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Vermont lawmakers mull bills to protect abortion providers

Jan. 31, 2023 16:53 PM EST

Vermont lawmakers are taking testimony on a pair of bills that aim to protect health care workers who provide abortions and gender-affirming health care in Vermont from legal and disciplinary action from states that limit or ban those practices. The bills were introduced seven months...

Ex-Vermont police chief charged with sexual assault of minor

Jan. 31, 2023 09:59 AM EST

GUILDHALL, Vt. (AP) — A former Vermont police chief is facing a felony sexual assault charge stemming from a 2017 incident involving an underage girl, state police say. The state police said Monday that Jeffrey Noyes, 54, the former chief of the Brighton and Canaan police...

Vermont secures 74-68 victory over UMBC

Jan. 28, 2023 14:44 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Robin Duncan scored 20 points in Vermont's 74-68 win over UMBC on Saturday. Duncan also contributed seven rebounds for the Catamounts (12-10, 6-2 America East Conference). Aaron Deloney scored 13 points and Kameron Gibson added 11. The...

Federal appeals court hears case of hidden murals

Jan. 27, 2023 18:16 PM EST

Associated Press (AP) — A federal appeals court in New York is considering whether a law school in Vermont modified a pair of large murals when it concealed them behind a wall of panels against the artist's wishes after they were considered by some in the school community to be racially...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 27, 2023 12:35 PM EST

Hearst Connecticut Media. January 22, 2023. Editorial: Solution to economic growth in CT is not a mystery When responding to a question recently about the possibility of raising taxes on high earners, Gov. Ned Lamont’s spokesperson resorted to a familiar refrain:...

Vermont organic dairy farmers seek help from state

Jan. 26, 2023 17:14 PM EST

Associated Press (AP) — As more organic dairy farmers are forced out of business by an economic crisis facing them, Vermont advocates and farmers are seeking a one-time state appropriation of $9.2 million to help existing organic dairies survive. The money would be used to pay the...

Sullivan has 20 as Vermont downs Binghamton 80-55

Jan. 25, 2023 22:09 PM EST

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Finn Sullivan scored 20 points to help Vermont defeat Binghamton 80-55 on Wednesday night. Sullivan added six rebounds for the Catamounts (11-10, 5-2 America East Conference). Dylan Penn went 8 of 14 from the field to add 18 points. Matt Veretto was 6 of 10...

Vermont State Police investigating finances of sheriff-elect

Jan. 25, 2023 17:09 PM EST

The finances of a Vermont sheriff's department and the sheriff-elect due to take office next week, who is already facing charges of abusing a shackled prisoner, are being investigated, the Vermont State Police said. Franklin County sheriff-elect John Grismore is facing a simple...

Woman may have died of exposure after fall in driveway

Jan. 25, 2023 13:34 PM EST

RUPERT, Vt. (AP) — A 76-year-old woman who was found dead in her driveway appears to have died of exposure after falling, Vermont State Police said. The death of the woman, who was found at about 6:20 a.m. on Jan. 21 outside in Rupert, is not considered suspicious, police said in a...

Vermont Supreme Court rules in favor of noncitizen voting

Jan. 23, 2023 16:32 PM EST

Noncitizen residents may continue to vote in municipal elections in Vermont's capital city of Montpelier, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday, stating that such voting in local elections doesn't violate the state constitution. In its decision on an appeal the higher court upheld a...