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Feb. 15, 2020 4:32 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The city of Burlington issued a boil water advisory on Saturday for homes in the city and some homes in South Burlington that use the city's water system out of an abundance of caution. The notice did not include the high service area at the University of Vermont and the University...

UVM Health Network has $10 million loss last quarter

Feb. 14, 2020 3:14 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont Health Network — made up of six affiliate hospitals in Vermont and New York — is taking steps to address financial troubles after ending last quarter with a $10 million loss, network officials said. The nonprofit health system missed its...

Police investigate fire in Bolton that sent 2 to hospital

Feb. 10, 2020 5:55 PM EST

BOLTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police are investigating a fire at a former business in Bolton that sent two people to the hospital for treatment, police said Monday. The fire happened on the night of Feb. 5 at the former Ski Shop on the Bolton Valley Access Road. Two people who may have been living in...

Vermont hospital reopens operating rooms after odor closure

Jan. 23, 2020 12:31 PM EST

COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — The operating rooms in a satellite campus of Vermont’s largest hospital will reopen after they were closed because of an odor that made some people sick, hospital officials said. All five operating rooms at the University of Vermont Medical Center's Fanny Allen campus in...

UVM gets $1 million from Google for open source research

Jan. 13, 2020 10:58 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont has received $1 million in funding from a division of Google to support research related to open source software, the school said Monday. Open source software can be shared and modified but UVM said the concept is about more than software. “The goal...

Officer who hit man who died is disciplined for swearing

Jan. 4, 2020 11:28 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont police department has disciplined an officer for using obscene language during a confrontation with a man that led up to a fight, after which the man died. The confrontation between Burlington Officer Cory Campbell and Douglas Kilburn occurred at University of Vermont...

NY troopers investigate death of skier from Pennsylvania

Dec. 31, 2019 5:27 PM EST

WILMINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police are investigating the death of a 21-year-old skier at a state-run Adirondack resort, Troopers announced Tuesday. Nicholas Koch of Danville, Pennsylvania, died on Dec. 23 after he veered off a trail at Whiteface Mountain and struck some trees, troopers said. He...

U of Vermont Medical Center names veteran doc new president

Dec. 31, 2019 9:24 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's largest health care system has named a veteran physician as its new president and chief operating officer. The appointment of Dr. Stephen Leffler was announced Monday by the Burlington-based University of Vermont Medical Center. The appointment is effective immediately....

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., listens as an audience member poses a question at a Newport Town Hall Breakfast Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, at the Newport Opera House in Newport, N.H. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)

Prompt care was key to Sanders' recovery from heart attack

Dec. 31, 2019 7:59 AM EST

Bernie Sanders suffered “modest heart muscle damage" during his recent heart attack but has since recovered well and is fit enough for the rigors of the presidential campaign and the White House should he win it, according to letters released Monday by his primary care physician and two cardiologists. The...