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Collection of premier proverb scholar opens at UVM

Sep. 14, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — From "Strike while the iron is hot" to "Been there, done that," proverbs have been developed around the world for centuries, spread by word of mouth, writings, and nowadays social media. University of Vermont Professor Wolfgang Mieder, thought to be the world's premier...

Where a mine supplied a nascent nation, cleanup nears end

Sep. 7, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

STRAFFORD, Vt. (AP) — More than two centuries after people began exploiting the resources buried in the hills of Vermont, a river of pollution that flowed from what was once one of the most important copper mines in the United States has been tamed, and life has returned to downstream waterways. Two...

Commission withdraws gov's conflict-of-interest opinion

Sep. 5, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont State Ethics Commission has withdrawn an advisory opinion that found that Republican Gov. Phil Scott had a conflict of interest with a construction business he once co-owned. The commission on Wednesday approved the executive director's recommendation to withdraw the Oct....

Vermont gets $9.5M to better track opioid abuse statewide

Sep. 3, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Health Department is going to receive a three-year, $9.5 million grant do more to track and respond to opioid overdoses as part of an effort to be sure solutions to the opioid crisis reach all of the state's smallest towns and villages. The grant from the U.S. Centers for...

Vermont reminds hunters of deer carcass import restrictions

Sep. 3, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is reminding hunters who travel outside the state about restrictions on the importation of deer and elk carcasses. The restrictions are designed to stop the spread of chronic wasting disease. They are of particular importance for hunters...

A coaching odyssey: Will Voigt goes from Vermont to Angola

Sep. 2, 2019 3:12 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — Will Voigt epitomizes how basketball is a global game. The coach of Angola's national team at this World Cup speaks no fewer than six languages and doesn't regularly get his mail because he's hardly ever near Idaho — the place he currently calls home. He grew up in Vermont, went to...

Big wins for Liverpool, City; more woe for United, Chelsea

Aug. 31, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

A fourth straight win for Liverpool. Another big victory for Manchester City. More disappointment for Manchester United and Chelsea. Oh, and the usual dose of VAR controversy. Just a typical afternoon in this season's Premier League. By beating Burnley 3-0 on Saturday, Liverpool achieved a club-record 13th...

Anonymous flyer denies 'Sasquatch' reason for bridge closure

Aug. 31, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

BRADFORD, Vt. (AP) — An anonymous flyer denying that Bigfoot is behind the prolonged closure of a bridge in a Vermont town has got locals talking about the mythical forest creatures. The flyer first spotted at the Bradford post office said the prolonged closure of the Creamery Bridge over the Waits River...

No gun or intruder found after Vermont Statehouse lockdown

Aug. 30, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A report of a person with a gun led to a lockdown of some government buildings in Vermont's capital for at least four hours Friday, but no intruder or weapon was found, authorities said. Police spent hours scouring the facilities, including a five-story structure that houses the...

Notorious child sex abuser reaches new plea in porn case

Aug. 30, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man whose initial 60-day sentence for sexually abusing a child caused outcry has reached a deal in a separate case to plead guilty to possession of child pornography. Mark Hulett, of Ferrisburgh, was charged in May. The plea deal filed Tuesday says the court may impose a...