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    BURKE, Vt. (AP) — An attorney for the Burke Mountain ski resort is appealing a decision to uphold the market value of the resort at $18.7 million. William Roger Prescott, an attorney with Downs Rachlin Martin, wrote to town officials recently contesting the ruling by the the town assessor, the Caledonian Record reported. Prescott is...
    SHREWSBURY, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has established its 100th Wildlife Management Area. The 526-acre property in Shrewsbury is “a key parcel in a strategic, state-significant wildlife corridor, connecting state land to the north with federal and privately conserved land to the south,” said commissioner Louis Porter. The area is used...
    BOSTON (AP) — A look at coronavirus news from around New England: ___ MAINE Masks and social distancing will be required when Maine holds its first murder trial since the coronavirus pandemic crippled much of the U.S. legal system this spring. Carine Reeves, of New York City, is scheduled to go on trial next month...
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — More than $1.2 million in grants is going to 11 projects to improve water quality, habitat, biodiversity and flood resilience across the Upper Connecticut River watershed. The grants were announced from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. The money comes from a fund the foundation had created as part of the settlement...
    By LISA RATHKE, The Associated Press A federal appeals court has granted an injunctive to allow students who attend a Vermont religious school to take college classes under the state's Dual Enrollment program while an appeal is pending. Last year, the group Alliance Defending Freedom filed a federal lawsuit against the Vermont Education Agency on...
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's nonprofit hospitals, which are facing financial challenges because of the coronavirus pandemic, have filed budget requests with the Green Mountain Care Board for the coming fiscal year. The hospitals are asking regulators for increases in charges to achieve operating margins that range between zero and 2.5%. “Each of our hospitals...
    SHARON, Vt. (AP) — A fire destroyed a house in Sharon, Vermont State Police said. No one was home at the time so there were no injuries, police said. Fire crews arrived around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday after getting a 911 call. The entire house was engulfed in flames and the roof had already collapsed, police...
    Alicia Grangent is not comfortable walking her dog in Vergennes, Vermont, where she has lived for four years. “I pick her up, and take her to Burlington. There is not a welcoming vibe here,” Grangent, who is Black, told The Daily Beast.  She finally “felt like a resident” of the city on June 6, when...
    By The Associated Press NEW DELHI — India has recorded the biggest single-day fatalities of 904 in the past 24 hours as fresh coronavirus infections surged by another 56,282 cases to reach nearly 2 million. The Health Ministry says the total fatalities touched 40,699. India has recorded 20,000 deaths in the past 30 days. The...
    MELBOURNE, Australia — The premier of Australia’s hot spot Victoria state has urged residents not to panic-buy as he announced reductions in meat productions. The state capital Melbourne began its first full day of tough lockdown restrictions on Thursday as Victoria posted 471 new COVID-19 infections and eight deaths. Premier Daniel Andrews says beef, lamb...
    SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont resident has been accused of targeting a family of color that lives in the same building by writing a racial slur on their vehicle, police said. South Burlington police got a report on July 25. Investigators were able to gather video surveillance footage and issued a citation to...
    BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Police have identified a man who was found dead behind a motel in Brattleboro, Vermont, after police received calls about a fight or disturbance. Police received multiple calls early Friday, and while they were responding they received another call that a man was on the ground and unresponsive. Rescue crews were...
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is now taking applications for hazard pay for essential health care and human services workers who responded to the COVID-19 public health emergency from March 13 through May 15. Covered employers may apply online to provide $1,200 or $2,000 in hazard pay to each employee who worked during that time...
    STOCKBRIDGE, Vt. (AP) — A man has died in a logging accident in Stockbridge, Vermont State Police said. James Gilman, 58, of Lyndonville, was killed when he was struck by an uprooted tree as he was cutting another tree. A co-worker found him unresponsive and called 911 early Monday afternoon. He was declared dead at...
    KANYE West filed for the presidential ballot in Arkansas on Monday, with a "biblical life coach" as his VP, amid claims the rapper's New Jersey petition contained forgery. West submitted the 1,000 required signatures for Arkansas just minutes before the 12pm deadline, according to reports, but missed the Kansas deadline, which required 5,000 signatures. 8...
    By LISA RATHKE, Associated Press While Vermont has the lowest number of COVID-19 cases in the country and has been largely able to control outbreaks in its own prisons, 85 Vermont inmates held at a Mississippi prison have tested positive for the illness caused by the coronavirus in early results, a finding that inmate advocates...
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The pandemic-induced free parking on city streets in Montpelier and Barre is coming to an end. The Vermont cities will resume metered parking on Monday, but reminders will be issued initially, instead of parking tickets, the Times Argus reported. Parking enforcement workers returned from voluntary furloughs on Monday. The Montpelier City...
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Two Vermont House committees will be hosting virtual public hearings later this month to get input on proposed changes to law enforcement in the state. The panels are considering ways police practices in Vermont should change, including policies on use of force, citizen oversight, use of body cameras, hiring and training...
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Agency of Agriculture is asking residents who have received unsolicited packages of seeds that appear to have come from China not to open them or plant them and to report the package to the agency. The type of seeds have not yet been identified and the agency had been...
    A look at COVID-19 news from around Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont: ___ MASSACHUSETTS Health officials in Provincetown are asking the state to make it possible to get results for tests for the coronavirus within 48 hours as a way to help contain its spread. The population of Provincetown has increased in...
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Rabies vaccines will be dropped from low-flying planes in rural Vermont for a week to stop the spread of the disease in wild animals. The annual rabies bait drop starts Saturday and is a collaborative effort between the state and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services. About 450,000 packs containing...
    By WILSON RING, Associated Press Fearful of losing federal pandemic dollars, officials from states across the country are rushing to finish projects by the end of the year aimed at expanding broadband internet into underserved areas. To comply with the current CARES Act rules, states must have the broadband projects, which can typically take months...
    Fearful of losing federal pandemic dollars, officials from states across the country are rushing to finish projects by the end of the year aimed at expanding broadband internet into underserved areas. To comply with the current CARES Act rules, states must have the broadband projects, which can typically take months if not years of planning...
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont cliffs that were closed to hikers and rock climbers during peregrine falcon nesting season are back open starting Saturday. The nesting season has ended and all young falcons have learned to fly and should not be disturbed by people on the cliffs, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department said. “The...
    By LISA RATHKE, Associated Press Vermont retail businesses may expand capacity from 25% to 50% starting Saturday at the same time that Vermont's statewide mask mandate goes into effect, Republican Gov. Phil Scott announced Friday. Emergency Management will also start distributing up to 200,000 free cloth masks to towns, community partners, and local emergency response...
    COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — Nearly 1,000 Vermont Army National Guard members will be deployed starting early next year and more than 70 Air National Guard members will be deployed this fall, officials announced Thursday. The Vermont National Guard was holding a press conference on Friday to discuss the actions. It said more than 70 airmen...
    By LISA RATHKE, Associated Press Vermont reported its first new death from the coronavirus in 43 days on Thursday, bringing the state's total number of deaths since the pandemic began to 57. “We have been uniquely fortunate to have been spared such a loss for many weeks,” said Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine in...
    WARDSBORO, Vt. (AP) — Three staff members of a small Vermont library have resigned over plans to reopen the library in person. In a social media post Wardsboro Library Director Jill Dean says the staff members would have liked to stay with curbside pickup for safety reasons, but the library trustees wanted to have the...
    A double amputee skydiver from Vermont has been reunited with a prosthetic leg he lost during a jump – thanks to an eagle-eyed farmer who spotted the limb in his soybean field, according to a report. Chris Marckres, of Hyde Park, leaped out of a plane Saturday at Vermont Skydiving Adventures in West Addison, but...
    WEST ADDISON, Vt. – A Vermont skydiver who lost his prosthetic leg during a jump has it back, thanks to a farmer who kept an eye out for it and spotted it in a soybean field. Double amputee Chris Marckres, of Hyde Park, went for a jump Saturday at Vermont Skydiving Adventures in West Addison...
    Farmer Joe Marszalkowski holds a prosthetic leg, Monday, July 27, 2020, that he found Sunday in a soybean field on his farm in West Addison, Vt. Chris Marckres lost it while skydiving on Saturday. Jack Thurston/NECN and NBC10 Boston via AP Chris Marckres lost his prosthetic leg while skydiving in Vermont on Saturday....
    A double amputee who lost one of his prosthetic legs during a skydive over Vermont this weekend has been reunited with his carbon fiber limb following a heart-warming chain of events that included the kindness of hundreds of strangers and an eagle-eyed farmer. Chris Marckres, 47, went for a jump Saturday at Vermont Skydiving Adventures...
    DURING a Vermont rally, a 'Karen' screamed "Black lives don't matter at all to me" and claimed "blacks have been coddled for years." In a recent video, a 'Karen' wearing a pink Vermont t-shirt, white baseball hat and black sunglasses carried around a sign that read "BLM = Terrorist Organization" on one side. ...
    WEST ADDISON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont skydiver who lost his prosthetic leg during a jump has it back, thanks to a farmer who kept an eye out for it and spotted it in a soybean field. Double amputee Chris Marckres, of Hyde Park, went for a jump Saturday at Vermont Skydiving Adventures in West...
    PLYMOUTH, Vt. (AP) — A 77-year-old man is dead after an apparent drowning at Vermont’s Plymouth State Park, police said. Rescue personnel were called to the park just before 4:30 p.m. Monday after receiving a report of a missing swimmer. Thomas Marrone had last been seen swimming with family members in Echo Lake. Marrone was...
    A video has surfaced showing a white woman dubbed as Vermont Karen screaming “Black lives don’t matter to me!” among other racist speech at a Vermont rally. Hide Twitter user @davenewworld_2 shared the video in a tweet on Sunday evening that has since garnered over 275,000 views.  Hide The woman is seen in a pink...
    WINDSOR, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont town is considering renaming a street that honors a prominent former resident, who also illegally owned a slave. The local governing board of Windsor, Vermont, is scheduled Tuesday to discuss whether to rename Jacob Street, named after lawyer and politician Stephen Jacob. Jacob purchased and owned a Black slave,...
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont court system is studying ways to resume jury trials safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, the courts announced on Monday. In late May, the Vermont Supreme Court established a Jury Restart Committee and named associate justices Karen Carroll and Harold Eaton as co-chairs. The report, submitted to the Supreme Court...
    ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont prison inmate who fled the Northeast Correctional Complex in St. Johnsbury by climbing over a fence was recaptured Monday outside the prison he escaped, police said. Shannon Edwards, 35 was located outside the prison fence at around 7 a.m. He was reportedly injured and dehydrated. He was taken...
    ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — Word has spread swiftly around the small working-class city of St. Albans about looming furloughs at its U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services center, the largest employer in the city that just went through layoffs at its hospital. USCIS has warned that if it doesn’t receive $1.2 billion by Aug. 3,...
    By LISA RATHKE, Associated Press ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — Word has spread swiftly around the small working-class city of St. Albans about looming furloughs at its U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services center, the largest employer in the city that just went through layoffs at its hospital. USCIS has warned that if it doesn’t receive...
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The commissioner of the Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services is leaving state service, officials said. Chris Cole will be stepping down on Aug. 21. He served as secretary of Vermont Transportation Agency under former Gov. Peter Shumlin, a Democrat, and in 2017 was appointed by Republican Gov. Phil Scott...
    BOSTON (AP) — A look at coronavirus developments across New England: RHODE ISLAND The snack bar at a popular beach in Rhode Island has been closed after an employee tested positive for coronavirus, the state Department of Environmental Management announced. The agency said it was notified Saturday afternoon of the positive test result at the...
    BOSTON (AP) — A look at coronavirus developments in New England: MASSACHUSETTS State health officials reported 14 new deaths and 214 additional positive cases of COVID-19 late Friday. That brings Massachusetts death toll to more than 8,200 and nearly 108,000 total cases since the pandemic started. On Friday, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker announced strict new...
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking the public for help monitoring turkey families in their communities. Starting Aug. 1, people who see a group of young turkeys are asked to take the brood survey on the department's website. The survey asks people to record where, when and how...
    NORTHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police detectives are hoping a new DNA technique can help them learn more about the 1982 killing of an infant in Northfield. The boy, known as Baby Boy Doe was found dead April 1, 1982 on the side of Mill Hill Road in Northfield. The baby was wrapped in...