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No safety issues so far in Vermont nuclear plant demolition

Sep. 20, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

VERNON, Vt. (AP) — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says no safety problems have been revealed so far in the ongoing decommissioning of a Vermont nuclear power plant. The commission's quarterly report released Wednesday details federal inspection results for May, June, July and August at the Vermont...

Vermont unemployment rate holds steady in August at 2.1%

Sep. 20, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Labor says the state's unemployment rate held steady in August at 2.1%. The August unemployment rate compares to a rate of 2.6% in August of last year. Unemployment in Vermont's 17 labor markets ranged from a low of 1.8% in the White River Junction area to a...

Owners of former marble industry building see future in hemp

Sep. 20, 2019 9:45 AM EDT

PROCTOR, Vt. (AP) — The owners of a building that once played a key role in Vermont's marble industry think the future for the structure could be hemp. Paul Carroccio, of TPW Real Estate Sales and Rentals, tells the Rutland Herald they're talking with a half a dozen hemp-related businesses about setting up...

Governor supports waiting for federal e-cigarette ban

Sep. 20, 2019 8:34 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott says he supports waiting for a federal ban on flavored e-cigarette sales. On Tuesday, New York became the first state to ban flavored e-cigarette sales. Michigan enacted a similar ban the following day. President Donald Trump said Sept. 11 the government would...

Next-generation F-35 fighter jets go to National Guard unit

Sep. 19, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The first two of an eventual 20 F-35 jets arrived Thursday at the Vermont Air National Guard base in South Burlington, the first Guard unit to receive the next-generation fighter. Guard members and friends clapped as the planes flew over the airport for the first time Thursday...

Rooney wants another trip to MLS playoffs before going home

Sep. 19, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

As his Major League Soccer career draws to a close and he prepares to return home to England, Wayne Rooney would like one more shot at the playoffs. The longtime Manchester United and English national team striker is in the final regular-season stretch with D.C. United, which is 12-10-9 this season for fifth in...

The Latest: F-35 fighter jets arrive at National Guard unit

Sep. 19, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Latest on the F-35 fighter aircrafts arriving at Vermont Air National Guard base (all times local): 2 p.m. The first two F-35 fighter jets have arrived at the Vermont Air National Guard base in South Burlington. Guard officials were on hand Thursday when the two jets landed...

Town rejects request for declaration of climate emergency

Sep. 19, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont town has rejected calls from a local group to declare a climate emergency. The Brattleboro Reformer reports that the group, Brattleboro Common Sense, had pitched the emergency declaration at previous Select Board meetings. It was rejected in a 3-2 vote Tuesday. The...

Board supports Northern Vermont University's 2 campuses

Sep. 19, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

FAIRLEE, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont State Colleges board has passed a resolution supporting Northern Vermont University's two campuses as the state colleges system works to address challenges such as declining enrollment and low state support across its institutions. The system is made up of Castleton...

State dismisses stalking charge against Vermont trooper

Sep. 19, 2019 9:43 AM EDT

BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Prosecutors have dismissed a stalking charge against a Vermont state police sergeant who had been charged with harassing his estranged wife. The Times Argus reports the state dismissed the misdemeanor stalking charge against 49-year-old Sgt. Raymond LeBlanc after the alleged victim...