Vermont community attempts to make world’s largest s’more

Business 12/25/18, 07:47

One Vermont community is celebrating the holidays and the winter solstice with a massive bonfire and what they hope will be the world's largest s'more.The Winter S'morestice takes place Saturday at Camp Meade in Middlesex and includes fire artists and dancers, music, food, beer and wine and, of course, a ...

Man puts up sculpture of middle finger as a message to town

U.S. 12/13/18, 14:51

A Vermont man who is in an ongoing dispute with his town is letting officials know exactly how he feels by erecting a large wooden sculpture of a fist with the middle finger raised on his front lawn.Ted Pelkey says he's been trying for about 10 years to move his ...

Sanders Institute set to host first big meeting

U.S. 11/27/18, 14:53

A think tank founded by the wife and son of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is going to be hosting its first big meeting.The Sanders Institute Gathering, which is not connected to the senator or his political campaign, is scheduled for Thursday through Saturday this week in Burlington.Institute co-founder Jane O'Meara ...

Mowinckel leads after 1st GS run in Vermont; Shiffrin 6th

Sports 11/24/18, 11:33

Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway is leading after the first run of a World Cup giant slalom, with Mikaela Shiffrin 0.67 seconds behind as the American competes before a home crowd.United States' Mikaela Shiffrin competes during the first run of the alpine ski, women's World Cup giant slalom in Killington, Vt., ...

Vermont health care providers deal with nurse shortage

Health 11/23/18, 00:08

Around the world, community hospitals are facing critical nursing shortages.According to the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, in the United States alone, 126,000 nursing positions remain unfilled and by 2020, there will be at least 400,000 fewer nurses available to provide care than will be needed.There are ...

Early snow, cold bode well for New England ski season

U.S. 11/22/18, 08:17

Early season snow and cold temperatures are helping New England ski resorts open early, carving out a blizzard of a start to the 2018-2019 season.Many hitting the slopes are finding great November conditions across Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.The early season snow bounty is being combined with tens of millions ...

Update: Vermont Dems cancel Avenatti events after arrest

Politics 11/14/18, 18:58

The Latest on Michael Avenatti (all times local): 6:55 p.m. Vermont Democrats have cancelled several events with Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti following his arrest over allegations of domestic violence. Avenatti, whose representation of Daniels and criticism of President Donald Trump have led to speculation of a 2020 presidential run, was taken into ...

Vermont grapples with too many deer in some suburban areas

Health 11/10/18, 13:46

Vermont wildlife officials are trying to figure out how to reduce an overabundance of deer in some suburban and other areas of the state. They say the overcrowding is impacting deer health, damaging forests and causing property owners to complain about the animals chomping down their landscaping.Parts of the Champlain ...

Duet performed by rival Vermont candidates hits home

U.S. 10/26/18, 11:01

In an era of mud-slinging and name calling in national politics, a duet performed by rival candidates for the Vermont legislature is resonating with voters far beyond a village library where they performed.Lucy Rogers, a Democrat running for the Vermont House in rural Lamoille County, came up with the idea ...

Oregonians deciding fate of pioneering sanctuary state law

Texas 10/25/18, 09:37

Delmiro Trevino, a U.S. citizen born in Texas, was waiting for a meal in a restaurant in Independence, Oregon, in 1977 when three sheriff's deputies and a policewoman demanded he show documents proving he was an American."I was ashamed. It wasn't right, what they were doing," Trevino, now 67 with ...

Vermont marks start of last Irene recovery project

Business 10/24/18, 16:09

Construction got underway Wednesday on a project to rebuild Vermont's oldest fish hatchery, which was put out of business by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene in 2011.While the symbolic scoop from an excavator operated by Republican Gov. Phil Scott marked the beginning of construction on the hatchery, it also marked ...

Hike, drive or ride to New England summits for foliage

U.S. 10/02/18, 13:12

For an ever-changing perspective on the fall foliage, try viewing the colors from a higher elevation by hiking, driving or taking a ski lift up one of New England's mountains.The foliage starts to turn orange, deep red and gold first in the mountains and other colder spots. The color emerges ...

Garrison Keillor’s Vermont appearance cancelled after outcry

Entertainment 10/02/18, 10:59

An appearance by Garrison Keillor, former host of "A Prairie Home Companion," at a Vermont book festival has been canceled after public outcry.Burlington Book Festival Founding Director Rick Kisonak confirmed to Vermont Public Radio that the Oct. 14 fundraising event would not take place.Festival organizers have faced criticism over the ...

Parkland school shooting leads to new Vermont gun laws

Florida 09/26/18, 05:49

For decades, Vermont, a largely rural state with a long history of gun ownership and a low crime rate, has resisted calls to restrict gun ownership. But in February, the attitude that gun restrictions weren't needed changed in less than a day.The day after the Feb. 14 school shooting in ...

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