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Vermont's spring turkey hunting season opens May 1

Apr. 10, 2021 09:36 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's spring turkey hunting season is approaching. This year, the youth and novice turkey hunting weekend is April 24 and 25, followed by the regular season from May 1 to May 31. To hunt during the youth and novice...

The Latest: US 7th Fleet: 14,000 personnel fully vaccinated

Apr. 09, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

PHILIPPINE SEA — The U.S. 7th Fleet that operates throughout the Indo-Pacific says more than 14,000 of its service members have received their full doses of the coronavirus vaccine, which it began administering on January 5. “We are in a pandemic and our principle...

Vermont Senate approves 'reproductive liberty' amendment

Apr. 09, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

The Vermont Senate gave its final approval Friday to a proposal to amend the state constitution to protect a woman’s right to an abortion and other reproductive services. The proposal, a declaration of the “right to personal reproductive liberty,” will now be sent...

Vermont to get $71 m for summer, after-school programs

Apr. 09, 2021 14:15 PM EDT

Vermont plans to expand options for summer programs for kids using federal COVID-19 relief funding following a tough school year amid the pandemic, Gov. Phil Scott announced Friday. A top priority is making the programs affordable and accessible, officials said. ...

Burlington School District reducing school resource officers

Apr. 09, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Burlington School District is reducing its number of law enforcement officers, known as school resource officers, from two to one. The school board approved changes this week to eliminate one position and to no longer have the remaining...

Farmer finds car wedged in his truck, 2 people dead inside

Apr. 09, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The driver of a large farm vehicle in Vermont arrived at his field to find a car wedged in the frame and the two occupants dead inside, police say. The driver of the farm vehicle, a truck equipped to spread fertilizer, told Bennington police he...

Inn drops proposal for off-road driving school at ski area

Apr. 08, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

SOUTH POMFRET, Vt. (AP) — The Woodstock Inn and Resort has dropped a proposal for an off-road driving school at the Suicide Six ski area after outcry from Pomfret residents. Town residents voiced anger and concern during a heated Pomfret Planning Committee meeting this...

Burlington airport to get direct flights to and from Boston

Apr. 08, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Burlington International Airport will soon be offering direct flights to and from Boston after nearly a decade without them. Airline officials said Wednesday that they plan to send one eight-seat aircraft between the two locations every...

Amtrak passenger rail service to return to Vermont in July

Apr. 08, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont is preparing to welcome the return of Amtrak passenger rail service and inter-city bus services to the state, the Agency of Transportation announced Thursday. Amtrak service, which was suspended last year because of the...