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  • Correction: Federal Grants story 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 4:59 pm
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - In a story April 10 about two federal grants for rural development projects, The Associated Press, relying on information from the state's congressional delegation, erroneously reported the name of one of the recipients. The grant was for the Greensboro Fire District No. 1, not the Greensboro Fire Department.

  • Senate committee orders review of 'Cuban Twitter' 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 2:22 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee asked the U.S. Agency for International Development on Thursday to turn over all records about the Obama administration's secret Cuban twitter program as part of a broader review of the agency's civil-society efforts worldwide.

  • Senator critical of effort to free US contractor 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 11:39 am
  • WASHINGTON - The chairman of a Senate oversight panel is criticizing the Obama administration for failing to secure the release of an American contractor who remains imprisoned in Cuba five years after he was arrested.

  • 'Cuban Twitter' heads to hearings in Congress 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 3:25 am
  • WASHINGTON - The head of the U.S. government agency that secretly created a "Cuban Twitter" communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba is expected to testify next week before a senator who thinks the whole idea was "dumb, dumb, dumb." The congressional hearing could resolve key questions around the clandestine program, including whether the Obama administration adequately informed lawmakers about its plans.

  • Vt. Supreme Court judge recommended for US bench 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 2:55 pm
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey Crawford is in line to become the state's next federal judge.

  • Vt. hearing: Teens offered to sell, carry drugs 
    Updated: Mar-17-14 9:14 pm
  • RUTLAND, Vermont - Vermont's heroin and opioid abuse problems received national attention Monday at U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy's Judiciary Committee field hearing in Rutland where witnesses discussed both reassuring signs of progress and areas in need of improvement.