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Miami Businessman Pleads Guilty in Vermont Ski Fraud Case

A Miami businessman accused of being the mastermind behind the largest fraud case in Vermont’s history pleaded guilty on Friday over a failed plan to build a biotechnology plant using tens of mi...

  • coronavirus Aug 11

    Vermont Unveils Guidelines for Schools, Sports this Fall

    Gov. Phil Scott promised weekly updates over the next month in an attempt to ease concerns as Vermont unveils detailed plans for students to be back in their classrooms and on the field this fall. “Many of our kids are not doing okay – think about that for just a moment,” Scott said. “I truly believe if we don’t provide…
  • vermont primary Aug 12

    Rep. Peter Welch, Gov. Phil Scott Beat Challengers in Vermont Primary

    One of Vermont’s most popular elected officials, Democratic U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, defeated a single opponent Tuesday in the state’s primary election. Welch, 73, who has served in Congress since 2007, defeated activist Ralph “Carajou” Corbo, 63, of Wallingford. Corbo also sought the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. Vermo...
  • Vermont Aug 10

    Vermont Readies for Primary Day

    Tuesday is Primary Day in Vermont, but even before the polls open, many voters have already cast ballots through a vote-by-mail option that was offered to anyone who wanted it because of COVID-19. “This is certainly like no election we have ever experienced in recent history,” observed Secretary of State Jim Condos, a Democrat who is Ve...
  • Vermont Aug 9

    Rep. Welch Faces Single Challenger in VT Democratic Primary

    Vermont’s only member of the U.S. House of Representatives, longtime Congressman Peter Welch, is running for reelection and is expected to easily win Vermont’s Democratic primary against his one challenger on Tuesday. Welch, 73, who has served in Congress since 2007, is being challenged by activist Ralph “Carajou” Corbo, 63, of Wallingford. Welch s...
  • sunflower house Aug 7

    ‘Sunflower House' Inspiring Smiles at Vt. Landmark

    A newly-opened attraction at a Vermont destination aims to inspire smiles by having visitors experience flowers in a new way. Fifty-five varieties of sunflowers went into the creation of this season’s “sunflower house” at Woodstock’s Billings Farm & Museum. “The mask doesn’t hide a smile,” said Ashley E...
  • coronavirus Aug 7

    Vermont to Allow School Sports to Resume this Fall

    Vermont will allow all fall sports to resume when school reopens, Gov. Phil Scott announced Friday. “Things will look much different, especially when it comes to high-contact sports,” Scott said Friday. “This won’t be a normal season, but our goal is to offer a path forward for each of these sports to give our kids some sens...
  • controversial mural Aug 6

    ‘It Lacks Diversity:' Removal Planned for Vt. Mural Criticized for Errors and Omissions

    A controversial mural in Vermont’s largest city is back in the spotlight, ahead of an expected decision on how to take it down. “I felt misrepresented,” said Burlington City Councilor Ali Dieng, I-Ward 7, who voted to cover or remove the panels that form “Everyone Loves a Parade!” by the end of this month. The council ...
  • Vermont Aug 6

    Vt. Land Conservation Advocates Cheer ‘Most Significant' Investment

    Advocates for land conservation and public parks celebrated a new federal law they’re calling transformational. It establishes funding mechanisms that will deliver critical support for projects around the nation, many of which have been in the pipeline for years. “This is a really big deal,” said Shelby Semmes of The Trust for Pub...
  • isaias Aug 4

    Vermont Braces for Impact From Isaias

    Vermont is bracing for a rough Tuesday night of powerful winds and heavy rain, with Tropical Storm Isaias heading straight over the state. Public safety officials have issued warnings ahead of the storm’s arrival. “The timing of this is going to be a nighttime phenomenon, the worst of it, anyways,” said Scott Whittier of the Natio...
  • coronavirus Aug 4

    With Number of Coronavirus Cases Low, Vt. Gov. Says State Ready to Restart School

    Gov. Phil Scott on Tuesday reiterated Vermont is on track to start school in the fall due to a low number of coronavirus cases in the state. The Green Mountain State reported just one new case on Monday, bringing its total number of confirmed cases to 1,427, while the death toll remained at 57. “Our numbers continue to look good…...
  • mask mandate Aug 3

    With Mask Mandate Now in Effect, Vermonters Adapting to New Rules

    New rules in Vermont require most people to wear masks in public places—indoors and out—to keep COVID-19 infection rates low. Monday, business leaders from around Rutland pitched in to pick up 50,000 disposable masks secured by Foley Distributing. The masks will be distributed to stores and other places in Rutland County where people are now requir...
  • Maine Aug 2

    Maine and Vermont Issue Warning Over Mysterious Seed Packages

    Maine agriculture authorities are asking residents who receive unsolicited packages of seeds from China in the mail to avoid opening them and contact the state. People around the country have reported receiving the packages. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry said recipients should contact its Division of Animal and Plan...
  • Vermont Aug 2

    Virtual Public Meetings in August on Proposed Police Changes

    Two Vermont House committees will be hosting virtual public hearings later this month to get input on proposed changes to law enforcement in the state. The panels are considering ways police practices in Vermont should change, including policies on use of force, citizen oversight, use of body cameras, hiring and training of police officers, and oth...
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