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Slavery ban testimony heard by Vermont legislators

Jan. 20, 2022 21:02 PM EST

Vermont legislators are again taking up a proposed constitutional amendment to make it clear that slavery and indentured servitude are prohibited, as some other states have done. Vermont's constitution currently says no person 21 or older should serve as a slave unless bound by...

Vermont broadband board offers $116M in construction grants

Jan. 20, 2022 14:13 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Community Broadband Board is launching a $116 million construction grant program, the board said Thursday. Starting this spring, communications union districts and other eligible providers will be able use the grants to help to accelerate...

Sullivan scores 18 to lead Vermont past NJIT 83-57

Jan. 19, 2022 21:50 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Finn Sullivan had 18 points as Vermont defeated NJIT 83-57 on Wednesday night. Sullivan made all six of his 3-point tries. Nick Fiorillo had 18 points and seven rebounds for Vermont (12-4, 4-0 America East Conference), which won its sixth...

Tottenham stages latest-ever comeback to win an EPL game

Jan. 19, 2022 18:11 PM EST

Tottenham staged the latest-ever comeback to win a Premier League game on Wednesday. Manchester United's second-half turnaround was quite the surprise, too. On a dramatic night in England's top division, Tottenham was losing to Leicester after 94 minutes and 52...

Small Vermont community rallies to keep post office outpost

Jan. 19, 2022 17:48 PM EST

ELMORE, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont community is asking the U.S. Postal Service to renew a contract with a local store to retain an outpost where people can collect their packages and mail. The post office at the back of The Elmore Store in Elmore, Vermont, serves fewer than 1,000 people...

Legislator dies using medical suicide law he helped pass

Jan. 19, 2022 16:20 PM EST

A former Vermont legislator and House majority leader has died with the help of a law he himself helped pass that allows the terminally ill to end their own lives, his wife said. Willem Jewett died Jan. 12 at his home in Ripton at age 58, said his wife, Ellen McKay Jewett. He was...

Judge dismisses old sex assault case after death of suspect

Jan. 19, 2022 12:48 PM EST

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont judge has dismissed a decades-old sexual assault case against a Florida man nearly a month after the suspect died at his home, but prosecutors want to make sure the case isn't removed from the public record. On Tuesday, Vermont Superior Court Judge...

Gov. Scott proposes $7.7B budget amid 'historic' resources

Jan. 18, 2022 15:57 PM EST

Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott proposed a $7.7 billion state budget Tuesday at a time when there are “historic” resources that will enable the state to invest in a host of economic development and infrastructure projects, cut taxes and help prepare the state for the future. ...

Fire department rescues deer trapped on Lake Champlain

Jan. 18, 2022 13:10 PM EST

NORTH HERO, Vt. (AP) — Four deer trapped on Lake Champlain have been brought to shore, the North Hero Volunteer Fire Department said. The deer had been trapped on the ice since Sunday afternoon, the department said on its Facebook page. The department used an airboat on Monday to...

Climate change makes the future of Nordic skiing uncertain

Jan. 18, 2022 13:08 PM EST

WINTHROP, Wash. (AP) — For the first time in 32 years, organizers of the Rendezvous Cross Country Ski Festival in West Yellowstone, Montana, had to cancel November’s traditional start-of-the-ski-season event due to a lack of snow. Some 300 miles away, Soldier Hollow Nordic Center...