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$9M Vermont program will help weatherize drafty homes

Dec. 07, 2022 16:30 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A new $9 million state program will help moderate-income Vermonters make their homes more energy efficient by allowing people to pay for weatherization projects in their utility bills, officials said Wednesday. The Weatherization Repayment Assistance Program...

Conservation deal protects 7,400 acres in central Vermont

Dec. 07, 2022 12:43 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A conservation deal is going to protect nearly 7,400 acres in Vermont's Addison, Orange, and Windsor counties, the Vermont Land Trust says. The deal includes terrain along the spine and eastern flank of the Northfield Mountains. There are also six significant...

March trial set in Vermont for mall kidnapping

Dec. 07, 2022 11:58 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A man charged with kidnapping a woman and her child from a mall in New Hampshire and then bringing them to Vermont in 2019 is expected to go on trial in March. Everett Simpson has pleaded not guilty to the federal charges. Police say Simpson...

Deloney has 17 as Vermont takes down Dartmouth 68-52

Dec. 06, 2022 23:27 PM EST

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Aaron Deloney had 17 points in Vermont's 68-52 win against Dartmouth on Tuesday night. Deloney had five rebounds for the Catamounts (5-7). Dylan Penn scored 14 points while finishing 6 of 13 from the floor. Sam Alamutu recorded eight points and shot 4 of 6 from...

Vermont to begin offering voluntary paid leave program

Dec. 06, 2022 15:22 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont is going to begin offering paid family and medical leave to its 8,000 employees next summer as part of a voluntary program that in following years will be expanded to private businesses and individuals, Gov. Phil Scott said Tuesday. ...

Vermont's largest city sees 5 homicides, most since 1960

Dec. 06, 2022 10:21 AM EST

The five homicides committed in Burlington this year are the most since 1960 and the number of killings in those two years could tie the most ever reported in Vermont's largest city in one year, the city's police chief says. Burlington police are investigating the city’s fifth...

Burlington police investigate stabbing death, 5th killing

Dec. 05, 2022 11:26 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Burlington police are investigating a fatal stabbing, the fifth homicide in Vermont’s largest city this year. Officers were called to a Main Street pizza restaurant on Sunday at 3 a.m. and found a male victim bleeding heavily from apparent stab wounds. The...

Sullivan's 17 lead Vermont past Merrimack 66-43

Dec. 04, 2022 18:00 PM EST

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) — Finn Sullivan scored 17 points as Vermont beat Merrimack 66-43 on Sunday. Sullivan had six rebounds for the Catamounts (4-7). TJ Hurley scored 15 points, shooting 4 for 7 (4 for 6 from 3-point range) and 3 of 3 from the free throw line. Aaron Deloney...

Democrats in Vermont House announce leadership positions

Dec. 04, 2022 12:17 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Democrats in the Vermont House of Representatives have selected their leaders ahead of the next legislative session. The Democrats held a public caucus Saturday at the State House in Montpelier. Rep. Jill Krowinski of Burlington was tapped for...

Vermont to do routine post-election audit next week

Dec. 02, 2022 16:04 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont secretary of state's office will conduct a routine post-election audit of the general election results in seven randomly selected communities next week. Secretary of State Jim Condos said in a statement on Friday that the audit, to take place...