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35 Afghan refugees now in Vermont, living with host families

Nov. 26, 2021 09:10 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Thirty-five Afghan refugees are now in Vermont, state officials said. The families and individuals who were among those airlifted out of Afghanistan with U.S. forces in August are living with host families, mynbc5 reported Wednesday. ...

Vermont's wild turkeys are a restoration success story

Nov. 25, 2021 08:39 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's wild turkey population is the result of a successful wildlife restoration project, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department said. Wild turkeys had disappeared from the state in the mid-to-late 1800s when land was cleared for farming,...

No charges for Rutland officer who shot man in McDonald's

Nov. 17, 2021 16:16 PM EST

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A Rutland City police officer who fatally shot a man inside a McDonald's restaurant in August after a vehicle chase was justified and will not face charges, the Vermont attorney general's office said Wednesday. Jonathan Daniel Mansilla, 33, of...

US Forest Service urges hunter safety in National Forest

Nov. 13, 2021 12:44 PM EST

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is urging Vermont hunters to be careful during this year’s rifle deer hunting season that began Saturday. Vermont's white-tailed deer rifle hunt in Vermont is a lifelong tradition for many Vermonters. ...

Woman pleads guilty to embezzling from Abenaki group

Nov. 13, 2021 09:05 AM EST

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A second woman accused of embezzling more than $100,000 in federal funds from Abenaki Self Help Association Inc. has pleaded guilty. Louise Larivee, 63, of Swanton, pleaded guilty Wednesday to embezzling from the nonprofit on the third day of a jury...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Nov. 12, 2021 17:16 PM EST

Portland Press Herald. November 8, 2021. Editorial: Federal prescription plan has been on Maine’s agenda for years The Build Back Better plan includes a price negotiation system for prescription drugs, and all of Maine’s congressional delegation...

High winds cause Vermont power outages

Nov. 12, 2021 14:22 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — High winds caused thousands of Vermont customers to lose power on Friday. At noon, utilities reported more than 9,100 customers without service in mostly Chittenden, Addison, and Rutland counties, WCAX-TV reported. A cold...

2 injured in Rutland house fire

Nov. 04, 2021 10:25 AM EDT

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Two people have been injured in a house fire in Rutland. The fire was reported just before 10 p.m. Wednesday, the Rutland Fire Department said. Fire Chief Bill Lovett said when firefighters arrived, a man and woman were outside...

Vermont city's Halloween parade returns

Oct. 29, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A beloved Halloween tradition in the city of Rutland is returning after being cancelled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Rutland Halloween Parade takes place Saturday evening starting at 6:30 p.m., and includes 71 floats, according to...

1 dead in Rutland County crash

Oct. 26, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

WEST HAVEN, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police are investigating a crash that killed a driver in Rutland County on Tuesday morning. The driver was attempting to pass a tractor trailer on Vermont Route 22A in West Haven when the car hit a utility pole and then another...