Tax credits that are seen as vital for the renewable energy industry are set to expire at the end of the year. Vermont's congressional delegation supports extending the credits. But the legislation is tied up in high-level budget and revenue negotiations now underway between Congress and the White House.
The state Supreme Court has ruled that the director of the University of Vermont's student health center was not legally liable for the actions of a physician assistant who improperly prescribed opiate medications to 12 students.
Vermont Health Department officials have rewritten rules designed to implement a new law on childhood immunizations, but some parents aren't satisfied with how those changes are being made.
The publisher of a Vermont newspaper is defending his paper's hiring of a convicted sex offender to cover police and the courts.
Congressman Peter Welch and four congressional colleagues are calling for passage of a law allowing states to levy sales taxes for online and catalog purchases.
According to a new report, private health insurance premiums are increasing, on average, by roughly 7 percent this year and state officials say it's unlikely that this rate will go down unless comprehensive payment reform plans are put into place.
A group founded by former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean is joining forces with Sen. Bernie Sanders in the budget debate now under way in Washington.
A decade-long effort to clean up a 206-year-old copper mine in the Vermont town of Strafford is nearing an end and community members now have to decide what to do with the area that was once the Elizabeth Mine.
The Vermont State Police top criminal investigator says the man in a New Mexico prison for killing a Vermont girl in 2000 has a history of making wild claims as part of a long-running goal of being incarcerated in the federal prison system.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has ruled against the state of Vermont in a decision that affects plans to replace the state hospital in Waterbury. FEMA determined this week that the hospital was damaged but not destroyed by Tropical Storm Irene.
Vermont is one of a few states that are beginning to analyze the economy by looking at the human and environmental impacts of spending decisions.
Vermont State Police investigators say two New Mexico men traveled to Vermont as part of a conspiracy to murder two people in the state, but only one of those two has been charged as part of the conspiracy.
It's possible that Vermont consumers could be paying the state sales tax on Internet purchases in the not too distant future. That's because Congressman Peter Welch is working to include this plan in a massive fiscal compromise bill that Congress is expected to consider in the coming weeks.
A group in Grafton is pushing for a town plan amendment that would ban large-scale wind projects and test towers within the town.
The Vermont Disaster Relief Fund has raised $6.6 million to help with the ongoing recovery from Tropical Storm Irene. Organizers say millions have poured into the fund since the storm's anniversary in August.
Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos says the state's election division will be doing a random audit of voter tabulator results in the recent election.
State police are investigating a bizarre case that they're describing as a "murder for hire plot."
Prosecutors say a supply sergeant with the Vermont National Guard has been sentenced for misusing a government credit card for personal purchases including equipment commonly used to grow marijuana.
The former finance director of Specialty Filaments Incorporated has been sentenced to four months of home confinement and placed on probation for three years for his part in federal fraud case.
Well before dawn on Thanksgiving morning, Norwich Town Manager Neil Fulton got a shock. He was the acting fire chief for the holiday, so he got the call that the town's three police squad cars were all ablaze in the department parking lot.
The Veterans Administration says it will replace its health clinic for military veterans in Colchester.
There were nasty reminders across Vermont this morning that the winter driving season is upon us. State police say a 43-year-old Rutland woman died today after her car spun around on an icy bridge and into oncoming traffic on U.S. Route 7.
Bed and breakfasts have long been known for their homey atmosphere and personalized service, but as consumer demands have changed, Vermont's traditional B&Bs have had to change with them.
A Woodstock cheese company that was launched late last year is expanding its distribution.
A homeless shelter in Burlington is raising money to help rebuild what it calls its day station. The station was temporarily moved to the parsonage of a Burlington church after its original location was damaged by a summer flood.
Six elderly Massachusetts women are due to go on trial on charges they chained themselves to the gate at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant two days after the state was hammered by the remnants of Tropical Storm Irene.
Some of the state's police officers and firefighters are teaming up to collect toys for patients at the Vermont Children's Hospital in Burlington.
The Springfield police chief says he needs at least two more officers to help patrol the southern Vermont community that has seen a spike in crime in recent years.
Almost every business in Wilmington was damaged in Tropical Storm Irene. But no loss was greater than Ann Coleman's. Her entire art gallery was lifted up by the floodwaters and swept away. Now Coleman hopes to replace her loss with a building that will float -- but stay put -- in the next flood.
Some of Vermont's best known ski Olympians trace their roots back to the same hill: Pico Peak in Mendon. And many are looking back fondly on the mountain and the extraordinary couple who started it this year as Pico celebrates its 75th anniversary.
The developer of what could be Vermont's largest wind project says a proposed moratorium on ridgeline wind could dampen investment in renewable energy.
The groundbreaking is scheduled for next week on a project to consolidate some schools in a Vermont community.
The post office in the town of Plymouth is offering a special stamp cancellation to mark the town's 2012 annual Coolidge holiday open house.
The Southwestern Vermont Medical Center plans to reduce expenses by up to $5 million this fiscal year to make for a decline in projected revenue.
The South Burlington Development Review Board is expected to rule by early January whether to permit a methadone clinic to open about 500 feet from the city's middle school.
A union representing faculty and staff at a Franklin County school district has registered a no-confidence vote in its superintendent.
Police in Norwich say fire caused $100,000 in damage to all three of its police cruisers.
Bradford residents recently learned when they opened their water bills that fluoride was no longer being added to the town's water supply.
In rural places like Morristown, it's easy for shoppers to hop online, or drive to a hub like Williston. It's also not far to venture across the border to New Hampshire to take advantage of chain-store promotions. But Morristown is home to around 75 locally owned businesses. And this year they're banding together to encourage shoppers to stay close to home.
Every year when Thanksgiving rolls around, teachers face a challenge. How do you help students uncover the real story of this holiday in a culturally sensitive way?
A 30-year-old Arlington woman is free on bail after pleading not guilty to charges stemming from a crash on New York Route 22 in Hebron that killed an 83-year-old man.
It looks like the state of Vermont will not meet its goal of starting construction on a new psychiatric hospital in Berlin before the end of this month.
Vermont's law enforcement community has a new tool for seeking dangerous fugitives in the state.
Vermont State Police say a 74-year-old Bradford man was killed while cutting wood when he was hit by a part of a tree that was already on the ground after a branch was cut off.
Figures announced this week show an uptick in the Vermont unemployment rate, but those who watch the numbers caution it's too early to call it a trend.
Green Mountain Power has commissioned the last of its 21 wind turbines in Lowell - well in time for the company to meet an end-of-the-year deadline for federal tax credits.
State utility regulators recently gave a boost to a wind energy developer eyeing a project in the Northeast Kingdom. The Public Service Board refused to dismiss the developer's application for a wind testing tower. But the project still faces fierce local opposition. And there are growing calls for a statewide moratorium on ridgeline wind development.
The Vermont Transportation Agency is considering design changes at the airport that serves Bennington to help it meet federal requirements due to take effect in 2015.
Gov. Peter Shumlin is urging Vermonters to help the less fortunate by donating food, money and their volunteer time during the holiday season.
The mayor of Vermont's largest city says there's funding available to help 100 Burlington homes become lead-free over the next two years.
Vermont State Police say six people are due in court in January on charges stemming from fires that destroyed two warming huts in a Belvidere sugarbush.
People across Vermont should be seeing more law enforcement officers on the roads over the holiday weekend checking to make sure motorists are wearing their seatbelts.
Contract negotiations between unionized nurses and caregivers and the Brattleboro Retreat have gotten increasingly testy. The psychiatric hospital and its 500 unionized workers were far apart when talks ended last week.
A group of left-leaning political activists say the Legislature needs to shed light on the operations of "super PACs" well before the next election.