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An estimated $20M more available for rental assistance

Sep. 23, 2022 13:45 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — After announcing earlier this month that a pandemic-related emergency rental assistance program is being phased out as federal funding is exhausted, Vermont state officials now say they believe an estimated $20 million more is available to extend the benefits for some of...

98% of schools and child centers finish mandated lead fixes

Sep. 21, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Mandatory testing for lead in drinking water — and repairs to keep that water safe — has been completed at 98% of the Vermont’s schools and child care centers, the state Health Department said Wednesday. Vermont passed a law in 2019 requiring schools...

VT hunter faces charges for shooting man he mistook as bear

Sep. 20, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON., Vt. (AP) — A Vermont hunter is facing charges for allegedly shooting and critically injuring another hunter earlier this month that he said he mistook for a bear, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department said Tuesday. The 35-year-old victim from Fairfax was hit in the...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 16, 2022 13:44 PM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. September 15, 2022. Editorial: CT should welcome fight on gun laws When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a New York state gun law earlier this year, Connecticut officials were quick to assure state residents of its limited scope. It’s...

U of Vermont president denies antisemitism allegations

Sep. 15, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

The president of the University of Vermont issued a blistering denial Thursday of allegations the university failed to adequately respond to complaints of anti-Jewish behavior on the Burlington campus. In a message to the university community, President Suresh Garimella said the...

Investigation underway into antisemitism at U of Vermont

Sep. 13, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

The U.S. Department of Education is investigating allegations of antisemitism at the University of Vermont, including that some Jewish students were excluded from campus clubs and a teaching assistant threatened to reduce the grades of students who support the state of Israel. The...

Man City player Benjamin Mendy cleared of one count of rape

Sep. 13, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

CHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City player Benjamin Mendy was found not guilty Tuesday on a charge of rape of a 19-year-old woman. The verdict was given by a jury on the direction of a judge at Chester Crown Court in northwest England. Mendy’s co-accused, Louis...

Union, GE reach deal on raises at Massachusetts plant

Sep. 13, 2022 13:15 PM EDT

LYNN, Mass. (AP) — The largest union representing workers for General Electric Co. said Tuesday it's reached an agreement with the company to speed up raises for workers at a Massachusetts aviation plant. Under the deal, workers would be eligible for raises sooner and could reach...

Western wildfire smoke leads to hazy skies in New England

Sep. 10, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

Burlington, Vt. (AP) — Smoke from western wildfires is producing hazy conditions throughout New England, as well as the possibility of vibrant sunsets. The National Weather Service's offices in Boston and Burlington said Saturday that smoke moving eastward could make the sky appear...

Advocates make push for Montreal-to-Boston passenger rail

Sep. 10, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Rail advocates are dusting off a proposal for passenger train service between Montreal and Boston, riding a renewed interest in train travel to bolster a concept that has been around for more than a decade. “It’s not a hard sell at all. A lot of people...