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Vermont State Colleges to require COVID vaccines of students

Jul. 24, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The 3,000 students on the residential campuses of the Vermont State Colleges will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for the fall semester. The executive committee of the Vermont State College System Board of Trustees voted Thursday to...

Corrections Department to add more transitional housing

Jul. 24, 2021 09:33 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Corrections says it's funding more than 270 beds and apartments for transitional housing and services for incarcerated people who are released from correctional facilities. That includes providing housing in Lamoille and...

Towns to vote on whether to buy land for outdoor classroom

Jul. 24, 2021 09:29 AM EDT

NEWBURY, Vt. (AP) — Residents of Newbury and Bradford will be voting next month whether to purchase a 10-acre parcel as an outdoor education space. The Upper Valley elementary schools were implementing outdoor learning before the pandemic, including the Newbury...

State police find 3K heroin bags stuffed into cereal box

Jul. 23, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

SHELBURNE, Mass. (AP) — A state trooper in Massachusetts seized 3,100 bags of heroin stashed in a cereal box during a recent traffic stop. Massachusetts State Police said Thursday that Trooper Scott Boutell pulled over an SUV for having improper auxiliary lights and an...

Marlboro Music Festival to buy idled Vermont college campus

Jul. 23, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

MARBLORO , Vt. (AP) — The Marlboro Music Festival has reached an agreement to buy the campus of the now-closed Marlboro College in Vermont, ending a year of uncertainty over the future of the campus. Marlboro Board of Trustees chair Christopher Serkin said Thursday they...

Vermont board ponders return of pledge after virus absence

Jul. 23, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont town board is considering whether to revive the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance now that it is holding in-person meetings again after it stopped the practice at the beginning of the pandemic. The Bennington Select Board stopped...

Vermont police rescind assault citation, chief apologizes

Jul. 23, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont police chief has apologized to a Black man who was issued an assault citation following a neighborhood fight, and the citation has been rescinded. Supporters of the suspect held a protest Thursday outside the headquarters of the...

Vermont receives $524M as first half of COVID relief money

Jul. 22, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont received $524 million in COVID-19 relief money Thursday, the first half of the just over $1 billion the state will receive from the federal government to help recover from the pandemic. As part of the state's allotment from...

Burlington businesses form safe escort program for workers

Jul. 22, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Burlington Business Association is forming a safety escort program for downtown workers leaving their jobs at night, following several late-night violent incidents downtown. Between 10 p.m. at 3 a.m., downtown employees will be able to call...

Man accused of crashing car into house, injuring couple

Jul. 22, 2021 11:29 AM EDT

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he crashed a car into a house while driving drunk, injuring a Vermont couple who were sitting in the living room. The vehicle missed the couple, both 73, “by only several feet" on Tuesday...