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Morning crashes slow traffic flow in I-89 safety corridor

Two crashes on Interstate 89 snarled Thursday morning traffic in a section of highway that has one of the highest rates of incidents in the state. A two-car collision shut down the southbound left lane near Winooski shortly before 8 a.m., according to a release put out by police. The road was re-o

BURLINGTON FREE PRESS - 2017-09-21 18:28:40

New hires and promotions across Maine

The University of Maine School of Law hired Jennifer Crane as director of advancement. A 2005 graduate of Bowdoin College, Crane returned there in 2011 to work in the office of development and alumni relations. She brings diverse fundraising knowledge and experience. Dawn Tufts joined Hussey Seatin

PRESSHERALD.COM - 2017-09-21 18:16:55

Wildlife Watch: Vt. critters gear up for winter

MILTON, Vt. (WCAX) Critters across Vermont are gearing up for winter. So what are they eating and how can you help out in your own backyard? A team from Vermont Fish and Wildlife took our Keith McGilvery to the Sandbar Wildlife Management Area in Milton to find out. Keith McGilvery: We are walking

WCAX - 2017-09-20 02:19:00

Leicester woman dies after crash

SALISBURY - Police say a local woman died from injuries suffered when her sport utility vehicle crashed into a utility pole in Salisbury last week. Danielle Austin, 39, of Leicester, lost control of her vehicle on Creek Road early on Sept. 13, police said. She was initially taken by ambulance to Por

RUTLAND HERALD - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Las Cruces superintendent plans to bring gender-neutral restrooms to schools

In this Aug. 23, 2007 photo, a sign marks the entrance to a gender neutral restroom at University of Vermont. (AP Photo/Toby Talobot, file) Plans are in the works to bring at least one gender-neutral, single-stall restroom to every middle school in the Las Cruces Public Schools district. The plan wa

KFOX 14 - 2017-09-21 14:52:27

Woman's death in Shrewsbury investigated

SHREWSBURY - Detectives with the Vermont State Police Major Crime Unit and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation are investigating the death of a Shrewsbury woman that was reported early this morning. Sara Reynolds, 32, was found at 9675 Cold River Road in Shrewsbury, according to a statement from St

RUTLAND HERALD - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Ithaca police issue 108 tickets for cellphone use in eight days

Motorists underestimate how distracting cellphones can be while driving. A car can travel the length of two basketball courts while a person's eyes are off the road and looking at a cellphone for just two seconds. Drivers who are not paying attention to the road for two seconds also are 20 times mo

ITHACAJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-21 18:11:45

Tourism office aims survey at Mainers

The Maine Office of Tourism is asking for more input from Mainers to evaluate the state's tourism marketing campaigns. The state regularly collects and analyzes data on visitors to the state, but this is the first time it is asking for local opinions through a survey it has distributed to Maine's e

PRESSHERALD.COM - 2017-09-21 08:00:00

Vermont man attempts to transform property into bear refuge

WILMINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont man is trying to turn his property into a wildlife refuge for bears. The Brattleboro Reformer reports Jim Burke met with the Wilmington Development Review Board on Monday to discuss turning the majority of his 62-acre property into a safe haven for bears and other an

NEWS10 ABC - 2017-09-21 15:43:18

Vt. State Police won't release dashcam of questionable traffic stop

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Vermont State Police say they will not release dashcam video from a questionable traffic stop back in August. A New York rabbi claims he was mistreated by the Vermont State Police following a traffic stop on Interstate 91. In a New York Post article, Rabbi Berl Fink says he wa

WCAX - 2017-09-20 16:17:00

Poll: Nearly Half Of Voters Support Single-Payer

New polling indicates that nearly half of U.S. voters would support the concept of a single-payer health care system, although it remains unclear if they would throw their weight behind a proposal that included tax increases. The data also signaled that single-payer health care has grown in populari

OPPOSING VIEWS - 2017-09-20 16:05:33

Health care stakeholders to Republicans: Please stop

The circumstances are oddly familiar. For months, Republicans were desperate to take a sledgehammer to the American health care system; Jimmy Kimmel was making emotional pleas on the public's behalf; governors and patient advocates urged GOP lawmakers to change direction; and much of the political w

MSNBC - 2017-09-20 15:20:13

Vermont Senator Sanders Emphasizes Diplomacy During Missouri Lecture

FULTON, Mo.--Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (I-VT) quoted former Republican President Dwight Eisenhower's 1961 warning about the "Military-Industrial Complex" during a lecture Thursday morning before about 1,300 people at historic Westminster College in Fulton. The Vermont Senator deli

OZARKS FIRST.COM - 2017-09-21 19:56:38

Former Keene State president received more than $327,000 in severance pay

Anne E. Huot, the former president of Keene State College, was granted $327,225 in severance pay after her resignation in June, according to a resignation agreement with the University System of New Hampshire. Huot's resignation was announced in a June 26 news release from the university system, whi

SENTINELSOURCE.COM - 2017-09-21 16:00:00

Nina Keck of Vermont Public Radio shares: Stories from a Syrian refugee camp

Nina Keck Radio journalist Nina Keck will put a human face on the Syrian Refugee crisis when she shares photos and talks about her recent reporting trip to Jordan. Keck appears Friday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Holley Hall in Bristol. Nina Keck is an award-winning radio journalist who produces stories p

SHELBURNENEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 20:16:11

Town official questions hospital preparedness

A Shelburne Selectboard member who is employed by the University of Vermont Health Network says she believes local hospitals "do not have the response capabilities to deal with a mass casualty event." Dr. Colleen Parker made the comment in a sworn affidavit filed this week by the Shelburne town gove

SHELBURNENEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 20:34:09

Severe storms can lead to odd bird sightings

I've been watching the news lately, and it seems we are having some hurricanes. A friend saw a report on television alleging that migrating birds trapped in a tempest will find sanctuary in the eye of the storm. True, he wondered? I prefer to be asked questions for which I already know the answer. A

BANGOR DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-21 12:23:32

Concealed carry expansion passes State Senate Committee

State lawmakers have advanced a bill that would make carrying a concealed weapon without a permit legal in Wisconsin. The bill, sponsored by Sen. David Craig, R-Town of Vernon, passed the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety on a vote of 3-2 Tuesday. Republicans on the committee voted to

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-09-21 18:11:00

Erin Beatty Hired by UA's General Counsel

Erin Beatty Erin L. Beatty has joined the University of Arkansas' Office of the General Counsel on the Fayetteville campus, following a nationwide search. She is one of five attorneys assigned to the campus, which has more than 27,000 students. JoAnn Maxey, general counsel for the UA System, said i

ARKANSAS BUSINESS - 2017-09-20 16:02:00

You'll be shocked by Maine's top surnames. Actually... nah, you won't.

Ancestry.com, a popular genealogy website, has mapped out the most common surnames in each state, and well... it's a pretty boring map. In Maine, the top three surnames are Smith, Johnson and Brown, breaking sharply with nearby states like Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Connecticut, whose

BANGOR DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 21:00:23