six critical free throws down the stretch and the ...
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2nd November snowstorm is a boon for Vermont’s ski areas
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s Interstate 189 in South Burlington has reopened after a tractor trailer jackknifed on the roadway during a snowstorm.
Many schools also are closed across Vermont as a second November snowstorm blanketed the state.
A winter storm warning called ...
Panel to propose 26 percent tax rate on marijuana sales
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont panel plans to propose a 26 percent tax rate on marijuana sales.
The Governors Subcommittee on Taxation and Regulation will present its 90-page report to Gov. Phil Scott’s Marijuana Advisory Commission next month. Under the plan, Vermont would adopt a 26 to ...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A former Vermont state senator convicted of setting up his tenant to have sex with one of his acquaintances has won an appeal for a new trial.
The Vermont Supreme Court ruled Friday in favor of 66-year-old Norman McAllister.
The court said the lower court was ...
State’s attorney candidate calls for recount in close race
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) — An independent Vermont state’s attorney candidate has called for a recount.
Vermont Public Radio reports Peter Bevere lost last week to Democratic incumbent Dennis Wygmans by 10 votes in the race for Addison County State’s Attorney.
Officials say county ...
WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — A man who was shot and wounded by a Vermont state trooper has pleaded not guilty to multiple charges, including aggravated assault on a police officer.
Bernard Rougeau entered his plea Thursday, two days after he was released from a hospital.
Troopers were ...
WALLINGFORD, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police have safely disposed of commercial explosives found in a home that was up for auction.
The Rutland Herald
SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont school district has cancelled classes because of a threat against its high school.
Springfield School District Superintendent Zach McLaughlin said in a Facebook post that officials decided ...
US Senate committee approves Vermont marshal nomination
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A U.S. Senate committee has approved the nomination of the former Essex police chief to be Vermont’s next U.S. marshal.
U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy and Gov. Phil Scott jointly recommended Brad LaRose to President Donald Trump. The president nominated him in ...
WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — A man who was shot and wounded by a Vermont state trooper when he refused orders to drop a shotgun has been released from an Albany, New York, hospital and is facing charges in Vermont.
Bernard Rougeau of Pownal was expected to be arraigned Thursday on suspicion of ...
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Vermont midterm turnout way up with vote tally certified
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont officials say a record number of votes were cast in the state for this year’s midterm election, with turnout way up from 2014.
Secretary of State James Condos says nearly 57 percent of eligible voters in Vermont took part in the 2018 midterm elections. MyNBC5 ...
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Robin Duncan had 18 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists and Vermont broke a 61-year-old school scoring record with a 122-56 drubbing of Division III Lyndon State College on Wednesday night.
Vermont’s previous high was 116 against Union on Feb. 16, 1957, winning ...
Migrant Justice sues ICE over detainment of member leaders
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — An advocacy group representing immigrant farmworkers in Vermont and four of its members sued the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security Wednesday, accusing them of targeting and arresting its members in retaliation for their ...
BOLTON, Vt. (AP) — Police have arrested a man who they say was driving the wrong way on Interstate 89 in Vermont.
WCAX-TV reports state police found 47-year-old Michael ...
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Authorities say a Vermont police officer was dragged 15 feet (4.5 meters) by a car during a stop over a suspected drug sale.
The Rutland Herald
GROTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont police chief has gone back to work after he and his wife were injured in a collision in which the other driver died.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The brother of former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean is stepping down as leader of a progressive political action committee and will continue as a special adviser.
Jim Dean of Democracy for America announced his decision Wednesday. He said his successor will be Yvette ...
Auto shop owner agrees to remove junk cars or face fines
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont officials say an auto repair shop owner has agreed to remove junk cars from his property or face fines more than two years after a court order was issued.
The Agency of Natural Resources’ Department of Environmental Conservation said Wednesday the order was ...
HOLLAND, Vt. (AP) — Firefighters in Vermont say fuel from a gas-powered water pump inside a barn ignited and caused a fire that caused several injuries and killed some calves.
The Caledonian Record
Smugglers Notch closes for season due to winter weather
STOWE, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Agency of Transportation says Smugglers Notch is officially closed for the season.
The agency made the announcement Tuesday to officially close Route 108 at cold temperatures and snow begins to accumulate. WCAX-TV
Parts of northern New England hit with heavy, wet snow
SHARON, Vt. (AP) — More than 6 inches (15 centimeters) of heavy, wet snow fell in parts of northern New England on Tuesday in one of the first significant snowfalls of the season.
Caledonia and Essex counties in northeastern Vermont reported 4 inches to 7.5 inches, while Maine’s highest ...
Spokesman: No charges for Bernie Sanders’ wife in land deal
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Vermont have closed their investigation into a college land deal involving the wife of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and decided not to charge her, a spokesman for the couple said Tuesday.
Jane Sanders was informed by the U.S. attorney’s office that ...
Court records show problems at 3 senior care homes
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Three senior care homes in Vermont had a breakdown in management, with problems including an inability to pay bills or provide adequate staffing, before state officials asked a judge last week to take over the homes, court records show.
About nine months of problems ...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department has released a new hunting app to help determine conditions throughout the state.
WCAX-TV reports the mobile app ...
Father of missing teenager creates nonprofit for families
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The father of a Vermont teenager who went missing 14 years ago has created a nonprofit to help other families with missing loved ones pay for private investigators.
Winning $1.4 million lottery ticket sold in Vermont
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Lottery officials say someone bought a winning $1.4 million lottery ticket in Vermont.
The Bennington Banner reports the ticket was sold at a Shell gas station in ...
Monument honoring recent veterans unveiled in Norwich
NORWICH, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont town has unveiled a new monument honoring veterans who served after the end of the Vietnam War.
The Norwich Honor Roll Monument was unveiled Monday outside Tracy Hall. It includes the names of 74 residents who served since 1975.
Navy and Marine Corps ...
Passenger dies in car-box truck collision in snowy weather
SHARON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say a passenger has died in a collision involving a car and a box truck in snowy weather.
Police said the vehicles collided on Route 14 in the town of Sharon shortly before 7 a.m. Tuesday. They said 25-year-old Alisha Boice, of White River Junction, ...
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas guard Lagerald Vick followed his underwhelming season-opening performance against Michigan State with what Bill Self called the best offensive performance of anybody he’s ever coached.
Vick went 8 for 8 from outside the 3-point arc. He hit two more deep 2s with ...
Vermont town hopes to push to get bridge reopened
ROCKINGHAM, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont town plans to appeal to the state’s congressional delegation to try to get a bridge between the state and New Hampshire repaired and reopened.
The Rockingham Select Board last week agreed to contact the delegation to pressure New Hampshire officials to ...
Officials: Wood stove caused fire that destroyed duplex
NEWPORT CITY, Vt. (AP) — Fire officials in Vermont say a wood stove caused a fire that destroyed a duplex over the weekend.
A man is in custody in a drug-related shooting in Burlington
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A man is in custody in a drug-related shooting in Burlington, Vermont.
City police say 30-year-old Ross Hanvey and the victim got into an argument over drugs that turned violent early Saturday.
The victim, whose name was not released, was recovering at the ...
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — It was with grace that she began, with grace that she left and with grace that Mount St. Joseph Academy welcomed back a mother to their community, someone who raised students at MSJ, Christ the King and College of St. Joseph: Sister Shirley Davis.
“I love MSJ,” Davis ...
BRADFORD, Vt. (AP) — Jill Zambon is used to a challenge.
She’s been an athlete since she can remember, playing soccer through her high school years before joining the United States Navy, as a reservist at first before studying for her undergraduate degree at Norwich University. A Lebanon ...