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Searchers find bodies of man, woman missing from boat

Jul. 26, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

BARTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police on Monday identified the two missing boaters whose bodies were found in Crystal Lake in Barton. The bodies of Lawrence Bouchard, 66, and Cheryl McLellan, 65, both of Glover, were found early Sunday after police received a report...

Air quality health advisory issued for northern Vermont

Jul. 26, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources issued an air quality health advisory for much of the state on Monday as smoke from wildfires in the west and Canada reaches the region. Air pollution concentrations were in the unhealthy range for sensitive...

Brattleboro appoints Vermont's 1st Black female police chief

Jul. 26, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's first Black female police chief has been hired in Brattleboro and will start her job this week. Town Manager Peter Elwell announced Monday that he appointed Norma Hardy, who "had a distinguished 26-year career with the Police...

Montpelier postpones decision on homeless camping in parks

Jul. 26, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The city council in Montpelier, Vermont, has postponed a vote on whether to allow people experiencing homelessness to camp in city parks. Late last week, the council discussed a proposed policy looking at the needs of the homeless and the city,...

50 to lose jobs at People's United Bank processing center

Jul. 26, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — More than 50 employees at the People’s United Bank processing center in Brattleboro will be laid off. The layoffs are expected to start in October and be completed by about May 20, 2022, the Brattleboro Reformer reported on Sunday. M&T...

Vermont archivist appointed to Congress records committee

Jul. 26, 2021 08:45 AM EDT

MIDDLESEX, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont state archivist is going to serve on the Advisory Committee on the Records of Congress. The appointment of State Archivist and Chief Records Officer Tanya Marshall was announced last week by Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos. ...

Town approves up to $25K for maintenance of ice rink

Jul. 25, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

LYNDON, Vt. (AP) — Town officials in Lydon have approved up to $25,000 for maintenance of a 41-year-old ice arena that a nonprofit hopes to reopen. The Fenton Chester Arena was closed last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The selectboard...

Signs to be placed at ponds to protect native brook trout

Jul. 25, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Signs will be posted near eight Vermont ponds where the use of baitfish is prohibited to protect native brook trout, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department said. “Wild native brook trout thrive in ponds where there are simple fish communities...

Vermont State Colleges to require COVID vaccines of students

Jul. 24, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The 3,000 students on the residential campuses of the Vermont State Colleges will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for the fall semester. The executive committee of the Vermont State College System Board of Trustees voted Thursday to...

Corrections Department to add more transitional housing

Jul. 24, 2021 09:33 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Corrections says it's funding more than 270 beds and apartments for transitional housing and services for incarcerated people who are released from correctional facilities. That includes providing housing in Lamoille and...