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 2020-07-03 16:47 

Burlington Free Press

Gov. Scott allows vote-by-mail bill to become law without signature...

Gov. Phil Scott said Thursday he's allowing a bill to allow mail in voting during the November presidential to become law without his signature....

 2020-07-03 00:28 

Burlington Free Press

Contending with racial justice in Vermont goes back years. So does the backlash....

Many Vermonters joined in the national movement to support Black Lives Matter, but not everyone is on board. The state's history might provide some context....

 2020-07-02 21:38 

Burlington Free Press

Hannaford urged to protect migrant worker rights as grocery sales grow, workers struggle...

The Vermont organization Migrant Justice is urging Hannaford to join Milk with Dignity, a program meant to protect the rights of migrant farmworkers....

 2020-07-02 20:33 

Burlington Free Press

VPA: High school fall sports will have delayed start due to COVID-19...

High school fall sports will not begin with preseason practices on Aug. 10, the VPA said on Thursday in a news release....

 2020-07-02 20:03 

Burlington Free Press

After previous deal falls through, ArtsRiot sells venue to Magic Hat co-founder Newman...

Alan Newman, co-founder of Magic Hat Brewing Co. and Seventh Generation Inc., bought Burlington music venue and restaurant, ArtsRiot....

 2020-07-02 17:17 

Burlington Free Press

Despite recent cloudbursts, Champlain Valley remains in a dry spell...

Recent rounds of thunderstorms in northwest Vermont dented June's dry spell, but forecasters say the parching trend is likely to continue....

 2020-07-02 14:58 

Burlington Free Press

Mayor asks Burlington residents to 'make noise' to celebrate on July 3, in lieu of fireworks...

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger is encouraging residents to 'make noise' July 3 to celebrate together....

 2020-07-02 14:34 

Burlington Free Press

Coronavirus: Vermont begins campaign to encourage mask-wearing...

Vermont is set to begin campaign to encourage people to wear masks to help reduce the COVID-19 viral spread, Gov. Phil Scott said Wednesday....

 2020-07-02 14:02 

Burlington Free Press

Stowe Country Club guide for the 2020 Vermont Amateur golf championship...

A hole-by-hole look at Stowe Country Club, host of this year's Vermont Golf Association amateur championship....

 2020-07-02 13:45 

Burlington Free Press

State police investigate 'white supremacist' group graffiti incident on Waterbury Dam...

State police investigate a graffiti incident in Waterbury depicting white supremacy group...

 2020-07-02 03:25 

Burlington Free Press

Sports are back! S.D. Ireland bests Essex in debut of Vermont Summer Baseball League...

Competition made its official return for the first time since the COVID-19 shutdown, and the Vermont Summer Baseball League took center stage....

 2020-07-01 23:08 

Burlington Free Press

Four Burlington bars accused by the state of violating COVID-19 guidelines...

Four bars in Burlington were issued written warnings from the Vermont Department of Liquor and Lottery over the past week....

 2020-07-01 21:16 

Burlington Free Press

Only two UVM students tested positive for COVID-19 following move-in day on June 1...

Testing data shows less than 0.5% of college students tested in Burlington in June had COVID-19....

 2020-07-01 21:13 

Burlington Free Press

Black Lives Matter flag in Milton torn down, stolen...

The flag was re-raised on Wednesday at 5 p.m., according to an Instagram post from the school....

 2020-07-01 19:25 

Burlington Free Press

State auditor questions cost savings of Vermont's health care experiment...

State Auditor Doug Hoffer released a report questioning whether Vermont's OneCare accountable care organization will save money on health care....

 2020-07-01 19:22 

Burlington Free Press

Special education in Vermont 'needs intervention,' feds say...

If the state maintains this level for three or more consecutive years, the federal government could withhold funding from Vermont schools....

 2020-07-01 18:22 

Burlington Free Press

More than 1,100 Vermont USCIS employees face furloughs...

USCIS employees in Vermont are split between facilities in in St. Albans City and Essex....

 2020-07-01 18:19 

Burlington Free Press

Vermont State Police identify woman found dead in Winooski River, investigation is ongoing...

Vermont State Police say they've identified a woman found dead in the Winooski River in Middlesex as a Barre resident....

 2020-07-01 18:03 

Burlington Free Press

Former St. Albans police officer charged with assault after case reopened...

Joel Daugreilh is accused of using pepper spray on a suspect who was handcuffed and in a holding cell at the St. Albans police department in 2017....

 2020-07-01 16:49 

Burlington Free Press

Winooski man accused of hate crime in verbal assault case involving child...

Winooski police say a local man repeatedly used racial epithets in a confrontation with a white woman and her biracial daughter....

 2020-07-01 15:10 

Burlington Free Press

Fairfax plans a cell tower for its town forest, and some residents aren't happy about it...

Fairfax has given Verizon the go-ahead to build a cell tower in its town forest; residents living nearby believe it should go somewhere else....

 2020-07-01 14:55 

Burlington Free Press

Maine, Vermont next in fight over aid to religious schools...

An attorney suing Vermont over religious school students' ability to take college classes says a new U.S. Supreme Court decision could have an impact....

 2020-07-01 14:26 

Burlington Free Press

Fire destroys Pearl Street Beverage in Burlington; cause under investigation...

The cause of an early-morning fire that consumed Pearl Street Beverage in Burlington remains under investigation....

 2020-07-01 13:22 

Burlington Free Press

Burlington City Council approves reduced budget reflecting police reductions...

No new Burlington police officers will be hired until the number of total officers employed falls below 74....

 2020-07-01 13:20 

Burlington Free Press

Amid nationwide protests, Montpelier hires Black police chief...

Montpelier's Brian Peete is believed to be the first Black police chief in Vermont....

 2020-07-01 11:45 

Burlington Free Press

The Vermont Summer Baseball League begins July 1. Here's the opening week schedule....

The Vermont Summer Baseball League will play games over the next month, concluding with a single-elimination tournament....

 2020-07-01 11:24 

Burlington Free Press

Machinery is silent, but history presses on at Burlington Free Press landmark...

Silent since May 4, the Burlington Free Press' warehouse-sized printing operations are being dismantled, making way for yet another transformation....

 2020-07-01 10:00 

Burlington Free Press

Is it safe to swim? What experts say about coronavirus and how Vermont pools keep swimmers healthy...

Is it safe to swim with others during the pandemic? What the science says and what local pools are doing to keep swimmers healthy for this season....

 2020-07-01 00:46 

Burlington Free Press

Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl: 2020 Vermont-New Hampshire game canceled...

The 67th Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl will not be played this summer, officials said following a Board of Governors meeting on Tuesday night....

 2020-06-30 21:55 

Burlington Free Press

Vermont Lake Monsters' season canceled: MLB shelves minor league baseball for 2020...

Major League Baseball said Tuesday it will not provide players for affiliated minor league teams for the 2020 season....

 2020-06-30 20:39 

Burlington Free Press

Vermont's plastic bag ban starts July 1. Here's what you need to know....

An example of where the plastic bag ban does not apply? Your local newspaper, like the Burlington Free Press, can still use a plastic bag for delivery....

 2020-06-30 16:26 

Burlington Free Press

'Reasonable grounds' to believe discrimination claims against Sarah George's office: What's next?...

The Vermont Human Rights Commission published its discrimination investigation involving Sarah George's office. Here's what may happen next....

 2020-06-30 15:51 

Burlington Free Press

Summer heads-up: Potentially harmful cyanobacteria thrive in Vermont's warm, shallow ponds and lakes...

Take this cool, wet spell to study up on how summer weather increases the risk posed by potentially harmful cyanobacteria in lakes and ponds....

 2020-06-30 01:05 

Burlington Free Press

BTV City Council to vote on budget cuts to police force: Activists, law enforcement weigh in...

A number of Burlington residents have weighed in on budget discussions, specifically to call for reducing allocations to the police department....

 2020-06-29 20:41 

Burlington Free Press

Williams College, Middlebury's rival, is second NESCAC school to cancel fall sports season...

According to a statement, Middlebury College continues to evalulate plans for the 2020 sports season....

 2020-06-29 19:47 

Burlington Free Press

Thunder Road approved for limited fan attendance for July 2 event...

The state of Vermont has granted approval for Thunder Road to allow a limited crowd for Thursday's auto racing event in Barre....

 2020-06-29 17:28 

Burlington Free Press

Essex's Wyatt Lamell named Vermont's Gatorade track & field athlete of the year...

Lamell is the fourth Hornet to win the Gatorade award, which recognizes athletic excellence, academic achievement and exemplary character....

 2020-06-29 11:22 

Burlington Free Press

ECHO Science Spotlight: Try this fun experiment about Bernoulli's Principle!...

How come birds can fly and humans cannot? Learn more and explore Burnoulli's Principle with ECHO's Science Spotlight activity you can do at home....

 2020-06-27 17:09 

Burlington Free Press

A call center to get people their negative test results is in the works...

Test results in Vermont usually come within 48 hours if positive, but by a letter in the mail if negative. The state is hoping to remedy this....

 2020-06-27 17:07 

Burlington Free Press

Burlington aims for 2021 start date for new pay structure in parking garages...

The city's department of public works recommends delaying the implementation of new pay structure for parking garages until Jan. 1, 2021....

 2020-06-26 23:58 

Burlington Free Press

New Vermont report highlights gender disparities in COVID-19 impact...
 2020-06-26 23:00 

Burlington Free Press

BHS alumna takes stage to speak on growing up Black in Burlington...

Wilcox was one of a dozen people who spoke on June 20, following a demonstration and march against police brutality and racial injustice in Burlington....

 2020-06-26 22:57 

Burlington Free Press

Ridin' High's 'Big John' sentenced to five years probation in cannabis case...

Ridin High Skate Shop Owner...

 2020-06-26 22:04 

Burlington Free Press

Fear not! Fried dough and more coming to the Champlain Valley fairgrounds in July...

Stripped of the rides, contests and displays because of the pandemic, this Champlain Valley Fair event is all about the food. Deep fried tacos, anyone?...

 2020-06-26 20:17 

Burlington Free Press

Burlington community leaders speak out on George Floyd killing, justice reform...
 2020-06-26 20:16 

Burlington Free Press

Burlington School Board wants to keep police officers in schools...

The Burlington School Board has voted to recommend that police officers continue to be in public schools for the upcoming academic year, amid some demands to remove them and defund police....

 2020-06-26 19:56 

Burlington Free Press

Inmate at St. Albans prison tests positive for coronavirus...

Vermont is reexamining its intake policy for new inmates after several have recently tested positive for COVID-19 at state prisons, said Secretary of Human Services Mike Smith....

 2020-06-26 19:54 

Burlington Free Press

South Burlington athletic director Mike Jabour has battled racism his whole life...

Former star athlete Mike Jabour, one of two Black athletic directors in Vermont, has a stronger voice today than growing up in South Burlington....

 2020-06-26 18:59 

Burlington Free Press

Williston gym teacher wins national award and $10,000...

Lyn Porter, who has taught physical education in Williston for 29 years, has been told by students they like her because she is a big kid herself....

 2020-06-26 17:18 

Burlington Free Press

Milton police respond to video showing officers using force on Black teen...

The video, which was posted this week, depicted an arrest of a Black teenager by Milton police officers that occurred in May....

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