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Swanton man dies in motorcycle crash

SWANTON, Vt. (WCAX) - A Swanton man has died after crashing into the back on a farm truck, Wednesday. Vermont State Police say it happened just before 2:00 p.m. in the area of Sheldon Road in Swanton. Police say 28 year-old, Peter Morin, was speeding and crashed into the back...
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Motorcyclist Killed In Vermont Crash

Vermont State Police have confirmed that the operator of a motorcycle involved in a crash in Swanton, VT., has been pronounced deceased. The operator of the motorcycle has been identified as Peter Morin, 28, of Swanton, VT. State Police say that at about 1:50 p.m. they responded to the crash...
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New eviction moratorium to cover 5 Vermont counties

“The best move for the health commissioner or the governor would be to extend the moratorium for all renters in the state while we give time for the resources to get out and help people,” said Christopher Donnelly of the Champlain Housing Trust. Read the story on VTDigger here: New eviction moratorium to cover 5 Vermont counties.
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STJ Police Seeking Teen Whereabouts

St. Johnsbury Police are seeking the whereabouts of Adrian Genier, a 14-year-old male, who was last seen leaving his residence in St. Johnsbury. He is described as being 5’11” tall, 180lbs, blue eyes, and brown hair. He may be on a gray bicycle. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and black shorts.
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Shots Fired: A Reporter Visits Vermont’s First Indoor Gun Range

I'm not a gun guy. I haven't handled a firearm since I squeezed off a few rounds from an old .22 rifle at summer camp more than 35 years ago. Nor have I felt the impulse to own a gun for personal protection, whether due to privilege or delusion or both. I've also figured, rightly or wrongly, that owning a gun — statistically speaking — would tend to make my family's home less safe, not more.
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Vermont moose lottery winners announced

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) - Nearly 100 hunters will have the chance to bag a moose later this fall. Vermont Fish & Wildlife Wednesday announced the winners of the 2021 moose lottery. The department this year expanded the number of permits by nearly 50% over last fall to include 15 archery...
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Maple Center Motors vandalized, vehicle stolen

St. Johnsbury — Police are investigating a burglary that took place in St. Johnsbury on Monday. The incident took place at Maple Center Motors on Memorial Drive at around 6:30 a.m. Police say the building was broken into and vandalized. A vehicle was also stolen. Police say it was recovered...
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WTF: Who’s Been Flying Aerial Stunts Over Southern Chittenden County?

On a recent morning when I stepped outside my house in Charlotte to walk the dog, I heard the hum of a propeller plane overhead. The sound of single-engine aircraft isn't unusual in the area at this time of year. Planes routinely fly to and from Burlington International Airport 18 miles away, and seaplanes fly over Lake Champlain. In addition, Shelburne Airport is eight miles to the north; Basin Harbor Airport in Vergennes, 16 miles to the south. Each of the turf airstrips averages about two dozen flights per week, according to, a website for pilots and aviation enthusiasts.
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Reynolds claims her tenth Vermont Women’s Am title

NEWPORT, Vt. (WCAX) - Wednesday’s 18 was not the cleanest round of golf Holly Reynolds played this week at Newport Country Club, but it was the round that allowed her to continue her historic domination of the Vermont Women’s Amateur Championship. The six-shot win gave Reynolds her tenth career Am title, four more than any other competitor has won in the event’s 90+ year history.
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Consulting firm’s assessment of Burlington Police has major omissions and errors, analyst says

A highly anticipated report produced by Talitha Consults did not meet contract expectations and lacks valuable recommendations about how the city can transform the Burlington Police Department, according to Skyler Nash, an analyst in the city’s Racial Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Office. Read the story on VTDigger here: Consulting firm’s assessment of Burlington Police has major omissions and errors, analyst says.

Thief robs Fair Haven gas station at knife point, July 28

The Vermont State Police is investigating an armed robbery that took place Wednesday afternoon, July 28, at Mac’s gas station in Fair Haven. No one was injured in the incident, which was reported to police at 2:44 p.m. Investigation showed that a lone man entered the store, displayed a knife...
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Many Vermont families again signing up to home-school kids

RUTLAND, Vt. (WCAX) - Vermont families are once again signing up in droves to home-school their children. Danielle King has three daughters. Her middle child is a rising second-grader who home-schooled last school year. Because she excelled academically and King learned the value of home schooling, they are enrolling again.

Are you a winner? Vermont's moose hunting permits drawn

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Nearly one hundred moose hunting permits have been issued through a state-managed lottery drawing in Vermont this week. The drawing was held Wednesday by members of the Fish and Wildlife Department. Permits issued will be split into two separate categories this season — 60 either-sex moose hunting permits will be issued in addition to 40 specifically for antlerless moose, according to the agency.