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Largest Cinco de Mayo Fiesta in Vermont offers 'fire circus,' food and fun on Friday, May 5

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:04:22 GMT

Vermont's largest Cinco de Mayo event premieres on Friday, May 5 at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction. Vermont Cinco de Mayo Fiesta begins at 5 p.m. in the EXPO North building and on the outdoor patio and includes an assortment of food and drink choices.

Guest Column: What Vermont can't afford

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:37:12 GMT

Every year, Vermont gives away tens of millions of dollars to high-income taxpayers while cutting services for Vermonters who are struggling the most to make ends meet. Yet it is clear that Vermonters, as shown by their votes for national officeholders, don't support this kind of approach to revenue generation and budgeting.

Little bug, big worries: County leads VT in tick borne illness

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:15:20 GMT

James Gathany; William Nicholson The blacklegged ticks, I. pacificus , , and I. scapularis , are known vectors for the zoonotic spirochetal bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi , which is the pathogenic bacteria responsible for causing Lyme disease. The ticks, inoculated with the bacterium when they bite infected mice, squirrels and other small animals, subsequently pass the pathogens to their human victims when they obtain a bl James Gathany; William Nicholson The blacklegged ticks, I. pacificus , , and I. scapularis , are known vectors for the zoonotic spirochetal bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi , which is the pathogenic bacteria responsible for causing Lyme disease.

News Minute: Here is the latest Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont news ...

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:28:38 GMT

A Maine woman accused of attacking her ex-boyfriend with a sword has been banned from her town. A judge ruled this week that 25-year-old Christina McCarthy has to vacate Brewer but she may return once to get her belongings _ if accompanied by police.

Vermont Police May Add Cold Case Investigators to Ranks

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:37:17 GMT

The Vermont Legislature is considering a proposal that would add two full-time police officers to work on the state's unsolved murders and missing-persons cases. The Burlington Free Press reports there are about 55 unsolved homicides and 35 suspicious cases of missing people in Vermont.

CDC to re-evaluate adult ed offerings

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:02:37 GMT

The Southwest Vermont Career Development Center is undergoing a re-evaluation of its Adult Education programs to determine how they can best serve the community moving forward. Superintendent Michael Lawler said that a committee of community members and board members would be formed to look at potential changes to the center's adult education programming, including how that programming is offered and what potential partners might exist within the community.

Study: Vermonters most distracted drivers in nation

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:08:41 GMT

Vermonters are getting a new title they're probably not all that proud of when it comes to distracted driving. Vermont takes the top spot when it comes to distracted driving.

How new trade talks between US, Canada could impact Vermonters

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:08:40 GMT

President Trump told reporters Monday night that a 20 percent tariff is being imposed on softwood lumber entering the U.S. The Secretary of Commerce says that will add up to about a billion dollars a year. And there's also word that dairy products could be next on the president's list.

News from the Vermont Statehouse - An Analysis from DRM's...

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:34:45 GMT

On a vote of 7-0, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed a $5.8 billion budget on Friday that closes a $72 million projected gap between revenues and expenditures in the 2018 fiscal year. The bill constitutes one percent growth in spending over FY 2017 taking into account all funds, including federal, transportation and education fund sources.

Vermonters asked to help count bats

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:06:54 GMT

The little brown bats suffered massive declines due to white nose syndrome, which wiped out about 90 percent of Vermont's bat population. Both trainings start at 7:30 p.m. and end after dusk when all the bats have exited the buildings and bat houses where they live.

Hikers asked to avoid muddy trails throughout Vermont

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:06:53 GMT

In case it has escaped anyone's attention, mud season is an annual occurrence in Vermont, and that means the Green Mountain Club, along with the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation and the Green Mountain National Forest ask for Vermonter's cooperation in avoiding trails that have been marked closed. Snowmelt and rain cause trials to remain wet, muddy and prone to erosion even when the rest of Vermont has breathed a sigh of relieve that another season of muddy roads has passed without being ignominiously hauled out of a bog by a kind neighbor with a big tractor.

Erin Connor Of Bridport Crowned Miss Vermont 2017

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:30:10 GMT

Erin Connor, 22, of Bridport was crowned Miss Vermont 2017 at the historic Vergennes Opera House on Friday evening. Erin is a graduate of the University of Vermont, where she studied Public Communication.

Telegraph Business Ticker

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:49:12 GMT

"Everything we're doing comes back to the name Villagers, " said new owner Jaime Wyman, who, with her fianceA Robert Westney, took over the operation back in December. "That means local."

New prescribing rules aim to combat opioid misuse

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:15:05 GMT

The Vermont Department of Health is conducting a series of presentations for health care professionals about new rules governing the prescribing of opioids. A live webinar hosted by the Vermont Medical Society is scheduled for May 17 at noon, with Mark Levine, MD, Commissioner of the Department of Health, Patricia Fisher, MD, Family Medicine, UVM College of Medicine and Hannah Hauser, MSW, Vermont Prescription Monitoring Program.

Sunderland principal stepping down

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:20:58 GMT

Schreiber informed Superintendent of the Bennington Rutland Supervisory Union , Daniel French, last Friday that he would be resigning from his position effective at the end of the school year. I certainly was disappointed hes leaving.

Lt. Gov. comes to Brattleboro with a message

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 03:58:24 GMT

THE BRATTLEBORO REFORMERBrattleboro resident Spoon Agave presents Rep. Mollie Burke, P/D-Windham-2-2, at a Vermont Progressive Party meeting at the Brattleboro Food Co-op. BRATTLEBORO - Lt.

Study raises alarm on Vt. forest bird populations

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:59:03 GMT

A one-of-a kind study has raised some red flags when it comes to Vermont's bird population, and forest health, and it could eventually have an economic impact on the state. The study of Vermont Forest Birds started in 1989 with the goal being to track their population trends at 31 sites across the state.