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34 cases in Winooski cluster; testing for college students

Jun. 4, 2020 11:56 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Testing for COVID-19 is available to college students returning to the University of Vermont and Champlain College in Burlington. The specimen collection is being done by the Vermont Department of Health with help from trained members of the Vermont National Guard at sites on the...

4 arrested in St. Johnsbury protest attended by hundreds

Jun. 4, 2020 9:38 AM EDT

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — Four people were arrested during a protest attended by hundreds in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, against police brutality against African Americans. The protest started peacefully Wednesday with demonstrators walking on sidewalks, carrying signs and chanting. “I think...

Former New Mexico police chief to lead Montpelier police

Jun. 3, 2020 10:42 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A former police chief from New Mexico will become the new chief of police in Vermont’s capital city, officials announced Wednesday. Brian Peete, 44, who served as police chief in Alamogordo, New Mexico, will start on June 15, working alongside retiring Montpelier Police Chief...

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Review: Elisabeth Moss as Shirley Jackson in 'Shirley'

Jun. 3, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

Josephine Decker's prickly, unnerving “Shirley,” is set mostly in the Bennington, Vermont, home of the reclusive writer Shirley Jackson (Elisabeth Moss) and her husband, the literary critic Stanley Hyman (Michael Stuhlbarg). But it also takes place in the gothic, heightened realm of one of Jackson's...

Toni Kessler, owner of West River Seeds, in Townshend, Vt., talks about the Dakota Winter Onions bloom from her garden on Friday, May 29, 2020. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

Vermont expected to announce indoor restaurant dining Friday

Jun. 3, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

MARSHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Gov. Phil Scott hopes to announce in two days that restaurants may reopen for indoor dining, with physical distancing a high priority, he said Wednesday. “We still have a very long way to go to help our restaurants get back up on their feet, but we've got to start somewhere,"...

Man charged with assault after thrown pickle hits worker

Jun. 2, 2020 10:59 PM EDT

POWNAL, Vt. (AP) — A Massachusetts man is facing an assault charge after he allegedly threw a large pickle from a moving vehicle that hit a Vermont highway worker, police said. The incident occurred just before 6 p.m. Monday on U.S. Route 7 in Pownal near the border crossing into Massachusetts. A...

Vermont task force to look at racial disparities in COVID-19

Jun. 2, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

A new Vermont task force is going to be looking for ways to promote racial, ethic and cultural equity in the state, including the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Phil Scott signed the executive order creating the task force on Monday. The order itself was released Tuesday by the governor's...

Media executive chosen to lead Bennington College

Jun. 2, 2020 10:25 AM EDT

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A longtime media executive has been chosen to be the next president of Bennington College. Laura Walker served as president and chief executive officer of New York Public Radio for 23 years before stepping down last year. She currently serves on the President’s Council at...

Mount Holly man dies in two-vehicle crash in Shrewsbury

Jun. 2, 2020 8:18 AM EDT

SHREWSBURY, Vt. (AP) — A Mount Holly man died Monday in a crash between a car and a truck in Shrewsbury, Vermont Police said. Ryan Ahonen, 21, was driving on Route 103 when his car crossed into the oncoming lane and crashed into the truck, police said. Ahonen was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver...

Vermont GOP governor: Police in Floyd case should be charged

Jun. 1, 2020 4:53 PM EDT

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott said Monday the Minneapolis police officers involved in the death of George Floyd, who died after a white officer pressed his knee on his neck, should be tried for murder. Scott made the comments Monday during his regular briefing about the COVID-19 pandemic. “It is my belief they...