Sanders: I misspoke when I mentioned slowing campaign pace

2020 Campaign 10/09/19, 18:07

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Wednesday that he "misspoke" when he told reporters he may slow his frenetic campaigning pace after a recent heart attack. The Vermont senator backtracked in an interview with NBC News just a day after indicating that health concerns would force him to change "the nature" ...

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 ...

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 second day of deliberations following a two-week trial in Vermont ...

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 made public Wednesday against former Jay Peak owner Ariel Quiros, ...

Jury begins deliberations in wrong-way crash that killed 5

U.S. 05/21/19, 12:13

A jury has begun deliberations in the trial of a Vermont man facing murder charges in the deaths of five teenagers after he caused a head-on crash by driving the wrong way on an interstate.The jury hearing the case of Steven Bourgoin began deliberations late Tuesday morning after receiving instructions ...

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 38-year-old Steven Bourgoin acknowledge he was driving the pickup truck ...

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 in the trial of Steven Bourgoin, 38, who has pleaded ...

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 facility at the northern end of Interstate 91 in the ...

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 for Steven Bourgoin acknowledged his client was driving the vehicle ...

With Trump rollback, school lunch could get more white bread

Health 05/02/19, 11:47

Is white bread about to make a comeback on school lunch menus? After complaints of gritty macaroni and cardboard pizza crusts, the Trump administration rolled back a rule that required foods like pasta and bread be made with whole grains. The cafeteria directors who lobbied for the change say they just ...

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 ...

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 it's investigating under the terms of its faculty misconduct policy."This ...

Girl not amused by ‘SNL’ joke about her disabled pet chicken

Entertainment 04/12/19, 13:41

A Vermont girl isn't happy that her disabled pet chicken was joked about on "Saturday Night Live."The chicken, named Granite Heart, is learning to walk with a custom wheelchair.On a recent 'SNL' episode, the television show's "Weekend Update" co-host said she should "just eat the chicken."In this provided by Mikayla ...

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 of low milk prices that have driven thousands out of ...

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 in place, pointing skyward to also honor rescue, recovery and ...

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 conduct a spiritual cleansing."I just talked with them and asked ...

Batman fan Sen. Patrick Leahy writes comic book’s forward

U.S. 03/30/19, 09:36

Vermont U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy has spent much of his adult life crusading for the issues that are important to him and now he's helping to commemorate the 80th birthday of his childhood hero, Batman, the caped crusader, who Leahy credits with helping him win a ban on the export ...

Sticky fingers: Syrup maker says 140 sap buckets were stolen

U.S. 03/28/19, 13:59

One Vermont maple syrup maker's season isn't so sweet after 140 of his sap-collecting buckets were stolen off maple trees.The thief or thieves struck twice at two different spots along a road in the northwestern part of the state, making off with the steel buckets, according to Fred Hopkins, of ...

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 State College in the 1970s. She didn't earn a degree ...

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