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Vermont to use COVID money to move vulnerable mobile homes

Oct. 11, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont is hoping to use $5 million in COVID-19 relief funds to help buy out and move mobile homes in areas at risk of flooding. The plan builds on lessons learned during flooding from Tropical Storm Irene in 2011, and aims to assist...

Brattleboro museum could buy its long-time home from town

Oct. 10, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont museum could buy its long-time home in a former railroad depot from the town that owns it. The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center could soon own Union Station, constructed in 1915, which it has leased from the town for $1-a-year for...

Vermont psychiatric hospital requiring vaccines after cases

Oct. 08, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — The Brattleboro Retreat psychiatric hospital is telling its employees they must be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 18 or they will lose their jobs. The organization-wide mandate that was issued Wednesday comes after an unvaccinated staff...

Brattleboro denounces racism aimed at new Black police chief

Sep. 22, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

BRATTLEBORO, Vt (AP) — Brattleboro officials denounced racism after a person on Facebook posted racist memes and comments aimed at Vermont's first Black woman police chief. The Brattleboro Police Department said the racist comments were sent by a single person on...

Plan to convert building into work space, apartments

Sep. 06, 2021 08:03 AM EDT

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A group hopes to redevelop a Brattleboro building into co-working space and affordable housing. Skye Morse, of M&S Development, says they hope to convert what’s known in Brattleboro as the Sanel Building or the DeWitt Grocery Warehouse...

Road project between Brattleboro and Wilmington to start

Sep. 05, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A two-year project to rebuild a stretch of Vermont Route 9 between Brattleboro and Wilmington starts next week with some preparation work. Crews from Pike Industries of Belmont, New Hampshire, will be doing shoulder work on the 12.5-mile section...

Sanders holds Vermont town meetings on budget proposal

Sep. 04, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is holding five town meetings around the state over the long Labor Day weekend to talk about the $3.5 trillion federal budget proposal. “If passed, this bill will be the most consequential piece of legislation for working people, the...

A decade after Irene's fury, no sign of Vermont teenager

Aug. 28, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

A decade after a Vermont teenager disappeared as Tropical Storm Irene was bearing down on the state, his mother is still hoping someone will be able to answer the question about what happened to him. Marble Arvidson was 17 when he left his...

Work gearing up for new New Hampshire-Vermont bridge

Aug. 23, 2021 08:37 AM EDT

HINSDALE, N.H. (AP) — Work is gearing for the construction of a new bridge that will link New Hampshire and Vermont. When completed, the bridge across the Connecticut River between Hinsdale, New Hampshire, and Brattleboro, Vermont, will replace the Anna Hunt Marsh and...

Brattleboro again requires masking in public indoor spaces

Aug. 19, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Officials in the town of Brattleboro have adopted a resolution requiring that masks again be worn in the town's public indoor spaces. The select board voted 4-1 Tuesday in favor of the resolution, which must be approved by Vermont's health...