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Longtime president of Vermont's Sugarbush report retiring

Aug. 13, 2020 1:17 PM EDT

WARREN, Vt. (AP) — The long-time president of Vermont’s Sugarbush ski resort is retiring, the resort announced Thursday. The resort said that Win Smith, the current president and chief operating officer of Sugarbush will continue as an advisor to the current leadership team. Smith will be replaced...

Preliminary results show record turnout for Vermont primary

Aug. 13, 2020 12:27 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Preliminary results from Vermont's election Tuesday show a historic turnout for a primary in the state, Secretary of State Jim Condos said Wednesday. Condos said well over 155,000 Vermonters voted on or before the primary. The turnout figures will remain unofficial until all town...

Vermont Health Department says Winooski COVID outbreak over

Aug. 13, 2020 11:52 AM EDT

WINOOSKI, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Health Department says an outbreak of COVID-19 that began in the city of Winooski is over. Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine said Wednesday the outbreak is considered over because 28 days have passed since any new infections connected to it have been reported. “Now...

Vermont commits money to finish 93-mile trail in 2 years

Aug. 13, 2020 9:25 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont has committed the money needed to finish a 93-mile rail trail across the northern part of the state by the end of 2022. Gov. Phil Scott announced Wednesday the Legislature had authorized spending $2.8 million for the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail, which will be...

Margaret Holloway is seen in this 1974 photo provided by Bennington College in Bennington, VT. Holloway, a woman who became famous for her gritty and colorful performances of Shakespeare on the streets of New Haven, Conn, died of the coronavirus in May 2020. (Bennington College via AP)

Lives Lost: Woman who performed Shakespeare on the street

Aug. 13, 2020 2:29 AM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — She had all the makings of a rising star, someone who wrote, directed and acted in her own plays in her 20s and attended one of the country's top drama schools around the same time as Meryl Streep and Sigourney Weaver. But unlike those stars, Margaret Holloway never made it to...

Emily Keopraseuth in a face mask packs meal orders for pick-up at the Taste of Thai food truck located at Mobil Station during the coronavirus pandemic, in Brattleboro, Vt., on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

Applications being accepted for child care grants

Aug. 12, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Applications from Vermont child care providers are being accepted to help mitigate losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Operation Relief Grant has $12 million in federal funding that will be distributed to child care providers. Eligible services include child care and afterschool...

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 is seeking re-election in Vermont's Aug. 11, 2020, Democratic primary. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool, File)

Vermont Democratic US Rep. Welch challenged by GOP nurse

Aug. 12, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

One of Vermont’s most popular elected officials, Democratic U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, said Wednesday he is planning to campaign hard and he's looking forward to debating his Republican challenger ahead of the November general election. Welch, who has served in Congress since 2007, will face Miriam Berry, an...

Democratic newcomer, ex-governor candidate to vie for No. 2

Aug. 12, 2020 1:14 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Democratic political newcomer and the Republican candidate who ran for governor in 2014 will face off in November's general election to be Vermont’s next lieutenant governor. Democrat Molly Gray, an assistant Vermont attorney general, won her party’s primary Tuesday,...

In this May 5, 2020, photo provided by Christina Rothermel Branham, is her son James, doing school work at their Tahlequah, Oklahoma home. Branham, a psychology and counseling professor at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, said she is going to attempt virtual learning through her local school district for her son. But she plans to switch to a homeschooling curriculum of her choosing if it isn't going well after about a month, noting that the virtual learning she oversaw in the spring was

Interest in homeschooling has 'exploded' amid pandemic

Aug. 12, 2020 10:29 AM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — As parents nationwide prepare to help their children with more distance learning, a small but quickly growing number are deciding to take matters entirely into their own hands and begin homeschooling. Some are worried their districts are unable to offer a strong virtual learning...

FILE - In this file dated Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, British Home Secretary lawmaker Priti Patel, leaves 10 Downing Street in London. Relations between British government and ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s chilled Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 in a spat about the treatment of migrants. The Vermont-based dessert brand directed a tweet Monday at Britain’s interior minister, Home Secretary Priti Patel, who has vowed to stop asylum seekers crossing the English Channel from France to England in small boats. Hundreds have made the dangerous crossing in the past weeks of calm summer weather. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

UK govt, Ben & Jerry's in spat over treatment of migrants

Aug. 12, 2020 6:39 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Relations between the British government and ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s chilled Wednesday in a spat over the treatment of migrants. The feud began Tuesday when the Vermont-based dessert brand directed a tweet at Britain’s interior minister, Home Secretary Priti Patel, who...