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Vermont officials find chemical contamination at 3 landfills

Vermont advocates work to expand Hepatitis C treatment

Vermont Health Department praises smoking ban in US housing

 The Vermont Health Department is praising a new federal rule that prohibits smoking in public housing developments across the country.


State testing closed landfills for PFCs in Vermont counties

 Officials say closed landfills in Windham County and Bennington County are being tested for potentially cancer-causing chemicals.


State: Bus to link Bennington area, Amtrak station in NY

State officials say they're preparing to take bids on a new, state-supported bus service that will connect southwestern Vermont to an Amtrak station near New York's capital.


Vermont finalizes rules limiting opiate prescriptions

The state of Vermont has finalized rules governing how many opioid painkillers medical professionals can prescribe.


Vermont's health care regulator hopeful state's plan stays

Vermont's top health care regulator says he's hopeful any changes to the federal health care system under President-elect Donald Trump will recognize the state's effort to pay doctors to keep people healthy.


HUD moves to make public housing tobacco free

  Tobacco products might soon be banned inside and immediately outside federally funded public housing.   If the plan moves forward, it would take 18 months to take effect.


Scott heads to Washington area for NGA new governor seminar

Vermont Republican Gov.-elect Phil Scott travels to the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., this week for something of a freshman orientation.

 


Vermont's rifle deer hunting season runs through Sunday

 Vermont's rifle deer hunting season is coming to a close.


Vermont governor heads north to receive award

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumin travels to Quebec City next week to receive an award described as the highest honor given by the provincial government.


Vermont lawmakers to get briefing about upcoming session

Vermont lawmakers are expected to gather more than a month ahead of their upcoming session to hear about the issues they're likely to face in January.


Ninety athletes to compete at World Cup ski event in Vermont

This is a big weekend for Killington Ski Resort in Vermont, actually for the whole state. For the first time in 40 years, Vermont is hosting a World Cup ski event.


Vermont preparing to move Bennington Motor Vehicles Office

 The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles is preparing to move its Bennington office into a new home on Main Street.


State-run nursing home for vets targeting Rutland County

 Vermont's only state-run nursing home dedicated to veterans is targeting Rutland County, which has the second-highest population of veterans in the state.


Vermont Air Guard members deploying overseas

 Several hundred members of the Vermont Air National Guard are headed overseas, although the exact mission has not been released.


Shumlin hopes Trump will support health care payment reform

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin says he believes President-elect Donald Trump will support the state's health care payment reform plan that promotes services that keep people healthy rather than treating them when they get sick.


Police: Man was preparing to sell illegal drugs in Vermont

State police stop a man they say was heading to Vermont to sell drugs. Police say Devon Jackson was speeding when they pulled his car over Sunday morning in Fort Ann.


Update on the race for Lieutenant Governor in Vermont

On Tuesday, the state canvassing committee reported that David Zuckerman defeated Randy Brock, but did not receive 50 percent of the vote, sending the election to the state legislature.


Vermont State Police joins White House Police Data Initiative

The Vermont State Police says it's the first state police agency to join the White House Police Data Initiative.

 


Police: Fight over woman prompted Shaftsbury murder-suicide

A murder-suicide in Bennington on Friday appears to have been over a woman. State police say Trevor Gardner of Hoosick Falls drove to Olanda Fitz's home in Shaftsbury, reportedly upset with Fitz’s involvement with his girlfriend.


Vermont's rifle deer hunting season is underway

Vermont's 16-day rifle deer hunting season is underway and the Fish and Wildlife Department is asking hunters to help them to collect information about the herd.


Apparent murder-suicide under investigation in Vermont

Vermont state police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in the town of Shaftsbury.


Minter concedes governor's race to GOP's Scott

Democrat Sue Minter is conceding the Vermont governor's race to her Republican opponent, Lt. Gov. Phil Scott. Minter congratulated Scott for his victory Tuesday.


Scott in 14-county sprint; Minter in vote-rich Chittenden

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - With a good weather forecast and voter registration at an all-time high, Secretary of State Jim Condos says Vermonters could set a new record for turnout this Election Day.
  


Vermont goes to new electronic vehicle inspection program

The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles has announced the rollout of a new, electronic system for performing vehicle inspections that will go live in the Spring of 2017.


Vermont youth deer hunt is this weekend

An annual hunting tradition in Vermont is taking place this weekend when young hunters get a chance to bag a deer.


Vermont Health Department reminding people to get flu shots

The Vermont Health Department is reminding people across the state to get their flu shots, both as a way to avoid getting sick and to protect people who are vulnerable to serious complications from the flu.


Low-income Vermont residents to see more heating assistance money

Low-income residents in Vermont who receive heating assistance will see a higher benefit this year. The average benefit will rise to $865 this year, up from $699 last winter. That's according to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. The state anticipates receiving nearly $19 million in federal funds for the program this year.


Man running for Vermont House seat charged with revenge porn

A Vermont man who's running for a state House seat is facing "revenge porn" charges alleging he posted revealing photos of an ex-girlfriend without her permission.


Vermont farmers to testify on proposed agriculture rule

 Farmers from around Vermont are letting legislators know what they think of proposed new agricultural rules aimed at protecting Lake Champlain and other state waterways.


Vermont police to conduct DUI checkpoints in Bennington County

Vermont State Police say they'll be conducting several DUI check points in Bennington County through the month of November.


Steps taken to guard against election fraud in Vermont

 Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos says he's confident in the steps that the state has taken to protect the election process against voter fraud.


Vermonters face Wednesday voter registration deadline

Wednesday is the deadline to register to vote in Vermont for the general election.


490 bags of heroin found in Bennington home

Bennington police have made a major drug bust. It happened at 130 South Branch Street early Monday morning.


Vermont hunters took 73 moose in rifle and archery seasons

 The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife says hunters took 73 moose in this fall's hunting season.


Vermonters encouraged to take steps to prevent home fires

The Vermont Division of Fire Safety and the American Red Cross are encouraging residents to take steps to help prevent home fires and save lives as the heating season gets underway.


Vermont governor signs plan for new health care system

 Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has signed a deal with the federal government that could reform the way much of health care is paid for in the state.


Killington officially open for the season

Killington in Vermont is officially open for the winter ski season. It may be October, but that hasn’t stopped skiers from suiting up and enjoying the early season snow.


Vermont congressman pledges support for redevelopment plan

 U.S. Rep. Peter Welch is pledging his support for a plan to develop a downtown Bennington block to bolster economic development in the community and across southwestern Vermont.


Early voting on the rise in Vermont

Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos says early voting is on the rise and a record number of people have registered to vote for the Nov. 8 election.

 


NewsChannel 13 off-the-air again in Berkshire, Bennington Counties

The NewsChannel 13 transmitter for Berkshire and Bennington counties is currently off-the-air. This only affects viewers who watch NewsChannel 13 with an antenna. Cable viewers are not impacted.


Police: 6-year-old found living among empty heroin packets

State police search a burglary suspect's home and find a 6-year-old child living among empty heroin packets and hypodermic needles.


Man denies bringing heroin marked 'Donald Trump' into Vermont

A Hoosick Falls man is denying charges that he brought heroin, stamped with the words, "Donald Trump" on to it, into Vermont.


Vermont's unemployment rate unchanged at 3.3 percent

Labor officials say Vermont's unemployment rate remained at 3.3 percent in September, unchanged from August.


Vermont announces new rules on logging, water quality

 The state of Vermont has created new rules for protecting water quality during logging operations. The so-called "accepted management practices" stem from a new state water quality law passed in 2015.


Contract enables 300 NY electric vehicle charging stations

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A New York Power Authority contract will allow 300 electric vehicle charging stations to be installed at public locations around the state.


NewsChannel 13 back on the air in Berkshire, Bennington Counties

The NewsChannel 13 transmitter that serves Berkshire and Bennington Counties has been fixed. That means if you receive us with an antenna, you should be able to get our signal again. Cable viewers weren't affected.


NewsChannel 13 off-the-air in Berkshire, Bennington Counties

The NewsChannel 13 transmitter for Berkshire and Bennington counties is currently off-the-air. This only affects viewers who watch NewsChannel 13 with an antenna. Cable viewers are not impacted.


Leahy: More money coming for bulletproof vests for police

Vermont U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy has announced another round of grants for Vermont police departments to get their officers bulletproof vests.


3 Vermont gubernatorial candidates square off in debate

 The three candidates for governor of Vermont are offering sharply different visions of the state's future, with Republican Phil Scott saying a top goal will be to hold the line on taxes and Democrat Sue Minter saying she would raise $6 million in new bank fees to pay for two years of tuition-free technical or community college for students.


Police: $100k worth of 'hash oil' pot extract seized

Police in Vermont say they've seized $100,000 worth of a potent marijuana extract often called "hash oil" that was mailed to a Bennington resident.


Vermont offers free guide to going solar

The Vermont Public Service Department is offering the public a free guide to going solar. Commissioner Chris Recchia says Vermont has seen tremendous growth in residential and community-scale solar with over 6,000 installed net-metered solar projects across the state.


Vermont hunters reminded of game import rules

Vermonters who hunt out of state are being reminded of the rules governing the importation of game from states where chronic wasting disease is present.


Gov. Shumlin defends use of 56-year-old state airplane

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is defending his use of an old state airplane for travel following his recent move to Westminster, arguing that flying likely does not cost more than driving.


PFOA problems and slow progress in Bennington

PFOA meeting gives hope with numbers from the well and the blood-testing and more to come.


Vermont Health Department warns of another tick disease

The Vermont Health Department is warning about another disease that is spread by ticks. The department says the number of anaplasmosis cases in the state is increasing.


Police: DWI charge was Whitehall man's 7th arrest

A Whitehall man is arrested on drunken driving charges in Vermont and this his seventh arrest. Police in Fair Haven, Vt. say they pulled over George Muzzy Friday night.


Plastics plant sued over chemical in NY drinking water

Residents have filed a lawsuit against a plastics manufacturer in a New York village, claiming it knowingly polluted well water with a toxic chemical used in Teflon coatings.


Vermont offers safety tips to hunters using tree stands

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is offering safety tips to hunters who use tree stands. The department advises choosing a live, straight tree and to only use stands certified by the Treestand Manufacturer's Association.


Vermont GOP candidate would sell business shares if he wins

Vermont's Republican lieutenant governor said that he would sell his share of a construction company if he wins the governor's race in November.


Vermont getting an additional $16m in federal highway funds

The Vermont Agency of Transportation has an additional $16 million in federal highway funds it can spend on its transportation projects.


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