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I-91 Bridge Construction in Rockingham

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 01:07:02 GMT

The projected completion date is May 18, 2020. Here is the anticipated construction schedule this week.

Slopeside: Burke Mountain Resort

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:01:43 GMT

It's finally starting to look like a real Vermont winter out there. So, thousands of skiers are stoked for the holiday weekend.

House recount not likely to end well for Dems, Progressives

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 04:24:12 GMT

It's difficult to imagine how the latest recount in the Orange-1 House race could prove anything but an embarrassment for the majority Democrats and Progressives, and perhaps for the state. After hours of debate in committee and on the floor, Vermont House approved a new recount by a panel of members.

Hermitage Club celebrates Act 250 master plan approval

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:14:30 GMT

While several other approvals will need to be in place for different projects proposed by the Hermitage Club to proceed, the company is celebrating its biggest hurdle: the Act 250 master plan permit. "The Hermitage Club is thrilled to announce that we have our master plan permit," the company wrote in an email to members Thursday.

Working Lands Enterprise Board announces program impacts

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:54:22 GMT

Since its inception in 2012, the Working Lands Enterprise Initiative has invested over $3.8 million dollars in 129 projects impacting every county of the state, leveraging $7.4 million in additional funds. Over the last 5 years, working lands grantees have created 428 new full-time jobs and generated $18.1 million in new sales.

Hidden History: Rokeby Museum

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:20:41 GMT

In recognition of Black History Month, Executive Director of the Vermont Historical Society Steve Perkins takes us to a stop on the Underground Railroad, the Ferrisburgh, Vermont home of Rowland and Rachel Robinson, now known as the Rokeby Museum. Executive Director of the Rokeby Museum Jane Williamson first explains what the Underground Railroad was, and how it was significant to the state of Vermont.

Safe roads focus at the polls, pupil spending down

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:00:46 GMT

Residents will be asked at Town Meeting next month to approve a $326,475 general fund budget and funds to improve safety on a dangerous section of a main road. The Sunderland Safe Roads Committee proposes that the town provide a 20 percent match to a grant from the Vermont Agency of Transportation to construct a four-foot-wide paved shoulder on an uphill section of Sunderland Hill Road.

Lawmakers considering TIF district

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:53:05 GMT

Jim Therrien BENNINGTON - A House bill aiming to lift the cap on Tax Increment Financing districts would apply only to Bennington, but amendments or other bills that could add additional communities to the list are under consideration in the Legislature. The bill, H.215, was introduced by Reps.

Vermont's Human Services secretary searches for savings

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 02:21:43 GMT

Six weeks into the job, Vermont Agency of Human Services Secretary Al Gobeille is still mapping out the sprawling complex under his direction. With 3,700 employees and a $2.5 billion budget, fully half of state government is his domain.

Green Up Vermont student contest winners announced

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:49:31 GMT

Green Up Vermont announced winners in its annual student poster design contest for Green Up Day 2017. The winning art entry for the promotional poster was designed by Hope Petraro, grade 9, of Montpelier.

Police Log

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:23:29 GMT

The incident is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Trooper Bryson Lunderville at the Westminster Barracks at 802-722-4600.

Big Brother will be watching motor vehicle inspections

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:40:54 GMT

After decades of using ink pens and carbon-paper record books for vehicle inspection work, the Green Mountain State is going digital and adopting the Automated Vehicle Inspection Program. The move away from paper inspection records to centralized internet-based data collecting is part of the state's attempt to reduce inspection fraud and so-called sticker shopping by some vehicle owners.

VSEA Endorses Bill to Allow Parole & Probation Officers to Carry a Firearm

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:13:44 GMT

The Vermont State Employees Association, the union that represents Vermont state employees, wants parole, probation and community correctional officers to be able to carry a firearm. According to a document shared by VSEA at a hearing Tuesday, offenders have threatened death, lunged at an officer with a "big knife" and "raised a hammer and walked quickly towards an officer," among other claims.

Campion-Sears PFOA bill passes Vt. Senate

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 06:14:01 GMT

A bill that would require companies determined to be the source of PFOA contamination to pay for remediation costs passed the Vermont Senate Tuesday morning and was sent on to the House for consideration. Sen. Brian Campion, who with Sen. Dick Sears sponsored the legislation in the wake of discovery of PFOA pollution in Bennington and Pownal, said the bill passed on a unanimous voice vote.

Federal application filed for Vermont Yankee sale

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 01:58:17 GMT

A New York company has taken another big step toward purchasing Vermont Yankee. NorthStar Group Holdings has filed an application with the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission to acquire the license of the shut-down Vernon plant.

Vermont to launch tax-free savings program for the disabled

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:27:21 GMT

State Treasurer Beth Pearce tells The Times Argus the disabled have been precluded from effectively saving in the past because asset limits cause them to lose access to much-needed assistance. Pearce says the VT-ABLE savings plan was created under the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act, signed by former President Barack Obama.

Bill would change makeup of Vt. Yankee decommissioning panel

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:37:45 GMT

State legislation that would alter the makeup of the Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel and shift more representation to Windham County would not preclude Sen. Mark MacDonald, D-Orange , from serving, according to one of the bill's co-sponsors.