Some gardeners in a pickle over scarce canning supplies

MARSHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — It’s the time of year when gardeners are turning their ripe tomatoes into sauces and salsas and cucumbers into pickles. But a boom in gardening and preparing food at home during...

Students, alumni clamor to take care of university's cows

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — When the coronavirus pandemic forced the University of Vermont to close and send its students home, the alarm spread: What would happen to the cows? ...

Vermont city hit hard by news of immigration furloughs

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — Word has spread swiftly around the small working-class city of St. Albans about looming furloughs at its U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services center, the largest employer i...

Seniors get diplomas on racetracks, chairlifts amid virus

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Immediately after giving his valedictorian speech, high school senior Philip Root, still clad in his cap and gown, climbed into a borrowed race car and drove up to the finish line at ...

Craft brewers upended by COVID-19 closure of tap rooms, bars

MARSHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Sales of wine, spirits and other alcoholic beverages have risen during the coronavirus pandemic like foam in a freshly poured glass of beer. Just not for some...

Foreign ski workers stranded by virus get helping hand

MARSHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — They were far away from home -- young adults from Latin America, working seasonally at U.S. ski resorts. Then the coronavirus arrived, even before the snows departed. ...

Virus sours business for already-reeling dairy industry

MARSHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — This was supposed to be rebound year for dairy farmers embattled by at least four years of depressed milk prices — and then the coronavirus hit. Schools, resta...

Rhode Island door knocks in search of fleeing New Yorkers

The Rhode Island National Guard started going door to door on Saturday in coastal areas to inform any New Yorkers who may have come to the state that they must self-quarantine for 14 days while Gov. G...

Distilleries using high-proof alcohol to make hand sanitizer

NEW TRIPOLI, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania distillery owner who grew increasingly angry as he saw the skyrocketing price of hand sanitizer has decided to do something about it: He’s temporarily converting...

Ski racing community starts to back away from toxic wax

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — At ski races across the United States, competitors are starting to abandon a type of wax many count on for speed amid concerns it contains potentially hazardous chemicals that t...

Sanders' 'summer camp' in Vermont becomes fodder in debate

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Can a socialist own a summer house? That's the question unabashed capitalist billionaire Mike Bloomberg — who himself owns about a dozen homes — posed as he tr...

Bill in Vermont would decriminalize prostitution

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont lawmaker hopes to make prostitution safer and remove the stigma that often prevents sex workers from seeking police protection and health care. A b...

Erosion, floods make some final resting places not so final

WEYBRIDGE, Vt. (AP) — When Revolutionary War soldier Josiah Clark was buried in a small Vermont cemetery near a river bank in 1835, it was supposed to be his final resting place. ...

Vermont police chief quits after trolling critic on Twitter

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The police chief in Vermont's largest city has resigned, days after it was revealed publicly that he used an anonymous Twitter account to heckle a critic, the mayor of Burlingto...

Snowboarders gather at slopes to honor late visionary

STOWE, Vt. (AP) — Snowboarders are taking turns down a Vermont mountain on the opening day of the season as a tribute to a pioneer in the sport who died this week. Jake Burton Carpen...