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Man charged with Vermont movie theater robbery
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:29:04 -0800

A Washington County man is charged with robbing a Vermont movie theater. NewsChannel 13’s media partners at the Post-Star report Christopher Lyttle, 27, robbed the Cinema 7 in Bennington at gunpoint last June, and had been a fugitive from justice ever since.

Local woman arrested at State House sit-in over health care
Sat, 10 Jan 2015 07:36:18 -0800

BENNINGTON >> A local woman was cited Thursday along with 29 others during a protest at the Vermont State House building in Montpelier following the governor's inaugural address. Mary Gerisch, 64, of Bennington, has been cited to appear in Vermont Superior Court Washington County Criminal Division on Feb.

Should Vt. legalize marijuana? Bill expected soon
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:01:05 -0800

Gov. Peter Shumlin said Monday he continues to believe Vermont should move slowly toward eventual legalization of marijuana despite a new report that shows the state -- under the right circumstances -- could rake in enormous sums of new tax revenue.  The Rand Study, commissioned by the state Legislature last year and released Friday, warned of many variables in its new cost-benefit analysis of ...

Anti-hunger advocates prepare for battle
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:02:48 -0800

BRATTLEBORO >> Anti-hunger and nutrition program advocates know it is going to be a long, hard fight to maintain or expand reimbursements tied to the USDA child nutrition programs that are up for reauthorization in 2015.

Four Brattleboro residents among 29 arrested for health care protest in Montpelier
Sun, 11 Jan 2015 23:44:35 -0800

MONTPELIER >> Of the 29 people arrested at the Vermont Statehouse during a protest over the lack of health care reform in the state, four of them were from Brattleboro.

Regional Commission seeks to connect Bennington and Manchester to Amtrak network
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:57:51 -0800

MANCHESTER >> The Bennington County Regional Commission held its January meeting in Manchester on Thursday, discussing Vermont's solar energy programs and a proposed bus line that would add Bennington and Manchester to the Amtrak network. BCRC executive director Jim Sullivan presented a proposed Amtrak Thruway Bus project, which would see the creation of an Amtrak bus line that would run

Vt. Senate veterans and newcomers get to work
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 15:53:52 -0800

The Vermont Senate is a small place with just 30 seats, a long list of traditions and-- some say-- big egos. So, how does a brand new, young senator fit in? Special Correspondent Nancy Remsen was there to find out.

One-two punch storm could bring 18 inches of snow
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:01:11 -0800

Chris Ouimette, of Sparta, purchases ice melt and snow shovels at Lowe's in Hampton Sunday. Saturday's snow event was the undercard to the main event set for today into Tuesday when Sussex County is expected to get 18 inches of snow from a one-two punch of storms.

Should lobbyists be required to wear nametags at Vt. Statehouse?
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:51:08 -0800

A former lobbyist turned state senator proposes new regulation on his former colleagues. As Statehouse reporter Kyle Midura explains, anonymity would no longer be an option under the golden dome.

Timbervest LLC Sells 10,400 Acres of Timberland Assets from Investment Fund
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 06:32:00 -0800

Timbervest, LLC, an Atlanta-based company that manages timber-related assets and investments, today announced it sold more than 10,000 acres of timberland assets in Florida, South Carolina and Vermont from its Timbervest Partners I investment fund.