Latest University of Vermont News

Driver dies after getting pinned between vehicle and pole

Sep. 14, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The driver of a Special Services Transportation Agency vehicle died Monday after becoming pinned between the vehicle and a telephone pole, Burlington police said. Police said they were called to the report of a crash on Monday and helped the Fire Department stabilize the vehicle to...

Waterbury man dies from car crash injuries

Sep. 11, 2020 8:42 AM EDT

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The driver in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 89 in South Burlington last week has died of his injuries, Vermont State Police said. James Sheldon, 59, of Waterbury, died Thursday, police said. The crash happened on Friday, Sept. 4, when the car traveling south went off...

Two killed in head-on crash in Vermont

Sep. 9, 2020 8:30 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, Vt. (AP) — Two people have died in a head-on crash in Charlotte, Vermont State Police said. The crash happened on Route 7 late Tuesday afternoon when a 16-year-old driver from Atlanta, Georgia, crossed the center line and hit an oncoming car, police said. The driver of the other car,...

Police: Small plane crashed at Vermont airport; 2 injured

Sep. 3, 2020 1:30 PM EDT

MORRISVILLE, Vt. (AP) — A small plane crashed at Vermont’s Morrisville-Stowe State Airport and two people were injured, police said Thursday. It’s unclear how seriously hurt the two people were, but they were transported by helicopter to the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington....

U of Vermont set to welcome students to dorms

Aug. 24, 2020 8:19 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — University of Vermont students will begin returning to their residence halls over the course of the week. In normal years, students arrive on campus during the weekends, but this year it will occur over several days, beginning Tuesday. Students must receive a negative test for...

With return of college students, new rules proposed in city

Aug. 19, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — With college students returning to Vermont's largest city, the Burlington mayor has proposed new emergency rules for the city's bars and for gatherings to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Mayor Miro Weinberger proposed that bars stop selling alcohol at 10 p.m. and that...

Vermont to expand child care as schools restart

Aug. 18, 2020 4:26 PM EDT

As schools prepare to restart in September, Vermont plans to expand child care capacity, including opening regional hubs to serve school-aged children on remote learning days at their schools, Republican Gov. Phil Scott announced Tuesday. Scott said he would also modify state regulations to allow registered...

New grant program to help child care providers in Vermont

Aug. 7, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

A new grant program has been set up to help child care providers during the coronavirus pandemic, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott said Friday. The program includes $12 million in federal CARES funds to help afterschool programs, summer camps, and other child care programs offset expenses and losses. Applications are...

Police say 2 ATV riders die after collision with vehicle

Aug. 1, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

STARKSBORO, Vt. (AP) — Two people are dead after the ATV they were riding was hit by a truck on Route 116 in Starksboro, state police said. The crash was reported just before 10:30 p.m. Friday. Police say an ATV driven by Tracy Bedell, 21, was headed west on Freedom Acres when it entered the northbound...

Cows on pasture at the University of Vermont dairy farm eat hay Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Burlington, Vt. When the coronavirus pandemic forced the University of Vermont to close and send its students home, the school worried about who would take care of the cows, normally tended to by students. In no time, dozens of alumni and students of a particular agriculture program clamored to spend their spring and summer caring for the Holsteins. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

Students, alumni clamor to take care of university's cows

Jul. 30, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — When the coronavirus pandemic forced the University of Vermont to close and send its students home, the alarm spread: What would happen to the cows? The university’s beloved herd of about 100 dairy cows is normally tended by students taking part in the Cooperative for Real...