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Vermont city takes step toward supervised injection site

Sep. 15, 2020 2:34 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Leaders of Vermont's largest city have voted to consider creating a supervised injection site for people who use heroin and other illicit drugs to reduce overdoses and get more people into treatment. The city council in Burlington voted unanimously Monday night in favor of a...

Canadian man pleads guilty in human smuggling case on border

Aug. 24, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

A Montreal man has pleaded guilty to a federal charge that he led an organization that smuggled people into the U.S. from Canada along the Vermont and New York borders, court records show. Godofredo Rivas-Melendez, 61, entered the plea Friday in U.S. District Court in Burlington, Vermont. In a plea agreement...

FILE - In this May 22, 2019, file photo, Ariel Quiros, left, former owner of Jay Peak Resort, stands outside the federal courthouse in Burlington, Vt., after his arraignment on fraud charges over a failed plan to build a biotechnology plant using foreign investors' money. The Miami businessman, accused of being the mastermind behind a massive fraud case involving foreign investors' money in Vermont developments, is expected to plead guilty in next week in a plea deal in which prosecutors are seeking a sentence of more than eight years in prison. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke, File)

Miami businessman pleads guilty in Vermont ski fraud case

Aug. 14, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

A Miami businessman accused of being the mastermind behind the largest fraud case in Vermont's history pleaded guilty on Friday over a failed plan to build a biotechnology plant using tens of millions of dollars in foreign investors' money. Ariel Quiros, 64, the former owner of Jay Peak and Burke Mountain ski...

Miami man pleads guilty of defrauding foreign investors in Vermont’s largest fraud case, over biotechnology plant plan

Aug. 14, 2020 11:12 AM EDT
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Miami man pleads guilty of defrauding foreign investors in Vermont’s largest fraud case, over biotechnology plant plan.
Cows on pasture at the University of Vermont dairy farm eat hay Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Burlington, Vt. When the coronavirus pandemic forced the University of Vermont to close and send its students home, the school worried about who would take care of the cows, normally tended to by students. In no time, dozens of alumni and students of a particular agriculture program clamored to spend their spring and summer caring for the Holsteins. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

Students, alumni clamor to take care of university's cows

Jul. 30, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — When the coronavirus pandemic forced the University of Vermont to close and send its students home, the alarm spread: What would happen to the cows? The university’s beloved herd of about 100 dairy cows is normally tended by students taking part in the Cooperative for Real...