Money woes follow Medicaid probe for drug lab
08/23/2016 10:14 PM EDT - MONTPELIER >> A Burlington-based chain of drug-testing labs that has been a key player in Vermont's battle against opiate addiction is being investigated for alleged Medicaid fraud, a state official said Tuesday, but Burlington Labs denied any wrongdoing and blamed coding errors for any overbilling. Full Story

Regulators recommend 5.68 percent rate cut for Vermont Gas
08/23/2016 09:13 AM EDT - MONTEPLIER, VT. >> Vermont's public service commissioner has slashed the recommended amount of pipeline costs that Vermont Gas Systems can recover from customers. Full Story

Grafton residents not ready for vote on wind project
08/23/2016 09:13 AM EDT - GRAFTON, VT. >> The chair of Grafton's select board says residents of the town are not ready to vote on a 28-turbine wind project proposed along the Windham-Grafton town line. Full Story

Railroad crossings' safety under review after teen's death
08/23/2016 07:29 AM EDT - KINGSTON, N.Y. >> The Federal Railroad Administration is reviewing the safety of railroad crossings in the Hudson Valley after a 15-year-old boy was struck and killed by a freight train last week. Full Story

Crop mob descends on Vermont farm to harvest and weed crops
08/23/2016 07:44 AM EDT - BOLTON — Want to help local farms, get your hands dirty in the field and learn about how food is grown? Full Story

Vermont flags to be lowered to honor Justin Beebe
08/22/2016 07:08 AM EDT - MONTPELIER, VT. >> Vermont flags are going go to be lowered at state facilities across the state to honor a Vermonter who died while fighting a wildfire in Nevada. Full Story

Green Mountain Power to buy 14 more hydroelectric dams
08/19/2016 08:44 PM EDT - Vermont's largest electric utility has committed to purchase 14 hydroelectric dams in New England and to get power from two others — a buy that will net Green Mountain Power an added 17 megawatts of energy production for just over $20 million. Full Story

Regulators knock back GMP rate hike request by a third
08/19/2016 08:43 PM EDT - Green Mountain Power residential customers can expect their electricity rates to increase nearly 1 percent this fall, which is less than a third of what the utility had requested from state regulators. Full Story

Regulators study horseshoe crab survival in medical harvest
08/19/2016 08:43 PM EDT - PORTLAND, MAINE >> Environmental regulators studying the harvesting of horseshoe crabs that are drained of some of their blood for biomedical use say they need to get a firmer handle on how many die as part of the process. Full Story

Mormon church opposes plan for futuristic, green communities
08/19/2016 08:43 PM EDT - SALT LAKE CITY >> The utopic communities envisioned by a wealthy Mormon businessman near religious landmarks in Utah and Vermont would feature small homes clustered around community gardens and focus on walkability to reduce the need for cars. Full Story