Stories tagged: Vermont
Wed., June 7, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
A miracle save by a homeless man gives him a new beginning
James Pocock was living a quiet, under-the-radar life in the Vermont woods when he suddenly was showered with attention and called a hero, responsible for possibly saving another man’s life.
Wed., May 24, 2017, 12:19 p.m.
Vermont governor vetoes bill legalizing recreational pot
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott is vetoing a bill that would have legalized recreational marijuana in the state and is sending it back to the legislature with suggestions for changes.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 6:31 p.m.
Vermont Legislature first in U.S. to vote to legalize recreational marijuana
Vermont’s Legislature on Wednesday became the first in the country to vote to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 9:09 p.m.
Study: Bird population in Vermont forests drop 14.2 percent
The bird population in Vermont’s forests has declined 14.2 percent over 25 years, largely due to several factors, including invasive species, climate change, and the natural cycle of maturing forests, …
UPDATED: Fri., April 7, 2017, 3:38 p.m.
Vermont radioactive waste water could be trucked to Idaho
Federal officials are considering approving a plan to truck 200,000 gallons of low-level radioactive waste water from a closed eastern U.S. nuclear power plant to Idaho.
Mon., Jan. 2, 2017, 7:24 p.m.
Vermont utility apparently not a target of Russian hacking
As federal officials investigate suspicious Internet activity found last week on a Vermont utility computer, they are finding evidence that the incident is not linked to any Russian government effort …
Sat., Dec. 31, 2016, 3:45 p.m.
U.S. states, leery of Russia malware, re-examine cybersecurity
Several states around the country on Saturday asked cybersecurity experts to re-examine state and utility networks after a Vermont utility’s laptop was found to contain malware that U.S. officials say …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 2:50 p.m.
Howard Dean takes himself out of DNC chairman race
Howard Dean is taking himself out of the race to become chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 11:56 a.m.
1st Vietnam Veterans chapter plans for its eventual demise
The first chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America is preparing for the day when there won’t be any members left to care for the monument to their service.
Wed., Oct. 12, 2016, 4:18 p.m.
Five dead teens, a stolen cop car and the ‘most horrific’ crash in decades
Firefighters who responded to a Vermont crash called it “the most horrific scene they have seen in their 10 to 15 years.”
Fri., July 29, 2016, 1:33 p.m.
Vermont confirms 2nd human illness from West Nile virus
The Vermont Department of Health has confirmed the state’s second case this year of human illness from West Nile virus, a disease spread by the bite of an infected mosquito.
Sun., June 12, 2016
Kathleen Parker: Right-to-die laws raise questions
Basically, I’d like to have the means to end my own life on my own terms when my body has clearly called it quits. I’m just not sure I like …
Wed., June 8, 2016, 2:34 p.m.
‘Wicked Tuna’ star gets 4 years of probation
A man who received government disability checks while he had a fishing job filmed by the reality television show “Wicked Tuna” has been sentenced in Vermont to four years of …
Mon., May 16, 2016, 2:51 p.m.
New England sees snow in mid-May
Leaves are coming out on trees, daffodils are starting to bloom and snow is falling in parts of Northern New England a month before the start of summer.
Wed., March 30, 2016, 2:39 p.m.
Man had 1,400 bags of heroin hidden inside his body, police say
A New York City man has pleaded not guilty after police say they found more than 1,400 bags of heroin stashed inside his body.
Fri., March 25, 2016, 10:39 a.m.
A Sanders win in Washington would send a message to Democratic Party, Seattle progressives say
As Washington prepares for its Democratic caucuses on Saturday, Seattle’s activists are seizing an opportunity to send a message to a national party they believe has grown too cozy with …
Wed., March 9, 2016, 12:11 a.m.
Vermont becomes fifth state to require paid sick leave
Vermont has become the fifth state to require employers to provide paid sick leave to workers.
Tue., March 1, 2016, 10:06 a.m.
Supreme Court limits state power to gather health care data
The Supreme Court says state officials can’t force certain health insurers to turn over reams of data revealing how much they pay for medical claims.
Sat., Jan. 23, 2016
Froma Harrop: Let 18-year-olds drink
Focus on defending, incrementally improving Obamacare.
Thu., Oct. 29, 2015, 5:11 p.m.
Prep school graduate gets a year in jail for sexual assault
A graduate of an exclusive New England prep school was sentenced Thursday to a year in jail for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old freshman girl as part of a competition among …
Sun., Aug. 28, 2011, 7:44 p.m.
Vermont dam at risk; Montpelier downstream
Officials are telling hundreds of people to leave their homes in Vermont and a utility is considering flooding the state’s capital to save a dam amid heavy rain from Tropical …