• Hoosick wins wild one over MAU - 04/19/2014 09:01 AM EDT
    Bennington College one of 18 northern New England colleges to get green ranking

    04/19/2014 03:24 PM EDT
    Northern New England has made a strong showing in the Princeton Review's 2014 guide to "green colleges," with 18 colleges and universities receiving recognition. Vermont has six colleges that received the green ranking. Two of them, Middlebury College and Green Mountain College, earned the highest possible score. 
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    Vehicle collides with moose on Route 9
    04/19/2014 03:15 PM EDT - SEARSBURG - Vermont State Police responded to a car-moose collision on Route 9 near Route 8 at approximately 10:20 p.m. on Friday, April 18. Police said William Fairweather, 69, of Wayne, N.J., was driving a 2012 Land Rover east on Route 9 when a moose walked out into his lane of travel. Without enough time to react, Fairweather collided with the moose. Full Story

    Tax Freedom Day is Saturday
    04/19/2014 12:07 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- Today, April 19, is Tax Freedom Day in Vermont. The day is significant because it represents how long Americans collectively have to work to pay off the nation's tax burden. Each state's total federal, state and local tax burden varies. Vermont is the 33rd latest state to have made the collective income to pay its portion of accumulative taxes. Full Story

    18 colleges ranked 'green' in northern New England
    04/19/2014 08:18 AM EDT - Northern New England is making a strong showing in the Princeton Review's 2014 guide to "green colleges." Full Story

    5 Vermont ski areas still open
    04/19/2014 08:19 AM EDT - MONTPELIER (AP) - The Vermont Ski Areas Association says five ski resorts will remain open this weekend, with three planning to offer skiing and riding into May. Full Story

    State boasts nation's 2nd lowest unemployment rate in March
    04/18/2014 10:10 PM EDT - Vermont claimed the second-lowest unemployment rate in the nation in March with just 3.4 percent of the workforce without jobs. The national average is 6.7 percent. It marked the sixth consecutive monthly drop in the state's unemployment rate. Coupled with growth in the workforce -- meaning more people are working or looking for jobs -- the rate is a promising sign for the Full Story

    Police say state employee embezzled $75K in state funds
    04/19/2014 08:58 AM EDT - A state employee allegedly crafted an elaborate check-cashing scheme and embezzled at least $75,000 from the state, Gov. Peter Shumlin announced Friday. State police Friday arrested Office of Risk Management employee Lisa Peduzzi and charged her with multiple charges of Embezzlement by a Public Official. Full Story

    Region News in Brief
    04/18/2014 10:08 PM EDT - Fire destroys Swanton sugar house SWANTON (AP) -- Fire has destroyed a sugar house in the Vermont town of Swanton. The owner discovered the fire early Friday morning. When the fire department arrived, the sugar house was fully involved. No one was injured. Authorities say the building, a dump truck and tractor are all a total loss. Full Story

    Police: Deaths likely a murder-suicide
    04/17/2014 09:51 PM EDT - STOWE (AP) -- Police in Stowe are calling a suspected murder-suicide a "tragic act of domestic violence." Police say they believe 64-year-old Wayne Washburn killed his wife Katherine and then himself. Police responded to a home on Cady Hill road at about 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, where they discovered the bodies. Full Story

    Vermont State Police recognize National Telecommunicators Week, April 13 - 19
    04/17/2014 06:14 PM EDT - WATERBURY - Each year, the second full week of April is dedicated to the men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators. The 2014 National Telecommunicators Week began on Monday, April 13 and will run through Saturday, April 19. The Vermont State Police wish to honor and recognize the hard work and dedication exhibited by state police telecommunicators, including dispatchers and 911 Full Story