Task force to investigate Vermont orphanage abuse

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's top law enforcement officials vowed Monday to seek the truth of decades-old allegations of physical, mental and sexual abuse and even murder at the long-closed St. Jos...

Scholars discussing legacy of Russian dissident Solzhenitsyn

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Scholars from around the world are gathering in Vermont to discuss the writings and legacy of the late dissident author Alexander Solzhenitsyn (sohl-zheh-NEETS'-ihn.) ...

Vermont exec would be nation's first transgender governor

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A former energy company executive from Vermont has a shot at becoming the nation's first transgender governor — but she says that's not the main reason she's running. ...

US contract worker to admit taking $2.5 million in kickbacks

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A former project manager for a company that has done tens of millions of dollars in energy efficiency work for a number of U.S. government agencies agreed to plead guilty to cha...

Human smuggling getting sophisticated on northern border

DERBY LINE, Vt. (AP) — While the Trump administration fortifies the southern border, there's growing concern over the number of foreigners entering the country illegally across the porous northern bor...

Eyes turn to Vermont as it sees success with health system

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont health care organization working to keep patients healthier while reducing costs is being closely watched because of its rate of success — it was within 1 percent of m...

Program that studies Lake Champlain qualifies for up to $1M

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Two decades after the diminutive Lake Champlain was ridiculed for its brief listing in federal law as one of the Great Lakes, a program that studies the lake has won a designati...

Former Vermont governor who presided over liberal swing dies

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Former Democratic Vermont Gov. Philip Hoff, credited with starting the state's transition from one of the most Republican-entrenched in the nation to one of the most liberal, ha...

Court: Teen accused in school shooting plot deserves bail

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Supreme Court has ruled that a teenager accused of planning a shooting at his former high school should not be kept in jail pending his trial. The ...

Vermont's Republican governor to sign new gun restrictions

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's Republican governor is set to sign the first significant gun restrictions in the state's history during a ceremony on Wednesday. Weather permitting, ...

First rule of weekend debate championship: No men allowed

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The first rule of a North American debate tournament to be held in Vermont this weekend: No men allowed. Some 150 debaters from 18 schools across the U.S. and ...

'Homer can help you': War veterans use ancient epics to cope

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The trials of Odysseus are really not that different from the struggles of those learning to readjust after wars of today, modern veterans are finding. A small...

Companies tout renewable energy projects for Massachusetts

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Some entrepreneurs hoping to provide renewable energy to Massachusetts electricity customers are touting their projects in the run-up to the decision, expected in late January, ...

Energy entrepreneur hopes to bring commuter rail to Vermont

BARRE, Vt. (AP) — An energy entrepreneur wants to set up a commuter rail system to further his vision of weaning Vermont from fossil fuels and getting cars off the highways, and he has taken the first...

After generations, salmon back in Lake Champlain tributaries

HUNTINGTON, Vt. (AP) — For the first time in about 150 years, landlocked Atlantic salmon are once again swimming up some Lake Champlain tributaries in Vermont and New York to spawn in gravel banks, bi...