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U of Vermont has biggest incoming class in its history

Oct. 17, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The incoming class of 2025 at the University of Vermont is the largest and academically best-prepared undergraduate group in the school’s 230-year history, the school says. UVM says more first-year students also hail from other regions of the...

U of Vermont Health Network has plan to reduce delays

Oct. 13, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Patients seeking medical services in northern Vermont and northeastern New York can hope to experience reduced delays under a plan released Tuesday by the University of Vermont Health Network. The network says it will hire more people during...

Old Vermont graveyard to be moved because of erosion

Oct. 11, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

After erosion washed away some graves at an old Vermont cemetery near a river bank, the remains of two Revolutionary War soldiers and others buried there will be moved to a new resting place. Revolutionary War soldier Josiah Clark, who fought at the 1775 Battle of Bunker...

Centennial of Morgan horse statue being celebrated

Oct. 02, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

WEYBRIDGE, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont’s Morgan Horse Farm is celebrating the centennial of its statue of the country's first Morgan horse. The founding sire of the breed was born and raised in Vermont. The life-size bronze statue of “Figure" is in the...

U of Vermont Medical Center: 93% comply with vaccine mandate

Oct. 01, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

The University of Vermont Medical Center says 93% of its nearly 15,000 workers at its facilities in Vermont and upstate New York have complied with the requirement they be vaccinated against COVID-19. Three employees resigned rather than comply with the vaccine...

Middlebury College strips chapel name over eugenics role

Sep. 27, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

Middlebury College removed the name of a former Vermont governor from the campus chapel on Monday because of his “instigating role” in eugenics policies of the early 1900s that “sought to isolate and prevent the procreation of so-called ‘delinquents, dependents, and defectives,’”...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 24, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

Hartford Courant. September 19, 2021. Editorial: In Guilford, making white people afraid and bashing ‘critical race theory’ proves a winning political strategy School board primaries rarely get much attention, but this year’s Republican Board...

Driver dies after head-on collision in Sheldon, Vermont

Sep. 17, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

SHELDON, Vt. (AP) — A 71-year-old man died of injuries suffered in a head-on collision in the town of Sheldon, state police said. Troopers were called Vermont Route 105 in Sheldon just before 2 p.m. Thursday after receiving the report of the crash. ...

UVM planning to continue tuition freeze for 4th year

Sep. 15, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont is planning to freeze tuition for the fourth straight year, University President Suresh Garimella said Wednesday. In a statement, Garimella said he would ask the university’s trustees to approve his proposal to not...

Winooski firefighters seek cause of fatal fire

Sep. 06, 2021 09:51 AM EDT

WINOOSKI, Vt. (AP) — Firefighters in the Vermont city of Winooski are seeking the cause of a fire that left a 40-year-old man dead. The fire was reported about 8:40 a.m. Sunday at a single-family home on Mayo Street. Fire crews from the City of...