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Fisher Elementary School teacher Karen Wolff, center, of Foxborough, Mass. places Chromebook laptop computers in the trunk of a running vehicle as Principal Brian Bemiss, of Franklin, Mass., looks on, Thursday, March 19, 2020, in front of the school in Walpole, Mass. The Walpole school district, along with other districts in the state, are distributing the Chromebook laptops to families on loan to assist students with home learning while schools are closed in response to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Vermont has 1st virus deaths as Connecticut postpones voting

Mar. 19, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

Developments from around New England on the coronavirus pandemic. VERMONT Vermont officials announced the state's first two deaths from the coronavirus on Thursday evening. One was an elderly man from Windsor County who was hospitalized at the VA Medical Center in White River Junction and the other was an elderly...

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks to reporters about coronavirus Thursday March 12, 2020, in Burlington, Vt. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Bernie Sanders says lack of rallies 'hurting' his campaign

Mar. 13, 2020 4:19 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Bernie Sanders acknowledged Friday that fears about the spread of coronavirus have damaged his ability to leverage large rallies into support at the polls, and suggested that future Democratic presidential primary voting should be delayed if health officials deem doing so...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about the coronavirus Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Wilmington, De. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Biden pivots focus to Trump amid coronavirus concerns

Mar. 12, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden blasted President Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus outbreak on Thursday and outlined how he would combat the threat differently by relying more heavily on global alliances and listening more closely to the recommendations of scientists. “This...

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., walks to his car after speaking to reporters on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Burlington, Vt. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Sanders isn't dropping out, but where does he go from here?

Mar. 11, 2020 9:28 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Bernie Sanders is vowing to press ahead with his presidential campaign at least long enough to debate Joe Biden this weekend, even while acknowledging his deficit in the Democratic race may be insurmountable. The Vermont senator on Wednesday offered no further details on what his...

Vermont defeats Maine 61-50 in America East tourney

Mar. 7, 2020 10:02 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Everett Duncan and Anthony Lamb scored 19 points apiece and top-seeded Vermont beat eighth-seeded Maine 61-50 in the quarterfinals of the America East Conference Tourney on Saturday night. The Catamounts are home against fourth-seeded UMBC in the semifinals on Tuesday night. Stef...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a primary election night campaign rally Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

The Latest: Joe Biden wins Democratic primary in Texas

Mar. 4, 2020 1:59 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the Democratic presidential primary and Super Tuesday (all times local): 1:50 a.m. Joe Biden has won Texas' Democratic presidential primary. The state has 228 delegates at stake, the second biggest prize of the night. More than 2 million people had already voted in Texas...

5 years after devastating accident, Speidel gets his moment

Mar. 3, 2020 9:40 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — It was an extra-special night for Vermont on Tuesday night but not because the Catamounts wrapped up a championship regular season with an 85-62 victory over Albany — but because of the presence of Josh Speidel, who was a highly-touted recruit out of high school but suffered a...

2nd man sentenced in Vermont-to-Boston drugs-for-guns plan

Feb. 25, 2020 4:41 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A second Boston man who was said to be a member of the Latin Kings street gang was sentenced to more than 11 years in federal prison Tuesday for his role in a Vermont-to-Boston drugs-for-guns plan. The U.S. Attorney's office says that Darwin Medina, 35, was sentenced in federal court...

UMBC battles past Vermont 66-64 as Catamounts miss 3 at end

Feb. 22, 2020 9:53 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — K.J. Jackson scored UMBC's last eight points, including a pair of 3-pointers and the Retrievers tripped up Vermont 66-64 Saturday night, snapping the Catamounts' 12-game win streak. Jackson finished with 18 points, making four of five 3-pointers, R.J. Eytle-Rock added eight points...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Las Vegas, hosted by NBC News and MSNBC. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Sanders' 'summer camp' in Vermont becomes fodder in debate

Feb. 20, 2020 9:33 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Can a socialist own a summer house? That's the question unabashed capitalist billionaire Mike Bloomberg — who himself owns about a dozen homes — posed as he tried to brand Sen. Bernie Sanders a hypocrite in Wednesday night's fiery Democratic presidential primary debate....