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Vermont unveils marker to highlight state's 1st pride parade

Jun. 26, 2022 11:52 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont is commemorating Sunday the state’s first lesbian and gay pride parade, which was held in Burlington in 1983. The event in Burlington’s City Hall Park comes as parades celebrating LGBTQ pride are being held in some of America’s...

Is abortion illegal in the U.S. now? Depends where you live

Jun. 25, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Vermont Statehouse vandalized in apparent abortion reaction

Jun. 25, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Police at the Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier say the building was vandalized early Saturday when seven windows were broken and a message painted outside the main door reacting to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that overturned a constitutional right to abortion. ...

Vermont woman, dog attacked by coyote in Panton

Jun. 24, 2022 09:48 AM EDT

PANTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont woman is recovering after she said she was attacked by a coyote. The woman said she was walking with her young dog through a pasture behind her home in Panton last weekend when she saw what she thought was a dog running across the field. She then...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jun. 24, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Rutland Herald. June 21, 2022. Editorial: Choices A Supreme Court decision this week caught our attention. It could have significant implications right here in Vermont. The decision stems from a case out of Maine, and points to school choice. ...

Vermont's state-run COVID-19 testing sites ending

Jun. 23, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's state-run COVID-19 testing sites are closing for good by Saturday. The state first opened sites in the spring of 2020 to help slow the spread of the virus. The Health Department said at-home tests are available at pharmacies and...

Widow in alleged murder-for-hire case sues suspect

Jun. 22, 2022 11:59 AM EDT

The widow of a Vermont man killed in 2018 in what federal prosecutors say was a murder-for-hire is suing the California man accused of arranging to have her husband killed. Melissa Davis and the estate of her late husband Gregory Davis filed a civil lawsuit in federal court in...

Board wants management plan for shelter pods for homeless

Jun. 22, 2022 09:51 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A city board in Burlington has signed off on the development of a shelter pod community for the homeless population in Vermont’s largest city. Members of the Burlington Development Review Board said Tuesday night that they want to see a...

Republican governor urges US Senate to act on gun violence

Jun. 21, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s governor, who supported changes to the state's gun laws after what he felt was a narrowly averted school shooting, used his credentials as a moderate Republican to urge the nation’s senators to work together to address gun violence. In a letter...

Rutland death ruled a homicide, 2 await questioning

Jun. 20, 2022 10:03 AM EDT

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — The death of a man in the city of Rutland last week has been preliminarily ruled a homicide, police said Monday. The man has been identified as Sincere Johnson, 46, of New York, police said. A Vermont man and a woman who were arrested in New...