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  • Ex-Vermont employee faces embezzlement charges 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 7:16 pm
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - A former state employee was charged Friday with embezzling more than $50,000 by using what Gov. Peter Shumlin called a "fairly sophisticated" scheme that involved setting up false claims against the state and then using the money that was to pay those claims for her own purposes.

  • Vermont says unemployment now 2nd lowest in US 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 2:40 pm
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - Gov. Peter Shumlin says the latest unemployment statistics show Vermont now has the second lowest unemployment rate in the country.

  • Correction: Health Overhaul-Audit story 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:16 pm
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - In a story April 12 about a planned review of the rollout of the Vermont Health Connect website by the state auditor, The Associated Press incorrectly reported how much had been spent on the project so far. About $66 million in federal grants has been spent, not $180 million. The story also should have made clear that the federal government will make a total of $173 million in grants available for the program and other health reform efforts.

  • Vermont holds last 2 annual deer hearings 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 4:04 pm
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department will be holding two more public meetings next month to discuss management of the state's deer herd.

  • 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.

  • Minor flooding expected in Orleans County 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 4:40 pm
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - The National Weather Service says the Barton River in Vermont's Orleans County is expected to cause minor flooding.

  • Snow is keeping many spring athletes inside 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 12:29 pm
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Montpelier High School boys' baseball team had a home scrimmage scheduled for next week and the girls' tennis team had a home match scheduled for Monday, but both are being pushed back because spring hasn't really sprung yet in Vermont.

  • 4-decade Vermont clean air leader gets EPA award 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 4:05 am
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - The longtime head of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation's Air Pollution Control Division is being recognized by the federal Environmental Protection Agency for his efforts to improve air quality in the state and New England.

  • State officials to host wind power noise workshops 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 10:49 am
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont Public Service Board will be hosting workshops about noise and electricity generation projects, including wind power farms, but opponents worry that new regulations will not apply to existing wind projects.

  • New Vermont law encouraging small power generation 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 5:26 pm
  • EAST MONTPELIER, Vermont - It's now easier for more small power generators in the state to get paid for any excess electricity they produce by sending that power back onto the electric grid, according to a new law signed by Gov. Peter Shumlin on Tuesday.

  • Vt. unemployment rate drops to 3.7 percent 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 10:31 am
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont Department of Labor says the state's unemployment rate has dropped to 3.7 percent, the fifth lowest rate in the country.

  • Connecticut River projects get $445K in grants 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 10:23 am
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - Seven Connecticut River watershed projects are getting over $445,000 in grants from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.

  • Vermont towns in flood zones paying the price 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 6:25 am
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - Much of downtown Montpelier is perched along the banks of the North Branch of the Winooski River, a waterway that has poured into buildings, forcing many homeowners to purchase flood insurance.

  • Vermont program recycles farm plastics for free 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 1:13 pm
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - A new pilot program in Vermont will allow farmers to recycle the plastics they accumulate for free at various locations statewide.

  • Vt. governor signs bill on language updates to law 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 4:23 pm
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - Stirling Peebles stood before Gov. Peter Shumlin, a crowd of lawmakers, disability rights advocates and media people Friday and told how words can hurt.

  • Vt. lawmaker resigns to take health care job 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 4:16 pm
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - A Vermont state lawmaker is leaving the legislature to become a paid advocate pushing for the implementation of the state's universal health care plan.