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FILE - In this June 17, 2015 file photo, medical marijuana

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:03:52 GMT

New York will study whether it's plausible to legalize marijuana for recreational use as neighboring states move ahead with it. The number of Americans who are in favor of legalizing marijuana continues to increase.




New York to look at legalizing recreational marijuana

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:24:06 GMT

Cuomo called on lawmakers to approve funding for a feasibility study as part of his annual state budget address, in which he laid out his spending proposal for the coming year. The study would examine the effect legalization in Massachusetts, Vermont and possibly New Jersey would have on New York and what types of potential roadblocks could exist if the state were to relax its marijuana laws, particularly as the Trump administration has given prosecutors more leeway to prosecute federal-level marijuana laws.




Award may drop name of author tied to sterilization movement

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:56:33 GMT

In this Oct. 20, 1942 file photo, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, novelist, literary critic and humanitarian, sits at her flat-top desk in her home in Arlington, Vt. In January 2018, the Vermont Board of Libraries recommended changing the name of a children's book award that now honors Fisher, who is accused of once supporting sterilizing people with severe mental and physical disabilities.




Police say suspect killed by officers was carrying BB gun

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:28:40 GMT

A 32-year-old robbery suspect shot to death by police on the grounds of a high school was carrying a BB gun, police said Wednesday. Police said Nathan Giffin robbed the nearby Vermont State Employees Credit Union at about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and, when spotted by police, went into the school's athletic field bleachers.




Vermont mourns the death of 'a gentle soul'

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:45:16 GMT

By all accounts, Timothy J. O'Connor Jr. was kind, fair, amicable, no-nonsense, intelligent and witty. The list of adjectives does not end there, but suffice it to say, Brattleboro, Windham County and Vermont are all the better because of O'Connor, who died Tuesday afternoon at the age of 87 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Perhaps the most succinct description came from O'Connor himself in a 2010 interview with the Reformer, describing his three-term tenure as Speaker of the House in Montpelier.




Dr. Yes: Vermont's Addiction Expert, John Brooklyn, Is in Demand

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:21:32 GMT

Dr. John Brooklyn hadn't yet arrived at the South Burlington opiate addiction treatment center when I showed up for a tour one afternoon in December. Walking briskly into the Chittenden Clinic's drab waiting room 10 minutes late, he apologized, explaining that he'd had to make a quick run to the post office to mail a batch of urine samples to a specialized lab in Germany.




Vermont House to vote on mid-year budget adjustment

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:45:35 GMT

At the beginning of every legislative session, lawmakers review the state's finances and make adjustments in the budget for the current fiscal year. The budget adjustment act, H.633, is a sleeper issue, but it sets the stage for the main event: the unveiling of the Big Bill, the next year's budget.




Vergennes P.D. chief expresses fears of legal pot

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 23:16:50 GMT

Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel: "The thing that bothers us the most is that we have been discounted during this whole debate about legalizing marijuana." A bill legalizing recreational marijuana was passed by the Vermont Senate this week, after clearing the House earlier.




Residents vent about carbon-tax plan

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:19:40 GMT

Carbon-tax uproar: Many attendees of a carbon-tax forum expressed their dislike of a tax on fossil fuels like heating oil and gasoline. Several outspoken Addison County residents, who attended an Ethan Allen Institute presentation about a new, proposed Vermont carbon tax, expressed their displeasure with the so-called ESSEX Plan, saying it will add as much as $1,000 to their current winter heating bill if adopted.




Renters often stuck in unsafe homes

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:27:28 GMT

Vermont's aging rental housing stock is deteriorating, and local officials are often limited in their ability to force landlords to fix their properties, according to a new report from Vermont Legal Aid. The report, "Renters at Risk," details personal stories from tenants who have lived in substandard housing, pointing out problems like mold, frozen pipes, broken appliances, rats, and a litany of other issues.




Chase started over stolen beer in New York ends in Vermont

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:46:33 GMT

Vermont police say a high-speed chase involving stolen bottles of beer being thrown at police cars has ended with the arrest of the driver. Police in upstate New York and Vermont said Monday they arrested a 21-year-old Granville, N.Y. man early Friday after he led police on a high-speed pursuit from New York to Vermont.




Chase started over stolen beer in New York ends in Vermont

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:46:32 GMT

Vermont police say a high-speed chase involving stolen bottles of beer being thrown at police cars has ended with the arrest of the driver. Police in upstate New York and Vermont said Monday they arrested a 21-year-old Granville, N.Y. man early Friday after he led police on a high-speed pursuit from New York to Vermont.




Vermont Legalized MarijuanaToo Fast, Say Police

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 04:30:09 GMT

Only a few hours after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Jan. 4 he would enforce federal marijuana laws, NORML was celebrating the Vermont House's approval of a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana. Five days later, on Jan. 9, NORML rejoiced again when the New Hampshire State House approved similar legislation.




Scott to unveil plans for new Vermont prison

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 23:59:55 GMT

The Scott administration will begin presenting a plan to lawmakers this week for a 925-bed prison and mental health facility. The plan is part of an Agency of Human Services report to the Legislature.




Flu shot being called a fail, but doctors still want you to get it

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:29:15 GMT

The CDC says just this flu season alone more than 7,000 cases of influenza have been confirmed across the US. That means 26 states are considered high intensity and have reported 12-14% of patients have flu-like illnesses, including new York City.




YCQM: Jan. 14, 2018

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 07:38:39 GMT

Announcer: FROM WCAX, THIS IS "YOU CAN QUOTE ME." >> Darren: GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE.




More homes evacuated in northern Vermont

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 03:18:43 GMT

"I just didn't see it happening. You purposely stick in the back of your brain, hopefully it doesn't happen," Spence said.