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2017-10-22
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In this July 9, 2017 photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a "Care Not Cuts" rally in support of the Affordable Care Act in Covington, Ky. House Minority Leader Nancy Pe..
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — Residents of a Vermont nursing home are looking for new places to live after learning the facility is closing at the end of November. Brookside Hea..
BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is planning to rally with candidates running for city council, school board and the board of aldermen in Somerville and Cambridge. Monday's v..
BOSTON (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is planning to rally with candidates running for city council, school board and the board of aldermen in Somerville and Cambridge. Monday's ..
POULTNEY, Vt. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a Vermont college won't have to pay damages to a student who was seriously hurt when he fell from a fourth-floor window after dr..
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Washington-based nonprofit group seeking access to private emails of retired Vermont attorney general William Sorrell is looking for information to prove..
2017-10-21
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. —  Jake Slaker blew two goals past Vermont goaltender Stefanos Lekkas in the final five minutes of regulation to propel Michigan to a Catamount crushing 3-2 c..
College men’s hockey Michigan 3, Vermont 2 College women's hockey St. Michael's 4, Post 1 College football Norwich 24, Maine Maritime 22 Middlebury 43, Bates 14  Cas..
A 14-member student cast at St. Michael’s College will present a new original play with music about the lives of 19th century girls who worked the mills of New England towns such a..
Democratic Party chairman Tom Perez tried to unify the political left around an anti-Trump message Saturday, calling the president an "existential threat" to the nation and "t..
Big Blue Express Not So Scary Ride Friday, October 27 | 3:00pm - 8:00pm South Burlington The Big Blue Express will be giving not so spooky train rides through the Wheeler public ga..
Richmond’s police chief remained hospitalized Saturday following a chase Friday involving burglary suspects, according to Vermont State Police. At 7 p.m. Saturday, the Richmond Pol..
2017-10-20
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Meteorologist at National Weather Service office in South Burlington says chronic staffing shortages have endangered their ability to do their jobs, especially if a big storm threa..
Richmond police Chief Alan Buck was in critical condition Friday night following a medical emergency during a car chase of two suspects earlier in the day. Buck suffered the emerge..
CVU field hockey fell behind 2-0 into the second half against Rice at home, but battled back, tying the score 2-2 in regulation and pulling out the winning goal in sudden death, 3-..
The referees warm up with a football during the high school football game between the Middlebury Tigers and the Burlington Seahorses at Buck Hard field last week.(Photo: BRIAN JENK..
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. –  Four North Carolina inmates face murder charges in the deaths of two workers in their sewing program after trying to burn, stab and slash their way out..
The war on drugs has been going on for nearly half a century, and we have a winner: marijuana. Back then, possession of pot carried heavy penalties in many states — even life impri..
2017-10-19
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You’re in a relationship. Being with that special someone is more magical than you could have ever imagined. What’s next? Splitting the rent? A diamond ring? Or vowing to stay toge..
(Newser) – Imagine living in a state without a Target. It's not some hypothetical apocalyptic future; it's reality for the residents of Vermont, which has never had the iconic reta..
A memo with guidelines on staff reductions went out to superintendents, business managers and school board staff this month just before districts begin to get serious with 2019 bud..
After a test on several Ben & Jerry's flavors revealed trace amounts of glysophate, an herbicide, in the ice cream, protesters are calling for the company to go organic. ABBEY ..
In Vermont, one in 10 adults has asthma. When that “one” is you, it’s important – and possibly life-saving – to be your own Asthma Champion. Asthma is a chronic (long-term) disease..
Target has announced plans to open its first store in Vermont at the University Mall in South Burlington, replacing the Bon-Ton store at the same location. Bon-Ton is closing its s..
2017-10-18
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WAITSFIELD -- Nicholas Harmon, co-owner of Verilux "happy lights," credits 20 to 25 percent of his company's annual sales of $10 million to $15 million to Amazon.com.  He's no..
The Vermont International Film Festival marks its 32nd anniversary by screening nearly 60 films over a 10-day stretch that starts Friday in Burlington. Highlights of the festival i..
Gord Downie’s band, The Tragically Hip, always drew a strong following in Vermont. Following the death of Downie, the lead singer and songwriter described as a national treasure in..
The University of Vermont men's basketball team will get one more home game — and it's for a good cause. The Catamounts will play host to Boston University, a former America E..
What is the Vermont Public Records Act, anyway? What counts as a public record? Watch this short video as an introduction to state transparency laws. APRIL MCCULLUM/FREE PRESS MONT..
Vermont Fish & Wildlife and the Department of Health give us all a few tips on how to stay safe in the woods this summer in the face of a tick boom that brings with it the dang..
2017-10-17
16
Senate starts debate on budget, pushing forward with tax reform: Senate Republicans are pushing forward with a budget that is key to accomplishing their goal of passing tax re..
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic attorneys general in 17 states and the District of Columbia filed suit Tuesday against the U.S. Department of Education over its decision to block an O..
We’re going to sugarcoat it. Twelve years after the advent of the cupcake-only bakery (the California-launched chain Sprinkles is credited with opening the first in 2005), there ar..
People from across southern Vermont and beyond came together Tuesday in Bennington County to pay their respects to the family of a Vermont native killed in the Las Vegas shooting m..
[JURIST] Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey [official website] filed an amicus curiae brief [text, PDF] Monday in support of a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's..
Caveman Chuck Coker/flickrSince legal recreational marijuana sales began in Colorado in January 2014, the state has seen a 6 percent drop in opioid deaths, according to research pu..
2017-10-16
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PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — The vibrantly colorful Memorial Bridge passes overhead, briefly cutting through the early morning darkness, casting alternating hues of blues, reds, greens ..
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Right now, the sculpture garden of the Vermont Arts Council resembles a lot of driveways and backyards in Vermont — it's graced by a pile of cordwood. This o..
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A judge in a class-action has allowed a company accused of contaminating private wells in Vermont to request medical records from plaintiffs. The Bennington ..
BURLINGTON, Vt. –  The fatal cleaver stabbing of a man's wife and the wounding of his mother-in-law at his Vermont house has drawn comparisons to another cleaver attack at the..
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear an appeal from 11 states challenging American Express’s rules prohibiting merchants that accept its card from persuading shoppe..
A special meeting Monday in Vermont’s Addison County demonstrated the emotional power and life-saving potential of organ transplants.  "As long as I’m breathing, as long as th..