Two Vermont elected officials have been named to The Nation magazine's 2012 progressive honor roll.
Sen. Bernie Sanders was chosen by the left-leaning weekly as its most-valuable progressive. The magazine cites Sanders for his defense of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid against cuts being talked about in Washington.
Gov. Peter Shumlin gets The Nation's nod as the most valuable governor in the country. It cites Shumlin's work on budget issues, and his support for a single-payer health care system in Vermont.
A state police dive team used sonar on Wednesday to search for two boat building students from Massachusetts and Vermont who went missing last week and whose clothing was found on an island off Kennebunkport, Maine.
The Maine Marine Patrol says two boats and an airplane were used in Wednesday's search for 21-year-old Zachery Wells of Burlington, Vt., and 23-year-old Prescott Wright of Barnstable, Mass.
A forecasted heavy winter storm is good news for area ski resorts and winter sports enthusiasts.
The winter storm that is expected to bring up to a foot and a half of snow to the region is coming during a key weekend for ski resorts. The Christmas to New Year holiday week accounts for substantial revenues, and Mad River Glen Spokesman Eric Friedman says a deep natural snowfall will bring more skiiers to the slopes.
From afar, most of the damage Vermont sustained during Tropical Storm Irene last year appears to be fixed. But almost 16 months after the epic storm inundated the state, many Vermonters and state government are still working to recover.
A former middle school student who sued the Burlington school district in a bullying case has agreed to settle for $25,000.
Henry Atkins said in the lawsuit that his arm was fractured by a fellow seventh-grader at Edmunds Middle School after two days of being bullied in 2010. Atkins, now 15, said the district did not provide adequate supervision on the bus.