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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...

Vermont Democratic US Rep. Peter Welch to seek Senate seat

Nov. 22, 2021 12:05 PM EST

Vermont's sole member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Democratic Rep. Peter Welch, announced Monday that he will run for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy. Welch's decision comes a week after the 81-year-old Leahy's announcement that he...

Democratic U.S. Rep. Peter Welch of Vermont to run for Patrick Leahy's Senate seat next year, calls it 'pivotal moment'

Nov. 22, 2021 06:01 AM EST
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Peter Welch of Vermont to run for Patrick Leahy's Senate seat next year, calls it 'pivotal moment.'

Checkup finds Biden 'vigorous'; Harris briefly in power

Nov. 19, 2021 18:34 PM EST

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — President Joe Biden remains “healthy” and “vigorous” and fit for duty, but is showing some signs of aging, his doctor said Friday after the oldest president in American history underwent his first routine physical in office and — in a history-making moment —...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Nov. 19, 2021 15:12 PM EST

Barre-Montpelier Times Argus. November 15, 2021. Editorial: The Dean The dean of the U.S. Senate has announced it is time to step aside and not seek a ninth term. Since 1975, Patrick Leahy has been serving Vermonters. ...

Leahy retirement sets off scramble in Vermont for successor

Nov. 16, 2021 17:55 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Democrat Patrick Leahy’s announcement that he will retire after eight terms in the Senate has set off a scramble in Vermont over the rare opening in the state’s tiny congressional delegation. While political observers expect Democratic Rep....

Leahy gives emotional speech in Senate on retirement plans

Nov. 16, 2021 13:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after announcing he will not seek reelection, Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont told his colleagues in an emotional speech on the Senate floor on Tuesday that they have become like family to him over the last nearly 47 years. The...

Today in History

Nov. 16, 2021 00:07 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Nov. 16, the 320th day of 2021. There are 45 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 16, 1914, the newly created Federal Reserve Banks opened in 12 cities. ...

Vermont Democratic Sen. Leahy, 81, is retiring after 8 terms

Nov. 15, 2021 18:34 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont said Monday he won't seek reelection next year to the seat he's held since 1975, signaling an end to a career that's included major roles on issues such as civil liberties and financing the government and that began before four...

Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, longest-serving member of US Senate, says he won’t run for reelection in 2022

Nov. 15, 2021 10:28 AM EST
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, longest-serving member of US Senate, says he won’t run for reelection in 2022.