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Woman charged in Bennington drug operation won't serve jail time


Location found for replacing contaminated well in Pownal


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Stop sites selected for Bennington-Rensselaer bus service

Bernie Sanders to Bennington Students: Use your energy, intelligence and idealism

Bennington psychologist writes 'how-to' on important medical conversations

Vermont health officials cite unknowns of GOP reform plan

Vermont's top health care experts say the current version of the Republican-led plan to repeal the Obama-era health care system could cost the state's Medicaid program up to $200 million in federal funds in 2020.


Vermont Attorney General warns of increased IRS scams

 A tax collection scam is increasing in Vermont.


Murder arraignment brings closure for Vermont community

There’s now closure for a community in Arlington, Vt. on edge following the stabbing death of an elderly woman.


Man arrested for murder in Arlington, VT

An arrest is made in the killing of a woman in Arlington, Vermont.


Man dies after being found in Bennington river

Bennington police are investigating the death of a man found partially submerged in a river.


Heroin, prescription drug overdose deaths spike in Vermont

A new report by Vermont's Health Department shows that drug overdoses from both heroin and prescription drugs spiked in the state last year.


Vermont joins 39 states in generic drug price lawsuit

Vermont has joined more than 30 other states in a national lawsuit that alleges a group of pharmaceutical companies conspired to fix the prices of generic drugs.

 


Inmate brought back to jail after new charges discovered

A man being released from jail never got the chance to leave. As 20-year-old Cody Smith was being released from Saratoga County Jail, police learned he was wanted on grand larceny charges in Vermont.


Bennington project helping to feed the hungry

There's a new project in Bennington to help feed the hungry. It's called "Over The Hump Bags."


Cops: Bennington man sends child porn to woman he met online

A Bennington man has been arrested after police say he sent child pornography to a woman and told her he wanted to have sex with her and the child.


Vermont reform group urges state reduce prison population

Vermont officials, lawmakers and reform groups say many Vermont inmates are being held unnecessarily in jail and that releasing them is a priority although hurdles remain.


Vermont mulls forcing president hopefuls to share tax info

Vermont is joining many states considering laws that would force presidential candidates to disclose their income tax returns.


2 Vermont utilities say customers targeted by phone scam

A phone scam is plaguing customers of two major Vermont electric utilities.


Deal made for 2016 expenses for Petersburgh PFOA

Petersburgh agrees to deal with Taconic and get reimbursed expenses for dealing with PFOA during the calendar year 2016.


Hoosick Falls board tables offer of $1.045M

Nearly two dozen people urge the Hoosick Falls village board to table a proposal offered by companies over PFOA contamination.


Vermont to miss out on $13M in tax revenue from online sales

The Vermont Legislature's Joint Fiscal Office says the state is poised to bring in an addition $8 million with retail giant Amazon agreeing to collect and remit sales tax.

 


Police investigate suspicious death in Rutland, Vt.

Police are investigating a suspicious death in Rutland, Vt. They say a 44-year-old was found dead Wednesday.


Vermont takes another look at legal pot

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Legal pot is back on the table in Vermont.


Gov. Scott emphasizes Vermont-Quebec cooperation

 Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott is emphasizing the importance of Vermont-Quebec relations after his first visit to Quebec City as governor to meet Canadian leaders.

 


Officials say 2 record fish caught in Vermont in 2016

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says two record-setting fish were caught in the state last year.

 


Bill would enforce liability for PFOA contamination cost

The Vermont Senate has passed legislation that would force those responsible for contaminating water supplies with a specific chemical to cover the cost of extending municipal water lines to affected areas.


Attorney who helped secure deal over leaked chemicals to speak in Bennington

The Hoosick Falls Village Board is still considering an $850,000 settlement offered by Honeywell and Saint Gobain. This comes as the DuPont Company Monday, reached a $670 million settlement over leaked Teflon chemicals in Ohio and West Virginia.


Police: Vermont woman caught with nine ounces of cocaine

State police say they caught a Vermont woman with nine ounces of cocaine plus illegal antidepressant pills. It happened during a traffic stop on the Thruway in Fort Ann early Thursday morning.


Vermont: too many registered to vote by automated system

The Vermont Secretary of State's office says errors in the automatic voter registration system registered too many people to vote between Jan. 3 and Jan. 20, but no one cast a ballot improperly.


Issues holding up Bennington redevelopment appear resolved

Two roadblocks that have been holding up the sale of a group of buildings set for redevelopment in Bennington are close to being resolved.


Bennington woman denies selling fatal heroin overdose to sister

A Bennington woman is denying charges that she sold the heroin that led to her sister's fatal overdose last year. Emily Welch pleaded not guilty in court on Thursday. Welch's sister, Kristen Long, died in December after overdosing on heroin mixed with Fentanyl.


Vermont Gov. to host first 'Justice Cabinet' meeting on immigration

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott is going to be hosting the first meeting of his new Justice and Civil Rights Cabinet that was created to help express the state's opposition to the immigration policies of GOP President Donald Trump.


Vermont House bill would legalize small amounts of marijuana

A bill has been proposed in the Vermont House that would make it legal for adults to possess and grow small amounts of marijuana.


NY water tests find no industrial chemical contamination

New York health and environmental regulators say statewide targeted sampling for two cancer-causing industrial chemicals found no new cases of drinking water contamination.


Smaller states rejoice as Amazon finally collects sales tax

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Many online shoppers in the United States have for years had to pay state sales taxes whenever they buy goods from Amazon. But the Seattle e-commerce giant has dragged its feet on collecting sales taxes in small and sparsely populated states where it doesn't have any distribution centers or corporate offices.


Culinary schools struggle with enrollment decline

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — With enrollment in culinary institutes in decline and programs across the country closing their doors, schools such as the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vermont, which graduated celebrity chef Alton Brown, and the Culinary Institute of Charleston, South Carolina, are committed to staying relevant and in demand.


Vermont GOP gov lauds courts that stayed immigration orders

Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott is praising the federal court rulings blocking parts of President Donald Trump's executive orders that banned people from seven predominantly Muslim nations from entering the country.


Vermont snow goose hunt March 11-April 28

Vermont and seven other states are offering snow goose hunts this spring to reduce the ever-growing population of geese that officials say is harming habitat.


Pot legalization proponents to push for removing penalties

 Marijuana legalization proponents will urge lawmakers to pass legislation to remove legal penalties for adult possession of marijuana and home cultivation of marijuana plants.


PFOA meeting set for Thursday in Bennington

Bennington residents can get a briefing on PFOA in their water Thursday evening.


Vermont Transportation Agency: don't crowd the plow

 The Vermont Agency of Transportation is urging drivers to slow down in winter conditions and not to "crowd the plow" after a snow plow truck was hit.


Conviction for lewd, lascivious conduct with girl overturned

Vermont's high court has overturned the conviction of a Shaftsbury man accused of repeatedly sexually touching a girl when she was 4 to 6 years old.


Waterfowl hunters reminded to remove hunting blinds

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is reminding waterfowl hunters to remove hunting blinds from state waters by certain dates.


Democrats want to raise Vermont's minimum wage to $15 by 2022

House Democrats have introduced a proposal to raise Vermont's minimum wage to $15 by 2022.


New Vermont website lets people track snowplows

Drivers in Vermont now have some added help avoiding snowy streets. The state is rolling out a new winter website. It includes plow finder, a map that shows the locations of the state's 250 plow trucks.


Bennington County motel robbed

Vermont State Police are investigating a burglary at the Iron Kettle Motel in Shaftsbury. They say a someone forced their way in through a side window Monday morning and stole a large amount of money.


Proposed police budget includes body and cruiser cameras in Bennington

 The police department in Bennington would get new body and cruiser cameras under a proposed budget for fiscal year 2018.


Biologists: Vermont 2016 turkey hunting seasons successful

The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife says turkey hunters had successful seasons last year.


Fish and Wildlife says Vermont 2016 bear hunt successful

The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife says the state's bear hunters had a successful 2016 season.

 


Report: Significant rise in Vermont children in state custody

 A new report shows a significant increase in the number of Vermont children in protective state custody, such as foster care, in large part due to the opiate epidemic.


Arlington homicide remains a mystery

More than 24 hours after they started, Vermont State Police were still searching a house in the hamlet of East Arlington in Bennington County. Last week, an 81-year-old woman was stabbed to death inside her house a half-mile away on Buck Hill Road.


Vermonters now able to register to vote on election day

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos says eligible state residents are now able to register to vote on election day.


Study finds racial disparities in Vermont traffic stops

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A study of statewide police traffic stops in Vermont - the second whitest state in the country - shows racial disparities in how police treat drivers.


Vermont group on $1 million mission to honor man who built first snowboard

A group in Vermont wants to honor the man who built the first snowboard. The Londonderry Arts and Historical Society is trying to raise more than $1 million. They want to create a bronze sculpture of Jake Burton Carpenter, who started Burton Snowboards.


Vermont State Department of Health to hold PFOA meeting

The Vermont State Department of Health is planning a public meeting for Bennington residents concerned about PFOA. The agency plans to discuss blood test results and possible negative health consequences.


Bennington police await autopsy results in weekend death

Bennington police are investigating the death of a man. Police say they found the man's body early Saturday morning on Depot Street.


Vermont Senate leader: Uncertainty abounding in Trump era

A top Vermont lawmaker says getting down to the nitty gritty of crafting the state's budget and priorities will be difficult without knowing how the policies of the incoming Trump Administration.

 


State Police release more information on Arlington homicide

Police say the 81 year old victim was stabbed to death.


Vermont Gov. Phil Scott takes oath, promises change, growth

The state of Vermont has a new governor.Republican Phil Scott took the oath of office Thursday at the Statehouse in Montpelier before saying in his prepared remarks he'd heard the call of Vermonters for balance and common sense in state government and promising to lead a government that sets clear and achievable goals.


Homicide investigation after 81-year-old found dead in Bennington County

A suspected homicide is under investigation in Bennington County, Vermont. State police say 81-year-old Helen Jones was found dead by a friend at her houseon Buck Hill Road in Arlington. The friend was checking on her after a concerned family member called.


Moving company: South Dakota, Vermont top destinations in US

 One of the nation's largest moving companies says South Dakota is first on its list of top moving destinations.

 


Vermont Gov.-elect Scott names more cabinet appointments

Vermont Gov.-elect Phil Scott has announced cabinet appointments in health, housing, taxes, public safety and emergency management.


Supreme Court: outgoing governor may not pick new justice

The Vermont Supreme Court says outgoing Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin is not constitutionally authorized to appoint a successor for an upcoming vacancy on the court months after Shumlin leaves office.


Outgoing Gov. Shumlin cites gains, but says challenges loom

Outgoing Vermont Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin says he leaves office as enthusiastically as when he first walked into the Statehouse as a young representative 30 years ago.


Bennington woman fatally burned in cooking accident

 Vermont State Police say a 79-year-old Bennington woman has died after she was severely burned when her clothes caught fire while she was cooking.


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