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Vermont Gov. Phil Scott asked the Legislature on Tuesday to approve about $210 million in one-time spending for a variety of projects aimed at strengthening the economy and creating better paying jobs.
Zoom has taken over the theater — at least for the moment. Dorset Theatre Festival, White River Junction’s Northern Stage and Weston Playhouse Theatre Company have each found Zoom particularly effective in the development of new plays.
WASHINGTON — Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy was taken to a hospital Tuesday evening after not feeling well, a spokesman said, hours after the 80-year-old Democrat began presiding over the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump.
SUNAPEE — With rules in place that prohibit any fans from attending local games in New Hampshire, schools are being creative as they try to let as many people as possible watch the local teams play.
“Unmasked: Artful Responses to the Pandemic," featuring artwork influenced by and created during the pandemic, opened this week at Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester. Through 10 galleries of SVAC’s Yester House, the show includes collaborative projects born of this time and work by over 40 individual artists.
BARRE, Vt. — The state has been given half a million dollars to test light-based air filters on public buses to see whether they will improve air quality and protect against coronavirus and other airborne illness.
As Vermont rolls out its next wave of COVID-19 vaccinations to individuals ages 75 and up this week, school teachers are putting pressure on the state to provide a plan for them.
SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — Springfield became the first official town in Vermont to allow the testing of automated vehicles on town roads on Monday through a resolution to permit vehicle testing unanimously voted by the selectboard.
HARTFORD, Vt. (AP) — A Black member of a Vermont town’s selectboard has resigned, citing safety concerns and “blatant bigotry” she’s experienced in the community.
BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. (AP) — The owner of hydroelectric dams on the Connecticut River is proposing a major change to the way the dams operate in its relicensing application in response to environmental concerns.
CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire State Police are hoping to expand their applicant pool by ending a longstanding ban on hiring people with arm tattoos.
Coronavirus deaths and cases per day in the U.S. dropped markedly over the past couple of weeks but are still running at alarmingly high levels, and the effort to snuff out COVID-19 is becoming an ever more urgent race between the vaccine and the mutating virus.
Computer science teacher Suzy Lebo saw COVID-19 dangers frequently in her Indiana high school: classes with about 30 students sitting less than 18 inches apart. Students crowding teachers in hallways. Students and staff members taking off their masks around others.
Internet users across the northeast U.S. experienced widespread outages for several hours Tuesday, interrupting work and school because of an unspecified Verizon network issue.
BATH, Maine — The commercial fishery for herring has suffered in recent years due to new restrictions, but those same rules could benefit some of Maine’s most beloved birds — puffins.
ROCKINGHAM, Vt. — An innovative relief program that provides meals to Vermonters simultaneously with economic aid to local restaurants and farms received new life this week thanks to an influx of funds to allow the program to continue at least into February, according to officials.
CONCORD — Attorney General Gordon MacDonald was confirmed Friday as chief justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court, 18 months after he was initially rejected for the position.
SUNAPEE — A seasoned and experienced Division III Wildcat team made the trip to Division IV Sunapee for the first time anyone could remember and headed home with a convincing win on Friday. Matt Baird-Torney returned a full squad from last years runner-up state championship team and they loo…