Programs to provide financial assistance to help Vermont tenants, landlord and low-income homeowners struggling because of the pandemic to pay rent and mortgages will be available for application Monday, according to Gov. Phil Scott.

BURLINGTON – Ariel Quiros, who the government maintains was the ring leader of a major federal EB-5 investment fraud in the Northeast Kingdom, plans to withdraw his not guilty pleas, his new lawyer revealed Friday.

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When Brad Johnson and Derek O’Toole talk about horsepower, they’re talking about actual horse power. The two men are co-owners of Third Branch Horse Logging, of Braintree, which uses draft horses for logging and other forest management jobs.

BARRE — The Barre Unified Union School District plans to construct a new building designed to serve up to 60 special needs students on property it recently acquired on Allen Street just cleared an important regulatory hurdle.

The Vermont Department of Health identified 16 new patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

An iced coffee to go from a table on the side of the street. A gin and tonic for the road, or a drink to linger over at an outdoor patio. Curbside pickup of some new grilling utensils or a mountain bike. Things in Montpelier might look and feel a little different this year, but the “new norm…

MONTPELIER — City councilors have unanimously rejected a request they temporarily close State Street to accommodate the painting of a patriotic mural they fear would muddle the message of the three-word one that is already there.

BURLINGTON - A Barre man, believed to be the first person charged in U.S. District Court in Vermont with a federal hate crime, pleaded guilty Wednesday to interfering with a largely Hispanic family’s right to live in their home.

MONTPELIER — Thirty-four public schools across Vermont have been awarded emergency mini-grants totaling $120,000 to help respond to unmet student needs around mental health, food and access to learning spurred by COVID-19.

A religious “camp” that saw several hundred students from out-of-state bused to the Holiday Inn over the weekend is over-capacity by a few dozen people, according to state officials.

EAST MONTPELIER – The Washington Central School Board is short another member even as it is poised to hire two new nurses — including one whose duties will be to coordinate the six-school district’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

BERLIN – The Select Board trimmed 2 cents from a projected tax rate increase and agreed to explore upgrading a grader members were told Monday night will require significant work to extend its useful life.

While registered voters in Vermont likely will be mailed ballots for the General Election in November, the practice remains the subject of debate.

BARRE — A homeless man, who has been held without bail for the past 10 months, will have two weeks to decide whether to accept the state’s offer to settle all of the felonies – including one count of attempted second-degree murder – against him.

MANCHESTER – Susan G. Komen New England has announced that the 2020 Vermont More than Pink Talk will be held virtually this year.

BARRE TOWN — The grand list will soon be on the town’s website, but not all Select Board members are thrilled about the idea.

BARRE — The family of Ralph “Rizz” Jean-Marie want closure after the man went missing in April in the Granite City.

MONTPELIER — With food scraps banned from landfills, the state wants people to know how to compost their food waste without attracting bears.

A federally funded program that distributed food to thousands of people at state airports across Vermont over the past two months will be entering a new phase.

MONTPELIER — Hours after his ceremonial swearing in, Police Chief Brian Peete was out of uniform, but still on duty Wednesday night, attempting to quell some residents’ concerns about a school-based police officer, and pleading with the School Board to resist their calls to eliminate that position.

Local social service agencies are hoping $3.2 million in federal COVID stimulus funds will pay for new transitional housing.

BURLINGTON — The Fourth of July typically means gathering with family and friends, firing up the grill and enjoying the unofficial launch of summer. Unfortunately, sometimes it also means an unexpected trip to the Emergency Department due to burns or other injuries. Although this year’s Inde…

WATERBURY — Vermont State Police are investigating graffiti tied to a white supremacist group that was painted on the dam at Waterbury Reservoir. Police say they were called to Waterbury Reservoir on Wednesday, after a worker found the graffiti on the east side of the dam — a location that h…

MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott announced the launch of a grant program to help businesses impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

WATERBURY – Vermont State Police say a transient man crashed his car into a ledge outcrop and died on Interstate 89 in Waterbury on Tuesday afternoon.

MIDDLESEX – Vermont State Police have identified the body found in the Winooski River last month as a Barre woman.

MONTPELIER —The Vermont State Colleges System announced this week that it has partnered with Vermont Electric Power Company to offer free WiFi to the general public on the campuses of Northern Vermont University, Castleton University and Vermont Technical College.

WATERBURY — Vermont State Police say one person is dead after a single-vehicle crash into a ledge outcrop on Interstate 89 near Waterbury.

BERLIN — Central Vermont Medical Center now has temperature-checking equipment that has helped free up staff and mitigate long lines for screening those looking to enter the hospital due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

MONTPELIER — Responding to steadily rising property values city officials have set the stage for Montpelier’s first reappraisal since 2010.