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Vermont capital development group gets new director

Jul. 21, 2019 9:21 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A group working to promote economic development in Vermont's capital city is getting a new leader. The Montpelier Development Corp. says 57-year-old Lisa Maxwell of Lake Worth, Florida, was chosen from among the 50 candidates who applied. She starts work in November. MDC Vice...

Vermont police investigate drowning of boy, 4, in pool

Jul. 21, 2019 9:02 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Montpelier Police and the Vermont Department of Children and Families are investigating the death of a 4-year-old boy who was found on the bottom of a swimming pool. Emergency crews were called Friday evening to a home on Montpelier's Terrace Street where they found a 16-year-old...

Sanders' early life in Brooklyn taught lessons, some tough

Jul. 21, 2019 8:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Back on Brooklyn College's red brick campus this winter to launch his second bid for the White House, Bernie Sanders set aside rhetoric for a few minutes to acknowledge the neighborhood where he grew up. The irascible Vermont senator recalled that his father had come to Brooklyn as an...

Vermont names new travel and recreation council chair

Jul. 21, 2019 8:08 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont has named the new chair of its travel and recreation council. The Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing in a Friday announcement said that Bennington Regional Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Matt Harrington will serve as new chair. The council is responsible for...

New pair of whale tails sculptures in original Vermont spot

Jul. 20, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

RANDOLPH, Vt. (AP) — A new pair of whales' tails is back on a Randolph hillside where an earlier set spent a decade before being moved up Vermont's Interstate 89 to South Burlington. Artist Jim Sardonis designed the original pair of whales' tails that were first installed off the interstate in 1989,...

Northern New England facing dangerous heat and humidity

Jul. 20, 2019 10:22 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The National Weather Service says people in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont will be coping with a hot and humid air mass this weekend that could push temperatures in some locations to 100 degrees or more. In most locations, temperatures are forecast to be in the mid-to-upper 90s....

Vermont to get nearly $100k for farm-to-school food programs

Jul. 20, 2019 8:52 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont is going to be receiving nearly $100,000 from the federal government so schools can get more food from local farms. The office of Democratic U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy says the Farm to School grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will strengthen farm to...

Volunteers, donors help Vermont town celebrate new library

Jul. 20, 2019 7:56 AM EDT

SOUTH HERO, Vt. (AP) — People in Vermont's Lake Champlain island community of South Hero are celebrating the town's new library. MyNBC5 reports South Hero's new Worthen Library will be holding a grand opening on Saturday. Dozens of families and individuals helped pack up shelves of books, driving them a...

Campaigning from behind: Lower-tier 2020ers seek comeback

Jul. 20, 2019 7:39 AM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — As her campaign bus trundled along Interstate 80 toward the Michigan-Ohio border, Kirsten Gillibrand was offering wedding planning advice to one of her presidential campaign staffers who recently got engaged. The New York senator recommended a Christmas wedding, preferably on a...

Vermont Court sides with TV station in police shooting case

Jul. 19, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Supreme Court has sided with a television station that sought to publicize a decision by a lower court that kept secret a decision denying police access to video of a fatal police shooting. The decision released Friday marked the first time the court has issued a ruling...