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, ...

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 ...

Jury: Vermont man guilty of murder in wrong-way crash

U.S. 05/22/19, 12:44

A jury found a Vermont man guilty of murder charges in the deaths of five teenagers Wednesday caused when he drove the wrong way on an interstate highway.The jury returned the verdict in the case of Steven Bourgoin on its ...

Ski resort execs, businessman, indicted on fraud charges

Business 05/22/19, 11:57

The former owner and former president of a Vermont ski resort accused in a multimillion-dollar fraud case have been indicted on multiple federal charges over a failed plan to build a biotechnology plant using foreign investors' money.The fraud charges were ...

Closing arguments expected in deadly wrong-way crash trial

U.S. 05/20/19, 05:23

Closing arguments are expected in the trial of a Vermont man facing murder charges in the deaths of five teenagers after he drove the wrong way on Interstate 89.The closing arguments are expected Monday after a two-week trial.The attorneys for ...

Psychiatrist says suspect insane in deadly wrong-way crash

U.S. 05/14/19, 15:14

A Vermont man on trial for driving the wrong-way on an interstate and crashing into an oncoming vehicle, killing five teenagers, was legally insane at the time, a psychiatrist for the defense testified on Tuesday. Dr. David Rosmarin continued his testimony ...

US officials mark new $33M border post at Canada border

U.S. 05/08/19, 14:03

U.S. officials marked the completion of a new U.S.-Canada border crossing facility that is designed to smooth the flow of people and trade between the two countries while keeping the U.S. safe from terrorism and criminal organizations.The new $33 million ...

Lawyer: Driver in wrong-way crash that killed 5 was insane

U.S. 05/06/19, 15:18

A Vermont man charged with killing five teenagers in a wrong-way crash almost three years ago was psychotic and delusional at the time and thus legally insane, his lawyer argued Monday during opening statements in his client's murder trial.The lawyer ...

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 ...

Chem professor on leave after Nazi gas chamber exam question

U.S. 04/18/19, 17:28

A chemistry professor whose exam question asked students to calculate the lethal dose of a poisonous gas used in Nazi gas chambers during the Holocaust has taken a leave of absence, Middlebury College said.The Vermont liberal arts college said that ...

Dairy safety net program expected in June

Business 04/09/19, 16:26

An insurance program to help hard-pressed dairy farmers is expected to be ready for enrollment in June, the U.S. Farm Service Agency says, but farmers say it won't tackle the underlying challenges they face.Dairy farmers are in their fifth year ...

World Trade Center granite monoliths are in place

Europe 04/06/19, 16:26

A 600-ton crane has delivered six granite monoliths to the World Trade Center — stone sculptures honoring those who were sickened or died from toxins while cleaning up the site of the terrorist attack.On Saturday, the chiseled granite pieces were ...

Can redevelopment finally purge an old orphanage’s demons?

U.S. 04/04/19, 11:46

An imposing Italianate-style building that looms over part of Vermont's largest city had such a troubled past that plans to redevelop it called for some mysticism.Dee Bright Star, an Abenaki woman who initially opposed the project, was brought in to ...

Cyndi Lauper to bring star power to Vermont commencement

Entertainment 03/24/19, 09:50

A university in Vermont has announced singer, songwriter and activist Cyndi Lauper will return to the school to give its commencement address.Northern Vermont University-Johnson said Lauper will deliver the address May 18.The 65-year-old attended what was then known as Johnson ...

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