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    Burlington completes $9M waterfront park improvements

    11/24/2015 08:01 AM EST
    BURLINGTON, VT. >> Officials say $9 million improvements on a waterfront park in Vermont have been completed. Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger, Gov. Peter Shumlin and other officials were in the city Monday morning to open the Waterfront North Access project, the first new waterfront public infrastructure investment since the creation of Waterfront Park two decades ago. 
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    St. Johnsbury police warn about phony tax calls
    11/24/2015 07:58 AM EST - ST. JOHNSBURY, VT. >> Police in St. Johnsbury say a number of residents have reported receiving phone calls from someone claiming to be with the Internal Revenue Service who demands money to settle unpaid or disputed tax bills. Authorities in the Vermont town Monday reminded residents not to give out personal identifying or financial information to anyone who contacts them by email or phone. Full Story

    Brattleboro Retreat receives 'full compliance' review by feds
    11/24/2015 07:02 AM EST - BRATTLEBORO — Last week nine federal and state officials representing the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services completed a four-day survey of the Brattleboro Retreat. This was the unannounced full federal survey the Retreat had been anticipating for the review of all CMS Conditions of Participation. Full Story

    Inmate paints stark picture of conditions in Michigan prison
    11/24/2015 07:02 AM EST - Some Vermont inmates have been moved to the North Lake Correctional Facility in Michigan under a new state contract with GEO Corp. Courtesy photo Shortly after Peter began serving his sentence in St. Johnsbury in 2013, he started working in the prison's kitchen. He worked hard at his job, in part believing that the employment would prevent him from being transferred to Vermont's out-of-state Full Story

    Public hearings Monday on state budget
    11/23/2015 07:04 AM EST - MONTPELIER, VT. >> The Shumlin administration is taking comments from the public on the state budget through Internet-based seminars called webinars. The two hearings are planned for Monday. The human services budget will be the topic from 1 to 3 p.m., and the budget for the rest of state government will be the focus from 4 to 6 p. Full Story

    Vermont lawmakers to get preview of upcoming issues
    11/23/2015 06:56 AM EST - MONTPELIER, VT. >> Vermont lawmakers are being invited to Montpelier the week after Thanksgiving to get a preview of the issues they'll be facing when they reconvene in January. A daylong legislative briefing set for Tuesday, Dec. 1, will feature welcoming remarks from legislative leaders, followed by presentations from administration officials about the budget challenges Vermont is facing. Full Story

    Police: Passenger seriously injured in highway crash
    11/23/2015 06:54 AM EST - BRAINTREE, VT. >> Vermont State Police say a passenger was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash in the Orange County town of Braintree. Police say 20-year-old Spencer Brown of Braintree was driving south on Route 12A at about 12:40 a.m. Saturday when he went off the road and struck several trees. Full Story

    Divers tow plane wreckage from reservoir to shore
    11/23/2015 06:49 AM EST - NORTH SALEM, N.Y. >> Divers towed a large portion of a plane found about 60 feet deep in a New York reservoir to shore. Authorities said Sunday they may have found the front of the 1971 Beechcraft Bonanza and the bodies of the pilot and his wife in the Titicus Reservoir in North Salem. Authorities identified them as Val and Taew Horsa of South Salem. Full Story

    Pittsfield parish seeks approval to demolish former convent
    11/22/2015 09:34 PM EST - PITTSFIELD >> St. Joseph's Parish is reluctantly giving up efforts to preserve or restore its historic brick convent at 350 North St. and seeks to demolish it, parish representatives told the Historical Commission on Monday. "It is a sad state that we have to come to this," said attorney Mark Brennan, representing the parish. Full Story

    New $710-a-day drug saves lives but strains state budgets
    11/23/2015 06:36 AM EST - MONTPELIER — A newly approved drug is being hailed as a major advance in treatment of cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease that clogs the lungs with mucus and forces patients to struggle to breathe. But it comes with a punishing price tag — about $710 per patient per day. The treatment takes a bite out of Medicaid programs that are already facing big budget problems, Full Story

    Harrison Ford and Chewbacca finally end feud on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

    Jimmy Kimmel brings Harrison Ford and Chewbacca of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” together again, after supposed rift, as Adele’s “Hello” plays.