Latest Vermont News

Vermont reminds people not to release aquarium fish

May. 26, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is reminding people not to release aquarium fish into the wild. It is illegal to release the fish into Vermont waters. While most tropical fish are unlikely to become established in Vermont waters due to the cold weather, biologists say...

10 Vermont arts groups to get grants from the NEA

May. 26, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Ten Vermont organizations are getting grants through the Art Works program of the National Endowment for the Arts. The Vermont Arts Council will receive more than $724,000 to support arts programs, services and activities associated with carrying out the agency's National Endowment...

About 220 artists show work during open studio weekend

May. 26, 2019 9:36 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — About 220 Vermont artists and crafts people are showing work throughout the state during the 27th Vermont Open Studio Weekend. The event started on Saturday and runs through Sunday. About 153 sites are open to the public until 5 p.m. The Vermont Craft Council says studios are...

Joining biking trails and bringing money to New England

May. 26, 2019 9:31 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Looking to give an economic boost to rural parts of New England, one group is turning to mountain bikers for help. The new initiative called the Borderlands covers 250 miles of trails in seven areas of Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire, and also takes riders to Quebec. The seven bike...

Vermont City Marathon closes some Burlington streets

May. 26, 2019 8:16 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Officials in Burlington are reminding motorists that a number of streets are closed during the running of the Vermont City Marathon. Thousands of runners were expected for the Sunday race that began and ends near the Lake Champlain waterfront. The Burlington Free Press reports...

Bernie Sanders holds first home state rally of 2020 campaign

May. 25, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders held his first home state rally of his 2020 campaign, telling a large crowd on the Vermont Statehouse lawn that his ideas that seemed radical to some in the last presidential election — such as health care for all and raising the...

Campus of now-closed Southern Vermont College up for sale

May. 25, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The campus of the now closed Southern Vermont College in is up for sale. WCAX-TV reports the 371-acre campus is listed by TPW Real Estate Sales and Rentals. The listing does not include an asking price. The listing says the property includes 12 buildings on 371 acres of land. Of the...

Vermont historic sites opening for the summer season

May. 25, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Seven historic sites owned by the state of Vermont are now open for the season. The sites include more than 80 historic structures and hundreds of acres of forest and farmland that opened on Saturday. Vermont State Historic Preservation Officer Laura Trieschmann says the historic...

Vermont House adjourns, Senate returns next week

May. 25, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont House has adjourned for the session and the state Senate will be back at the Statehouse next week. The session is drawing to a close without the Legislature taking final action on two closely-watched bills: paid family leave and minimum wage. In a Friday letter to Senate...

Green Mountain Club welcomes arrival of hiking season

May. 25, 2019 8:18 AM EDT

WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — Hikers looking to get out on trails across Vermont on Memorial Day Weekend, the traditional opening of the season, can expect to find some debris on the trails because the late spring has kept work crews from getting their work done. The Green Mountain Club is also suggesting that...