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Make-A-Wish Feb 21

‘Sheer Astonishment:’ Vt. Girl Surprised by Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Characters

“When she walked in, the look on her face was just sheer astonishment,” James Stewart said of his stepdaughter, Chloe, who was surprised Friday with a visit from R2-D2, Chewbacca, Rey and a group of s...

  • food Feb 10

    Eat Your Way Through Waterbury, Vt: A Beer-and-Food Lover’s Dream

    The state of Vermont is known in part for its gorgeous scenery, but did you know that some consider it one of the best states for both food and drink in the entire country? Hidden within its postcard-perfect villages and bustling cities and resort towns are all kinds of award-winning restaurants, bars, breweries, and distilleries along with countle...
  • Vermont Feb 10

    Vermont Experts to Help Foresters With Invasive Plants Cost

    State experts will be hosting a workshop for consulting foresters in Vermont to learn about getting financial help to treat invasive plants. The Feb. 26 workshop will be held at the U.S. Forest Service supervisor’s office in Rutland. The workshop will be run by the Private Lands Team of Vermont Fish and Wildlife and Vermont Forests, Parks and...
  • William Wheelock Feb 6

    Vermont Police Seeking Missing Murderer Who Fled Furlough

    Vermont State Police, local police and federal agents are searching for a potentially dangerous convicted murderer who fled from furlough eight days after he was released from prison.

  • Vermont Feb 6

    Bill in Vermont Would Decriminalize Prostitution

    A Vermont lawmaker hopes to make prostitution safer and remove the stigma that often prevents sex workers from seeking police protection and health care. A bill introduced last month by Rep. Selene Colburn would decriminalize prostitution, while the state would maintain its laws against sex trafficking. But Colburn thinks a related proposal will ha...
  • Vermont Feb 2

    State Police Remind Snowmobile Operators of Safety Steps

    Vermont State Police are reminding snowmobilers about ways to stay safe this season.

  • Vermont Feb 2

    Vermont Land Trust to Give Out Outstanding Farmer Award

    The Vermont Land Trust is giving a $5,000 award to a Vermont farmer who exemplifies land stewardship, giving back, and entrepreneurial farming.

  • Proctor Elementary School Jan 31

    Vt. Elementary Students Learn Lessons from Super Bowl

    Elementary schoolers in one town in Vermont’s Rutland County got pumped up for this weekend’s Super Bowl with a super day of classroom activities and lessons. Sloan Weinberg, a second grade teacher, is a native of Kansas City, Missouri, home to the Chiefs. She decked out her classroom at Proctor Elementary School in red, the color of th...
  • Downtown Burlington Jan 31

    Residents of Vt. City Call for Progress at Stalled Job Site

    People frustrated with a massive hole created by a stalled building project in the heart of Vermont’s largest city had an opportunity Thursday to hear directly from the developers behind the $120-million project. “I want something in that hole,” one woman who attended a public forum at Contois Auditorium inside Burlington City Hall told representat...
  • Vermont Jan 30

    Vt. Woman Arrested for Assaulting Officer

    A woman is facing a multitude of charges in Salisbury, Vermont following a motor vehicle stop on Wednesday. Erica Fitzgerald, 31, was initially stopped for a motor vehicle violation around 7:20 p.m. when officers discovered she’d provided them with a false name and was operating the vehicle while under suspension or revocation of license. Off...
  • electric buses Jan 28

    In Effort to Cut Carbon, Vt. Bus Routes Add Electric Vehicles

    A pair of new, eye-catching electric vehicles will soon be hitting the streets of Burlington, Vermont. Green Mountain Transit, the transit authority that carries passengers in Burlington and neighboring communities, announced the arrival of two new buses powered by electricity. “Our future is at stake,” said Sophia Toche, a Burlington H...
  • car crash Jan 28

    NH Woman Killed in Crash on I-91

    A New Hampshire woman has died in a crash on Interstate 91 in Hartland, Vermont State Police say. A commercial box truck collided with the side of the vehicle driven by 57-year-old Natalia Brodeur, of Claremont, New Hampshire, forcing her car to go off the road and roll over Monday morning, according to police. Brodeur died of her injuries at&#8230...
  • Decision 2020 Jan 27

    Michael Bloomberg Campaigns for President on Home Turf of Bernie Sanders

    Michael Bloomberg, the multi-billionaire former New York City mayor, campaigned Monday in Vermont — in the city where rival candidate Bernie Sanders served as mayor in the 1980s. The businessman argued he’s well-suited to go head-to-head with President Donald Trump, because he’s familiar with the president’s style from past policy...
  • Vermont Jan 27

    Vermont School on Accreditation Probation Aims to Raise $4M

    A Vermont college says it has launched a $4 million fundraising campaign in an effort to stabilize its finances. Vermont Public Radio reported the fundraising effort by Goddard College in Plainfield. The school was placed on probation by its regional creditor in September 2018 for finance and governance issues. College president Bernard Bull says t...
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