Governor Peter Shumlin is set to increase his national political profile. Tuesday night, Shumlin was elected as the new Chair of the Democratic Governors Association.
A Castleton constable and part-time police officer is facing a charge of deer baiting.
The long-time head of Vermont's state Human Rights Commission is stepping down.
The University of Vermont is preparing to ban the sale of bottled water on its Burlington campus.
An anti-nuclear group is asking the Vermont Supreme Court to order an immediate shutdown of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.
A two-year-old internship program based at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center is recruiting young people with special needs to work at the hospital. The larger aim is to prepare them to enter the job market.
The state is moving with plans to replace its Waterbury psychiatric hospital with new beds at other facilities around Vermont. But the transition has been rough for patients and the medical hospitals where they've been cared for since the Waterbury facility was flooded by Tropical Storm Irene.
Vermont law enforcement officials say an Essex couple killed by an Alaska man who crossed the continent in search of victims each tried to escape before they were killed in the basement of a vacant farmhouse.
Union Institute and University is closing its Montpelier operations and consolidating its Vermont footprint in Brattleboro.
The father of a 12-year-old boy who drowned at a swimming hole last year is starting a campaign to help swimmers take precautions.
Governor Peter Shumlin has ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor of a Vermont state lawmaker who was hit by a car and killed last week.
Two men sought in connection with a shooting of a man in New Hampshire have been taken into custody near the U.S.-Canadian border in Vermont.
Vermont's Enhanced 911 program is expanding its program to receive emergency texts because state officials say the first phase of this pilot project has been very successful.
Congressman Peter Welch is urging Vermont seniors to sign up for Medicare benefits under the new health care law, through which the Obama administration says Vermonters have saved $10.6 million.
Eighty-one property owners in the state who were especially hard hit by Irene remain in a sort of financial limbo. They were the first accepted into FEMA's hazard mitigation buyout program - but they are all still waiting for the money. It's a delay that's pushed many to the breaking point, including Brandon residents Linda Bunn and Mary McManus.
A 37-year-old Wolcott man has been sentenced to 60 days in jail for stealing nearly $14,000 worth of copper wire from transformers at a mine.
There's still time for Vermont communities and groups to apply for grants from the state to help protect and restore the state's watersheds.
Jingle bells were the theme at Saturday's Festival of Lights in Morrisville. The annual holiday event is designed to showcase what Morrisville and its downtown businesses have to offer.
The Vermont Department of Corrections wants to hear from the public about its operations ranging from transitional housing in Vermont's communities to the operation of its prisons.
The Vermont Air National Guard has announced the upcoming schedule of night flying exercises for its fleet of F-16s.
Former Gov. Jim Douglas is planning to attend a screening and discussion of the Vermont Public Television series, "The Governors," at Johnson State College.
Police in Vermont's capital city are warning pedestrians to stay off a railroad bridge that has become a popular short-cut downtown.
Federal authorities say Israel Keyes, who was found dead Sunday in his Anchorage cell, previously confessed to killing Bill and Lorraine Currier.
Governor Peter Shumlin is expected to be elected as the new chairman of the Democratic Governors Association at their annual meeting next Tuesday.
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.