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Mazzulla scores 23 to lift Vermont past Maine 88-60

Jan. 17, 2021 4:52 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Justin Mazzulla had a career-high 23 points as Vermont rolled past Maine 88-60 on Sunday. Ryan Davis had 17 points for Vermont (7-3, 7-3 America East Conference), which won its fifth consecutive game. Isaiah Powell added 15 points. Ben Shungu had 10 points. Precious Okoh had 15...

Parking area for Ferrisburgh wildlife area to be closed

Jan. 17, 2021 4:23 PM EST

FERRISBURGH, Vt. (AP) — The parking area and the entrance road to the Little Otter Creek Wildlife Management Area in Ferrisburgh is going to be closed from January through March. The closure is because the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department will be conducting habitat improvement projects with logging...

In this Jan. 24, 2020 file photo, Lincoln, a Nubian goat, stands in her pen in Fair Haven, Vt. A goat and a dog who were each elected mayor of a Vermont town have helped raise money to renovate a community playground. The Fair Haven town manager came up with the oddball idea of pet mayor elections to raise money and to help get local kids civically involved. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

Dog and goat serving as mayor raise money for a playground

Jan. 17, 2021 12:09 PM EST

FAIR HAVEN, Vt. (AP) — A goat and a dog who were each elected mayor have helped raise money to renovate a Vermont community playground. The oddball idea of pet mayor elections to raise money to rehabilitate the playground and to help get local kids civically involved came from a local town manager. In...

Cabot Creamery seeks state permission for energy project

Jan. 17, 2021 8:30 AM EST

CABOT, Vt. (AP) — The Cabot Creamery is seeking state approval to build a biogas generator at its facility in Cabot that will generate renewable energy from a byproduct of its manufacturing process. The creamery is asking the Public Utilities Commission for permission to install and operate a bio-digester...

Davis scores 15 to lift Vermont past Maine 65-30

Jan. 16, 2021 6:19 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Ryan Davis scored 15 points, Vermont held Maine to a season-low score in a 65-30 win on Saturday. Stef Smith added 14 points for Vermont (6-3, 6-3 America East Conference), which earned its fourth straight win. Robin Duncan added nine rebounds and nine assists. All 15 Wildcats saw...

Lake Champlain Chocolates issues recall over foreign objects

Jan. 16, 2021 3:56 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont chocolate company is recalling some of milk chocolate products because of possible foreign objects. Lake Champlain Chocolates announced Friday the voluntary recall of a number of products distributed through retailers and distributors in all 50 states, and in the...

A person takes a photo with their phone during a major snowstorm in Ottawa on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021.   (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

Wind, rain, heavy snow batter New England, eastern Canada

Jan. 16, 2021 3:36 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A storm lashed parts of New England and eastern Canada on Saturday with heavy rain, snow and wind, leading to power outages and slick roads. About 15,000 homes and businesses were without electricity at the height of the storm in Vermont, the hardest-hit U.S. state, and thousands of...

Vermont Air National Guard heads to Florida for training

Jan. 16, 2021 8:46 AM EST

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — About 150 members of the Vermont Air National Guard are headed to Florida for a training exercise that is part of a plan to make them ready to fly F-35 fighter jets in combat. The two-week training event will verify weapon system performance, determine reliability, evaluate...

Vermont to start vaccinating 75 and older week of Jan. 25

Jan. 15, 2021 2:34 PM EST

Vermont has nearly completed administering coronavirus vaccines to residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities and front-line health workers and will start vaccinating residents aged 75 and older starting the week of Jan. 25, state officials said Friday. "This approach is all about vaccinating those...

Mayor of Vermont capital urges protesters to stay home

Jan. 15, 2021 2:23 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The mayor of Montpelier is urging protesters and counter-protesters to stay home this Sunday rather than gather at the Vermont Statehouse. But Mayor Anne Watson is asking that anyone who does show up in Montpelier to leave their firearms at home. “I know there have been calls...