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Vermont Republican Gov Phil Scott to seek fourth term

May. 17, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott announced Tuesday that he's running for re-election. Scott said he is seeking a fourth, two-year term in November because there's much more work to do. The governor said in a campaign email that he has...

Vermont law creates panel, fund for opioid settlement

May. 16, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Gov. Phil Scott on Monday signed legislation into law on Monday that creates an advisory committee to make recommendations on how to spend the state's share of settlement money with drug manufacturers and distribution companies over the toll of prescription opioids. ...

Bail hearing postponed for man charged in mom's death at sea

May. 15, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man charged with killing his mother at sea to inherit the family’s estate will remain in custody, after his bail hearing was postponed for at least two months. Nathan Carman's hearing, slated for Monday, was postponed Friday for at least 60 days...

Police: Man dies after trying to put out wildfire alone

May. 14, 2022 11:59 AM EDT

ROCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — A man was killed after apparently trying to battle a wildfire in Vermont, state police said Friday. Firefighters in Rochester found the man's body about 200 yards east of a homestead while they extinguished a fire that burned about two acres of woods Thursday...

Bobcat enters home and attacks resident

May. 14, 2022 11:17 AM EDT

WINDSOR, Vt. (AP) — A bobcat burst into a home in Vermont on Friday morning and attacked a man before he was able to trap the animal in the bathroom, police said. Windsor Police Chief Jennifer Frank told WCAX-TV that the bobcat had apparently been chasing a cat and ran through an...

Planned Parenthood to close 5 centers in north New England

May. 13, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — Planned Parenthood of Northern New England will close four health centers in Vermont and one in New Hampshire next month, while also expanding the days of operation at seven other centers in the region. The organization announced the...

2 military college students plead not guilty in hazing case

May. 13, 2022 10:55 AM EDT

NORTHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Two Norwich University students have pleaded not guilty to charges related to a hazing investigation involving the women's rugby team at the private military college. One 22-year-old student pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor count of simple assault and...

Vermont Legislature adjourns after passing $8 billion budget

May. 13, 2022 09:27 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Legislature has adjourned after passing a more than $8 billion budget in a session marked by remote legislating and hundreds of millions of dollars in federal pandemic relief funds. The session came to a close Thursday evening with leaders in the...

Editorial Roundup: New England

May. 13, 2022 07:13 AM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. May 11, 2022. Editorial: Should girls lacrosse players wear helmets? Of course they should If the absence of mandatory helmets in girls lacrosse seems baffling, consider the history of protective equipment in baseball. The most...

Cops: Vermont man hit teen with truck, dumped him in ravine

May. 12, 2022 11:02 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, Vt. (AP) — A 20-year-old Craftsbury man is facing charges of attempted second-degree murder and drunken driving after police say he hit a teenager with his pickup truck and then dumped him over a ravine and into a creek, Vermont State Police said Thursday. The...