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Vermont State Police: Woman dies after being hit by car

Oct. 27, 2020 8:41 AM EDT

WAITSFIELD, Vt. (AP) — A pedestrian died after being hit by a car in Waitsfield on Monday, the Vermont State Police said. Police say Mariah McGill, 43, was hit by a car at about 11:40 a.m. Monday when she was crossing Main Street at a crosswalk. Police say the car that hit McGill was driven by an...

Corrections officials: Inmate assaulted Vermont prison guard

Oct. 27, 2020 8:35 AM EDT

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — An inmate assaulted a prison guard at the Northwest State Correctional Facility in St. Albans last week, the Vermont Corrections Department said Monday. The correctional officer was taken the hospital and released with a concussion and bruises, officials said. Other inmates...

University president to recommend tuition, room-board freeze

Oct. 26, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

The president of the University of Vermont said Monday that he will recommend to the board a freeze on tuition and room and board costs and a reduction in a student fee for next year. He also wants to launch a fundraising campaign to raise $150 million in financial support for students as the school faces budget...

New Hampshire opens bridge linking state to Vermont

Oct. 26, 2020 11:14 AM EDT

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — A new bridge is open across the Connecticut River, linking Lancaster with Guildhall, Vermont, the New Hampshire Department of Transportation says. The new U.S. Route 2 Rogers’ Rangers bridge is named for the military unit that fought for the British during the French and...

Vermont's Brattleboro Retreat to lay off 85 workers

Oct. 26, 2020 9:32 AM EDT

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — The Brattleboro Retreat, Vermont's largest private psychiatric hospital, is laying 85 employees, about 15% of its workforce, as part of its effort to contain costs. In addition to the layoffs, the Retreat is eliminating a number of programs. The facility has reduced its workforce by...

The Vermont town of Berlin is getting a new police chief

Oct. 25, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

BERLIN, Vt. (AP) — The police department in the Vermont town of Berlin is getting a new chief. James Pontbriand, a detective with the Barre police department, is expected to start work in Berlin next month. Pontbriand will be replacing Bill Wolfe, who retired last month after 12 years leading the Berlin...

Rutland Regional Medical Center now using new $24M building

Oct. 25, 2020 2:17 PM EDT

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — The Rutland Regional Medical Center is now using a new $24 million building that provides much-needed space for health care providers. The Rutland Herald reports officials held a ribbon cutting on Monday for the Thomas W. Huebner Medical Office Building. The groundbreaking for the...

Vermont participates in woodcock research

Oct. 25, 2020 9:27 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is assisting with research on the migration of the American woodcock along the Eastern Seaboard. The department has joined the Eastern Woodcock Migration Research Cooperative, which it says is an international research collaboration that uses...

NH ice rinks to reopen; Maine city getting mask dispensers

Oct. 24, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

Here is a look at pandemic-related developments around New England: ___ NEW HAMPSHIRE Hockey and other indoor ice arena activities can resume in New Hampshire starting Oct. 30 but participants and staff will have to be tested for COVID-19, Gov. Chris Sununu said. The state paused all hockey activities at indoor...

VT Fish & Wildlife has extra antlerless deer hunting permits

Oct. 24, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife says it has extra permits for antlerless deer hunting for the upcoming muzzleloading seasons. The permits are for use in some of the state’s wildlife management units. The unallocated permits are available because not enough people...