• coronavirus July 20, 2021 7:50 pm

    Vermonters Are Ready to Reopen the Canadian Border

    People and businesses near Vermont’s border want to reopen travel from Canada, which has been closed since the pandemic began.

  • Vermont July 20, 2021 7:50 pm

    Vt. Businesses Eager for Word on When Canadians Can Visit for Leisure Travel

    Vermonters are anxiously awaiting word on when the border with Canada will fully reopen — following a closure that dates back to March of 2020 to slow the spread of COVID-19. Gov. Phil Scott, R-Vermont, said Tuesday he pressed the White House for answers. “They continued to defer, which is disappointing, because I believe it’s past time to open the…

  • Vermont July 1, 2021 8:40 pm

    Long-Distance Detour: Vermont Culvert Failure Adds 50-70 Miles to Some Drives

    Some drivers in the northwestern corner of Vermont had to take a surprisingly lengthy detour Thursday — as many as 70 miles. “It could be a major pain for everybody,” Tammy Lachappelle said of the temporary closure of part of Route 78 in Swanton. A sunken section of the well-used road, which is a key trucking route, meant Route 78…

  • culvert July 1, 2021 5:53 pm

    Serious Road Damage Creates Over an Hour Long Detour in Vermont

    A sunken section of the well-used road, which is a key trucking route, meant Route 78 in the area of Campbell Bay Road would be unusable Thursday and Friday, the Vermont Agency of Transportation said.

  • Vermont June 7, 2020 1:41 pm

    Vermont Shooting Victim Dies; Suspect Charged With Murder

    A Vermont man is due to be arraigned Monday following a fatal shooting in the town of Swanton. State Police say 22-year-old James Mulholland, of Swanton, was held without bail on a first-degree murder charge over the weekend. Investigators say the victim, 32-year-old Kyle LaBelle, was shot in the stomach and chest on Friday and died at the UVM Medical…

  • coronavirus April 9, 2020 8:25 pm

    29 Inmates Test Positive for Coronavirus at Vermont Prison

    Dozens of inmates at a Vermont prison have tested positive for coronavirus. The Vermont Department of Corrections said Thursday that it tested all inmates and staff at the Northwest State Correctional Facility in Waterbury after learning that one prisoner had tested positive, a case that was announced Wednesday. After the initial round of results, 28 more inmates were found to…

  • coronavirus April 6, 2020 10:34 pm

    Vt. Prison on Lockdown After 2nd and 3rd Workers Test Positive for Coronavirus

    A Vermont prison is on lockdown after its second and third workers tested positive for coronavirus. The Vermont Department of Corrections announced Monday that there were two new cases at the Northwest State Correctional Facility in Swanton. On Wednesday, the the department said a worker who was last in the facility on March 25 had tested positive for COVID-19. That…

  • coronavirus April 2, 2020 8:14 am

    Boston Convention Center to Become Field Hospital

    Field hospitals are the latest phase in the coronvirus crisis in Massachusetts, with a second set to open at the Boston Convention Center. The first is at the DCU Center in Worcester and is expected to be up and running next week.

  • Missing Snowmobiler January 22, 2020 7:01 pm

    Search Crews Find Body of Missing Snowmobiler

    Vermont State Police say crews have found the body of a missing snowmobiler near where a snowmobile was found abandoned along the border between the towns of Swanton and Highgate. Police say the body of 39-year-old Michael Rich, of Swanton, was recovered Tuesday afternoon. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. He and another snowmobiler had…

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