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Historical marker honors founding of Green Mountain Club

Nov. 25, 2021 12:14 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A new historical marker in Burlington commemorates the 1910 founding of the Green Mountain Club that formed with the goal to “make the Vermont mountains play a larger part in the life of the people." The hiking club...

Iowa farmer Muhlbauer ends US Senate campaign

Nov. 24, 2021 14:41 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A western Iowa farmer and former county supervisor will end his campaign for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Chuck Grassley. Dave Muhlbauer announced Tuesday he would no longer seek the Democratic nomination for Senate. ...

Vermont governor signs bill allowing local mask mandates

Nov. 23, 2021 16:51 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott signed into law Tuesday a bill that will allow the state’s municipalities to adopt temporary indoor mask mandates. Scott’s signature on the new law came a day after the Vermont Legislature held a special session in...

Pedestrian bridge project over I-89 gets $9.7 million grant

Nov. 23, 2021 10:33 AM EST

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The city of South Burlington has been awarded a $9.7 million federal grant to build a bicycle and pedestrian bridge over Interstate 89, Vermont's congressional delegation has announced. The Rebuilding American Infrastructure With...

Gas prices rise in Maine, hold steady in NH and Vermont

Nov. 22, 2021 10:44 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Gas prices rose in Maine over the past week, but fell or held steady in the rest of northern New England. Prices in Maine went up 1.2 cents per gallon over the past week, according to GasBuddy, which surveys stations. The price in the state was up...

Two community policing grants awarded in Vermont for hiring

Nov. 20, 2021 12:32 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has awarded two grants in Vermont to hire law enforcement and advance community policing. It's part of more than $139 million in grant funding from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services sent to 183 law...

Man gets probation for smuggling pot across US-Canada border

Nov. 20, 2021 11:12 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man who authorities say participated in a scheme that illegally moved hundreds of pounds of marijuana from Canada into the U.S. by using snowmobiles to haul it across a frozen border lake has been sentenced to probation, federal prosecutors said. ...

Davis carries Vermont past Yale 61-53

Nov. 19, 2021 19:15 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Ryan Davis posted 18 points, nine rebounds and four blocks as Vermont defeated Yale 61-53 on Friday. Ben Shungu had 13 points and seven rebounds for Vermont (3-1). Isaiah Powell added seven rebounds. Robin Duncan had six rebounds. ...

Vermont officials change rule for PCBs in school buildings

Nov. 19, 2021 13:36 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont health officials are changing guidelines on safe levels of PCBs in schools after learning that a certain amount of the toxic chemical is common in indoor environments. This week health officials announced that polychlorinated biphenyls can...

Davis scores 28 to carry Vermont past Worcester Tech 81-48

Nov. 16, 2021 23:48 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Ryan Davis had a career-high 28 points as Vermont easily beat Worcester Tech 81-48 on Tuesday night. Kam Gibson had 11 points for Vermont (2-1). Justin Mazzulla added 10 points. Isaiah Powell had nine rebounds. John Lowther...