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    (CNN)The same storm system that brought tornadoes to Chicago late Sunday was prompting thunderstorm watches from Tennessee to Canada across the Northeast on Monday afternoon.Four severe thunderstorm watches were covering more than 30 million people and included major cities such as Nashville; Pittsburgh; Buffalo, New York; and Washington, DC. A severe thunderstorm watch is put...
    (AP)– A Colorado woman is suing a Vermont doctor, accusing him of using his own genetic material when he artificially inseminated her in 1978 at what was then the Central Vermont Hospital in Berlin. In a lawsuit filed June 14 in federal court in Burlington, Shirley Brown, now of Boulder County, Colorado, alleges that Dr....
    Vermont became the first state on Monday to see over 80% of eligible residents receive at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. As such, Gov. Phil Scott announced the state would lift all remaining COVID-19 restrictions.  "Vermont has been a leader throughout this pandemic, and today, we’re the first state to vaccinate 80% of...
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont became the first state in the country to vaccinate at least 80% of the eligible population, prompting Gov. Phil Scott to lift all remaining state COVID-19 restrictions. Vermont crossed the threshold on Sunday when the state vaccinated 1,151 people, reaching a level of 80.2% of those over age 12 with...
    (CNN)At first glance, they seem like an odd couple -- Sen. Bernie Sanders, the progressive and quintessential outsider, and President Joe Biden, moderate politician and political insider.And yet, the 79-year-old Vermont senator has become a key voice in the Biden administration: called upon, consulted and indispensable in keeping the liberal Democratic flock in line.After 30...
    Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott signed a bill Monday requiring all registered voters in the state to receive mail-in ballots, breaking from GOP leaders in other states that have restricted the measure. The bill, S.15, sailed through Vermont’s legislature, and made permanent expansions that were first adopted to accommodate voting amid the coronavirus pandemic, Vermont...
    Republican Vermont Gov. Phil Scott signed legislation on Monday to revamp the way the state conducts its elections. The law requires the state to send out mail-in ballots to all of its registered voters. “I’m signing this bill because I believe making sure voting is easy and accessible, and increasing voter participation, is important. Having...
    Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R) on Monday signed legislation that will make his state the latest to conduct general elections entirely by mail. Under the new measure, every registered voter in the state will receive a mail-in ballot in advance of November elections, joining six other states in conducting those contests exclusively through absentee votes....
    Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R) is asking state lawmakers to pass an elections law that would allow non-citizens across the state to vote in local municipality elections. Scott vetoed two pieces of legislation that sought to give non-citizens the right to vote in local elections in Montpelier and Winooski, Vermont. However, he said he is not opposed...
    Following the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott announced Friday that residents in the state who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no longer need to wear a mask or socially distance. While giving remarks on the “monumental moment,” Scott said that those who are fully vaccinated should go back...
    The Vermont Senate passed a resolution apologizing to Vermonters past and present “who were harmed as a result of state-sanctioned eugenics policies and practices.” Senators unanimously passed Joint Resolution 2 on Wednesday, joining the state’s House of Representatives, which adopted it on April 1, in an effort to make amends for various measures and...
    A Belgian Malinois named Arrow went from a Vermont animal shelter to becoming a Pennsylvania police department’s first K-9 since the 1960s, thanks to the patience and vision of just the right humans. CAPITOL POLICE CHIEF PITTMAN SAYS THREATS TO CONGRESS MEMBERS UP BY 93.5% IN FIRST 2 MONTHS OF 2021 Deb Bucci, an animal attendant...
    BEVERLY (CBS) – A former North Shore man is accused of using more than a half million dollars from the Paycheck Protection Program for personal expenses including buying an alpaca farm in Vermont. Dana McIntyre, formerly of Beverly and Essex, made his initial appearance in federal court Tuesday on a criminal complaint for wire fraud...
    Noncitizens who reside in Vermont's capital city Montpelier are now one step closer to being able to vote in certain local elections after the state Senate approved such a measure on Tuesday. "I believe if someone wishes to be able to vote they should be a citizen," Vermont state Sen. Brian Collamore told Fox News...
    Vermont's National Guard announced this week that it will now allow women to fill roles in its combat arms units, making it the first state in the country to do so. The announcement came in a press release on Wednesday, with officials hailing the move as creating a more "effective fighting force." “This is a momentous achievement...
    Three people were taken to a hospital Wednesday afternoon after reports of a stabbing in Vermont Square, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. LAPD spokesman Tony Im said officers responded to the 1000 block of West 43rd Street about 3:40 p.m. One person was taken into custody, he said. The condition of the...
    The owner of a Vermont shooting range is refusing to comply with a court order shutting down his business and fining him nearly $50,000 for zoning permit violations, according to the Associated Press.  “We have not done anything wrong, we haven’t done anything illegal,” Daniel Banyai, the owner of Slate Ridge shooting range in...
    A Vermont firearms training center owner says he does not plan to comply with a court order to take down parts of the facility that were built without obtaining the proper permits. A Vermont Environmental Court order issued in March demanded that Daniel Banyai end training activities on the center’s property, have the structures surveyed and...
    A farmer in southern Vermont found a car wedged under the back of his truck Thursday evening, discovering two dead occupants inside, police said. Matthew Williams, 29, told Bennington police he thought he had blown a tire on his truck as he drove on the road, the Associated Press (AP) reported. Williams said he pulled...
    BENNINGTON, Vt. — The driver of a large farm vehicle in Vermont arrived at his field to find a car wedged in the frame and the two occupants dead inside, police say. The driver of the farm vehicle, a truck equipped to spread fertilizer, told Bennington police he thought he had blown a tire as...
    Vermont's Republican Gov. Phil Scott claims his decision to open up vaccinations for all black and indigenous people of color over the age of 16 will bolster "health equity." The state, as of Thursday, permits those who "identify" as BIPOC, including those with Abenaki or other First Nations heritage, to sign up for inoculation, so...
    Vermont Governor Phil Scott (R) this week condemned the “racist” response he received to the state prioritizing COVID-19 vaccinations for minority communities. Scott issued a statement on Monday defending the state’s decision to prioritize Black, Indigenous and other people from minority communities for vaccines. Vermont is currently limiting widespread vaccine eligibility to people 40 and older,...
    Vermont’s governor opened up his state’s COVID-19 vaccination eligibility this week to those who identify as black, indigenous or a person of color, prompting some critics — including a former New York Giants linebacker — to tackle the move as “racist.” Gov. Phil Scott tweeted Thursday that if “you or anyone in your household identifies as...
    More On: COVID vaccine Lakers to reopen Staples Center for Celtics game as California lifts venue ban Easter Miracle: Crowds return to Jerusalem amid Israel’s vigorous vax rollout Argentine president tests positive for COVID-19 after being vaccinated Ivy League school mandates COVID vaccines for students, staff Vermont’s governor opened up his state’s COVID-19 vaccination...
    Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson criticized Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott as the latest patron of "identity politics" after he announced the coronavirus vaccine will soon be available to non-White households on "Hannity." CARSON: This whole identity politics stuff is poisonous. If Martin Luther King were here today, he would be absolutely offended. He wanted people...
    Vermont is opening up coronavirus vaccine eligiblity to anyone over 16 years of age who identifies as Black, Indigenous or a person of color — prompting fierce criticism online for excluding White people. Republican Gov. Phil Scott tweeted about the move on Thursday as states gradually opened eligibility to various populations. So far, the process has tended to...
    Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R) announced on Thursday those who identify as black, indigenous, or a “person of color” can now sign up to receive the coronavirus vaccine. Eligibility for all adults is not expected to open up until later this month. “If you or anyone in your household identifies as Black, Indigenous, or a...
    The state of Vermont has opened up COVID-19 vaccine availability to all adults, unless those adults identify as white. Republican Gov. Phil Scott tweeted Thursday that anyone above age 16 who identifies as Black, Indigenous, or a person of color can now sign up to receive a coronavirus vaccine. White Vermonters over age 16 are...
    BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Students who once shopped at a downtown mall in Burlington, Vermont, are now attending high school in the former Macy's department store, with gleaming white tile floors and escalators whisking them to and from classes.The Downtown Burlington High School opened March 4, about six months after school administrators closed the existing school,...
    Last week Senator Bernie Sanders went to Bessemer, Alabama to meet with Amazon workers fighting to unionize. Sanders said in his speech that “the reason that Amazon is putting so much energy to try to defeat you is they know that if you succeed here, it will spread all over this country.” Prior to...
    Reuters March 29, 2021 0 Comments The U.S. government has hit the accelerator on its shipments of COVID-19 vaccines after a month of largely stagnant weekly deliveries, giving states the doses they say they need to finish vaccinating priority groups and open shots to all adults in the coming weeks. The biggest supply boost...
    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) attacked the company’s “revealing” tweet after accusing Amazon of failing to pay its fair share and sending “arrogant tweets” to “illegal legislators.” “One of America’s most powerful politicians has said he’s going to destroy an American company so they can no longer criticize him,” he said. Amazon tweeted in response Unusual...
    MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (CBS/AP) — A tornado with an estimated wind speed of 110 mph (180 kmh) touched down in Vermont on Friday afternoon, injuring at least two people. A statement from the National Weather Service in Burlington, Vermont, says the tornado threw a barrel into a house — shattering a window — uprooted trees, removed...
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s bars are getting set to reopen under the same guidance that allows restaurants to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Wednesday, bars and social clubs, like American Legions and VFWs, will fall under the state’s restaurant guidance, which includes operating at 50% capacity. The rules set a maximum of six...
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The number of lake trout that are reproducing in Lake Champlain is up, meaning there is less of a need to stock the fish this year, biologists say. A stocking program begun in the 1950s by Vermont, New York, and the federal government through the Lake Champlain Fish and Wildlife Management...
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont is considering using electronic road signs to help promote the use of the vaccines against COVID-19 in remote Essex County, officials said. The Caledonian-Record reports the county in northeastern Vermont that borders Canada and New Hampshire has the state's lowest percentage of its population vaccinated against the...
    WALPOLE, N.H. (AP) — Maintenance work is about to start on a bridge connecting New Hampshire and Vermont. The work to the Church Street Bridge over the Connecticut River and Green Mountain Railroad includes preservation and repair to the concrete deck and membrane, replacement of the bridge joints and other improvements. It's scheduled to begin...
    BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont town of Bennington is continuing work on a plan to swap a parcel of land for a nearly 100-year-old National Guard armory. The National Guard is hoping to build a new readiness center and state permits are being sought for a center that would be built on a nearly...
    FAIR HAVEN, Vt. (AP) — The re-elected pet mayor of Fair Haven has met his goal of money raised for a new dog park. Murfee, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel, gained $5,000 in donations, and a Castleton couple matched that amount, WCAX-TV reported. The $10,000 will go toward the Fur Haven Dog Park. Murfee was...
    BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. (AP) — Officials in a Vermont town are hoping federal funds will become available to help pay for repairs to a long-closed bridge across the Connecticut River linking it to New Hampshire. The Vilas Bridge between Bellows Falls and Walpole, New Hampshire, has been closed for 12 years. Another bridge is available...
    A look at pandemic-related news around New England on Sunday: MASSACHUSETTS The Boston St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast is back, virtually. The event was canceled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The “bring your own breakfast” version is happening Sunday morning via Zoom, NBC Boston reported. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Gov. Charlie Baker, Sen. Elizabeth...
    BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. (AP) — Officials in a Vermont town are hoping federal funds will become available to help pay for repairs to a long-closed bridge across the Connecticut River linking it to New Hampshire. The Vilas Bridge between Bellows Falls and Walpole, New Hampshire, has been closed for 12 years. Another bridge is available...
    FLETCHER, Vt. (AP) — A 60-year-old Vermont man who was found dead along a road in Fletcher died of hypothermia, Vermont State Police said Saturday. Sergio Raychstock had walked away from his Fletcher home some time Thursday night or early Friday morning and was not dressed for the cold weather, police said. Investigators believe that...
    (AP) — Maple season is a time-honored tradition in the Northeast, when sap starts to flow in maple trees and is collected and boiled into syrup, with visitors coming to sugar houses to see the operations firsthand. But the pandemic forced some states to cancel or postpone their annual sweet celebrations last year, and now...
    Associated Press (AP) — Maple season is a time-honored tradition in the Northeast, when sap starts to flow in maple trees and is collected and boiled into syrup, with visitors coming to sugar houses to see the operations firsthand. But the pandemic forced some states to cancel or postpone their annual sweet celebrations last...
    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man who once had a murder charge against him dismissed after he was found by prosecutors to be not fit to stand trial pleaded not guilty Friday to a first-degree murder charge. The Vermont attorney general’s office said Louis Fortier, 40, entered the plea Friday in court in Burlington....