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New grant program to help child care providers in Vermont

Aug. 7, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

A new grant program has been set up to help child care providers during the coronavirus pandemic, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott said Friday. The program includes $12 million in federal CARES funds to help afterschool programs, summer camps, and other child care programs offset expenses and losses. Applications are...

Police say 2 ATV riders die after collision with vehicle

Aug. 1, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

STARKSBORO, Vt. (AP) — Two people are dead after the ATV they were riding was hit by a truck on Route 116 in Starksboro, state police said. The crash was reported just before 10:30 p.m. Friday. Police say an ATV driven by Tracy Bedell, 21, was headed west on Freedom Acres when it entered the northbound...

Cows on pasture at the University of Vermont dairy farm eat hay Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Burlington, Vt. When the coronavirus pandemic forced the University of Vermont to close and send its students home, the school worried about who would take care of the cows, normally tended to by students. In no time, dozens of alumni and students of a particular agriculture program clamored to spend their spring and summer caring for the Holsteins. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

Students, alumni clamor to take care of university's cows

Jul. 30, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — When the coronavirus pandemic forced the University of Vermont to close and send its students home, the alarm spread: What would happen to the cows? The university’s beloved herd of about 100 dairy cows is normally tended by students taking part in the Cooperative for Real...

UVM and faculty settle reopening-related dispute

Jul. 22, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont's faculty union and the school administration on Wednesday agreed to settle a dispute related to fall reopening plans. United Academics said it filed an unfair labor practice against UVM on June 30. “The stipulated settlement states that the...

Study: Charlotte losing tree canopy in part to development

Jul. 17, 2020 1:06 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The tree canopy that shades much of Charlotte is in decline, according to a study which said the current coverage is threatened. A study by the University of Vermont says Charlotte lost 8% of its tree canopy between 2012 and 2018, The Charlotte Observer reported Friday. The study was...

U of Vermont trustees vote to divest from fossil fuels

Jul. 14, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday afternoon to divest the university’s endowment of fossil fuel investments. The university says it will immediately end new direct investment in fossil fuels and will fully divest from public...

Vermont hospital sees rise in ATV-related injuries

Jul. 11, 2020 12:26 PM EDT

BARRE, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont Medical Center says it's seeing an increase in ATV-related injuries this year. The hospital said through the end of May it has treated 17 people at the emergency department for ATV-related injuries, up from six in the same period in 2019 and four in 2018,...

Ex-ER doctor indicted on federal child pornography charge

Jun. 18, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A former emergency room doctor at Vermont's largest hospital was indicted Thursday on a federal child pornography charge, prosecutors say. Eike Blohm, 38, of South Burlington, was charged in state court in April with setting up a video camera in a staff bathroom at the University of...

Marlboro College archives headed to University of Vermont

Jun. 16, 2020 9:05 AM EDT

MARLBORO, Vt. (AP) — Marlboro College, which is merging with Emerson College in Boston and closing its Vermont campus, is sending its archives and special collections to the University of Vermont in Burlington. The announcement by Marlboro says the items now held in Marlboro’s Rice-Aron Library will...

Vermont governor again extends COVID-19 state of emergency

Jun. 15, 2020 4:55 PM EDT

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott on Monday extended for another month the state of emergency imposed to help the state cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. During his regular briefing, Scott said that while he is extending the state of emergency first imposed in March through July 15, the state will continue its gradual...