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  • Bernie’s campaign kick-off
  • Bernie’s campaign kick-off
  • Bernie’s campaign kick-off
  • Bernie’s campaign kick-off
  • Bernie’s campaign kick-off
  • Bernie’s campaign kick-off
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May 27, 2015

Bernie’s campaign kick-off

By ANGELO LYNN

BURLINGTON — “BERRR-NIE, BERRR-NIE, BERRR-NIE,” roared the enthusiastic, hometown crowd of 5,000 supporters as Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., took the stage late Tuesday afternoon, May 26, at Burlington’s Waterfront Park to kick-off his presidential campaign.

In his trademark style…

State News
May 22, 2015

Seatbelt safety campaign, sobriety checkpoints announced

RUTLAND COUNTY—Beginning May 18, 2015, law enforcement officials will be out in force, taking part in the 2015 national Click It or Ticket (CIOT) seat belt enforcement mobilization. “As we kick off the busy summer driving season, it is critical that everyone buckles up…

State News
May 22, 2015

Elimination of philosophical exemption survives challenge

By Morgan True, VTDigger.org

The House vote to eliminate a philosophical exemption to childhood vaccines at the time of school entry left a bad taste in the mouths of some lawmakers, but efforts to reconsider that decision failed Wednesday, May 13. The legislation…

State News
May 22, 2015

Lawmakers pass bill making it easier to clear criminal record

By Elizabeth Hewitt, VTDigger.org

Lawmakers gave their final stamp of approval this week to a bill that provides a quicker path to scrubbing certain convictions from a person’s criminal record. Under the new law, individuals convicted of certain crimes they committed before they…

State News
May 22, 2015

Vermont Health Connect insurers request premium increases

By Morgan True, VTDigger.org

The two insurers participating in the Vermont Health Connect insurance exchange are seeking rate increases from state regulators for next year’s plans.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont is seeking an 8.4 percent increase and MVP Health Care…

  • Waitsfield bank robberies investigated
  • Waitsfield bank robberies investigated
  • Waitsfield bank robberies investigated
State News
May 14, 2015

Waitsfield bank robberies investigated

Staff report

Investigations continue into the armed robberies that occurred at the Northfield Savings Bank in Waitsfield on two successive Tuesdays, April 28 and May 5. It is unknown if the two armed robbery incidents are connected.

On Tuesday, April 28,…

State News
May 14, 2015

Vermont pedestrian on tracks killed by train

On Saturday, May 9, at about 10:45 a.m., VSP Royalton troopers and White River Valley Ambulance personnel responded to a stretch of train tracks running parallel to Vermont 12A in the town of Braintree for a report of a train/pedestrian collision. 

The…

State News
May 14, 2015

Deal struck on solar siting requirements

By John Herrick, VTDigger.org

Towns and solar energy developers have reached a temporary compromise over how to better locate solar energy projects across the state.

The Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee unanimously approved an amendment to the state’s renewable energy bill, H.40, that…