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VERNON — State regulators have signed off on a big security change at Vermont Yankee.The Vermont Public Utility Commission last week approved Entergy's plan to downsize the idled nuclear plant's "protected area" from 10.5 acres to 1.3 acres. … more
NORWICH, Conn. — An Athens, Vt., man is being held on a $250,000 bond after he was arrested in his car allegedly sexually assaulting a 15-year-old.According to a press release from the Norwich Police Department, on Sept. 4 at just past 3 a.m., … more
BRATTLEBORO — A reward of $1,000 is being offered for help locating a pair of bronze lion statues stolen from The Vermont Building."It's very concerning for our tenants, for the area, for the stretch of property in there," said Shelly Huber, … more
BRATTLEBORO — A group has hopes of purchasing land near petroglyphs under the Connecticut River, with the goal of preventing future development on land it sees as culturally meaningful."This is all part of the Abenaki people trying to … more
WHITINGHAM — A local bike tour has seen a steady increase in funds that go towards fighting hunger in the community."I think the first year, we raised $3,000, and we thought that was just really great," said Joe Specht, organizing committee … more
MANCHESTER, N.H. — Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders began his Labor Day weekend in Iowa, home of the nation's opening presidential caucus, and ended it in New Hampshire, site of the country's first primary. But that doesn't mean the 2016 … more
BROOKLYN, N.Y. — When Nick Shakespeare was a student at New York University in 2008, sitting around with his buddies writing a comic called "She Pirates," the idea of an all-female band of pirates was just kind of a novel way to pass the … more
MONTPELIER — The Tax Department is sending close to 20,000 letters to Vermonters telling them they may owe sales tax for online and other purchases. The letters say residents have until Oct. 31 to pay without interest or penalties.When a … more
POULTNEY — Vermont State Police said Saturday that a silver revolver a Poultney man pointed at officers during an early Friday morning standoff, prompting troopers to open fire and kill him, was a BB gun.Police also identified Saturday the … more
Vermont writer Bill Mares couldn't believe anything could tear him apart as much as the open heart surgery he faced last fall.Then Donald Trump was elected president on the Burlingtonian's birthday."During the campaign, I had reread the Sinclair … more
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