Union Mutual CEO dies - VT Business Magazine

Michael Nobles, CEO of Union Mutual insurance company, died unexpectedly Thursday.

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What to watch for as Legislature nears adjournment - VT Digger

Political reporters Xander Landen and Kit Norton, report on what to expect as the Legislature nears adjournment - at least until August.

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Activists ask Montpelier council to defund police - WCAX

The city council promised to act on requests to defund and replace the police department - but first it wants to hear from its newly-hired police chief.

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Senate passes use-of-force bill - WAMC

A pair of bills aimed at reducing police brutality against minorities have passed the Vermont Senate, and now move on to the House.

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Three people missing or dead after boating accidents - VT Digger

A chain of bad decisions in a boating mishap led to the death of two South Burlington men.

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Visitors allowed at UVMMC hospital - VT Biz

Patients at UVMMC hospital in Burlington now may have visitors - with restrictions.

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Guv likely to sign vote-by-mail bill; town clerks concerned - True North

Gov. Phil Scott yesterday said he is unlikely to veto S.348, the universal vote by mail bill. Some town clerks are worried about the consequences.

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Priest shortage closes Winooski, Marshfield and Williamstown churches - Seven Days

The “Irish church” in Winooski and a pair of rural Washington county churches have been closed by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington for lack of a priest to staff them.

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State parks to open; Winooski adds 20 Covid cases - AP

State health officials are watching Covid clusters in Chittenden, Rutland and Windham counties.

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Changing of the guard in two-seat House district in Burlington - Seven Days

The South End of Burlington will be electing all-new representation in the Vermont House this fall, with the retirement of Johannah Leddy Donovan and Mary Sullivan.

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The Senate “will fail George Floyd” if it passes GOP policing bill, Leahy says - VT Biz

The GOP policing bill in the U.S. Senate doesn’t do enough to make those who enforce the law subject to it, Sen. Patrick Leahy said on the floor of the Senate.

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How close are VT movie theaters to opening? - Fox 44

Ready to see “Mulan” or a spy film? The theaters will be reopening next month.

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Unlike other states, Vermont proceeds with disposable bag ban - Associated Press

The disposal paper cup was invented as a solution to germ transmission. But now the disposable plastic bag is being eliminated in the middle of a pandemic, per fiat of the Vermont Legislature and the executive branch.

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Man with swastika tattoo on neck commits assault with hatchet - Shelburne News

A man with tattoos on his face and neck - including a prominent swastika - struck another man with a hatchet, causing serious injuries, at a Shelburne Road hotel.

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Rutland cluster grows from two cases to 11 - Rutland Herald

The Rutland Covid-19 cluster started at a worksite (unnamed) and has spread to households, the Health Department says.

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When Zoom stops working, so will the Senate - Seven Days

After multiple “glitches” in the Zoom/YouTube platform resulting in lost connections, transparency, and accountability, Senate leader Tim Ashe (D-Chittenden) says that from now on, when Zoom stops working, the Senate will stop working.

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LG candidate - spend less on prisons, more on child care - Fox 44

Mollie Gray - assistant AG who wants to be lieutenant governor - says Vermont should spend less money incarcerating people and more money providing childcare.

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Only fireworks show in NW Vermont cancelled - Williston Observer

The only municipal fireworks show scheduled in northwestern Vermont has been cancelled due to crowd control concerns and the need for FAA approval, Williston selectboard decided.

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Vermont newspapers in race against the clock - Vermont Standard

Newspapers are on a losing end of a numbers game, says the publisher of a popular Vermont weekly newspaper.

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Ticks down 30% this spring - WCAX

You think the spring of 2020 was bad, with pandemic, lockdown, police brutality, race riots, no major league baseball? Don’t expect any sympathy from the ticks.

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