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Vermont's home-grown mystery writer goes nuclear in new book

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:25:02 GMT

NEWFANE >> Most whodunits start with a glamorous character finding a rope or revolver in the library, ballroom or conservatory. In Newfane, novelist Archer Mayor's new book "Presumption of Guilt," the mystery instead begins with a grimy workman taking a drill to the shuttered Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon.

House candidates in Bennington District 4 debate issues

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:25:00 GMT

Incumbent state Representatives Steve Berry and Cynthia Browning , both Democrats, with Republican challenger Brian Keefe . The three candidates for Vermont House in Bennington's District 4 took part in a televised debate at Greater Northshire Access Television studios in Sunderland on Thursday night.


Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:17:59 GMT

The Vermont State Colleges board of trustees voted unanimously Thursday morning to unify Johnson and Lyndon state colleges. But on both campuses opinions are not as unified.

Lt. Gov. Scott calls for end to Vermont Health Connect

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:05:43 GMT

MANCHESTER >> Lt. Governor and Republican gubernatorial candidate Phil Scott called for an end to Gov. Shumlin's troubled health care initiatives in favor of a transition to another option.

Armadillos lose in semifinals after a season that soared

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:44:21 GMT

The Williston Armadillos season ended a week sooner than they had hoped, with a loss in the Vermont Senior Baseball League semifinals to the Montpelier Monties. The Armadillos defeated the Monties during the regular season, but it was not the Armadillos' day, losing 6-2 on Sunday, Sept.

Vt. hospital offers device that reduces stroke risk

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:57:40 GMT

Medicare is now covering a potentially lifesaving device for patients with an abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation or AFib. Vermonters were part of the clinical trials for the Watchman device in studies conducted at the University of Vermont Medical Center.

Brattleboro social justice, spiritual leaders join in Vermont effort to 'Raise the Wage'

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:26:14 GMT

"Raise the Wage" campaign supporters rally Wednesday in Montpelier for a state boost in minimum pay to 15 an hour. MONTPELIER >> Most religious communities aim to lift the spirit.

Proposed 'All-Payer' Health Care Funding Advances in Vermont

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:16:20 GMT

Gov. Peter Shumlin and Green Mountain Care Board chair Al Gobeille discussing an all-payer waiver system for reimbursing health care providers Vermont has won long-sought approval from the federal government for an "all-payer waiver" that is intended to change the way health care providers are reimbursed by government and private insurers, Gov. Peter Shumlin announced Wednesday. Doctors, hospitals and consumers have three weeks to weigh in on the plan before the state's Green Mountain Care Board signs off on it.

Have you experienced biased policing in Vermont?

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:07:56 GMT

Sorrell and a group of people from both law enforcement and community organizations are gathering information to make recommendations to the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council. There are three forums planned across the state to get your feedback next month.

Fighter jets train over southern Vermont

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:00:59 GMT

Photo courtesy 104th Fighter Wing. een wondering what's up with the sounds of high-performance jet aircraft in the sky the past few days? We called around and found that it's the 104th Fighter Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard.

LoKi, A World of Dreams

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:43:18 GMT

The result is an almost stereotypical slice of Vermont hip-hop: a rurally isolated young artist using the genre's conventions to speak his truth. LoKi is honest and earnest, describing himself as "a gawky Vermonter in constant conflict with his consciousness."

Vermont PBS Launches Local Film Programming

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:10:50 GMT

Vermont's local public broadcasting affiliate is getting a lot more local. "Made Here," which launched earlier this month, is a Vermont PBS initiative spotlighting the work of local filmmakers.

McClaughrey: Tax prospects for 2017

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:41:32 GMT

Four months from now the 2017 legislature will hear the new Governor's budget message for FY 2017. Each fiscal year over the past five the legislature has been presented with an opening General Fund deficit projection.

Sanders, Clinton plot new push amid slipping support with millennials

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:37:23 GMT

When Bernie Sanders stood before the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, he promised "to do everything I can" to elect Hillary Clinton president. But for much of the summer, Sanders was consumed with authoring a book he plans to release in November, while raising money for progressive candidates down the ticket.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra coming to Brattleboro

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 04:40:09 GMT

BRATTLEBORO >> On Friday, September 30, the oldest state symphony in the country will return to Brattleboro as part of its Made In Vermont tour. The Vermont Symphony Orchestra is touring all of Vermont, from Derby Line all the way to Brattleboro.

The Latest: Records show man rescued at sea was slay suspect

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:26:49 GMT

The Latest on a Vermont man who was rescued after being lost at sea for a week : Court records show that a Vermont man who spent a week on a life raft in the Atlantic Ocean before he was rescued recently was a suspect in the unsolved 2013 killing of his grandfather in Connecticut. Nathan Carman, of Vernon, Vermont, was rescued Sunday.

Man rescued at sea tells Coast Guard of search for mother

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:26:48 GMT

A man who says he spent a week at sea in a life raft before being rescued told the Coast Guard he frantically looked for his mother as their fishing boat sank in the Atlantic Ocean, according to an audio recording released Tuesday. His mother hasn't been found.