President Trump declares disaster in 6 Vermont counties

U.S. 06/15/19, 13:45

A federal disaster declaration will make six counties eligible for federal aid for damage caused when heavy rain and snowmelt caused dangerous flooding in April in Vermont. President Donald Trump on Friday made the formal disaster declaration for Vermont's Bennington, Essex, Orange, Rutland, Washington and Windsor counties. The statement said, Federal funding is ...

Some rural states double down on attracting new residents

U.S. 06/12/19, 07:44

With jobs unfilled and young people moving away, some rural states are doubling down on efforts to attract new blood by expanding programs that offer incentives to live there.Over the past decade, states including South Dakota, Maine and Vermont have lured new residents with financial incentives in areas that need ...

Fire breaks out in Bennington College building

U.S. 04/30/19, 15:29

Bennington College says a fire has broken out in a building on campus that houses classes and offices and firefighters are working to put it out.The Vermont college posted on Facebook that the fire Tuesday was in a two-story building called "the Barn" that contains classrooms and administrative offices. The ...

Vermont official urges police review after racism case

U.S. 02/12/19, 17:05

A Vermont town, at the urging of the state attorney general, is looking for an outside expert to review the police department's practices following its handling of reports of racial harassment against the state's only black female lawmaker, who later resigned .Attorney General T.J. Donovan had urged Bennington on Monday ...

Vermont man who threatened black lawmaker facing gun charge

U.S. 02/07/19, 10:09

A self-described white nationalist who prompted Vermont's only female black legislator to resign is facing a charge he possessed illegal, large capacity gun magazines.State Police say 36-year-old Max Misch, of Bennington, was arrested Wednesday after troopers searched his home and found evidence he had purchased large capacity ammunition feeding devices. ...

AG: Lawmaker was victim of racial harassment; no charges

U.S. 01/14/19, 15:56

The Vermont attorney general's office says a former Vermont legislator who resigned after receiving racial threats was "the victim of racial harassment" but says no charges will be filed because of free speech protections.Attorney General T.J. Donovan announced Monday his office has completed its investigation and launched a new statewide ...

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