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Burlington School Principals, HR Director on Leave Amid Investigations

The principal and assistant principal of Burlington's J.J. Flynn Elementary School, as well as the district's human resources director, are all on leave amid investigations that began after the assistant principal allegedly restrained a student inappropriately, district Superintendent Tom Flanagan told families and staff in an email on Thursday. Both...
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HGTV Launches Vermont Dream Home Sweepstakes

HGTV, a member of the Discovery, Inc. family of brands, recently unveiled the newly built, fully furnished HGTV® Dream Home 2022 in Warren, Vermont. The winner of the home will receive the brand new, fully furnished home, including all the furnishings, an All-New 2022 Grand Wagoneer and $250,000 from Rocket Mortgage®, a prize package valued at over $2.4 Million.
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Burlington councilors dismayed by deteriorating civility at meetings

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Raucous outbursts at Burlington’s City Council meeting Wednesday was the latest example of what some observers have called deteriorating civility at the meetings. City Council President Max Tracy, P-Ward 2, and Councilor Joan Shannon, D-South, tried to quell major disruptions during Wednesday’s special meeting, as citizens...

Man accused of pointing gun at border agent, kidnapping faces life in prison

TROY, Vt. — A man accused of pointing a gun at a border patrol agent near Vermont's international border faces a maximum sentence of life in prison, federal officials announced Thursday. The U.S. Department of Justice said 30-year-old Ivan Carmona, of Springfield, Massachusetts, pointed a loaded handgun at an agent...

Body of missing East Montpelier man found in Berlin

BERLIN, Vt. (WCAX) - A sad end to the search for a missing East Montpelier man. Berlin Police say searchers have found Thomas Morse’s body off the edge of the road on Paine Turnpike in Berlin. The 41-year-old was reported missing after checking himself out of Central Vermont Medical Center last Tuesday.

What we know about the Omicron variant so far

The variant “appears to be more infectious,” the Vermont Department of Health said Thursday, but there’s a lot we still don’t know. State guidance for Covid-19 has not changed. Read the story on VTDigger here: What we know about the Omicron variant so far.

Police: Elmore murder-suicide happened during 911 call

The population of the nesting loon sees a record year this year. Burlington City Council to vote on mask mandate Wednesday. Mayor Miro Weinberger will pitch a mask mandate to city council during a special meeting Wednesday, as the coronavirus continues to spread in the community. Vermont hits COVID hospitalization...

Vermont adopts first ever Climate Action Plan

Feed a Family food & donation drive returns to Plattsburgh. Housing advocates launch push for state approval of Burlington just-cause eviction ordinance. Burlington City Council passes local indoor mask mandate. Winter brings struggles for people facing homelessness in Montpelier. Double homicide suspect in court after three-year VSP investigation, pleads "Not...

New program will offer careers in health care

The University of Vermont Health Network and Community College of Vermont are collaborating to offer a new program that will offer careers in health care and help meet the community’s pharmacy needs. The Pharmacy Technician Program provides fully-funded course work through CCV and a full-time position with either the University...

Largest City in Vermont Mandates Masks in Stores, Other Public Buildings

In an often-rowdy meeting, the city council in Burlington, Vermont, passed a mask mandate Wednesday night that will take effect Friday. Aiming to blunt the spread of COVID-19, the city council unanimously passed the indoor mask mandate, which was encouraged by Mayor Miro Weinberger. It applies to stores and many other buildings that are open to the public.

Missing man’s body found in Berlin

The body of Thomas Morse, 41, an East Montpelier resident who had been missing since Nov. 23, was found Wednesday off Paine Turnpike in Berlin. His death is not considered suspicious, authorities said. Morse had checked himself out of Central Vermont Medical Center on Nov. 23 and was last seen...
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Man Indicted on Charges He Assaulted Border Patrol Agent

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Massachusetts man is facing charges he assaulted a U.S. Border Patrol agent near the Vermont town of North Troy, federal prosecutors said. A grand jury on Thursday returned a three-count federal indictment alleging that the 30-year-old defendant, of Springfield, Massachusetts, pointed a loaded handgun at an agent at the conclusion of a pursuit that began in Newport on Nov. 18.

Authorities investigate if marijuana being laced with fentanyl

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) - Vermont authorities are investigating if the dangerous opioid fentanyl is potentially being used to spike marijuana. It comes amid a crisis in overdose deaths across the country blamed on the powerful narcotic being mixed with heroin. Brattleboro Police and DEA officials responded Wednesday to a home...