Vermont News

Beloved Vermont Restaurant Rebuilding After Irene

Spring was gloomy in the Vermont ski town of Wilmington, following a winter with little snow on top of the damage and despair caused by Tropical Storm Irene that pummeled the town last August.Streets were quiet, some businesses were barely …

Vermont Police Say Motorists Heeding Safety Push

Motorists across Vermont have been slowing down and following traffic laws since the state launched a summer traffic enforcement program designed to counter a rash of fatalities in the first half of the year, said the state trooper overseeing the …

Vermont Woman Loses Health, Home to Post-Irene Mold

A Vermont woman says she’s been forced from her home by mold that Tropical Storm Irene left behind, and she’s had trouble getting help for the problem. Thirty-nine-year-old Chandar Hall of Northfield says she’s been suffering migraines, exhaustion, convulsions, kidney …

Vermont Flood Insurance Customers Could See Rate Hikes of Up to 20%

Some of Vermont’s estimated 3,700 flood insurance customers could see their premiums increase by up to 20 percent.Since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the National Flood Insurance Program has been operating at a loss and many of the changes approved by …

Vermont Seeks Immunity From Workers’ Overtime Lawsuit

The state can assert it is immune from a lawsuit by more than 700 state employees, a judge has ruled, in a case where the workers say they were paid hourly rates when they worked more than 40 hours a …

Vermont Governor Hails Healthcare Ruling, Pushes Bigger Plan

Vermont’s push for universal, publicly funded, single-payer health care is going ahead no matter what, Gov. Peter Shumlin said, but he hailed the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the federal Affordable Care Act as a big boost for the state’s …

Vermont Activists Demand Taser Moratorium

Mental health advocates and civil libertarians are calling for a moratorium on police use of stun guns in Vermont following the death of man last week. The American Civil Liberties Union and the Mental Health Law Project at Vermont Legal …

Skier Accuses Popular Vermont Resort of Neglecting Safety

A skier says a Vermont ski resort is at fault for his injuries. Alfred Rocks of Egg Harbor, N.J., sued Killington Ski Area, saying it failed to maintain a trail in a “reasonably safe condition” when Rocks suffered leg fractures …

Federal Funds Available for Vermont for May 29 Storm, Flash Flooding

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin said the state’s request for a federal disaster declaration following damage caused by heavy rains, winds and flash flooding from May 29 has been approved by President Barack Obama.The declaration will provide financial assistance to communities …

Maryland Teens Rebuild Vermont Homes Destroyed by Irene

A group of Maryland teenagers is helping rebuild two Vermont homes nearly destroyed last year by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene. The group calls itself DreamBuilders, and the members came to the White River Junction area from churches and synagogues …