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Non-citizen voting proposal withdrawn from Burlington ballot

Jan. 29, 2020 10:03 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A proposal to allow legal non-citizens to vote in Burlington city elections will not be on the Town Meeting Day ballot in March. Burlington city councilor Adam Ward, an independent, introduced the proposal this fall, saying that all Burlington residents are affected by decisions made...

2 electric transit buses unveiled in Vermont

Jan. 29, 2020 9:04 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Green Mountain Transit is expected to have its first two electric-powered transit buses in service next month, officials said. The company, along with the Burlington Electric Department, unveiled the e-buses Tuesday, saying they will help to cut down on carbon emissions and provide...

US attorney announces $145M settlement in opioid case

Jan. 27, 2020 8:45 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A San Francisco-based health information technology company will pay $145 million to resolve criminal and civil charges that it helped set up an electronic health records system that encouraged physicians to prescribe opioids to patients who might not need them, federal prosecutors...

Officer who used fake social media account returns to work

Jan. 27, 2020 5:01 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A deputy police chief who was put on paid leave after she disclosed she created a fake social media account returned to restricted duty on Monday and faces an eight-day suspension as discipline, a Vermont police chief said. Last month, the chief in Burlington at the time, Brandon del...

Lamb scores 20 as Vermont routs UMass Lowell 92-62

Jan. 25, 2020 10:31 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Anthony Lamb had 20 points as Vermont rolled past UMass Lowell 92-62 on Saturday night. Ryan Davis had 16 points and seven rebounds for Vermont (15-6, 5-1 America East Conference), which won its fifth straight. Stef Smith added 11 points and Bailey Patella scored 10. The Catamounts...

Vermont guard personnel doing F-35 training in Florida

Jan. 25, 2020 10:40 AM EST

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — More than 100 members of the Vermont Air National Guard are in Florida where they are learning more about how to maintain F-35 fighter jets. The guard says its members left this week for Eglin Air Force Base for a training event known as Southern Lightning. The guard members,...

Hospital board members seek to dismiss former CEO's lawsuit

Jan. 22, 2020 8:30 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (AP) — A consulting firm and members of the board of a Vermont health care system and hospital are seeking to have a federal lawsuit filed by the hospital's former CEO dismissed. Seven members of the board of Springfield Medical Care Systems and Springfield Hospital filed a recent...

Burlington to send local alerts to residents

Jan. 22, 2020 5:00 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The city of Burlington will expands its use of the state VT-Alert system to notify residents about emerging and urgent local issues, Mayor Miro Weinberger said Tuesday. Residents will be able to sign up for calls, text messages or emails about certain types of urgent alerts such as...

Deputy who detained farmworker acted properly, sheriff says

Jan. 21, 2020 12:34 PM EST

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont sheriff determined that one of his deputies did not violate the department's fair and impartial policing policy when he detained a farmworker and called federal immigration authorities. Chittenden County Sheriff Kevin McLaughlin released a report Friday saying his...

Hope is rail line ready in 2021 for new Vermont Amtrak route

Jan. 19, 2020 11:20 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont transportation officials said they are hopeful upgrades to the rail line between Rutland and Burlington can be ready sometime next year, which will make it possible to resume Amtrak rail service between the two cities. Officials have been working for years to upgrade the 75...