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Vermont's largest utility wants 100% renewable power by 2030

Apr. 15, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's largest electric utility is upping the ante and setting a goal of getting all of its power from renewable sources in just over a decade. Green Mountain Power announced over the weekend that it had set a goal of getting 100% of its power from carbon-free sources by 2025 and...

No slip-up this time: Liverpool stays top of Premier League

Apr. 14, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

Liverpool didn't slip up this time. A 2-0 win over Chelsea — sealed by a stunning long-range goal by Mohamed Salah — preserved Liverpool's two-point lead in the Premier League over Manchester City, which beat Crystal Palace 3-1 earlier Sunday. The victory also meant the Reds partially avenged a...

Girl not amused by 'SNL' joke about her disabled pet chicken

Apr. 12, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

UNDERHILL, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont girl isn't happy that her disabled pet chicken was joked about on "Saturday Night Live." The chicken, named Granite Heart, is learning to walk with a custom wheelchair. On a recent 'SNL' episode, the television show's "Weekend Update" co-host said she should "just eat the...

Vermont high school to raise Black Lives Matter flag

Apr. 10, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont public school board has voted to fly the Black Lives Matter flag at a high school. The Rutland Herald reports that the Rutland City Public Schools Board of Commissioners reaffirmed the plan during a vote Tuesday. Board member Kam Johnston says he moved to rescind the board's...

Dairy safety net program expected in June

Apr. 9, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — An insurance program to help hard-pressed dairy farmers is expected to be ready for enrollment in June, the U.S. Farm Service Agency says, but farmers say it won't tackle the underlying challenges they face. Dairy farmers are in their fifth year of low milk prices that have driven...

World Trade Center granite monoliths are in place

Apr. 6, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 600-ton crane has delivered six granite monoliths to the World Trade Center — stone sculptures honoring those who were sickened or died from toxins while cleaning up the site of the terrorist attack. On Saturday, the chiseled granite pieces were in place, pointing skyward to also...

Volunteers seek new owner for general store opened in 1796

Apr. 5, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

PUTNEY, Vt. (AP) — Volunteers are searching for a new owner for what is considered the oldest continuously operating general store in Vermont. The Brattleboro Reformer reports the Putney Historical Society is seeking $120,000 for the Putney General Store, which includes the entire inventory. The society is...

Race for top 4 set to go to the wire in Premier League

Apr. 5, 2019 5:09 AM EDT

The race for the title isn't the only issue likely to go down to the wire in the Premier League this season. Below Manchester City and Liverpool, there are four big teams chasing the final two qualification spots for next season's Champions League. They are separated by only three points with a little over a...

Can redevelopment finally purge an old orphanage's demons?

Apr. 4, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — An imposing Italianate-style building that looms over part of Vermont's largest city had such a troubled past that plans to redevelop it called for some mysticism. Dee Bright Star, an Abenaki woman who initially opposed the project, was brought in to conduct a spiritual cleansing. "I...

Sarri playing hard ball with Hudson-Odoi at Chelsea

Apr. 1, 2019 8:17 AM EDT

Callum Hudson-Odoi, one of English soccer's top young talents, is stalling on signing a new contract at Chelsea and it's easy to see why. He's hardly feeling the love of his manager right now. Heading into the resumption of the Premier League last weekend, the 18-year-old Hudson-Odoi was coming off the most...