Authorities say they have confirmed that a man who committed suicide in an Alaska jail killed a Vermont couple missing since last year.
Federal and state investigators said at a news conference in Vermont on Monday afternoon that 34-year-old Israel Keyes provided details about the abduction of Bill and Lorraine Currier that authorities had not released to the public.
The Vermont Legislature’s Joint Committee on Administrative Rules held a hearing Thursday on new rules that will be implemented regarding immunization opt out rules for parents following new regulations passed by the state.
The Vermont Public Service Board is rejecting requests by the owner of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant that it be allowed to continue operating without the approval of the board.
In an order dated yesterday, the board also rejected a request by the plant's owner, Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee, that it modify conditions of its order limiting the amount of spent nuclear fuel that could be stored on the grounds of the Vernon reactor.
The Vermont Department of Financial Regulation has closed a Derby Line-based credit union and appointed the National Credit Union Administration to oversee its liquidation.
In a statement issued Friday, the Vermont's top financial regulator, Stephen Kimbell, says the seizure was done in cooperation with federal authorities and came after "examiners discovered issues that raised serious concerns."
He did not say what those concerns were.
He says the credit union's customers will be protected.
After a preliminary budget proposal indicated that Essex County would have to raise taxes 26-percent, county officials have now lowered the hike to 2.6 percent.
This week, Essex County supervisors crafted a proposed budget plan that substantially lowers the originally planned tax increases and keeps the budget under the tax cap for the county. Finance Committee Chair Town of Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava says a key factor is assurances that 2.8 million dollars from FEMA are forthcoming and can now be calculated in the budget.