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Fairfield’s John Becker went from an IT job to coaching Vermont in the NCAA Tournament in his home state

John Becker brings a different set of experiences to the job of coaching college basketball. He didn’t play the game after high school, spent much of his early professional life in information technology, and his first foray into coaching was part time at Gallaudet, a D.C. school for the deaf, where


Goat Sworn in as Mayor of Vermont Town, Immediately Poops on Floor

This isn't going to make any sense at first, but bear with us: A goat was elected mayor of Fair Haven, Vermont, and its first order of business was to poop on the floor. For some context, Fair Haven, Vermont is a town of 2,500. Its whole goat-as-elected-official thing started when Town Manager Josep


Previewing No. 4 Florida State vs. No. 13 Vermont: Date, Time, Players to Watch

Record: 27-7 (13-5) Conference tournament finish: Runner-up The Seminoles have one of the most talented, experienced rosters in the country. They are largely intact from their Elite 8 run last season and have five seniors leading the way. They’ve won six of the their last seven with the only setback


NCAA Tournament Live Updates: FSU vs. Vermont

HARTFORD -- No. 4 seed Florida State faces No. 13 seed Vermont in the NCAA Tournament First Round on Thursday at 2 p.m. from the XL Center in Hartford, Conn. as part of the West Regional.


Another Vermont College Will Close

The College of St. Joseph, in Vermont, announced Thursday that it will shut down at the end of the semester. The college has been struggling for the last year. most recently with demands from its accreditor, the New England Commission on Higher Education, that it show that it has the financial resou


Unresponsive Vermont State Police trooper revived with Narcan after traffic stop

LEICESTER, Vt. — A Vermont State Police trooper was revived with Narcan after being exposed to the drug during a traffic stop in Leicester, Vermont. “We are incredibly lucky and extremely thankful that Sgt. Flansburg is alive and recovering today,” Col. Matthew T. Birmingham said. “Were it not for t


Vermont State Police Respond to 100 Crashes During Spring Snowstorm

It may be spring, but parts of Vermont are seeing a dumping of snow, resulting in crashes across the state. State police said they responded to nearly 100 vehicle crashes and slide-offs statewide on Friday, including several multi-vehicle pileups.


Iconic performer and activist Cyndi Lauper to speak at Northern Vermont University-Johnson commencement May 18

Vermont Business Magazine Northern Vermont University President Elaine Collins announced today that the groundbreaking Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award-winning songwriter, performer, and social activist Cyndi Lauper will deliver the commencement address at Northern Vermont University-Johnson on May 18.


Where's your Vermont tax refund?

COLCHESTER, Vt. - The Vermont Department of Taxes says it's continuing to improve its handling times for tax refunds. According to tax commissioner Kaj Samsom, they're ahead of last year's pace, which was ahead of 2017's pace.


Vermont: Senate Passes Handgun Waiting Period Legislation

Despite passing the most sweeping gun control bill in the history of the state last session, the gun ban groups proved that their thirst to end your constitutional rights is far from quenched. Yesterday, the Vermont Senate passed a 24-hour waiting period on handguns by a vote of 20-10. Please contac


Heavy, wet snow hits Vermont

MONTPELIER, Vt. — A slushy situation across northwestern Vermont on Friday caused several tractor-trailers to get stuck heading south on Interstate 89, which backed up traffic near Exit 8 to Montpelier.


Vermont brothers make NCAA Tournament history

The Duncan brothers of Vermont has made NCAA history, becoming the first trio of brothers ever to play in a Tournament game. Win-or-lose, the Duncan brothers of the Vermont Catamounts can always look back on March 21 as the day they made history.


Vermont daycare owner charged with manslaughter in 6-month-old girl’s death

RUTLAND, VT (WCAX/Gray News) - A Vermont home childcare provider pleaded not guilty to multiple charges after a 6-month-old baby girl died in her care, WCAX reports. Stacey Vaillancourt, 53, is charged with manslaughter and cruelty to a child in the Jan. 24 death of 6-month-old Harper Rose Briar. Th


Police: Man is behind two crimes, hours apart in Central Vermont

Police in Central Vermont say a Barre Town man is behind crimes in both Berlin and Barre City Thursday. Kevin Ackley, 28, is facing robbery and burglary charges. Berlin police tell LOCAL 22 & LOCAL 44 that a man they were looking for earlier in the day, connected to a robbery at Hilltop Inn, is Ackl


Vermont woman, 84, heading to Poland to compete in pole-vaulting championship

Most would agree that it's important to stay active in the later years of life, but 84-year-old Florence "Flo" Fillion Meiler is taking that to a new level. The Vermont native is heading to Poland next Thursday for the World Masters Athletics Championship Indoor where she will compete in events incl


Vermont’s police chief said cops risk death from opioid exposure. He’s wrong.

Vermont’s state police director seemed certain that he knew what caused one of his troopers to collapse this weekend in a parking lot following a traffic stop during which the officer seized a small baggie of heroin from the vehicle. Exposure to whatever was in the baggie.


Florida State outlasts hot-shooting Vermont

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Florida State withstood a barrage of 3-pointers from. Vermont and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a 76-69 victory in Hartford, Connecticut.


Vermont trooper collapsed after exposure to opioid-like drug

Leicester, Vt. — A Vermont State Police trooper who collapsed after apparently being exposed to an opioid-like drug during a traffic stop was revived by fellow troopers who administered the overdose-reversal drug Narcan, state police said Saturday in a statement. Detectives are launching a full inve


Crown Point man charged after fatal crash in Vermont

A man from Crown Point was charged with driving under the influence of drugs Friday after a fatal crash on Route 22A in western Vermont, according to police. Ian Labounty, 28, was charged with driving under the influence of drugs and gross negligent operation with a death resulting after a two-car c


University of Vermont Children’s Hospital announces record fundraising

News Release — University of Vermont Children’s Hospital. “Big Change Roundup” Raises Record $340,000 to Support Patient Care at The University of Vermont Children’s Hospital.