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Editorial Roundup: New England

Oct. 15, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

Bangor Daily News. October 15, 2021. Editorial: Welcome home, 2nd Lt. Ernest Vienneau. It only took three quarters of a century. In 1944, Vienneau was a young pilot from Millinocket serving in the U.S. Army Air Forces. He was...

Homelessness advocates vow Statehouse campout to push aid

Oct. 15, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A group of housing advocates are promising to camp outside the Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier until the state does more to help homeless people, one of the advocates said Friday. Brenda Siegel, of Newfane, and others want the expanded...

Construction underway on new Vermont mental health facility

Oct. 15, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

ESSEX, Vt. (AP) — Construction is underway in Essex on a new treatment center for Vermonters with high-level mental health needs, officials said Friday. Gov. Phil Scott and others marked the beginning of construction of what will be a 16-bed residence for those who are...

City closing homeless encampment after drug raid, threats

Oct. 15, 2021 08:34 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The city of Burlington is closing a homeless encampment in the south end after police searched it looking for illegal drugs and after first responders had what turned out to be a replica pellet gun pointed at them. In a statement issued Thursday,...

Vermont to receive $49M in heating aid this winter

Oct. 14, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

The state of Vermont will be receiving more than twice the money it usually receives to help low-income Vermonters heat their homes this winter, officials said Thursday. The three members of the state's congressional delegation and Gov. Phil Scott said Vermont will...

Vermont man faces life for commissioning torture videos

Oct. 14, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man is facing up to life in prison after pleading guilty Thursday to federal charges that he commissioned a Venezuelan woman to make videos of the torture of a boy and the torture and killing of a man, prosecutors say. The Vermont U.S....

$25K for family of man who died after hit in head by officer

Oct. 14, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

A federal judge has approved a $45,000 settlement of a lawsuit filed by the family of a man who died two days after being hit in the head by a Burlington police officer. The settlement of the lawsuit filed against the Burlington Police Department and the city by the...

No freeze yet on Vermont's tallest peak, a record

Oct. 14, 2021 08:16 AM EDT

UNDERHILL, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s tallest mountain has set a record for the latest date without the temperature dropping below freezing. MyNBC5.com reports the 4,393-foot Mount Mansfield hasn’t seen freezing temperatures since late May, marking the latest known...

Praise for border reopening plan across northern New England

Oct. 13, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Political and business leaders from across northern New England on Wednesday praised plans by the Biden administration to begin allowing people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the United States across the land border with Canada. ...

U of Vermont Health Network has plan to reduce delays

Oct. 13, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Patients seeking medical services in northern Vermont and northeastern New York can hope to experience reduced delays under a plan released Tuesday by the University of Vermont Health Network. The network says it will hire more people during...