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Protesters demand extension of homeless encampment closure

Oct. 18, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Protesters are demanding an extension of the timeline for closing a homeless encampment in Burlington. Mayor Miro Weinberger said last week that the city is closing the encampment in the south end because of what he called serious criminal...

U of Vermont has biggest incoming class in its history

Oct. 17, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The incoming class of 2025 at the University of Vermont is the largest and academically best-prepared undergraduate group in the school’s 230-year history, the school says. UVM says more first-year students also hail from other regions of the...

Expansion project underway on Burlington airport terminal

Oct. 16, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

SOUTH BURLINGTON (AP) — A $14.5 million terminal expansion is underway at the Burlington International Airport in South Burlington. City, state and federal officials kicked off the construction on Thursday. The two-story, 30,000-square-foot expansion will be to the...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 15, 2021 23:03 PM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Bellows Falls Union 39, Springfield 8 Brattleboro 28, Fair Haven Union 24 Burlington/South Burlington 35, St. Johnsbury Academy 14 Essex 28, Bellows Free Academy of St. Albans 14 ...

City closing homeless encampment after drug raid, threats

Oct. 15, 2021 08:34 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The city of Burlington is closing a homeless encampment in the south end after police searched it looking for illegal drugs and after first responders had what turned out to be a replica pellet gun pointed at them. In a statement issued Thursday,...

Vermont man faces life for commissioning torture videos

Oct. 14, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man is facing up to life in prison after pleading guilty Thursday to federal charges that he commissioned a Venezuelan woman to make videos of the torture of a boy and the torture and killing of a man, prosecutors say. The Vermont U.S....

$25K for family of man who died after hit in head by officer

Oct. 14, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

A federal judge has approved a $45,000 settlement of a lawsuit filed by the family of a man who died two days after being hit in the head by a Burlington police officer. The settlement of the lawsuit filed against the Burlington Police Department and the city by the...

U of Vermont Health Network has plan to reduce delays

Oct. 13, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Patients seeking medical services in northern Vermont and northeastern New York can hope to experience reduced delays under a plan released Tuesday by the University of Vermont Health Network. The network says it will hire more people during...

Who stung JR? Hornets nest puts sting in Smith's golf debut

Oct. 13, 2021 07:07 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — J.R. Smith stepped into a hornets nest in his first college golf tournament and it had nothing to do with his high score. The 36-year-old two-time NBA champion was literally stung by hornets while completing his round Tuesday for North Carolina...

Ex-NBA guard Smith makes tournament debut as college golfer

Oct. 11, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — J.R. Smith couldn’t help but feel anxious. Sure, he had spent 16 years playing in the NBA, making millions and winning two world championships in packed arenas at the highest level of a global sport. But he had never been in the situation like...