eking warmth this winter? The Vermont Department of Health is reminding all people traveling to the Caribbean, and Central and South America and parts of Mexico to take precautions against chikungunya, a virus spread through mosquito bites.
The demolition of the Lazarus Building on Main Street in downtown Middlebury began on the morning of Jan. 19.
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Gasoline prices have fallen a buck on average in most states, putting more money back in motorists’ wallets. In Vermont, however, environmental groups are proposing a tax to grab that buck from drivers and give it to the state to stop global warming.
During the days leading up to the Vermont Gubernatorial Inauguration last week, law enforcement officials became aware of the fact that various political factions were planning to stage protests at the Vermont State House on the day of the inauguration.
Voting anonymously, Vermont Legislators elected Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) for a third term today after more than two months with an undecided outcome following the surprise November election. The secret vote was Shumlin 110 versus Republican Scott Milne’s 69.
David Allaire, the current president of the Rutland City Board of Aldermen, will seek the mayor’s office in the Town Meeting Day election this March. Allaire lost to Mayor Christopher Louras in the 2013 election.
On Dec. 29, officers of the Middlebury Police Department arrested Michael Maheu, 40, of Ripton.
On Dec. 28, at approximately 8:40 p.m., a lone male entered the Shoreham Service Center brandishing a handgun and demanding all the money from the drawer.
The Vermont Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) has asked for an expansion of a Preliminary Damage Assessment by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to include eight additional counties.
Burnt toast for Gov. Shumlin
Supporters of the Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign rallied and burned their medical bills in front of the Vermont statehouse, denouncing Democrat Gov. Shumlin for abandoning his support for universal, publicly financed healthcare Dec. 18.
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Gov. Peter Shumlin announced Wednesday he has called off his plans for single-payer health care in Vermont for 2015, saying “now is not the right time.”
The Vermont State Police is alerting the motoring public to clear all snow and ice from the roof and windshields of vehicles.
"Vermont GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott Milne will seek votes from legislators, according to multiple online new reports Dec. 8..."
Utility crews prepare for first major snowfall of the season
The first major storm of the season is expected to hit Vermont just before Thanksgiving, and Green Mountain Power officials said Nov. 26 that the utility is ready, activating its workforce and external contractors to ensure that any power outages are restored as quickly as possible.
An outbreak of salmonella illnesses in the northeastern United States, including three cases in Vermont, has been associated with bean sprouts. This is the finding from an investigation by the Vermont Department of Health along with other state health departments, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).