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Shungu lifts Vermont over Stony Brook 80-67

Jan. 26, 2022 21:41 PM EST

STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) — Ben Shungu scored 21 points and Ryan Davis added 20 as Vermont extended its win streak to eight games, beating Stony Brook 80-67 on Wednesday night. Eric Beckett had 13 points for Vermont (14-4, 6-0 America East Conference). Jahlil Jenkins...

Legislative committee hears opinions on abortion amendment

Jan. 26, 2022 19:49 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Some Vermonters feel the state constitution needs to be amended to protect a woman's right to an abortion and everyone's right to make their own decisions about reproductive issues, lawmakers were told Wednesday. Others feel the amendment being considered is...

Break-in reported at Burlington mayor's home

Jan. 26, 2022 15:18 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Police are investigating the report of a break-in at the home of the mayor of Burlington. Mayor Miro Weinberger said in a statement that his family came home Tuesday evening from work and school to find out that their home had been broken into. They...

COVID-19 vaccine booster drive is faltering in the US

Jan. 25, 2022 19:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The COVID-19 booster drive in the U.S. is losing steam, worrying health experts who have pleaded with Americans to get an extra shot to shore up their protection against the highly contagious omicron variant. Just 40% of fully vaccinated Americans have received a...

Vermont COVID cases declining; state still urging boosters

Jan. 25, 2022 14:49 PM EST

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Vermont is declining, but those declines are lagging behind other nearby states that were hit earlier by the omicron variant of the virus, top state officials said Tuesday. State statistics released Tuesday show the number of new cases in Vermont...

Grants available for pandemic-related late mortgage payments

Jan. 25, 2022 11:42 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont homeowners who suffered pandemic-related financial hardships can apply for grants of up to $30,000 to pay overdue mortgage payments and other housing bills, Gov. Phil Scott has announced. The Homeowner Assistance Program is funded by $50 million in...

Senate gives preliminary OK to medical suicide law changes

Jan. 24, 2022 15:23 PM EST

Associated Press (AP) — The Vermont Senate is expected to give final approval on Tuesday to changes to the state's 2013 medical suicide law to make it more accessible for terminally ill patients to get a prescription to hasten their deaths. On Friday, Sen. Ruth Hardy asked...

Orchestra fighting stigma of mental illness marks 10 years

Jan. 23, 2022 18:25 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A classical music organization started in Vermont for musicians with mental illnesses and the people who support them is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a free performance in Boston on Sunday. Me2/ is a non-auditioned orchestra of musicians, half of...

Teen driver crashes into deer, then watches as vehicle burns

Jan. 23, 2022 16:48 PM EST

ORWELL, Vt. (AP) — A teenager survived after his car crashed into a deer and caught on fire in Orwell, Vermont. The crash happened Saturday evening on Route 22A when the deer ran into the path of the vehicle, state police said. The vehicle hit the animal, came to a stop and caught...

$500K in grants available for Vermont specialty crops

Jan. 23, 2022 15:28 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets has announced $500,000 in federal grant funds available to boost the state's specialty crop industries. Specialty crops are defined as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, horticulture crops and nursery crops,...