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Editorials from around New England

Sep. 20, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT Tolls, groceries, vaccinations. Is Gov. Lamont the do-over governor? Hartford Courant Sept. 20 Gov. Ned Lamont and his administration are awash on tides of public outcry. Thursday night's grocery tax reversal is just the latest in a series of ham-handed executions...

Next-generation F-35 fighter jets go to National Guard unit

Sep. 19, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The first two of an eventual 20 F-35 jets arrived Thursday at the Vermont Air National Guard base in South Burlington, the first Guard unit to receive the next-generation fighter. Guard members and friends clapped as the planes flew over the airport for the first time Thursday...

The Latest: F-35 fighter jets arrive at National Guard unit

Sep. 19, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Latest on the F-35 fighter aircrafts arriving at Vermont Air National Guard base (all times local): 2 p.m. The first two F-35 fighter jets have arrived at the Vermont Air National Guard base in South Burlington. Guard officials were on hand Thursday when the two jets landed...

Police: Lyft driver arrested on lewd conduct charge

Sep. 17, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — Police say a Lyft driver in Vermont has been accused of lewd and lascivious conduct. Colchester police say the driver was transporting a woman from Burlington to Colchester early Saturday. WCAX-TV reports when she complained that the backseat was too cold, the driver allegedly said...

City removes homemade crosswalk in Burlington neighborhood

Sep. 17, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The city of Burlington is removing a homemade crosswalk in a south-end neighborhood. Residents of the Five Sisters neighborhood say they have requested for years that the city add a crosswalk to keep children safe. On Sunday, residents used a stencil and paint to create their own...

Suspect in man's disappearance reaches gun plea deal

Sep. 17, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A suspect in the disappearance of a man with whom he was conducting a drug deal is expected to plead guilty to a federal firearms charge. Court documents say Richard Whitcomb of Hartford has agreed to plead guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Under the plea deal, he...

Vermont Health Department confirms first vaping illness

Sep. 16, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Health Department says physicians have confirmed the first case of vaping-related lung disease in the state. The health department reported Monday that five suspected cases are being investigated, as well. On Aug. 29, the health department alerted health care providers to...

Police chief in Vermont's largest city back from leave

Sep. 16, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The police chief in Vermont's largest city is back on duty after being gone for over a month on family and medical leave. The Burlington mayor's office announced Monday that Chief Brandon del Pozo had returned from the leave that began in early August. No reason was given for del...

Vermont Air Guard to receive first 2 F-35s this week

Sep. 16, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Air National Guard is expected to take delivery of its first two F-35 fighter aircraft this week. Officials at the Burlington International Airport aren't sure yet which day they will arrive. The two Vermont pilots who will fly the planes from Texas to the South...

$3.6 million for bicycle, pedestrian infrastructure

Sep. 15, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

SWANTON, Vt. (AP) — A total of $3.6 million in grants will go toward improving bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure in communities around Vermont. Republican Gov. Phil Scott's office says this year's projects include a shared-use path to complete a missing link in South Burlington; sidewalks in Moretown;...