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Border Patrol charges 2 in Uber with human smuggling

Jul. 19, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

HIGHGATE, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol says two men in a New York City-based Uber are facing human smuggling charges after they were arrested near the Vermont-Quebec border where they intended to pick up two other men who had just entered the United States illegally. Court documents say the two men in...

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...

Hospital argues against more oversight In bankruptcy court

Jul. 19, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (AP) — The federal government wants to appoint a patient care ombudsman to make sure healthcare services through Springfield Hospital and its 13 clinics are maintained as it works through Chapter 11 bankruptcy process. But Vermont Public Radio reports the hospital is asking the judge to...

Towns signs contract to fix covered bridge hit by truck

Jul. 19, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

LYNDON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont town has signed a contract to repair a 19th Century covered bridge that was damaged when it was hit by a truck. The Caledonian Record reports the town of Lyndon signed a contract to repair the now-closed Millers Run bridge that was damaged in May when it was hit by a box truck....

Interstate 89 southbound reopen after truck fire closed road

Jul. 19, 2019 9:09 AM EDT

COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say the southbound lane of Interstate 89 in Colchester is open again after an overnight truck fire closed the highway for hours. The fully-loaded 53-foot trailer was completely engulfed in flames when emergency personnel first arrived around 11 p.m. Thursday. The...

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...

Editorials from around New England

Jul. 19, 2019 8:20 AM EDT

Editorials from around New England: ___ CONNECTICUT No disguising ugliness of Trump comments Connecticut Post July 17 Even at this late date, four years after he launched his presidential campaign in a spasm of xenophobia, there's a desire on the part of many Americans to believe that racism from the president of...

Vermont to unveil new plans for Lowell Lake State Park

Jul. 19, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

SOUTH LONDONDERRY, Vt. (AP) — Vermont state park officials say new design alternatives for Lowell Lake State Park will be unveiled to the public next week. The 42-year-old state park is in the midst of a master planning project. The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation says it's hosting an...

Long Island man facing possible 9th DUI conviction

Jul. 18, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A 62-year-old New York man is facing a possible ninth drunken driving conviction in connection to an alleged incident more than a decade ago in Vermont. Lawrence Bond, of Brookhaven, pleaded not guilty in Rutland criminal court to a felony charge of driving under the influence in...

Vermont's congressman says Trump should be impeached

Jul. 18, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's lone member of the U.S. House of Representatives says President Donald Trump should be impeached. Democratic Rep. Peter Welch announced his support for the impeachment of Trump on Thursday. He says Trump has "established a clear pattern of willful disregard for our...