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Chocolate for Change: Vt. program focuses on personal transformation
Sat, 14 Feb 2015 05:00:53 -0800

A four-year-old program offered through Washington County Mental Health, which serves central Vermont, uses chocolate making as a tool to foster personal growth and build life skills in young people. Vermont Chocolate for Change reaches 25 or more students a year, five or six at a time for eight-week programs. The program includes both hands-on work in the kitchen and in group discussions that ...

Vermont tackles security, access at government buildings
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:12:34 -0800

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Issues from same-sex marriage to gun rights to health care have brought hundreds of impassioned Vermont residents to public hearings at their Statehouse, and lawmakers have long prided themselves on their deliberations being accessible to the citizenry.

New state's attorneys sworn into office
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:16:00 -0800

Gov. Peter Shumlin administered the oath of office Friday to the incoming class of criminal prosecutors at the Statehouse. Vermont's 14 state's attorneys, elected from each county last November, will begin their terms Sunday. Most were able to make it to the snowy Capitol for the ceremony, including the five freshmen. "This is a big moment and a big moment for your families, so welcome," Shumlin ...

Lawmakers struggle to balance security, public access at seat of Vermont government
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:23:10 -0800

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Issues from same-sex marriage to gun rights to health care have brought hundreds of impassioned Vermont residents to public hearings at their Statehouse, and lawmakers have long prided themselves on their deliberations being accessible to the citizenry.

Vermont amnesty will allow ticket scofflaws to get driver's license returned
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:00:49 -0800

In some Vermont counties, it may pay to be delinquent on your driving tickets.

Police hope forensic analysis of vehicle parts will aid fatality probe
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:00:00 -0800

GREENWICH -- Police are hoping forensics will help them determine who hit an elderly pedestrian and fled the scene Thursday night, leading to the woman’s death.

Vermont to hold driver's license restoration pilot program
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 02:39:35 -0800

Drivers in five Vermont counties who have lost their licenses because they couldn't pay traffic fines are going to be given the opportunity to get their driving privileges back.

Bill would allow Vt. to share NH presidential primary date
Mon, 16 Feb 2015 13:47:40 -0800

New Hampshire has fought hard to protect its status as having the first presidential primary in each election year. Now the Granite State may have to fend off a new challenge -- from Vermont.

Condom distribution a sensitive topic at many schools
Mon, 16 Feb 2015 15:52:24 -0800

Sex education is required at schools in Vermont, but how schools teach it varies widely. And how schools handle the issue of safe sex varies too. 

D.C. Police: Motorist in pedestrian fatality appeared to be on narcotics
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:21:26 -0800

James Brooks Chandler is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Philip Snodgrass.