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Norwich U reports 3 cases among newly arrived students

Aug. 10, 2020 9:26 PM EDT

Vermont’s Norwich University reported Monday that three newly arrived students on campus tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19. In a message to the Norwich community posted Monday on the school website, the Northfield college reported 500 students returned to campus as part of a six-phase...

Record number of early ballots cast for Vermont primary

Aug. 10, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

A record number of people have voted early in the Vermont primary and more ballots are expected to be turned in before polling places close on Tuesday, the state's Secretary of State Jim Condos said. Condos made the comments Monday when talking about preparations for casting ballots during Tuesday’s...

Summer camp for teens in Vermont fined for noise

Aug. 10, 2020 12:35 PM EDT

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A summer camp for youths being held at a former college campus in Vermont has been fined $1,600 over nighttime noise complaints from neighbors. A judge on Friday denied the town of Bennington's request to shut down the camp at the former Southern Vermont College campus. Bennington...

Burke Mountain attorney appeals determined value of resort

Aug. 9, 2020 2:52 PM EDT

BURKE, Vt. (AP) — An attorney for the Burke Mountain ski resort is appealing a decision to uphold the market value of the resort at $18.7 million. William Roger Prescott, an attorney with Downs Rachlin Martin, wrote to town officials recently contesting the ruling by the the town assessor, the Caledonian...

100th wildlife management area established in Vermont

Aug. 9, 2020 10:29 AM EDT

SHREWSBURY, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has established its 100th Wildlife Management Area. The 526-acre property in Shrewsbury is “a key parcel in a strategic, state-significant wildlife corridor, connecting state land to the north with federal and privately conserved...

Pam Kissell, a food service worker at the Bellows Falls Union High School, in Westminster, Vt., wraps meals to be handed out to students as part of the Windham Northeast Supervisory Union summer meals program on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

Virus exposure at NH church; Vermont announces relief funds

Aug. 8, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A look at coronavirus news from around New England: ___ MAINE Masks and social distancing will be required when Maine holds its first murder trial since the coronavirus pandemic crippled much of the U.S. legal system this spring. Carine Reeves, of New York City, is scheduled to go on trial...

FILE — In this Nov. 19, 2019, file photo, Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., ask questions during a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Welch faces is seeking re-election in Vermont's Aug. 11, 2020, Democratic primary. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool, File)

Welch faces single challenger in Vermont Democratic primary

Aug. 8, 2020 9:04 AM EDT

Vermont's only member of the U.S. House of Representatives, longtime Congressman Peter Welch, is running for reelection and is expected to easily win Vermont's Democratic primary against his one challenger on Tuesday. Welch, 73, who has served in Congress since 2007, is being challenged by activist Ralph...

State gets complaints about uses of fishing access areas

Aug. 8, 2020 8:17 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says it's getting many complaints about illegal use of the state's fishing access areas and littering and parking problems at them. The department owns and manages 196 fishing access areas on lakes and rivers around the state. Their priority...

FILE - In this May 22, 2019, file photo, Ariel Quiros, left, former owner of Jay Peak Resort, stands outside the federal courthouse in Burlington, Vt., after his arraignment on fraud charges over a failed plan to build a biotechnology plant using foreign investors' money. The Miami businessman, accused of being the mastermind behind a massive fraud case involving foreign investors' money in Vermont developments, is expected to plead guilty in next week in a plea deal in which prosecutors are seeking a sentence of more than eight years in prison. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke, File)

Miami business to plead guilty in Vermont fraud case

Aug. 7, 2020 6:08 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Miami businessman accused of being the mastermind behind a massive fraud case involving foreign investors' money in Vermont developments is expected to plead guilty next week in a plea deal in which prosecutors are seeking a sentence of more than eight years in prison. Ariel...

New grant program to help child care providers in Vermont

Aug. 7, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

A new grant program has been set up to help child care providers during the coronavirus pandemic, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott said Friday. The program includes $12 million in federal CARES funds to help afterschool programs, summer camps, and other child care programs offset expenses and losses. Applications are...