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Southern Vermont College Open House

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:15:33 GMT

Southern Vermont College will host its Spring Open Houses on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prospective students and their families will have an opportunity to learn about the programs of study, athletic opportunities, campus life, financial aid, and scholarships.




Walters: State Data Breach Much Larger Than First Thought

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:41:51 GMT

Gov. Phil Scott announced Thursday that a data breach at a state contractor affects far more Vermonters than initially thought. The breach happened at a private firm called America's Joblink Alliance, which contracts with Vermont and nine other states to provide a database for job seekers and employers.




Police: Child sex predator strikes again

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 03:43:50 GMT

There's a new push to take on sexual assault in the Queen City. It's a proposal that would require Burlington bars and restaurants to get on board.




Twin Valley considers legal fight

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 01:29:47 GMT

At the first official meeting about starting a legal battle over the state's education funding formula, Brattleboro attorney James Valente told town and school officials in the Deerfield Valley that they would be asking the Vermont Supreme Court to do something "momentous." The Brigham decision, which brought about changes to Vermont's education funding model, is "the kind of thing the Supreme Court does every century," he said Wednesday at a joint meeting of the Whitingham and Wilmington select boards.




Vermont Supreme Court: Vernon judge is selected for state's highest court

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:52:19 GMT

Gov. Phil Scott recently announced Judge Karen Carroll, of Vernon, will replace Justice John Dooley on the Vermont Supreme Court. Judge Dooley is set to retire on March 31. Gov. Phil Scott recently announced Judge Karen Carroll, of Vernon, will replace Justice John Dooley on the Vermont Supreme Court.




Vt. woman arrested in NH on drug charges

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:09:52 GMT

A Vermont woman out on bail for drug charges in Vermont has been arrested in New Hampshire for drug possession. Lebanon police say they were checking on a suspicious vehicle in the Miracle Mile Plaza Wednesday night and they found Patricia McCarthy, 52, of Windsor.




BioTek's Vice President named member of Vermont Governor's...

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:54:33 GMT

BioTek Instruments proudly announces that Vice President Adam Alpert was named a member of Vermont Governor Phil Scott's Government Modernization and Efficiency Team . This team, comprised of twelve individuals from inside and outside State government, will advise on strategic initiatives towards improving efficiencies and outcomes throughout Vermont's government.




Democrats complain about Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch's elusiveness

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:25:04 GMT

Democrats including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are demanding a pause in Gorsuch's nomination pending the FBI investigation of alleged ties between Trump's presidential campaign and Russian Federation. On a glide path toward confirmation, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch parried fresh attacks from Democrats Wednesday on abortion and special education, insisting that "when you put on the robe, you open your mind" as he faced a final day before the Senate Judiciary Committee.




Stand up to bullying

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:07:33 GMT

The arrest of three undocumented migrant workers last week in Vermont by federal immigration officials is cause for great concern. The Department of Homeland Security, which oversees the agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, denied targeting the three men, members of the group Migrant Justice, for their public advocacy of migrant rights and their opposition to the Trump administration's policy of rounding up and deporting undocumented workers.




Thousands of Vermonters affected by data breach

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:41:18 GMT

Nearly 200,000 Vermonters may have had their personal information compromised in a data breach at a web service contracted by the state of Vermont. We spoke with Vermont Labor Commissioner Lindsay Kurrle and she said they're just now getting a sense of how massive this breach is.




Does Vermont need a safe place for addicts to shoot up?

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:17:11 GMT

Should the government create a safe and legal spot for addicts to get high on illegal drugs? The prospect has sparked a mix of reactions and concern from the public. Supporters believe this could be a good way to battle the opioid crisis.




NY police: Vt. man was driving drunk in hit-and-run

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:17:10 GMT

Police say a Vermont man was driving drunk when he hit a car on the New York Thruway and took off. It happened Monday at about 3:30 a.m. New York State Police say Jason Daley, 21, of Fairlee, ran into the back of another vehicle on I-90 at Exit B1 in Schodack and then drove off.




Why so cold, Bernie?

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:17:09 GMT

If you want to know what someone really thinks of you, wait until they don't need you anymore. If that's true, then U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders may not like the Vermont media all that much.




It all snaps together for the sixth annual LEGO contest

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:02:15 GMT

Forty-three extrusion engineers between pre-K and eighth grades, their families and friends, came from 17 towns in Vermont and one in New Hampshire to participate. Individual, team and family entries were judged by grade for originality, imagination and presentation.




Derry moves to correct 'violations;' addresses setbacks on Route 100 solar array

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:16:42 GMT

But calling them "violations" - as Hart did - may be too strong a statement, said board member Jim Ameden, during the board's Monday, March 20 meeting. PACIF, the insurance division of the Vermont League of Cities and Towns, is the lack of an alarm at the town's garage.




Vt. man makes daily commute through the Notch on skis

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:42:46 GMT

Last week's snowstorm snarled the commutes of most Vermonters, but for Pete Davis, it made for a smoother ride. Traffic backups are common heading to and from Stowe Mountain Resort, but Davis takes the road less traveled and typically has it all to himself.




Radon levels prompt concern at Leland & Gray

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:38:19 GMT

Tests have shown elevated levels of radon at Leland & Gray Union Middle & High School, prompting a hastily arranged project aimed at venting the potentially hazardous gas. The school board has scheduled a special public meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday to answer questions about the matter.