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Remote hearings continue as Vermont works to reopen courts

Jun. 21, 2021 08:57 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is continuing to reopen its courthouses for in-person trials and hearings but not all courts will be open for all proceedings immediately, according to the state court administrator. “As we advance this important work, we will continue...

Pandemic-delayed surgeries share blame for blood shortage

Jun. 20, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Some New England hospitals are delaying or rescheduling surgeries because of a shortage of blood donations during the pandemic. “We haven’t seen anything like this in about 30 or 40 years at least,” Dr. Vishesh Chhibber, director of transfusion...

Burlington proposes trash, recycling picked up same day

Jun. 20, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The city of Burlington is considering a new waste collection system in which trash, recycling and food scraps would be picked up on the same day. The Burlington Department of Public Works is proposing that the city continue collecting the...

3 Vermont groups get EPA money for 'brownfields' cleanup

Jun. 20, 2021 09:37 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Three revolving loan funds in Vermont used to help clean up and revitalize brownfields are getting an infusion of $860,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA says the money will go to the Mount Ascutney Regional Commission, the...

Bennington group seeks $1 million grant for recovery housing

Jun. 20, 2021 08:29 AM EDT

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Bennington is applying for a $1 million grant to be used to buy two homes and turn them into housing for people recovering from substance misuse. The Select Board voted this past week to approve the grant application request from housing...

UVM Food Systems Research Center gets $11K in federal funds

Jun. 19, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont Food Systems Research Center is getting $11 million in federal funding to support its work researching the regional food system, from production agriculture to food security, UVM and U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy announced Friday. ...

Burlington holds first official Juneteenth celebration

Jun. 19, 2021 11:29 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's largest city is holding its first official Juneteenth celebration this weekend, commemorating the end of slavery. Live performances, food, and activities will be offered all weekend, WPTZ-TV reports. The...

Vermont teen's message in a bottle gets reply from Portugal

Jun. 18, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

ROYALTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont teen's message in a bottle that traveled over 2,000 miles (3,200 kilometers) to the Azores, a small Portuguese archipelago, has received a response back. Sean Smith, now 16, sent out a message in a bottle in 2018 on Thanksgiving day with...

Woman says doctor used his genetic material for insemination

Jun. 18, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

A Colorado woman is suing a Vermont doctor, accusing him of using his own genetic material when he artificially inseminated her in 1978 at what was then the Central Vermont Hospital in Berlin. In a lawsuit filed June 14 in federal court in Burlington, Shirley Brown, now...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jun. 18, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

Rutland Herald. June 14, 2021. Editorial: First in the nation Congratulations, Vermont. We did it. We moved the needle back to “normal.” First in the nation to do so. Four hundred fifty nine days since the state of emergency...