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Vermont unemployment rate drops to 2.9% in March

Apr. 16, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of percentage point in March to 2.9%, the state Labor Department announced Friday. Nationally, the March rate was 6%, down two-tenths of a percentage point from February. There...

Hotel, parking garage abandoned in Montpelier

Apr. 03, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

A proposed hotel and parking garage is being abandoned because of ongoing delays and litigation, officials said. Hilton chose to terminate the franchise agreement for the project, a partnership between the city and the Bashara family that called for a Hampton Inn hotel...

Vermont unemployment rate at 3.1% for February

Mar. 27, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's unemployment rate dropped a tenth of a percentage point in February to 3.1%, according to state Department of Labor. State Labor Commissioner Michael Harrington said in a written statement Friday that the only sector that has...

Some Vermont communities approve retail marijuana businesses

Mar. 03, 2021 15:06 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — More than 20 Vermont communities have approved allowing retail marijuana businesses within their borders. The Vermont Legislature legalized the sale of recreational marijuana starting next year, but cities and towns have to vote whether to allow...

Extra vaccine moves up COVID-19 vaccinations for 65 and up

Feb. 25, 2021 13:41 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermonters aged 65 and older can now make appointments to get their COVID-19 vaccinations at Walgreens pharmacies, the Vermont Department of Health said Thursday. Walgreens received an unexpected 4,300 first doses of the vaccine for Vermonters...