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New pair of whale tails sculptures in original Vermont spot

Jul. 20, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

RANDOLPH, Vt. (AP) — A new pair of whales' tails is back on a Randolph hillside where an earlier set spent a decade before being moved up Vermont's Interstate 89 to South Burlington. Artist Jim Sardonis designed the original pair of whales' tails that were first installed off the interstate in 1989,...

Developer remains committed to Vermont downtown project

Jul. 19, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A New York property developer says it remains committed to a long-stalled project that would reshape the downtown of Vermont's largest city, but it will be at least several months before construction can begin. In a statement issued Friday, Will Voegele of Brookfield Properties says...

Comcast closing only Vermont call center

Jul. 19, 2019 8:39 AM EDT

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Comcast's only call center in Vermont is set to lay off 35 workers. WCAX-TV reports Friday that the company has announced plans to consolidate its South Burlington, Vt. and Enfield, Ct. call centers. The call center is set to close Oct. 11. The company in a statement says that...

Fertility doc told to provide DNA sample for paternity test

Jul. 18, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A judge says a Vermont fertility doctor accused of using his own sperm to impregnate a patient must turn over a sample of his DNA for paternity testing. A Florida couple sued retired Dr. John Coates in U.S. District Court last year with a claim that Coates is the father of their...

Design students eye upgrades to Burlington's 'lost spaces'

Jul. 16, 2019 10:02 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Found: A dozen or so neglected corners of Burlington in need of loving attention. Students in David Raphael's design class at University of Vermont unveiled their suggestions for how to make Burlington's so-called "lost spaces" more appealing. During a final presentation of maps and...

Vermont police ID body found at trailhead; victim shot

Jul. 12, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

HINESBURG, Vt. (AP) — Vermont police say the man whose body was found at a trailhead in the town of Hinesburg was shot multiple times. Police say the body of 45-year-old David Auclair of Williston was found at the LaPlatte Headwaters Town Forest trailhead parking lot on Gilman Road late Thursday. Auclair's...

Vermont-based BioTek company sold for nearly $1.2b

Jul. 12, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont company that makes medical equipment has been sold to a California company for nearly $1.2 billion. The sale of BioTek Instruments to Agilent Technologies was announced Thursday. BioTek President and CEO Briar Alpert, whose family has run the Winooski-based company for the...

Vermont Mozart Festival cancels summer season

Jul. 12, 2019 12:26 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Mozart Festival will not have a summer concert series this year. WCAX-TV reports that the organization said in a Facebook post this week that it is "currently reviewing opportunities and evaluating all options for the future, but will not have a summer season this year."...

Vermont's largest city denies police abuse accusations

Jul. 11, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's largest city has denied accusations in two federal lawsuits that police officers used excessive force in separate episodes outside Burlington bars in September 2018. In one lawsuit filed in May, a man says an officer shoved him with both hands without announcing his...

City Hall Park closure signals year-long renovations

Jul. 11, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The installation of a chain-link fence around a Vermont park indicates the beginning of a rehabilitation project set to be completed by fall 2020. The Burlington Free Press reports the $4.5 million project at City Hall Park was approved by Burlington's Department of Parks, Recreation...