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Hospital board members seek to dismiss former CEO's lawsuit

Jan. 22, 2020 8:30 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (AP) — A consulting firm and members of the board of a Vermont health care system and hospital are seeking to have a federal lawsuit filed by the hospital's former CEO dismissed. Seven members of the board of Springfield Medical Care Systems and Springfield Hospital filed a recent...

Burlington to send local alerts to residents

Jan. 22, 2020 5:00 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The city of Burlington will expands its use of the state VT-Alert system to notify residents about emerging and urgent local issues, Mayor Miro Weinberger said Tuesday. Residents will be able to sign up for calls, text messages or emails about certain types of urgent alerts such as...

Deputy who detained farmworker acted properly, sheriff says

Jan. 21, 2020 12:34 PM EST

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont sheriff determined that one of his deputies did not violate the department's fair and impartial policing policy when he detained a farmworker and called federal immigration authorities. Chittenden County Sheriff Kevin McLaughlin released a report Friday saying his...

Hope is rail line ready in 2021 for new Vermont Amtrak route

Jan. 19, 2020 11:20 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont transportation officials said they are hopeful upgrades to the rail line between Rutland and Burlington can be ready sometime next year, which will make it possible to resume Amtrak rail service between the two cities. Officials have been working for years to upgrade the 75...

Balanced Vermont hands Hartford 1st AEC loss 74-57

Jan. 18, 2020 4:57 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Robin Duncan scored 11 points off the bench, Everett Duncan added 10 and hot-shooting Vermont knocked off conference leader Hartford 74-57 on Saturday. Vermont (13-6, 3-1 America East Conference) broke away late in the first half to lead 37-27 at the break and didn't slow down,...

Level of flu activity now widespread in Vermont

Jan. 17, 2020 10:44 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The level of the flu in Vermont has risen from “regional” to “widespread," according to the state Health Department. "We are at peak season for flu, strep and other communicable diseases that spread easily in winter when people are generally indoors," spokesman...

Man convicted of child sex abuse sentenced for child porn

Jan. 17, 2020 10:06 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man whose initial 60-day sentence for sexually abusing a child caused an outcry has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography. Mark Hulett, of Ferrisburgh, was sentenced in federal court on Thursday. In a previous case,...

Vermont continues among top Peace Corps producing states

Jan. 16, 2020 9:24 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont is continuing to be among the top states in the country in the per capita production of Peace Corps volunteers, the Peace Corps said. The latest statistics released Wednesday for 2019 show that Vermont, with a per capita rate of 8.1 volunteers per 100,000...

$7.5M offer could start auction of Hermitage Club assets

Jan. 15, 2020 4:15 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A $7.5 million offer could start the auction process for the properties formerly owned by the Hermitage Club, according to bankruptcy court documents. Rainmaker Mountain LLC has offered $4 million for properties including the Haystack Mountain ski area, two inns in West Dover, and...

Suspect in cleaver killing ordered to mental health facility

Jan. 14, 2020 11:17 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A man charged with killing his wife with a meat cleaver in 2017 has been placed in the custody of the Vermont Department of Mental Health. Aita Gurung was charged with murder in his wife's death, but the charges were dropped by the county prosecutor who said evidence showed he was...