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Burlington man dies in car crash

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - A Burlington man is dead after crashing his truck into a tree Friday evening. Vermont state police say it happened on 189 westbound in South Burlington just before 6:30 p.m. The truck crashed into the fence separating the highway from the bike path. Police say...
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Police: 2 arrested for distributing cocaine, fentanyl in Chittenden County

BURLINGTON — Two residents of Springfield were arrested following an investigation that started in Burlington last week. On June 15, authorities say they arrested Keeyo Jones, 28, of Springfield, MA, and Shawness Robinson, 29, of Springfield, MA. The arrests were part of a months-long investigation into their distribution of...

Crime Seen: Long-Term Data from Burlington Police Show Overall Decline

It seems like everyone in Burlington is talking about crime these days. The discourse started two years ago, when George Floyd’s murder by Minneapolis police sparked a nationwide reckoning with racial justice. In Burlington, city councilors swiftly voted to reduce the Queen City’s cop count by 30 percent through attrition. Since then, the department has shrunk from 91 active cops to just 54, resulting in what Mayor Miro Weinberger and acting Chief Jon Murad have called a public safety crisis. A recent increase in gunfire incidents in particular has prompted the officials to call for the hiring of more officers.

Winooski’s noncitizen voting expected to survive lawsuit

The national and state arms of the Republican Party filed suit against Winooski and Montpelier last fall, arguing that charter changes in the two cities affording noncitizens the right to vote in local elections were unconstitutional. Read the story on VTDigger here: Winooski’s noncitizen voting expected to survive lawsuit.

Message from Bishop Christopher J. Coyne to the Catholic Community of the Diocese of Burlington

Today, Friday June 24th, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This image of Christ recalls the love and mercy that flowed from the pierced heart of Jesus as he hung on the Cross and the love and mercy that continues to flow from the heart of the Church. Out of love for each of us, God through His only begotten Son and through the power of the Holy Spirit, continues to nourish the gift of life in creation and in the life of each person created in His image and likeness, whether in the womb or in hospice care. We are a people of life and a people formed in God’s love. The image of the Sacred Heart compels us to be bearers and sharers of the love that flows from Jesus Christ.

Pregnant dog stolen from outside Petco

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. — Police are investigating a report regarding a pregnant dog stolen from outside a South Burlington Petco earlier this month. South Burlington Police said they were called to the Petco on Williston Road on June 2 after a woman reported her dog, Pebbles, was stolen. The...

Rally for Ukraine held Saturday in the Queen City

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - As the war in Ukraine continues to rage on, Vermonters are reminding one another to continue to stay involved. Saturday, on Church Street, dozens of Vermonters rallied, marched and raised flags and funds standing with Ukraine. Ukrainian American Vermonters share their experience being so far from...

Your MAX Advantage Forecast

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Burlington hit 90 degrees on Saturday, the first time so far this year. We’ll likely do it again today. It will be mostly sunny and hot today, but only slightly more humid, as it’s now looking to be less humid than expected. That said, you’ll want to take it easy if you have outdoor plans. Highs will reach the upper 80s to low 90s. A cold front will then start to move in tonight, with showers and possible thunderstorms. Showers will continue Monday, before ending west to east during the afternoon. It will be cooler and less humid.

Fort Ticonderoga celebrates Pell Pavilion restoration

TICONDEROGA | It was a blue gray 67-degree June afternoon as Beth Hill rose from her chair on the porch of the Pell Pavillion to greet the eclectic crowd that had eagerly assembled. It was just as well the weather wasn’t the star of the show, for the sun seemed to radiate from within the bright and freshly restored Pell Pavilion, a National Historic Landmark. Nestled upon the sprawling grounds of Fort Ticonderoga and opening up directly to the King’s Garden, the chandeliers of the Greek-inspired building glowed from within the stately glass windows, sign that life had begun inside anew. As the President and CEO of Fort Ticonderoga welcomed those in attendance to the ribbon cutting celebration, she couldn’t help but beam with pride at the restoration accomplishment that provided the backdrop to the ceremony.

Little League baseball, softball: 2022 all-star tournament scores

Stay current on this summer's Vermont Little League baseball and softball all-star tournaments with results and schedules. This file will be updated periodically as information is reported to the Burlington Free Press.  More:2021 coverage: Essex Town returns to glory, captures first Little League title since 1999 2021 coverageWilliston 8-10 all-stars storm back for Little League state...

VT woman, dog attacked by coyote during walk

A Vermont woman is recovering after she said she was attacked by a coyote. The woman said she was walking with her young dog through a pasture behind her home in Panton last weekend when she saw what she thought was a dog running across the field. She then realized that it was coyote and the animal attacked her 8-month-old puppy and then went after her, WCAX-TV reported.
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Brattleboro wins Vermont All Star Football Camps 7v7 tournament | Sports

MANCHESTER — The Devin Speno to Tristan Evans connection was deadly during the second annual Vermont All Star Football Camp 7v7 tournament on Saturday afternoon at Judy McCormick Taylor Field. The quarterback-wide receiver combo led Brattleboro – one of two new teams in the 2022 pool – to a...

Two-vehicle rollover crash on I-89 in South Burlington

SOUTH BURLINGTON — Police responded to a rollover crash in South Burlington yesterday. Authorities were notified of a two-vehicle crash on I-89 north at around 10:15 a.m. Police say they located the first vehicle at a position of controlled rest on the shoulder and the second vehicle was at a position of uncontrolled rest on its roof in the swamp embankment when they arrived.