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Vermont man accused of stealing yacht valued at $1.2 million

SAINT ALBANS CITY, Vt. — A Vermont man was arrested Tuesday afternoon, accused of stealing a yacht valued at roughly $1.2 million earlier this week. According to police, the 48-foot Jeanneau Prestige 500 was stolen from the Rouses Point Marina in New York state early Monday morning. The boat, named "Volans," was reportedly found by members of the U.S. Border Patrol who were monitoring Lake Champlain using a helicopter.
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Vermont Doctor Pleads Guilty to 19 Counts of Voyeurism

Vermont Doctor Pleads Guilty to 19 Counts of Voyeurism. The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Vermont, the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, and the Chittenden County State’s Attorney announced that pursuant to plea agreements filed in federal and state court, Eike Blohm, 39, of South Burlington, Vermont, has agreed to plead guilty to one count of Possession of Child Pornography in federal court, and one count of Lewd & Lascivious Conduct, one count of Voyeurism (Circumstances – First Offense), and 19 counts of Voyeurism (Place – First Offense) in state court. Blohm, who has been in federal custody since May 22, 2020, is scheduled to plead guilty in federal court before U.S. District Judge Christina Reiss on July 8, 2021, and on July 13, 2021, in Vermont State Superior Court, Chittenden Unit.
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Investigators: Shelburne home destroyed in fire likely hit by lightning

SHELBURNE, Vt. — Investigators with Vermont State Police have determined the likely cause of a large fire that destroyed a Shelburne home Saturday evening. In an investigation report Tuesday, police said there were signs that the single-family home was struck by lightning before it was engulfed in flames. Five lightning strikes were reported in the area just before 4 a.m. on the day of the fire, according to StrikeNet, a weather service.
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Air Force squadron to train in Vermont with F-16s

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - An Air Force squadron from South Carolina will be training with F-16 fighter jets in Vermont over the next week. The Vermont National Guard says a small contingent assigned to the 55th Fighter Squadron from Shaw Air Force Base will arrive on Wednesday with six F-16s. The Guard says the squadron will be doing flying missions at the Vermont Air National Guard base in South Burlington on Thursday and Friday, with morning and afternoon takeoffs and Monday and Tuesday with morning launches.
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Vermont man killed in motorcycle crash

BARTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Police say a Northeast Kingdom man was killed when he crashed his motorcycle over the weekend. It happened just after 2 p.m. Saturday on Barton Orleans Road in Barton. Investigators say Jason Eastman, 39, of Barton, was headed north on his motorcycle when he went off...

Strong thunderstorms moving across northern New York, Vermont

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. — Strong thunderstorms are moving across northern New York and Vermont on Monday afternoon. Video: Latest forecast from NBC5 First Warning Meteorologists. Local meteorologists are urging residents who may be affected by the storms to stay "weather aware" as the day continues, especially those who will be...
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Hike Less Than Half A Mile To This Spectacular Waterfall Gorge In Vermont

Bittersweet Falls is a .2 mile in and out hike in Middlebury, Vermont. The flat path and short distance make the trail conducive for hikers of all different levels. In addition to the views along the trail, the highlight of this short and scenic hike are the falls at the end of the path. Bittersweet […] The post Hike Less Than Half A Mile To This Spectacular Waterfall Gorge In Vermont appeared first on Only In Your State.

Vermont community named among country's best lake towns by Travel + Leisure

VERGENNES, Vt. — A Vermont community has been named as one of the 15 best lake towns in the country by Travel + Leisure magazine. The full list, released last week, highlights Vergennes alongside other northern New England towns and others all the way out in California. The magazine cited the town's proximity to Burlington and history that creates an "old-world New England feel" in its listing.
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Best and Worst State: Pros and Cons of Living in Vermont

Initially settled by both the British and French in the early 18th century, Vermont was eventually settled by the United States. The conflicts between the two nations continued until the French defeat in the French and Indian War. While the Continental Congress refused to recognize Vermont's declaration of independence during the American Revolution, Vermont declared independence separately from the 13 original colonies. After being an independent republic for 14 years, Vermont was admitted to the union as the 14th state in 1790. The state's name derives from 'Montagne Verte,' French for a green mountain, giving rise to its nickname, "Green Mountain State." Skiers and snowboarders enjoy Vermont's mountains. Ben & Jerry's makes its ice cream in New Hampshire, as well as maple syrup. It is the country's leading producer of maple syrup.
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Vermont State Police investigating stolen 27-foot boat in Swanton

Vermont State Police are looking for a stolen boat, according to a June 19 news release. On Saturday June 19, troopers received a call at around 7:30 a.m. that a white 27-foot Advantage Boats bowrider as well as the trailer it was on was stolen, according to Adam Silverman, Public Information Officer of the Vermont State Police.

Future Olympian's Vermont Hometown Cheers Her Big Win in Qualifier

A future Olympian’s hometown in northern Vermont is buzzing with excitement following her record-breaking qualifying race Monday night. Montgomery is the home of Elle Purrier St. Pierre, who broke a U.S. Track record that had stood for more than three decades. “Exciting times here in town,” said John Kuryloski, a...
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Vermont Open Championship returns to Fairlee

FAIRLEE, Vt. (WCAX) - The Vermont Open Championship golf tournament is back at Lake Morey after a three-year hiatus. Professional and amateur golfers teed off Monday for the three-day tournament at the Lake Morey County Club, which hosted the event for over 50 years. Back in 2019, it had to be moved due to course damage, and the pandemic canceled last year’s edition. Organizers say they are glad to have the action back in Fairlee.