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Legendary Vermont sports anchor Tony Adams dies at 95

Apr. 1, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Legendary Vermont sports anchor Tony Adams died at the age of 95. Adams, an anchor for 35 years at WCAX in Burlington, died Tuesday evening, the station reported. The former sportscaster began his career at WMUR-TV in New Hampshire before joining WCAX when the station made the...

Feds: Glider in crash was 'overloaded,' lacking equipment

Apr. 1, 2020 7:50 PM EDT

MORRISTOWN, Vt. (AP) — A glider that crashed in a heavily wooded section of Vermont's Sterling Mountain in 2018, killing three passengers aboard, was overloaded and underequipped, according to federal investigators. The plane that crashed in August 2018 showed no signs of mechanical failure in other...

Large retailers stop in-person sales of nonessential items

Apr. 1, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

Gov. Phil Scott asked Vermont residents Wednesday to be ready to volunteer and help the state continue its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Scott had issued an appeal the night before for volunteers in fields as varied as child care, grocery workers or in the medical profession. “While I know you are...

Vermont family displaced after grease fire destroys home

Apr. 1, 2020 11:47 AM EDT

ROCKINGHAM, Vt. (AP) — A grease fire that started on a porch destroyed a home in Vermont, displacing at least eight family members. Kimberly Brough was grilling chicken when the grease caught fire at her Rockingham home Tuesday afternoon, the Brattleboro Reformer reported. No one was injured. Brough said...

Licenses allowed for out-of-state, retired health workers

Mar. 31, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

A look at developments related to the coronavirus outbreak in Vermont: HEALTH CARE WORKERS Gov. Phil Scott signed a bill that will allow licensed out-of-state health care workers, including mental health professionals, to be licensed to work in Vermont, and retired Vermont health and mental health care...

Vermont AG says non-fatal police shooting was justified

Mar. 31, 2020 2:27 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A non-fatal officer involved shooting in December was justified, the Vermont Attorney General's office said Tuesday. Attorney General T.J. Donovan said that after reviewing the evidence his office declined to prosecute Vermont State Police troopers Robert Helm and Matthew Hood for...

Task force finishes plan for child education center's future

Mar. 30, 2020 9:22 PM EDT

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A plan to create a sustainable future for an organization serving communities in southern Vermont was completed. More than 20 task force members finished a six-month effort to envision a road map for the success of Winston Prouty Center for Child and Family Development, the...

Vermont orders 14-day isolation for those arriving in state

Mar. 30, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott on Monday ordered anyone arriving in the state to self-quarantine for 14 days to help slow the spread of the new coronavirus that causes COVID 19. The governor's order applies to both Vermonters and out-of-staters arriving for anything other than “an essential purpose.” The...

Vermont underground railroad museum director retiring

Mar. 30, 2020 9:32 AM EDT

FERRISBURGH, Vt. (AP) — The director of a Vermont museum that's focused on the underground railroad and the abolition of slavery is retiring. The Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh says that Catherine Wood Brooks is retiring after three years on the job. The museum says it is a National Historic Landmark and...

A member of the Rhode Island National Guard Military Police directs a motorist with New York license plates at a checkpoint on I-95 near the border with Connecticut where New Yorkers must pull over and provide contact information and are told to self-quarantine for two weeks, Saturday, March 28, 2020, in Hope Valley, R.I. Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo on Saturday ordered anyone visiting the state to self-quarantine for 14 days and restricted residents to stay at home and nonessential retail businesses to close Monday until April 13 to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Expanded visitor order in RI; Connecticut gets federal help

Mar. 29, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

A look at developments related to the coronavirus around New England. CONNECTICUT President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for Connecticut, allowing federal help for state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in parts of the state affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The declaration, which was...