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Vermont officials estimate 160K people drove to the state for Monday’s eclipse
04-11-2024 3:48 PM

By SHAUN ROBINSON

Vermont officials estimate that some 160,000 people traveled by car into the state ahead of Monday’s total solar eclipse, based on preliminary data collected by the state Agency of Transportation.Those people came in some 60,000 vehicles, state...

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Dick Mazza, dean of the Vermont Senate, resigns
04-09-2024 11:51 AM

By ETHAN WEINSTEIN andPAUL HEINTZ

Vermont’s longest-serving state senator resigned Monday.Sen. Dick Mazza, a Democrat from Colchester, had represented the Grand Isle Senate district for close to four decades, making him the second-longest serving senator in Vermont history. He was...


Murder case against 14-year-old headed to juvenile court after prosecutor reverses course
03-26-2024 4:41 PM

By ALAN J. KEAYS

MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County state’s attorney told a judge on Monday that she does not object to defense attorneys’ request to move a 14-year-old murder suspect’s case to juvenile court, where it would be closed to the public.Eva Vekos, who...


Windsor woman avoids jail but must pay more than $135,000 in restitution in credit union fraud case
03-25-2024 4:29 PM

By ALAN J. KEAYS

A Windsor woman who served as a branch manager for the Vermont VA Federal Credit Union will avoid jail time but have to pay more than $135,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to a charge of credit union fraud. Tracy Thibodeau, 47, was sentenced...


Flavored e-liquid bill clears final legislative hurdle but might not withstand a veto
03-22-2024 3:21 PM

By PETER D’AURIA

The Vermont Senate on Thursday gave final approval to a bill to ban the sale of flavored e-liquids, nicotine products and menthol-flavored tobacco products.The vote comes on the heels of House passage of the legislation, S.18, last Friday. It now...


Vermonters reject nearly 1 in 3 school budgets on Town Meeting Day
03-07-2024 7:47 PM

By ETHAN WEINSTEIN

Voters struck down close to a third of school budgets across Vermont on Tuesday, the highest proportion in at least a decade, according to the Vermont Superintendents Association. Twenty-nine of 93 reported budgets were rejected, according to...


Vermonter incarcerated at Mississippi private prison dies
02-27-2024 5:30 PM

By ETHAN WEINSTEIN

An incarcerated individual imprisoned through Vermont’s private prison contract at Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility in Mississippi died on Monday, according to the Vermont Department of Corrections. Alfred Brochu, 71, “was found unresponsive”...


Man pleads guilty in ValleyNet embezzlement case
02-26-2024 3:56 PM

By ALAN J. KEAYS

A Northfield, Vt., man has reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors on charges related to embezzlement of more than $500,000 from a nonprofit organization extending broadband to the Upper Valley. John Van Vught, 73, entered a guilty plea...


Environmentalists and developers say they’re ready to compromise on Act 250
02-12-2024 4:47 PM

By EMMA COTTON

Gov. Phil Scott took direct aim on Wednesday at two bills being discussed by the Legislature’s environment committees, calling one an “economic disaster” and saying the other would “put Vermonters in jeopardy of violating laws they don’t even know...


‘Can’t you just have a friend come and get me,’ prosecutor asked trooper during DUI probe, documents reveal
02-11-2024 9:31 PM

By ALAN J. KEAYS

Addison County State’s Attorney Eva Vekos asked a trooper investigating her for driving under the influence if he knew that “discretion was allowed” and questioned another officer whether he could just have a friend come get her, according to newly...


Rare bird that caused stir in Vermont died of natural causes
02-10-2024 10:39 PM

By K. FIEGENBAUM

Late last September, a large, migratory shorebird alighted in North Hero, causing a stir among birders who recognized it as a marbled godwit — a species not known to live or migrate through the state. News of the sighting spread quickly, with people...


Lawmakers consider pushing back school budget votes as they rethink property tax cap
02-07-2024 12:05 PM

By ETHAN WEINSTEIN

Lawmakers are now talking about replacing a controversial cap on homestead property tax rates with a new tax “discount” that would apply only to districts losing tax capacity.“Five percent cap is over,” Rep. Emilie Kornheiser, chair of the House Ways...


Vermont House overwhelmingly backs bill prohibiting race-based hair discrimination
02-05-2024 4:33 PM

By AUDITI GUHA

Aaliyah Wilburn moved to Vermont two years ago and has faced more hair discrimination here than ever before.A senior at North Country Union High School in Newport, Wilburn, 17, recalls being in line for the bathroom when the girl in front turned...


High school leaders, district settle lawsuit alleging they mishandled bullying after rape allegation
02-05-2024 4:30 PM

By ETHAN WEINSTEIN

A lawsuit alleging Green Mountain Union School District and some of its administrators failed to protect five sisters from harassment after one of them was raped has been settled for $300,000, according to the sisters’ lawyer.In 2017, Skylar White, a...


Vermont lawmakers consider banning pesticide class to help insect pollinators 
02-05-2024 4:20 PM

By EMMA COTTON

When honeybees gather food from flowers near their hive, they attach beads of pollen and nectar to concave pockets on their legs. The tiny colorful pellets contain residue from all of the plants where the bees have foraged. For scientists, the pellets...


As new data shows property taxes could rise even higher than expected, legislators mull their options
02-04-2024 7:45 AM

By ETHAN WEINSTEIN

A new estimate puts the projected average property tax bill increase next year at more than 20%. In response, the House tax committee is considering its options, including changing a controversial cap on local property tax rate increases.Summarizing...


A new Senate bill contemplates a ‘hybrid requirement’ for most public meetings
01-28-2024 10:30 PM

By BABETTE STOLK and KRISTEN FOUNTAIN

MONTPELIER — A discussion about whether online-only public meetings should continue is heating up under the Golden Dome, as a pandemic-era state policy that allowed them will expire this summer.Both the House and Senate government operations...


Ahead of New Hampshire primary, Gov. Phil Scott endorses Nikki Haley for president
01-22-2024 9:39 AM

By SARAH MEARHOFF

In a rare step into presidential politics, Gov. Phil Scott on Friday endorsed fellow Republican Nikki Haley for the GOP nomination. The Vermont governor’s endorsement of the former South Carolina governor was, as much as anything, a rebuke of yet...


After bracing for hard times, Vermont economists predict healthy state revenues
01-21-2024 7:20 PM

By SARAH MEARHOFF

Despite last year’s hand-wringing over an anticipated downturn of Vermont’s economy, one year later, state economists on Thursday were notably optimistic about where the state’s finances stand.“We have no recession in the forecast,” economic adviser...


Facing room shortage, Vermont is turning away people seeking shelter in motels during winter weather
01-19-2024 5:55 PM

By CARLY BERLIN

When temperatures plummet across Vermont, and traditional shelters are full, the state eases eligibility requirements for its motel housing program to get unhoused Vermonters out of the cold and into a room. But this winter, many motels participating...


Judge sentences ‘professional con artist’ for hay, syrup frauds
01-18-2024 8:42 AM

By TIFFANY TAN

BENNINGTON — A New York man who admitted to scamming multiple people around the country in deals involving hay and maple syrup was sentenced Friday to five to 10 years in Vermont prison.The court judgment came a decade after Vermont’s earliest...

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