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Montpelier — Gov. Peter Shumlin, citing 2013 legislative action to decriminalize possession of up to one ounce of marijuana, today announced his intention to allow Vermonters convicted of that offense prior to the law change to apply for a … more
By Wilson Ring Associated Press MONTPELIER - Outgoing Republican state Sen. William Doyle wants to make one thing clear when he's asked about his decision to stop pursuing a recount in his narrow election loss to former state … more
By Erin Mansfield VTDigger.org One of Gov. Peter Shumlin's special commissions says the state can eradicate poverty faster if it dedicates more money to building affordable housing and funding rental assistance programs. For the … more
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) - The co-owner of two historic inns in Vermont has been charged with shooting a bullet through a former employee's truck. The Valley News reports 51-year-old Kenneth Lucci pleaded not guilty this month to charges … more
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - The U.S Attorney's Office in Vermont has announced that it has hired a new assistant U.S. attorney who will focus on civil rights issues. The Burlington Free Press reports that Julia Torti is one of 34 prosecutors that … more
By Wilson Ring The Associated Press MONTPELIER - Vermont's top health care regulator said Wednesday he was hopeful any changes to the federal health care system under president-elect Donald Trump's administration would recognize that … more
By Jim Therrien jtherrien@benningtonbanner.com RUTLAND - Attorneys representing an African-American man in a civil rights suit stemming from his 2013 heroin trafficking conviction hope to send a strong message against racial profiling … more
JAY - A ski resort whose owner and president were accused by the Securities and Exchange Commission of massive fraud months ago is set to open for the season on Saturday with what a federal receiver … more
RUTLAND - Arabic language classes are drawing 25 to 30 people a week in preparation for the new arrivals in town. High school students are helping collect furniture and housewares for them, and … more
MONTPELIER - An expanded federal program to improve wildlife habitat on private agricultural land could help preserve three species of rare turtles in New England and New York, including two types of turtles found in Vermont, officials said Monday. … more
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