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Levine: Vaccinated have role in helping others get shots

May. 05, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine says Vermonters vaccinated against COVID-19 have a role to play to help others get vaccinated. That could be finding a personal reason to get vaccinated or giving someone a ride to a vaccination clinic,...

Vermont city opts for new high school due to contamination

May. 05, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Burlington School Board has decided to pursue building a new high school due to chemical contamination found in the existing school. The school board in Vermont's largest city voted unanimously Tuesday to end efforts to remediate the existing...

3 Vermont papers and a magazine sold to media company

May. 04, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A Massachusetts newspaper company is selling its three Vermont newspapers and a magazine, the company announced Tuesday. The Pittsfield, Massachusetts-based New England Newspapers Inc., announced i t was selling the Brattleboro Reformer, the...

Vermont man pleads not guilty in shooting death of daughter

May. 04, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

NEWBURY, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges he shot his daughter to death at his Newbury home. State Police say James Perry Jr., 70, was taken into custody early Tuesday after a standoff with police. Police identified...

Vermont officials urge 18 to 29-year-olds to get vaccinated

May. 04, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

Vermont is leading the nation in the number of vaccines administered per 100,000 people but is slightly below the national average in the number of 18 to 29-year-olds getting the shots, state officials said Tuesday. Nearly 95% of Vermonters over age 65 have gotten at...

Feds: Man used fraudulent PPP loan to buy alpaca farm

May. 04, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The owner of a Massachusetts pizza parlor lied about the number of employees he had to fraudulently obtain more than $660,000 in federal coronavirus relief funds, then used some of the money to buy and stock an alpaca farm in Vermont, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. ...

Roma might be a perfect fit for José Mourinho

May. 04, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — This should be fun. José Mourinho, that most outspoken of soccer coaches, will take over next season at Roma, the team with some of the most outspoken fans in Italy. “The incredible passion of the Roma fans convinced me to accept the...

Vermont students protest handling of sex assault cases

May. 04, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

More than 1,000 University of Vermont students marched across campus to protest the school's handling of sexual assault cases and to support survivors. The walkout on Monday was sparked by an Instagram post last week by a student about an alleged sexual assault and her...

Vermont stopped online unemployment claims after fraud spike

May. 03, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

The Vermont Department of Labor stopped accepting new online applications for unemployment benefits last week after its system was receiving nearly 3,000 new claims a day, more than 90% of them fraudulent, Labor Commissioner Michael Harrington said Monday. The department...

English FA opens inquiry to assess Super League sanctions

May. 03, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The English Football Association has opened an inquiry into the Super League rebellion and sought evidence from the six English clubs involved in the breakaway that could lead to punishments. The Premier League also disclosed Monday that it...