• Take back our democracy - 10/19/2014 10:43 PM EDT
    Google selects Stowe as Vermont’s 2014 eCity

    10/19/2014 10:42 PM EDT
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- One of Vermont’s most picturesque ski towns is now considered one of the nation’s most tech-friendly towns, according to Google. Google has named Stowe as the 2014 eCity for the State of Vermont. The eCity Awards recognize the strongest online business communities in all 50 states. 
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    Tentative agreement reached amid Vermont teacher strike
    10/19/2014 08:55 AM EDT - SOUTH BURLINGTON (AP) - Amid a teacher strike, a mediator in the South Burlington schools dispute over teacher contracts says both sides have reached a tentative agreement and the schools will open Monday. Full Story

    Low reimbursements threaten Blueprint for Health despite promising results
    10/19/2014 09:24 AM EDT - MONTPELIER -- Vermont's Blueprint for Health program continues to reduce health care costs by improving preventive and primary care, but that success is threatened by low incentive payments, according to a new report. Full Story

    Retreat deficiencies detailed in memo to state
    10/18/2014 11:42 AM EDT - BRATTLEBORO -- More details on why the Brattleboro Retreat was threatened with loss of federal funding came to light after it submitted on Oct. 16 a memorandum to the Vermont Department of Mental Health summarizing the findings of a recent survey conducted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  Full Story

    Brattleboro Retreat must fix problems by Nov. 5
    10/17/2014 02:40 PM EDT - MONTPELIER (AP) - A private psychiatric hospital that houses patients for the state of Vermont must fix problems by Nov. 5 or risk losing federal funding. Full Story

    30th Annual Townshend Pumpkin Festival is today on the Townshend Common
    10/18/2014 01:17 AM EDT - TOWNSHEND -- The 30th Annual Townshend Pumpkin Festival will take place today, rain or shine, from 9 a. Full Story

    Convicted killer pleads not guilty to escape charge
    10/17/2014 11:20 PM EDT - BRATTLEBORO -- Though he remained under strict furlough supervision by the state Department of Corrections, convicted Northeast Kingdom murderer Scott Favreau had been living and working in Brattleboro as a free man. Full Story

    Massachusetts gets $132M in heating assistance
    10/17/2014 10:34 PM EDT - BOSTON >> — Massachusetts is getting almost $132 million in federal assistance to help low-income residents heat their homes this winter. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the grants through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program on Wednesday. More than $3 billion is being made available overall. Full Story

    Negative campaign ads flood NH airwaves
    10/17/2014 10:24 PM EDT - CONCORD, N.H. -- Whether it’s Good Morning America, General Hospital or the evening news, viewers in New Hampshire have likely seen an ad this week in which a young girl at a spelling bee is asked to spell "Shaheen" and answers "O-b-a-m-a." It’s part of an onslaught that has given the state a dubious distinction: New Hampshire television viewers are seeing more U. Full Story

    In turn, gay marriage becomes legal in Arizona
    10/17/2014 10:24 PM EDT - PHOENIX -- Gay marriage became legal in Arizona on Friday, a sharp turn for a state that became ground zero in the clash over gay rights less than a year ago when the state Legislature passed a bill allowing businesses to deny service to gays and lesbians. Same-sex couples lined up to marry at the courthouse in downtown Phoenix immediately after Attorney General Tom Horne announced that Full Story

    Super drunk woman arrested, mistook jail for bar

    PAW PAW, Mich. (AP) — One is a building with bars. The other is a building with a bar. A very drunk woman apparently had trouble telling them apart and ended up in a southwestern Michigan jail cell. Full Story
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    Creator of 'Found' magazine amazed by musical

    NEW YORK (AP) — A day after seeing himself onstage, Davy Rothbart was still a little dazed. The celebratory drinks afterward sure didn't hurt, but those weren't what kept him floored. Full Story
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    Charlie Sheen breaks up with porn star fiancee

    The “Anger Management” star had planned to marry Brett Rossi in November, but now says he wants to devote his time to his children.