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Traffic delays expected on part of Main Street in Burlington

Nov. 27, 2021 09:23 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Traffic delays, reduced parking and lane-shifts are expected on a long stretch of Main Street in downtown Burlington next week. The city’s public works department said contractors will need to access manholes between Battery Street and South...

Vermont state lawmaker to resign, become town administrator

Nov. 27, 2021 08:32 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont state lawmaker has announced that he's resigning after more than a decade in office. Republican state Rep. Brian Savage of Swanton told his colleagues of his plans during the special session this week. They gave him a standing round of...

New Hampshire, Vermont asked to test deer for COVID-19

Nov. 26, 2021 16:40 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — With hunting season underway, wildlife agencies in New Hampshire and Vermont have started testing for COVID-19 in white-tailed deer, as antibodies for the virus have been found in deer in other states, according to a government study. “We...

Storm to bring snow to parts of northern New England

Nov. 26, 2021 12:11 PM EST

A post-Thanksgiving storm is expected to drop up to nearly a foot of snow in the higher elevations of Vermont and lesser amounts in Maine and New Hampshire. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for parts of the region through Saturday...

35 Afghan refugees now in Vermont, living with host families

Nov. 26, 2021 09:10 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Thirty-five Afghan refugees are now in Vermont, state officials said. The families and individuals who were among those airlifted out of Afghanistan with U.S. forces in August are living with host families, mynbc5 reported Wednesday. ...

Shelburne Museum featuring 'Winter Lights' arrangements

Nov. 26, 2021 02:12 AM EST

SHELBURNE, Vt. (AP) — A new holiday tradition is starting at one of Vermont's landmarks. Shelburne Museum is hosting “Winter Lights," with 12 buildings and gardens decorated with multicolored light arrangements, the museum said. The event starts...

Victim identified in wrong-way fatal crash

Nov. 25, 2021 14:47 PM EST

A 59-year-old woman from Rockingham has been identified as the person who died after a driver drove the way way and collided with her vehicle on Interstate 91, police said. Kathleen Spence died in the crash Tuesday, police said. The driver who...

Historical marker honors founding of Green Mountain Club

Nov. 25, 2021 12:14 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A new historical marker in Burlington commemorates the 1910 founding of the Green Mountain Club that formed with the goal to “make the Vermont mountains play a larger part in the life of the people." The hiking club...

Vermont's wild turkeys are a restoration success story

Nov. 25, 2021 08:39 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's wild turkey population is the result of a successful wildlife restoration project, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department said. Wild turkeys had disappeared from the state in the mid-to-late 1800s when land was cleared for farming,...

Arrest warrant issued in double homicide in Woodbury in 2018

Nov. 24, 2021 16:37 PM EST

WOODBURY, Vt. (AP) — A suspect has been identified in connection with the homicides of two people in Woodbury in 2018, Vermont State Police said. A judge issued an arrest warrant Wednesday for Manuel Gomez, 32, of Hartford, Connecticut, on charges of aggravated murder...