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Burlington considers electric bike and scooter share

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Electric bikes and scooters could be rolled out in the Queen City in the coming months. Burlington city officials are building off what they did last year with their Greenride Bike-share program.The City of Burlington Public Works, The Mayor and Burlington Parks Recreation and


Central District Democrat Jared Carter Discusses Campaign For Burlington City Council

There are four city council seats up for election in Burlington on Town Meeting Day next month. The Democrat running in the Central City district race is an attorney who leads the Vermont Community Law Center and teaches at the Vermont Law School. Jared Carter tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief


Fire injures one, chases senior residents from Williston housing complex

One person was injured and the residents of at least eight apartments will be relocated after a fire Monday at a Williston senior housing complex. Firefighters arrived at Eagle Crest Senior Housing just after 6 am to find residents already evacuating. One resident was having what the fire department


University administrator creates events, conversation around diversity

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Dr. Wanda Heading-Grant happily admits to being in everybody's business. "It's because I feel like diversity and inclusion and equity has to run through every thread and every fabric of the university," she said.


Colchester PD: Man struck girlfriend with hammer, facing attempted murder charge

COLCHESTER, Vt. - A 37-year old man is facing an attempted murder charge after, police say, he attacked his girlfriend with a hammer in Colchester, Vt. According to police, a 27-year old woman told police her boyfriend, Dennis Martin, had assaulted her.


Burlington: 5 Newest Homes To Hit The Market

BURLINGTON, VT — Looking for a new house, and want to get a better understanding of what's available near you? Perhaps you could use some assistance in your search? Not to fear! To keep you in the game, we've compiled the latest batch of five new listings nearby.


Essex Police investigating series of reported car thefts

ESSEX, Vt. (WCAX) The Essex Police Department is asking for your help after several reported car thefts. Officers say it happened early Sunday morning in the residential areas off West Street.


Vt. state track and field championships: St. J girls claim fifth straight crown

BURLINGTON — The Rotti sisters, Jen and Lia, combined for 58 points as the St. Johnsbury Academy girls claimed their fifth straight Division I indoor track and field championship Saturday at the University of Vermont.


Vermont's Drivers Licenses Being Updated

The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles is updating driver's licenses and non-driver identification cards with advanced security features. That means licenses and ID cards will no longer be printed during visits to a DMV office starting in July.


WinterWonderGrass to return to Vermont in 2020

STRATTON — WinterWonderGrass Music & Brew Festival will return to Vermont in 2020. Following enthusiastic support from locals, artists, fans and the New England music community at large, the nationally acclaimed bluegrass and brew gathering will be back, but at a warmer date.


Taste Your Way Through Burlington During Vermont Restaurant Week

Terroir is a French word often used in the winemaking world: It refers to the set of environmental factors — soil, climate and sunlight — that imbue grapes with their distinct flavor. But the word has wider applications. Travelers in search of Vermont's unique terroir can get a taste of place simply


Vermont talc supplier files for bankruptcy amid lawsuits

Imerys Talc Vermont — a key supplier for Johnson & Johnson baby powder — filed for bankruptcy Wednesday amidst multi-billion dollar lawsuits against the corporation over allegations that its products cause mesothelioma and ovarian cancer.


State revokes license of former guidance director

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Agency of Education has revoked the education license of a former Burlington High School guidance director charged with unprofessional conduct.


Snowfall surpasses average in parts of Maine, Vermont

The snow gods have been good to some areas of northern New England this season, with total snowfall so far surpassing normal by several feet in some spots as ski areas and winter sports enthusiasts head into the President's Day holiday.


South Burlington coin dealer to avoid jail time

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) A South Burlington coin and jewelry businessman will avoid prison time. Stephen Edwards, 71, pleaded guilty Friday for failing to take proper theft-prevention measures for items in his store. He's facing fines and probation.


UVM women's hockey wins on senior night

BURLINGTON, Vt. - UVM women's hockey scored three times in the opening period to seal a 4-1 senior night win over Holy Cross on Saturday at Gutterson Fieldhouse. Theresa Schafzahl scored first just 1:32 into the game, and then Kristina Shanahan netted back-to-back goals later in the period for a 3-0


Essex High School student discusses winning Sanders' essay contest

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Senator Bernie Sanders last week announced the winners of his ninth annual State of the Union essay contest. The contest gives Vermont high school students an opportunity to describe which issues they would prioritize if they were president. Out of 590 essays, first prize went


The Deeper Dig: Progressive’s past comments upend a Burlington election

The Deeper Dig is a weekly podcast from the VTDigger newsroom. Listen below, and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Critics of Mohamed Jafar, whose misogynistic tweets from 2012 to 2016 were publicly revealed this week, have called for the Burlingto


Pride Center of Vermont Responds to Targeted Vandalism

Pride Center of Vermont Responds to Targeted Vandalism. BURLINGTON, VT – February 5, 2019 – Between the evening hours of Monday, February 4, and the morning of Tuesday, February 5, a poster with the words “Better Dead Than Red” was plastered onto the main entrance door of Pride Center of Vermont. Th


Potter Wins Again, Rangers Set School Record at State Meet

NEWPORT, VT — BURLINGTON–The second half of the Vermont State Indoor Track and Field Championship was held on Saturday on the campus of UVM. The North Country Falcons and Lake Region Rangers were both in attendance, with the Falcons competing in the Division I meet and the Rangers in Division II.