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BURLINGTON, Vt | Garrison Keillor’s Vermont appearance cancelled after outcry

BURLINGTON, Vt — An appearance by Garrison Keillor, former host of “A Prairie Home Companion,” at a Vermont book festival has been canceled after public outcry. Burlington Book Festival Founding Director Rick Kisonak confirmed to Vermont Public Radio that the Oct. 14 fundraising event would not take place. Festival organizers have faced criticism over the … Continue reading BURLINGTON, Vt | Garrison Keillor’s Vermont appearance cancelled after outcry

BURLINGTON, Vt | Vermont woman who admitted ricin possession sentenced

BURLINGTON, Vt. — A woman charged with manufacturing the deadly toxin ricin in her Vermont retirement community and testing it on residents was sentenced Thursday to time served and five years of probation and must undergo mental health treatment. Betty Miller, 71, also was ordered Thursday to pay a $10,000 fine. Miller, who has an … Continue reading BURLINGTON, Vt | Vermont woman who admitted ricin possession sentenced

BURLINGTON, Vt | Ben & Jerry’s has new CEO focused on social impact

BURLINGTON, Vt— Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry has a new CEO who has challenged the company to “double its social impact.” Matthew McCarthy became CEO on July 1. The marketing executive is a veteran of Ben & Jerry’s parent company, Anglo-Dutch consumer goods multinational Unilever, where he has worked for 21 years. The maker … Continue reading BURLINGTON, Vt | Ben & Jerry’s has new CEO focused on social impact

BURLINGTON, Vt | 14-year-old boy uses legal quirk to run for Vermont governor

BURLINGTON, Vt — One of the four Vermont Democrats seeking the party nomination to run for governor in the fall election isn’t old enough to vote, let alone drive. Ethan Sonneborn, 14, of Bristol, met the requirements to be on the primary ballot and is taking his place with the state’s more age-appropriate candidates on … Continue reading BURLINGTON, Vt | 14-year-old boy uses legal quirk to run for Vermont governor

BURLINGTON, Vt | Nurses at Vermont hospital back at work after 2-day strike

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Nurses at Vermont’s largest hospital are back on the job after a two-day strike. The strike of 1,800 nurses from the University of Vermont Medical Center ended at 7 a.m. Saturday after 48 hours. Hospital administrators brought in outside nurses during the strike and say most hospital operations were unaffected by it. … Continue reading BURLINGTON, Vt | Nurses at Vermont hospital back at work after 2-day strike

Volkswagen to pay Vermont $6.5 million in emissions lawsuit

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont and people who bought certain Volkswagen diesel models that were rigged to cheat on emissions tests will be getting a total of $6.5 million from the automaker, Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan announced Wednesday. Under the terms of the settlement VW will pay Vermont consumers up to … Continue reading Volkswagen to pay Vermont $6.5 million in emissions lawsuit

BURLINGTON | Guess who’s coming to Windsor? Royal ceremony weds cultures

BURLINGTON, New Jersey (AP) — With a gospel choir, black cellist and bishop, Oprah, Serena and Idris Elba in the audience and an African-American mother-of-the-bride, Saturday’s wedding of Prince Harry to American actress Meghan Markle was a blend of the solemn and the soulful. Guess who’s coming to Windsor? The ceremony married the pomp and … Continue reading BURLINGTON | Guess who’s coming to Windsor? Royal ceremony weds cultures