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Voters decide new name for merged school district

Mar. 18, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

BARTON, Vt. (AP) — Voters in Vermont have decided a new name for an elementary school district that merged under the state's Act 46. The Caledonian-Record reports about 60 voters decided unanimously Friday to rename the Orleans Central Union Elementary School District to the Lake Region Union Elementary...

Group plans commissioning ceremony for USS Vermont

Mar. 18, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Officials are preparing to celebrate the commission of the Navy's newest nuclear-powered attack submarine. The Times Argus reports a group of 27 people from across Vermont is planning a series of events for the commission of the USS Vermont. Events include a barbecue dinner for the...

Vermont Fish and Wildlife urging bird feeder removal

Mar. 18, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is urging people to take down their bird feeders by April 1. The warmer days and melting snows will cause bears to come out of their dens looking for food. Vermont bear biologist Forrest Hammond says many bears went into their winter dens...

FA Cup run hardens Wolves' status in English soccer

Mar. 18, 2019 10:18 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — It has been abundantly clear for some time that Wolverhampton Wanderers wasn't going to be a typical promoted team in the Premier League this season. Funded by Chinese conglomerate Fosun International. Closely linked with "super-agent" Jorge Mendes. Owning players from...

Burlington mayor to host opioid experts at town hall

Mar. 18, 2019 6:24 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The mayor of Burlington is hosting a meeting that will bring some of the nation's top experts on the opioid threat to Vermont's largest city. The meeting hosted by Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger is scheduled to begin Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Burlington's City Hall. Among the experts...

Liverpool returns to EPL summit, Brighton into FA Cup semis

Mar. 17, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — A combination of goalkeeping errors and penalties earned Liverpool a return to the Premier League summit and Brighton a place in the FA Cup semifinals on Sunday. James Milner converted an 81st-minute spot kick — after two mistakes in a matter of seconds by Fulham goalkeeper...

Is Jane Sanders the most powerful woman not running in 2020?

Mar. 17, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before Bernie Sanders took the stage to formally launch his 2020 presidential campaign this month, the candidate's most influential adviser took the mic. To cheers, Jane Sanders introduced herself to the Brooklyn crowd as "Bernie's wife," then conceded that wasn't the most politically...

Vermont Senate to consider handgun buy waiting period

Mar. 17, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Senate is poised to consider a proposal that would create a 24-hour waiting period for the purchase of handguns. WCAX-TV reports the proposal was approved Friday by the Senate Judiciary Committee by a vote of 3-to-2. The proposal would also roll-back some restrictions on...

Gov. Scott announces $100K in grants for recreation projects

Mar. 17, 2019 10:42 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has announced $100,000 in grants to two communities for outdoor recreation. Randolph will receive $65,000 to promote events and design trails, and Newport will receive $35,000 for a trail-connected project as part of the city's waterfront recreation trail. The...

Vermont plans meetings on deer, moose hunts

Mar. 17, 2019 8:49 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is holding public hearings this spring to discuss deer and moose hunting. The state will release the results of the deer hunting season and in three northern meetings it will also discuss the moose hunting results and its proposal to not...