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I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 19:21:38 GMT

The projected completion date is May 18, 2020. Here is the anticipated construction schedule for the week of Dec. 11, 2017.

Ski season kicks off in southern Vermont

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 00:16:32 GMT

PHOTOs provided BY HUBERT SCHRIEBLA young skier rips past Hubert Schriebl on Black Bear, helping Stratton ring in the 2017-2018 season with 19 trails and over 100 skiable acres. MANCHESTER - With many Northshire ski mountains kicking-off the winter season over Thanksgiving weekend, outdoor recreation buffs have begun to enjoy the snowy slopes.

Employee assaulted as masked pair robs Weathersfield store

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:43:28 GMT

According to a Vermont State Police press release two men wearing masks and hoods followed employee June French into the store at 4261 Route 106 in Weathersfield as she was about to open up around 4 a.m. The men stole cigars and cigarettes before leaving the store. Police say that the robbers pushed French during the incident.

Hermitage makes one payment to Cold Brook Fire District

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 03:35:06 GMT

The Hermitage Club made good on part of the payments it owes to the Cold Brook Fire District. A check for $118,000, which was owed for a bond taken out for upgrades to the district's infrastructure, was paid to the district on Thursday.

The Plane Truth, Part 2

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 01:27:03 GMT

There isn't a state airport project in Vermont that moves forward without the green light from Guy Rouelle, a longtime VTrans employee and the state aeronautics administrator for the last six years. But when we tried to call Rouelle about the pending sale of the state plane, we learned he'd stepped down six months ago.

Unclaimed Money, Scams on the Rise

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 21:06:36 GMT

By Gareth Henderson, Standard Staff This very moment, the state government may have some unclaimed money that belongs to you. But at the same time, experts are recommending that people be vigilant of scammers who are using the issue of unclaimed funds in order to get personal information from unsuspecting Vermonters - and these scams are on the rise.

Governor says he'll sign legislation allowing marijuana possession

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:46:37 GMT

Gov. Phil Scott says he will stand by his commitment to support legislation that would legalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana in Vermont. "I made that commitment.

Police Log

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 12:19:27 GMT

A deputy stopped Caviola's vehicle following a motor vehicle violation. Subsequent investigation on scene led to Caviola's arrest.

Late Evening Weather Xtra Webcast

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 07:56:46 GMT

Rutland City Police are asking the public for help tracking down a man who escaped from the mental health unit of the hospital. Anxiety, fatigue, and no desire to work? They're just some of the symptoms of bad eating habits.

Vt. lawmakers plan to resurrect carbon tax proposal

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 03:24:07 GMT

Should Vermonters pay more at the pump in exchange for cheaper electric rates and less pollution? Some lawmakers in Montpelier think so, and are drafting legislation to make it happen. Lawmakers have a new plan, but it might sound familiar.

Ski season takes the Northshire

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 22:39:08 GMT

With many Northshire ski mountains kicking-off the winter season over Thanksgiving weekend, outdoor recreation buffs have begun to enjoy the snowy slopes. The Stratton Mountain Resort marked a successful opening weekend, beginning on Nov. 22, with 19 trails and over 100 skiable acres of open terrain available.

Why Does Vermont Often Appear at the Top, or Bottom, of State Rankings?

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 17:45:07 GMT

We've entered the season when local news outlets look back on the past year and compile their best-of/worst-of lists. Invariably, those lists mention how Vermont stacks up relative to other states on some trend.

Michigan is 1 of 2 states where lawmakers' finances unknown

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:32:01 GMT

Michigan could end up being the only state where legislators pass and reject laws without the public knowing about their personal finances. Forty-seven states require lawmakers to file some type of financial disclosure that lists their occupation, income or business associations - information that indicates if a legislator might benefit personally from supporting or opposing legislation.

Judge considers whether ricin suspect should remain detained

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 06:58:43 GMT

A federal judge on Wednesday will consider whether a woman accused of manufacturing ricin and testing the deadly toxin on fellow residents of a senior living facility in Vermont should continue to be detained. Betty Miller, 70, was taken into custody last week after telling investigators that she made the ricin because she wanted to "injure herself" and had tested the poison's effectiveness on other residents, authorities said.

Vermont high court sides with newspaper in defamation suit

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 02:48:25 GMT

Five days before the 2016 general election, The Northfield News published a letter to the editor about a state House candidate's criminal history, academic troubles and "disruptive behavior" at local businesses. That candidate, Democrat Gordon Bock, lost the race, and subsequently sued the newspaper and the letter's author.

Pot, not green enough?

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:28:38 GMT

In Colorado, commercial marijuana cultivation comprises about half of all demand for new electricity. If Vermont adopts regulation, cultivation and sale of marijuana, industrial-scale indoor cultivation likewise will increase electricity consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

Inflatable athletic dome for Castleton University in doubt

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 19:47:09 GMT

A university in Vermont may not be able to build its planned inflatable dome for athletic events, due to budget concerns. Castleton University Athletic Director Deanna Tyson says faculty members were told at a recent meeting by former president David Wolk that the inflatable dome will not be built.