The state initiated pesticide spraying after two Vermonters were diagnosed with Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Both men died from the illness, which is spread by infected mosquitoes. Health Commissioner Harry Chen says discussions have already started about how to improve mosquito monitoring going forward.
The Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington is hoping for an inspection this week that could offer one more chance to keep its federal certification.
Senator Bernie Sanders is joining colleagues from Maine and Minnesota in calling for a review of minimum federal dairy price supports, given sharply increasing expenses on the farm.
A deployment ceremony is being held this week for nineteen New Hampshire Army National Guard members who are heading to Afghanistan.
In New Hampshire, a Strafford County Superior Court judge is ordering the state to change its new voter registration form before the November election.
Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day, and election officials are urging citizens to fill out their paperwork well before the first Tuesday in November. Vermont is one of 25 states where voters can not only register, but they can also cast their ballot in person.
Millions of dollars in state bonds went on sale to Vermonters Monday. The investments, which are called Citizens Bonds, are general obligation bonds available only to Vermonters. They're sold in $1,000 increments. The bonds help pay for a variety of public projects.
Governor Peter Shumlin wants the Vermont Lottery Commission to take a serious look at developing online gaming opportunities. A number of states are exploring online gambling after the U.S. Justice Department dropped its long standing opposition to the idea.
Seven mayors from around the state gathered in Montpelier Monday to endorse Governor Peter Shumlin's re-election.
There are an estimated four thousand sites in Vermont that are considered ‘brownfields'.They range from old gas stations to closed down mills and factories. Developing these properties is complicated by concerns about contaminants in the air, soil or water.
Secretary of State Jim Condos is urging Vermonters to register to vote before the November election. Tomorrow is National Voter Registration Day.
More than 1,800 volunteers have registered to head out on foot and by boat next weekend to pick up trash and debris along the Connecticut River and its tributaries in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Investigators are blaming embers from an outdoor fire pit for a fire that destroyed a home in Cambridge over the weekend.
The Green Mountain Care Board has now completed its approval process for the coming year's budgets for Vermont's 14 hospitals. It was the board's first effort and marked the third iteration in the state's effort to regulate health care costs. The first was the Hospital Data Council that ran through the 1980s and early 1990s; that morphed into BISHCA, which first got the power to set budgets in the mid-1990s; and now the Green Mountain Care Board, which has the same powers as BISHCA, but should have far greater weight than its predecessor.
Vermont State Police have released the name of the trooper who shot and wounded a man accused of making threats over a school bus radio in Danville.
Mosquito born illnesses, like Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile Virus are on the rise across the country. The deaths this month of two Vermonters from Eastern Equine Encephalitis have heightened concern about such illnesses here in Vermont.
Car dealerships around Vermont are partnering with the group Drive Electric Vermont to celebrate National Plug In Day. They're encouraging Vermonters to learn more about electric vehicles.
Vermont State Police say a trooper shot a man in Danville after the man said he had a bomb and threatened to kill people. Police say 36-year-old William J. Mahoney of St. Johnsbury is in stable condition at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center following the incident Tuesday night.
Bob Deans says there's been a political assault on the country's environment, most dramatically seen in the last couple of years. Deans writes about his concerns in a new book called "Reckless: The Political Assault on the American Environment."
In New Hampshire, a Strafford County judge is hearing from advocacy groups suing the state over a new law that effectively blocks out-of-state students from voting there.
A Vermont man charged with driving a tractor over seven police vehicles and crushing them is facing another charge. The Orleans County court says Roger Pion was arraigned Tuesday on a charge of driving with a suspended license.
As harvest season winds down, it's easy to forget who's responsible for all those juicy tomatoes. Bumblebees. Genus Bombus. But some of these species are in decline. So the Vermont Center for Ecostudies in White River Junction has been doing a survey in the Upper Valley to learn more about Vermont's bombus population.
Twenty-five people are now U-S citizens, after a ceremony on the steamship Ticonderoga at Shelburne Museum.
Vermont's elections director says she and her boss, Secretary of State Jim Condos, will push lawmakers in their upcoming session to move Vermont's state-office primary from late August to May or June.
The Vermont man charged with killing his boss at a Brattleboro co-op is due to go on trial in January.
Governor Peter Shumlin has passed the million-dollar mark in campaign fundraising. In the last month Shumlin has raised more than two and a half times as much as his Republican rival, State Senator Randy Brock.
A Vermont judge says a recount has affirmed the original results of Progressive Party gubernatorial primary. Washington County Superior Court Judge Robert Bent said in court Monday that preliminary results of the recount show that Party Chairwoman Martha Abbott received 381 votes, while her write-in challenger, Annette Smith, received 340.
Images from Tropical Storm Irene scared off some leaf peepers last year but businesses hope to recoup their losses with a strong foliage season this fall after a sunny, dry summer.