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Home for Destitute Children's graves restored in Vermont

Sep. 28, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Among the graves at a scenic lakeside cemetery in Vermont is a row of 51 small headstones. There’s one for Little Harry, Baby Ruth and Baby Kirk, as well as for many other children like William and Willis Colby, Ethel Fuller and Claire Wilson. The line of...

Judge denies release to suspect in Vermont slaying case

Sep. 27, 2022 15:12 PM EDT

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A federal court judge on Tuesday denied a request for pretrial release for one of the men charged in connection with the alleged 2018 abduction and killing of a Vermont man as part of a dispute over a failed oil deal. Berk Eratay, 35, a Turkish citizen who had...

Vermont officers won't face charges in fatal shooting of man

Sep. 27, 2022 13:50 PM EDT

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Three Vermont police officers will not face charges in the fatal shooting of a person of interest in a suspected homicide who charged at two of the officers with a knife, the offices of the attorney general's office and a county prosecutor announced Tuesday. ...

Review: 'The Fall Guy' accurately portrays police procedures

Sep. 26, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

“Fall Guy” by Archer Mayor (Minotaur) A Mercedes sedan, stolen a few days earlier in New Hampshire, is found abandoned in Vermont. It is crammed with stolen goods from a two-state crime spree. And in the trunk, police find a body. The victim turns out to be the...

An estimated $20M more available for rental assistance

Sep. 23, 2022 13:45 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — After announcing earlier this month that a pandemic-related emergency rental assistance program is being phased out as federal funding is exhausted, Vermont state officials now say they believe an estimated $20 million more is available to extend the benefits for some of...

98% of schools and child centers finish mandated lead fixes

Sep. 21, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Mandatory testing for lead in drinking water — and repairs to keep that water safe — has been completed at 98% of the Vermont’s schools and child care centers, the state Health Department said Wednesday. Vermont passed a law in 2019 requiring schools...

VT hunter faces charges for shooting man he mistook as bear

Sep. 20, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON., Vt. (AP) — A Vermont hunter is facing charges for allegedly shooting and critically injuring another hunter earlier this month that he said he mistook for a bear, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department said Tuesday. The 35-year-old victim from Fairfax was hit in the...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 16, 2022 13:44 PM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. September 15, 2022. Editorial: CT should welcome fight on gun laws When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a New York state gun law earlier this year, Connecticut officials were quick to assure state residents of its limited scope. It’s...

U of Vermont president denies antisemitism allegations

Sep. 15, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

The president of the University of Vermont issued a blistering denial Thursday of allegations the university failed to adequately respond to complaints of anti-Jewish behavior on the Burlington campus. In a message to the university community, President Suresh Garimella said the...

Investigation underway into antisemitism at U of Vermont

Sep. 13, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

The U.S. Department of Education is investigating allegations of antisemitism at the University of Vermont, including that some Jewish students were excluded from campus clubs and a teaching assistant threatened to reduce the grades of students who support the state of Israel. The...