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Stories with place: Montpelier
  • Wettest June on record for Montpelier 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 3:43 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - Following a dry spring, parts of Vermont were pummeled by rain in June, giving a soggy start to the hiking and camping season.

  • Sale of IBM microchip plants in Vermont, New York completed 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 12:53 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - GlobalFoundries announced Wednesday it had completed its purchase of IBM's microchip plants in Vermont and New York, giving a new lease on life to a big employer in Vermont and New York's Duchess County.

  • Near majority in Vermont Senate would oust McAllister 
    Updated: Jun-28-15 8:59 am

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - Fourteen of state Sen. Norm McAllister's 29 Senate colleagues say they would vote to expel him from that body based on what they know now about the criminal sex charges he is facing, an Associated Press survey of senators found.

  • Abundance of rain challenges New England farmers story has photos
    Updated: Jun-27-15 10:13 am

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - Farmers welcomed the rain after a dry spring but an abundance of it in June has saturated some crops, made fields too muddy for farm machinery and delayed the crucial first cutting of hay for livestock in some areas of Northern New England.

  • Rail system allowed to use pesticides starting next month 
    Updated: Jun-16-15 6:40 am

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - After a one-year hiatus, the Vermont Rail System can once again spray herbicides on the 2.5-mile track running through Montpelier.

  • As disability law milestone approaches, challenges remain 
    Updated: Jun-14-15 11:39 am

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - Ash Brittenham was nearly halfway across Main Street in his motorized wheelchair when a large delivery truck that had stopped in front of the hardware store backed up and blocked Brittenham's only path to the sloped curb cut up to the opposite sidewalk. He froze momentarily until the driver of a Green Mountain Transit Authority bus began honking.

  • Vermont law library reducing hours due to budget cuts 
    Updated: Jun-14-15 10:00 am

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont Department of Libraries is phasing out law library services at the State Library in Montpelier as part of its effort to cope with a budget reduction of over $400,000.

  • Vermont governor signs renewable energy bill 
    Updated: Jun-11-15 6:25 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - As he stood outside a Victorian house getting new insulation, Gov. Peter Shumlin signed a law Thursday designed to retool Vermont's renewable energy programs and spur utilities to help customers cut costs and carbon emissions in heating their homes.

  • Vermont to offer free fishing, events this weekend 
    Updated: Jun-10-15 7:23 am

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - As spring comes to a close, many free events are coming to Vermont this weekend.

  • Vermont names Middlebury man 2015 Game Warden of the Year 
    Updated: Jun-10-15 3:35 am

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - A 19-year-veteran Vermont game warden is the state's game Warden of the Year.

  • Church, truck in Montpelier damaged after crane collapses 
    Updated: Jun-09-15 6:43 am

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - Fire officials say a church in downtown Montpelier is damaged after a crane collapsed on the roof of the nearly 150-year-old building.