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Construction on new Vermont Amtrak station set for 2022

Nov. 28, 2020 9:51 AM EST

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Construction on a new, $4.5 million Amtrak passenger rail station in downtown Brattleboro is set to begin in 2022. The proposed project will be built near the Connecticut River in the south end of Brattleboro, the first stop for northbound trains entering the state from...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Nov. 27, 2020 4:06 PM EST

Recent editorials of regional and national interest from New England’s newspapers: CONNECTICUT: Thanksgiving amid coronavirus: Far from perfect, but we’re here Hartford Courant Nov. 26 There’s a prayer central to Judaism called the Shehecheyanu that seems particularly on point this year....

FILE — In this Nov. 18, 2020, file photo, University of Utah student Abigail Shull takes a rapid COVID-19 test in Salt Lake City. As coronavirus cases are surging around the U.S., some colleges and universities are rethinking some of their plans for next semester. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

US colleges mull new virus protocols for students' return

Nov. 27, 2020 2:41 PM EST

COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — St. Michael’s College managed to keep coronavirus cases at bay for almost two months this fall with students tested upon arrival and once every three weeks. But in mid-October, cases at the small Vermont school started to climb. The outbreak was linked to an ice rink more...

Vermont governor: Keep students home after big gatherings

Nov. 27, 2020 2:39 PM EST

Gov. Phil Scott said Friday he's hearing anecdotally that most Vermonters kept their Thanksgiving celebrations among their immediate families and he's hopeful there won't be a surge of cases of the virus that causes COVID-19 linked to the holiday. But he continued his call for children to stay home from school...

Chelsea's head coach Frank Lampard holds the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Newcastle United v Chelsea at the St. James' Park in Newcastle, England, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. (Owen Humphreys/Pool via AP)

Lampard not surprised to see Tottenham reborn under Mourinho

Nov. 27, 2020 11:54 AM EST

Frank Lampard never gave any credence to the view that Jose Mourinho, his old mentor, was a manager who had been swept aside by the modern game. Lampard, after all, developed a special bond with Mourinho while becoming one of the world’s great attacking midfielders under the Portuguese coach in their...

Vermont capitol Christmas tree comes from Wallingford

Nov. 26, 2020 2:55 PM EST

WALLINGFORD, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's Capitol Christmas tree this year is from Wallingford. The 48-foot Balsam Fir was set up in front of the Statehouse in Montpelier on Tuesday. The tree was cut down at a tree farm owned by Len and Mary Ann Cadwallader. The tree farm has been in the Cadwallader family since...

VT Fish and Wildlife thankful for wild turkey restoration

Nov. 26, 2020 2:14 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says one thing to be thankful for this year is the restoration of the wild turkey population in the state. Wild turkeys disappeared from Vermont in the mid-to-late 1800s because of habitat destruction from land clearing for farming, the...

RI allocates $100M for businesses closed during 2-week pause

Nov. 26, 2020 1:33 PM EST

Developments on the coronavirus pandemic in New England: RHODE ISLAND Gov. Gina Raimondo announced $100 million to help Rhode Island businesses, and some workers, that the state has told to close for a two-week period because of the coronavirus. Raimondo said Wednesday that every resident who receives...

Police: Drive responsibly, buckle up, have designated driver

Nov. 26, 2020 8:52 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police are urging people to drive responsibly, buckle up and have a designated driver during the Thanksgiving holiday and weekend. Police say there have been 60 traffic fatalities in Vermont so far this year. They say 45% of the fatal crashes involved impaired drivers...

U of Vermont Medical Center continuing cyber-attack recovery

Nov. 25, 2020 5:33 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont Medical Center is continuing to recover from the cyber attack late last month that crippled access to electronic records at the Burlington hospital. On Tuesday, the hospital said it had successfully restored access to its main electronic records system. The...