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Work underway on trail bridge over Vermont's Winooski River

Sep. 19, 2020 10:18 AM EDT

EAST MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Work is underway on the construction of trail bridge over the Winooski River between East Montpelier and Berlin. The 200-foot (60-meter) bridge is a central piece of a larger project to build miles of new trail connecting the Montpelier bike path, according to the Cross Vermont...

Easing of some hospitality restrictions may come this week

Sep. 14, 2020 1:17 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — If the number of COVID-19 cases continues to remain low at Vermont colleges, universities, and schools, Gov. Phil Scott may announce the easing of some restrictions on the hard-hit hospitality industry this week, he said. “But again, it all is reliant on the data and the...

500 pounds of hemp plants stolen from VT grower overnight

Sep. 9, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Fifty hemp plants were cut down overnight and stolen from a field in Moretown, Vermont, officials said. The theft of the plants, which state police said weighed 500 pounds, happened overnight on Sunday or in the early hours of Monday morning. “The theft appears to have been...

People listen to music played by the Brattleboro Music Center Pops Orchestra during the

Vermont governor says people need to continue to fight virus

Sep. 1, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

Vermonters need to continue with the simple steps that have allowed Vermont to build and maintain over several months some of the lowest rates in the country of infection from the virus that causes COVID-19, Gov. Phil Scott said Tuesday. It's up to everyone to continue wearing masks, distancing, staying home when...

The Preservation Trust of Vermont gets $745k grant, leader

Aug. 29, 2020 8:29 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Preservation Trust of Vermont is getting a $745,000 grant from the National Park Service that is now named after the late founder of the Vermont organization. The Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grant was one of eight applications funded nationally as part of the...

VT capital's council silent on mural request near BLM mural

Aug. 28, 2020 1:31 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — City representatives in Vermont's capital said nothing when asked if they wanted to sponsor a red, white and blue mural painted on either side of a “Black Lives Matter” street mural they approved earlier this summer. The silence of Montpelier city councilors at a...

Governor: Most Vermont schools to go hybrid during pandemic

Aug. 25, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott said Tuesday that most of the state’s schools are going to begin the school year having students studying at home and in school. Scott, speaking during his regular virus briefing from Montpelier, said the low rate of infection in Vermont should make it possible for students to...

Emily Keopraseuth in a face mask packs meal orders for pick-up at the Taste of Thai food truck located at Mobil Station during the coronavirus pandemic, in Brattleboro, Vt., on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

Applications being accepted for child care grants

Aug. 12, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Applications from Vermont child care providers are being accepted to help mitigate losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Operation Relief Grant has $12 million in federal funding that will be distributed to child care providers. Eligible services include child care and afterschool...

FILE — In this Nov. 19, 2019, file photo, Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., ask questions during a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Welch is seeking re-election in Vermont's Aug. 11, 2020, Democratic primary. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool, File)

Vermont Democratic US Rep. Welch challenged by GOP nurse

Aug. 12, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

One of Vermont’s most popular elected officials, Democratic U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, said Wednesday he is planning to campaign hard and he's looking forward to debating his Republican challenger ahead of the November general election. Welch, who has served in Congress since 2007, will face Miriam Berry, an...

FILE — In this Nov. 19, 2019, file photo, Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., ask questions during a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Welch is seeking re-election in Vermont's Aug. 11, 2020, Democratic primary. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool, File)

Vermont US Representative Welch wins Democratic primary

Aug. 11, 2020 10:21 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — One of Vermont’s most popular elected officials, Democratic U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, defeated a single opponent Tuesday in the state’s primary election. Welch, 73, who has served in Congress since 2007, defeated activist Ralph “Carajou” Corbo, 63, of...