After Tropical Storm Irene caused widespread flooding in Vermont in 2011, volunteers and money poured in from around the country to help with the recovery. Now Vermont is returning the favor, sending utility crews, Red Cross and other volunteers to help victims of Sandy.
Crews from Green Mountain Power have been deployed to Connecticut, and Red Cross volunteers from Vermont are in Westchester County, New York, ready to help greater New Yorkers recover from the devastation wrought by this week's storm.
A long-time Vermont state senator and a long-time, self-employed policy analyst are vying to fill the vacant job of state auditor.
The race between Republican Sen. Vincent Illuzzi of Derby and Burlington Democrat Doug Hoffer is Vermont's only statewide political race to fill an open seat.
Illuzzi is leaving the state Senate after 32 years. He says he's qualified to fill the office because of his knowledge of state government. One area he says he'd look for savings is in the way the state manages its computer systems.
The Republican candidate in the race for Vermont Attorney General has filed a petition asking for a court review of the incumbent Democratic candidate’s interaction with a PAC and a campaign supporter.
A Vermont advocacy group is calling for the state to reform the reporting requirements for SuperPac spending in the state.
The Vermont Public Interest Research Group is asking legislators and the Secretary of State to make key changes in Vermont’s campaign finance law pertaining to the super-spending political action committees. Executive Director Paul Burns wants to tighten the current reporting requirements.
VPIRG is also proposing that anyone funding more than 50-percent of a SuperPac must claim responsibility and appear in all advertisements.
Federal prosecutors say two men from Montreal and another from the Dominican Republic are being held on charges one of the men allegedly helped the other two cross into the country from Quebec in the Derby, Vt., area without permission.
Prosecutors say 26-year-old Jonas Paul-Emile of Montreal, entered the United States alone in New York on Oct. 28,
The next day Border Patrol agents saw Paul-Emile drive to an area close to the border and stop briefly before leaving the area and getting onto Interstate