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Burlington approves nine-story, 49-unit apartment building

Jun. 13, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The city of Burlington's Development Review Board has approved the building of a nine-story, 49-unit apartment building on the site of a former People’s United Bank drive-through on Pine Street. Owner Doug Nedde tells the Burlington Free Press ...

Vermont city to hold fireworks; Dartmouth grads get 2 guests

Jun. 12, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A look at pandemic-related news around New England on Saturday: VERMONT The annual Independence Day celebration is returning to Vermont’s largest city. Burlington expects thousands of people to gather...

Vermont just over 2k doses short of vaccination goal of 80%

Jun. 10, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is continuing to make progress toward the goal of vaccinating 80% of the eligible population, the threshold for Gov. Phil Scott to lift all COVID-19 restrictions. On Thursday the Health Department reported 79.6% of the population aged 12...

U of Vermont to require COVID vaccines once fully approved

Jun. 09, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont announced Wednesday it would require that all students be vaccinated against COVID-19 when at least one of the vaccines currently in use has received full approval from the Food and Drug Administration. The school said...

Burlington lifts mask mandate for fully vaccinated people

Jun. 08, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's largest city is lifting its mask mandate for fully vaccinated people in stores and public buildings. The Burlington City Council on Monday voted unanimously to drop the mandate. Vermont ended its mask mandate for fully vaccinated people...

Food producer buys assets of shuttered Vermont-based bakery

Jun. 08, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A national producer of baked goods has purchased the assets of the Burlington-based Koffee Kup Bakery, which shut its doors earlier this year. On Monday, Flowers Foods, of Thomasville, Georgia, the producer of Nature’s Own, Dave’s Killer...

Heat advisory issued for parts of Vermont Monday

Jun. 07, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The National Weather Service on Monday issued a heat advisory for northwestern and southeastern Vermont with another day of near-record temperatures expected. The advisory runs until 8 p.m. warning that hot temperatures and high humidity may...

Police investigating weekend shooting

Jun. 06, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Police in Burlington are investigating an early Saturday shooting that injured a bystander. The department says two men were engaged in an altercation near the entrance to City Hall Park after bars closed. It said one of the...

Vermont teen wanted for attempted murder arrested in Nevada

Jun. 06, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A 19-year-old man wanted in Vermont for the attempted murder of two women has been apprehended by police in Nevada, according to authorities. The Northfield Police Department said Saturday that Aleksander Cherkasov was located in Mesquite, Nevada...

Virus memorial unveiled; Jazz, Puerto Rican fests return

Jun. 05, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A look at coronavirus developments around New England: __ CONNECTICUT Hartford’s Puerto Rican Day parade returned to city streets Saturday for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic started, with colorful...