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Burlington mayor in no hurry to pick new airport director

Sep. 16, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Burlington mayor says he is in no hurry to hire a new director for the Burlington International Airport. MyChamplainValley.com reports Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger told the city Airport Commission he has confidence in Deputy Director Nic...

Vermont boosts staff for contract tracing amid rise in cases

Sep. 15, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is boosting staff for contract tracing amid a recent rise in COVID-19 cases, state officials said. The state had hired a contractor in the spring to allow some state workers who had been doing contract tracing to return to their jobs, said...

UVM planning to continue tuition freeze for 4th year

Sep. 15, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont is planning to freeze tuition for the fourth straight year, University President Suresh Garimella said Wednesday. In a statement, Garimella said he would ask the university’s trustees to approve his proposal to not...

Vermont governor seeking disaster assistance after flooding

Sep. 15, 2021 09:59 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott asked the federal government Tuesday to help Bennington and Windham counties recover from summer flooding. Scott said communities in the two southern Vermont counties suffered an estimated $4 million in damage from...

1 dead, 1 injured in crash between motorcycle and minivan

Sep. 15, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Vt. (AP) — One person is dead and another injured after a crash between a motorcycle and a minivan in New Haven, Vermont State Police said. Motorcyclist Stephen Tucker, 69, of Vergennes, was traveling on Route 7 on Tuesday afternoon when the van pulled out...

St. Johnsbury approves $5.4 million bond to renovate armory

Sep. 15, 2021 08:49 AM EDT

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — Voters in St. Johnsbury have approved a proposal to borrow $5.4 million to turn a long-shuttered armory into the community’s new public safety building. Voters approved the proposal Tuesday by a vote of 255-170. The...

Tuesday's Scores

Sep. 15, 2021 03:00 AM EDT

PREP VOLLEYBALL= Ainsworth def. West Holt, 25-20, 20-25, 25-19, 25-16 Amherst def. Sumner-Eddyville-Miller, 23-25, 25-17, 25-12, 25-17 Archbishop Bergan def. Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur, 25-19, 25-14, 25-15 ...

Weekly number of new COVID cases declines in Vermont

Sep. 14, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Vermont decreased over the last week from the week before, according to data released Tuesday, with state officials remaining cautiously optimistic that a recent surge will continue to decline. Vermont reported about 86 fewer cases...

Recount confirms the closing of a Vermont elementary school

Sep. 14, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

WINDHAM, Vt. (AP) — A recount vote to shutter a small elementary school in Vermont confirmed the earlier result of a yearslong debate. Last week, residents of Windham voted 137-135 in favor of closing the elementary school. The recount confirmed the margin of two votes,...

Biden nominates first LGBT woman to federal circuit court

Sep. 14, 2021 15:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is nominating a Vermont judge who played a critical role in paving the way for the legalization of same-sex marriage to become the first openly LGBT woman to serve on any federal circuit court. The White House announced Thursday...