One of two people in Vermont infected with the mosquito-borne virus Eastern Equine Encephalitis has died. The Vermont Health Department says 87-year-old Richard H. Breen of Brandon, who once served as head of the Vermont Principals' Association, is the state's first victim of Eastern Equine Encephalitis.
The winner of last week's Progressive primary for governor of Vermont says she won't be a candidate in the general election, while the loser in the primary is calling for a recount.
The official count released Tuesday by the secretary of state's office shows Martha Abbott with 371 votes, to 354 write-in votes for Annette Smith. Abbott says she wants the party's support to go toward the re-election of Democratic incumbent Governor Peter Shumlin.
The pent-up demand for skiing after last year's snow drought is producing brisk sales of early-bird season passes at ski resorts across New England.
Ski resort operators in northern New England are reporting that advance ski pass sales are as good, or often surpassing, last year’s sales. New Hampshire's Loon Mountain reports sales up 20 percent over last year. Maine's Sunday River reports season pass sales are up 10 percent from last year. Vermont's Magic Mountain in the month of April sold half of last year's total season pass sales.
Vermont's Republican gubernatorial candidate Randy Brock says Governor Peter Shumlin is avoiding debates before groups that could be hostile to some of his positions.
Brock made the comments Tuesday after Shumlin said he wouldn't be participating in any debates this campaign season sponsored by what he calls special interest groups.
But Shumlin said he was eager to take part in "five or six" debates sponsored by news organizations after he formally announces his candidacy next week. Shumlin says he has to balance the need to debate with his need to run the state.
An increasing number of Connecticut students are being exempted from vaccinations as parents cite allergic reactions or religious prohibitions. WAMC’s Lucas Willard has more…
The Connecticut Post reports that according to the state Department of Public Health, 1,056 children entering kindergarten and seventh grade last year received exemptions. That's up by 127 percent from 2003, when the state recorded 465 such exemptions.
Vaccination coverage in Connecticut still remains high, with more than 97 percent receiving various vaccinations.
The head of the Massachusetts Democratic Party is apologizing for suggesting that Republican Sen. Scott Brown was trying to portray himself as "an honorary girl" in TV ads that seek to attract women voters. WAMC’s Lucas Willard has more…
Chairman John Walsh said in a statement he regretted the remark, which he said was made in the excitement of the opening of the party's national convention.