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Editorial Roundup: New England

Aug. 12, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Hartford Courant. August 11, 2022. Editorial: Black bears are here to stay. We need to learn to live with them. West Hartford resident Bill Priest said it best: “I was in total shock.” And let’s all be honest with each other, how else would you...

Passenger rail return to Vermont city took vision, decades

Jul. 29, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — After a nearly 70-year absence, a passenger train running from Vermont's revitalized Burlington train station to New York City headed south Friday as part of a nationwide renewal of interest in rail travel. Last November, President Joe Biden, who famously...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jun. 24, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Rutland Herald. June 21, 2022. Editorial: Choices A Supreme Court decision this week caught our attention. It could have significant implications right here in Vermont. The decision stems from a case out of Maine, and points to school choice. ...

Rutland death ruled a homicide, 2 await questioning

Jun. 20, 2022 10:03 AM EDT

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — The death of a man in the city of Rutland last week has been preliminarily ruled a homicide, police said Monday. The man has been identified as Sincere Johnson, 46, of New York, police said. A Vermont man and a woman who were arrested in New...

It's official: Amtrak to begin Burlington runs on July 29

Jun. 16, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — ___This stThe long-awaited return of passenger rail service to Vermont's largest city for the first time in nearly 70 years is set for July 29, state transportation officials announced Thursday. That’s the date Amtrak’s Ethan Allen Express...

2 arrested in break-in are persons of interest in homicide

Jun. 15, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

SALISBURY, N.H. (AP) — Two people who allegedly fled the scene of a crash and then broke into a post office in New Hampshire are persons of interest in a homicide investigation in Vermont, police said Wednesday. Police received a report of a vehicle that had driven off the road in...

Suspicious death under investigation in Rutland, Vermont

Jun. 12, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

RUTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Rutland Police Department is investigating a suspicious death in an apartment building, officials said Sunday. The investigation began early Sunday but police declined to disclose further details about the death. Police said there was no...

More than 300 refugees planned for Vermont city

May. 20, 2022 08:56 AM EDT

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont refugee resettlement organization has proposed bringing more than 300 refugees to the city of Rutland in the next three years. Amila Merdzanovic, the Vermont director of the U.S. Committee on Refugees and Immigrants, wrote in an email to the city's...