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Tractor trailer accident damages highway, minor injuries reported

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:53:30 GMT

Vermont State Police and Westminster Fire Department responded at 1:27 a.m. to a two tractor trailer motor vehicle collision on I-91 Northbound in Westminster, Vt., that closed down the highway for an extended period of time on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. An investigation determined the operator of a FedEx International truck pulling two trailers, Dalmar Aden, 27, of Essex Junction, lost control while traveling north, in part due to road conditions.




Police: Arlington residents must remain vigilant

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:49:43 GMT

THE BENNINGTON BANNER From left, Vermont State Police Detective Sgt. Todd Wilkins, Bennington County State's Attorney Erica Marthage, and Lt.




Lake recovering from drought

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:50:30 GMT

After experiencing near-record low lake levels this past summer, recent snowfall and rain seem to have helped Lake Champlain. And with more winter weather expected, the trend is moving up to get the lake level back to the normal depth.




Guest Column: Carbon pricing a good start for Gov. Scott

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:04:08 GMT

This week, Governor Phil Scott took the oath of office and issued his first executive order. It's a good one.




Federal uncertainty could wreak havoc on Vt. budget

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 06:17:27 GMT

Vermont's sole U.S. congressman spent more than a dozen years as a state lawmaker. Thursday, Rep. Peter Welch briefed many of his former peers on the latest from the nation's capital just ahead of President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.




Bad teachersallowed tokeep teaching

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 01:55:58 GMT

Five months after an arbitrator upheld the firing of a former Vermont Teacher of the Year for improper contact with a female student, the South Burlington educator is still free to teach in schools across Vermont. Jay Hoffman, a longtime technology education teacher at the Tuttle Middle School in South Burlington was honored in 2013 as Vermont's Agency of Education Teacher of the Year.




State Agencies Team Up For Brewery Day

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:23:06 GMT

State agencies are teaming up to ensure that Vermont brewers continue to brew up delicious beer and strong business this year instead of unwanted environmental violations. Existing and prospective brewers of all sizes are encouraged to attend a one-day event on Feb. 23 in Randolph to learn about how to prevent common environmental violations.




Chinese New Year | Eye on the Arts

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:03:56 GMT

Traditionally, when one celebrates the Chinese New Year, you may attend a reunion dinner, clean your home thoroughly - to "make way for incoming luck" - or give a monetary gift in a bright red envelope. Though there aren't many Chinese New Year events happening around the region this week, there are certainly a wealth of other activities.




Vermont Pride Theater Looks Back on Politics of Exclusion

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:46:07 GMT

On January 28, Vermont Pride Theater at Chandler will present a script-in-hand staged reading of the award-winning play Perfect Arrangement by Topher Payne. Set in the 1950s, it tells the story of two closeted gay and lesbian couples who live out their lives masquerading as two straight couples.




To the editor: Reform alimony support and maintenance laws

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:05:59 GMT

The men and women of Vermont Alimony Reform brought the issue of antiquated spousal support and maintenance laws to the attention of the legislature when we testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee last spring. According to the most recent statistics, about 3.5 of every 1,000 Vermonters are divorced every year.




Proposed change in sexual assault statute called 'pedophile protection act'

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:26:31 GMT

A Superior Court judge ordered former Gov. Maggie Hassan's administration Tuesday to provide more backup to justify withholding documents from the Republican State Committee regarding the... In its biggest game so far, the UNH men's basketball team was buried early by Vermont en route to a 71-59 loss to the America East Conference-leading ... (more)




Sisters lead Vermont appropriations panels

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 03:17:10 GMT

Democrat state lawmakers Rep. Catherine "Kitty" Toll, left, and her sister Sen. Jane Kitchel talk at the Statehouse in Montpelier. The sisters each lead their respective chambers' appropriations committees, and still live just a few miles from where they grew up in Danville.




Twiddle Announces Spring Tour 2017

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:43:44 GMT

Vermont jam quartet Twiddle will soon embark on Jam Cruise followed by a Winter Tour. The band does have its sights on later in the year as they have just announced a lengthy Spring Tour.




Energy boost for Vt. power industry?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:25:22 GMT

The Burlington Electric Department and the Vermont Technology Council are looking to develop an energy startup accelerator called PowerUp Vermont. The program would help entrepreneurs in the electric business through mentorships and seminars focused on the ins and outs of running an energy business.




Editorial Cartoon: Jan. 17, 2017

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:32:04 GMT

President-elect Donald Trump's state co-chairman Steve Stepanek, preparing to head to Washington for the inauguration Friday, took stock of the extraordinary election cycle with a quote from the... In its biggest game so far, the UNH men's basketball team was buried early by Vermont en route to a 71-59 loss to the America East Conference-leading ... (more)




Ten Independents Were Elected to State Legislatures in November 2016

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:41:17 GMT

Ten independent candidates were elected to state legislatures on November 8, 2016. Six were in Vermont, two were in Alaska, and two were in Maine.




Police blotter

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:00:22 GMT

On Jan. 7, at about 4 p.m., EMS responded to the Killington Ski Resort in the town of Killington for an injured employee. The employee, Jeffrey K. Chalk, had been found injured and unresponsive by a fellow resort employee.