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Five Burlington City Councilors to Visit Ting Headquarters in Toronto

Five Burlington City Councilors this week will visit the Toronto headquarters of Ting, one of the finalists in the bid to buy Burlington Telecom.<br>The …

City Politics

Vermont Leaders Launch New Post-Secondary Education Goal

Vermonters might have heard this before: State leaders want to ensure that more eighth graders are thinking about career options and how they’ll …

Education

Dartmouth Places Three Professors on Paid Leave; Statement About Investigation Cites ‘Safety of Campus Community’

Hanover<p>— Dartmouth College has put three psychology professors on paid leave and restricted their access to campus as it investigates potential …

Paid Leave

Newspaper leveling cybertheft, racketeering claims at competitor

Stolen passwords and inflated circulation figures are among the allegations in a lawsuit a Northeast Kingdom newspaper has filed against one of its …

New Contenders Emerge for Vermont GOP Chair

<i>Updated at 12:35 p.m.</i><br>At least two candidates are vying to replace David Sunderland as chair of the Vermont Republican Party.<br>Michael Donohue, who …

Elections

Endangered Fish Shows Up In Vernon

An endangered fish was hooked recently in the Connecticut River near Vernon.<p>National Marine Fisheries Services Endangered Species Coordinator Julie …

Bomb Threat Leads To Lockdown At Rice Memorial High School

Police conducted a sweep of Rice Memorial High School in South Burlington Tuesday morning using bomb detection dogs from the Transportation Security …

Burlington murder trial delayed by tainted jury

<b>BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX)</b> A murder trial for a Burlington man has been delayed after jury members violated a media blackout.<p>Twenty-six-year-old Chavis …

Settlement reached in Winooski officer-involved shooting

<b>WINOOSKI, Vt. (WCAX)</b> A settlement has been reached between the City of Winooski and the mother of man shot by a police officer.<p>Doris Sage filed a …

Mental Health

Environmental Group Says State Permits Allow More Lake Pollution, Not Less

The Conservation Law Foundation has appealed four of the first sewage treatment plant permits that Vermont state officials have approved since the …

Forests

Sanders to stay an independent if he makes run in 2018

WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders said Sunday he would run for the U.S Senate next year as an independent, not as a Democrat.<p>On Monday, the senator …

Uber Has Sped to the Top of Burlington's Ride-for-Hire Heap

Eric Bingham guided his Toyota Prius through Burlington's New North End Monday morning and explained how he launched a second career. The engineer …

Ridesharing

Three preachers draw crowd, ire outside library

Filed under Campus, Headliners, News<p>Staff Report • October 24, 2017 • 1 Comment<p>Close<p>ALEK FLEURY / The Vermont Cynic<p>ALEK FLEURY / The Vermont …

Student Journalism

Cash In: Sanders Leads Pack in Fundraising

Thinking about running against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in 2018? If so, consider this. According to his latest campaign finance report, submitted …

Middle-class

Plea deal for former Burlington cop

<b>BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX)</b> A former Burlington police officer accused of lying during a traffic stop was back in court Wednesday, and we have a new …

Corruption

Brooklyn, N.Y., Rabbi Pleads Not Guilty to Eluding a Trooper on Interstate 91 in Fairlee (Videos)

Chelsea<p>— A rabbi from New York City pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to a charge that he tried to elude a Vermont State Police trooper during a …

$3.7M in long-awaited checks sent to unpaid Burke contractors

Contractors who helped build a $65 million hotel at the base of Burke Mountain recently received checks to cover bills as much as two years old …

New Deal: Burlington-Based Localvore Aims to Be the Anti-Yelp

The creators of Localvore Today started their company five years ago with a simple goal: become a local version of deal-of-the-day services like …

Farm-to-table

Officials Explore Use of Secure Blockchain Technology

Say you go to your town's general store and buy some Vermont maple syrup. You slide the cash across the counter and take your syrup, and the merchant …

Blockchain

The Night When Bernie Was President

On a recent evening, about two dozen Bernie Sanders supporters and assorted bons vivants crammed into the World Money Gallery, a boxcar-size events space on Montrose Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The occasion was the President Sanders Film Festival, at which four films would be shown. The …

Government

Burlington Cops: Man Armed With Meat Cleaver Kills Wife

<i>This story was updated at 9 p.m.</i> <br>A man released from a hospital where he'd sought mental health treatment returned to his Old North End home on …

Mental Health

State Sen. Debbie Ingram Arrested for DUI in Williston

<i>Updated at 10:20 a.m.</i><br>State Sen. Debbie Ingram (D-Chittenden) was arrested Thursday night and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol …

Cambridge University

Walters: Legislative Panel Delays Wind Rules — Again

After kicking the can down the road at its previous meeting on June 22, the Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules has put off action for two …

Agency reduces refugee resettlement plans

RUTLAND – Rutland has recently received word that the number of refugees an agency plans to resettle in the city in this fiscal year has been reduced …

Sanders Promotes Domestic Solar Industry, But Warns Against Trade Restrictions

As the Trump administration works to undo regulations in place intended to slow global climate change, Sen. Bernie Sanders is calling for further …

Solar Power

Study by UVM finds broader effects of student bullying

Students who experience the triple threat of bullying, harassment and cyberbullying don’t feel safe at school, have poorer grades and are at …

Vt. man cited for painting over mural designed by children

<b>LONDONDERRY, Vt. (AP)</b> A Vermont man has been cited for unlawful mischief after he painted over a public mural designed by students in the town of …

Art

Border Patrol Breaks Up 15-Person Smuggling Attempt in Derby

Authorities arrested three people after U.S. Border Patrol agents disrupted an attempt to smuggle 15 undocumented immigrants from Canada into …

Vermont attorney general asks judge to dismiss EB-5 lawsuit against state officials

The Vermont attorney general’s office is asking a judge to toss out a lawsuit that alleges the state was complicit in a scheme to defraud EB-5 …

Welch Says Congress Dodging Debate On Guns

Rep. Peter Welch says he's disappointed that House Speaker Paul Ryan has decided not to pursue legislation that would ban the devices used in the Las …

Guns