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Homelessness advocates vow Statehouse campout to push aid

Oct. 15, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A group of housing advocates are promising to camp outside the Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier until the state does more to help homeless people, one of the advocates said Friday. Brenda Siegel, of Newfane, and others want the expanded...

Statehouse police seize muzzleloader from car after arrest

Oct. 08, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Police seized a muzzle loading rifle from a man who was arrested on charges of suspicion of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after an incident in the Montpelier Statehouse, Capitol Police said. Statehouse police were called to the office of...

Vermont pauses plan to consider 19-year-olds as juveniles

Oct. 06, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont plans to halt legislation that would change the way the state's criminal justice system handles 18- and 19-year-old criminal offenders because state officials said some young offenders are too dangerous to be treated as juveniles. The...

Public meeting on ANR's plans for COVID relief funding

Oct. 03, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is hosting a public meeting to discuss a variety of environmental topics, including the agency's plan to invest about $100 million in COVID-19 relief funding on water infrastructure projects. ...

Man convicted of rare killing in Vermont capital appeals

Oct. 01, 2021 15:29 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A man found guilty of what police say was the first murder in Montpelier, Vermont, in almost a century is appealing his conviction to the Vermont Supreme Court. Jayveon Caballero was found guilty by a jury in November 2019 of second-degree murder...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Oct. 01, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

Boston Globe. October 1, 2021. Editorial: Diverse public boards are better public boards Massachusetts has to get its own house in order before it starts tinkering with corporate boards. Women may “hold up half the sky,” as...

Vermont Dems decry GOP lawsuits over noncitizen voting

Sep. 29, 2021 09:52 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s top Democrats say they are not surprised by the lawsuits filed by the Republican National Committee against two cities that would allow noncitizens to vote on local issues. A statement issued late Tuesday on behalf of Lt. Gov. Molly...

GOP sues 2 Vermont cities for noncitizen voting

Sep. 28, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Republican National Committee is suing two Vermont cities for allowing noncitizens to vote on local issues in their communities. The similar, but separate lawsuits against the cities of Montpelier and Winooski ask judges to declare noncitizen...

Montpelier decriminalizes homeless camping on city property

Sep. 23, 2021 09:25 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The city council in Montpelier has unanimously approved allowing emergency camping on city public property for the homeless because of a lack of affordable housing and shelter beds. The city council on Wednesday voted to decriminalize such...

Vermont National Guard highlights work with North Macedonia

Sep. 22, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont National Guard is exploring ways to increase the state's cooperation with North Macedonia, the European country that is a new member of NATO. On Tuesday North Macedonia Defense Minister Radmila Shekerinska and Maj. Gen. Gregory...