Vermont News

  • Sen. Dick McCormack: Why I voted against the anti-slavery amendment
    by Commentary on April 19, 2021 at 1:05 am

    The very least people of color deserve is a thorough and open-minded consideration. Proposition 2 is an underwhelming response that doesn't rise to the occasion. Read the story on VTDigger here: Sen. Dick McCormack: Why I voted against the anti-slavery amendment.

  • Then Again: After 37 days in the wild, ‘Are you Mr. Everts?’ ‘Yes. All that is left of him.’
    by Mark Bushnell on April 18, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    At first glance, the dark figure on the trail looked like a small bear. But the form soon resolved itself into that of a man, an almost unimaginably skinny man.  His filthy clothes didn’t seem so much tattered as shredded. His face was dark and leathery, apparently from long exposure to the elements. This, the Read the story on VTDigger here: Then Again: After 37 days in the wild, ‘Are you Mr. Everts?’ ‘Yes. All that is left of him.’.

  • Maura Collins: Growing wealth gap hurts Vermont’s economy
    by Commentary on April 18, 2021 at 1:05 pm

    Since the 1980s, the number of middle-income Vermonters has shrunk by 7% while those with the lowest and highest incomes have grown. “The wealth gap between America’s richest and poorest families more than doubled from 1989 to 2016,” according to Pew Research. Read the story on VTDigger here: Maura Collins: Growing wealth gap hurts Vermont’s economy.

  • Report finds striking disparities that affect people of color in Chittenden County
    by Seamus McAvoy on April 18, 2021 at 1:01 pm

    The 2020 ECOS report is different from its predecessors. Before this year, very few of the statistics in the report were disaggregated by race. Read the story on VTDigger here: Report finds striking disparities that affect people of color in Chittenden County.

  • Vermont Health Connect had 10 data breaches last winter
    by Katie Jickling on April 18, 2021 at 12:45 pm

    Users logged into the state site only to find a stranger’s personal information on their account. Officials say the glitch was fixed in February — but they also can’t be sure there weren’t more incidents that went unreported. Read the story on VTDigger here: Vermont Health Connect had 10 data breaches last winter.

  • Charles Martin: Act 250 and the stifling of economic opportunity in Vermont
    by Commentary on April 18, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    Members of the House and Senate have the power to reform this law to satisfy environmental concerns while also permitting our communities to invest in themselves. Read the story on VTDigger here: Charles Martin: Act 250 and the stifling of economic opportunity in Vermont.

  • Dry air, fewer crops and ‘painting rocks’: How the drought is hitting Vermont
    by Erin Petenko on April 18, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    After the driest March in decades, experts are hoping for normal precipitation levels in April and May to avoid worsening conditions that are challenging the state’s ecology and industry. Read the story on VTDigger here: Dry air, fewer crops and ‘painting rocks’: How the drought is hitting Vermont.

  • A Vermont developer’s challenge: Survive today to thrive tomorrow
    by Kevin O'Connor on April 18, 2021 at 11:45 am

    The team behind Brattleboro’s $23 million Brooks House restoration and Bennington’s $30.7 million Putnam Block revitalization is juggling a Covid budget crunch and post-pandemic “pipeline of work larger than anything we’ve ever seen.” Read the story on VTDigger here: A Vermont developer’s challenge: Survive today to thrive tomorrow.

  • Karl Meyer: Why renew a federal license to continue killing a river?
    by Commentary on April 18, 2021 at 11:40 am

    The Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Project is erasing all characteristics of a living ecosystem, and now it consumes one-more energy than it produces. Read the story on VTDigger here: Karl Meyer: Why renew a federal license to continue killing a river?.

  • Vermont case numbers tick downward; Franklin County recovers from outbreaks
    by Erin Petenko on April 18, 2021 at 11:15 am

    Covid-19 variants are spreading in 10 of Vermont’s 14 counties, with Chittenden leading the state. That could be because the variants are driving case surges there, but it could also mean that higher case numbers in recent weeks have made the variant easier to detect. Read the story on VTDigger here: Vermont case numbers tick downward; Franklin County recovers from outbreaks.

 

CBS Top Stories

  • Used cars being sold with unrepaired safety defects
    on April 19, 2021 at 4:29 am

    If you just bought a used car from a dealer, you may still want to check to see if your vehicle needs a recall. Dealers aren't legally required to fix safety defects and that's putting a lot of drivers at risk. Anna Werner has more.

  • North Carolina hog farmers stinking up the neighborhood
    on April 19, 2021 at 4:28 am

    Hundreds of North Carolina residents are going to court, accusing their farmer neighbors of leaving hog waste on their doorsteps. Mark Strassmann went to the state to see -- and smell -- the problem for himself.

  • Missing American student found dead in Rome
    on April 19, 2021 at 4:27 am

    Nearly four days after last being seen by friends leaving a bar, American student Beau Solomon was found dead in Rome. Demarco Morgan has more on the Wisconsin college student's death.

  • Obama hits campaign trail as both candidates head to North Carolina
    on April 19, 2021 at 4:26 am

    President Obama will join Hillary Clinton at a rally in North Carolina Tuesday for the first time since he endorsed her. Also campaigning in the Tar Heel State will be Donald Trump. Elaine Quijano has more.

  • Security heightened across country for July 4th
    on April 19, 2021 at 4:25 am

    There are no credible threats against the United States this holiday weekend, but security is still beefed up at events and transportation hubs from coast to coast. Kris Van Cleave has more.

  • Wave of suicide bombings in Mideast as Ramadan closes
    on April 19, 2021 at 4:24 am

    Monday saw three attacks in three different cities as the holy month of Ramadan draws to a close. No group has claimed responsibility for those bombings, but ISIS has claimed it was behind Sunday's attack in Baghdad which killed more than 200 people. Charlie D'Agata has more.

  • Boy trampled, killed by cow
    on April 19, 2021 at 4:23 am

    An 8-year-old boy in Massachusetts was killed after being trampled by a cow. CBSN's Vladimir Duthiers has the details.

  • Music a better motivator than sex?
    on April 19, 2021 at 4:22 am

    In a survey, Spotify found that music is just as effective as coffee to wake you up in the morning. Spotify trends expert Shanon Cook spoke with CBSN's Vladimir Duthiers about the top songs that people play to get themselves moving.

  • Body of missing U.S. student found in river in Rome
    on April 19, 2021 at 4:21 am

    The American teen who went missing while studying abroad in Italy has been found dead. The 19-year-old vanished a day after arriving in Rome. CBSN's Vladimir Duthiers has the latest.

  • Holocaust survivor and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel remembered
    on April 19, 2021 at 4:20 am

    Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel died Saturday at the age of 87. President Obama called Wiesel "the conscience of the world." Wiesel is best known for his relentless campaign to make sure the world never forgets one of history's darkest chapters. Jeff Glor reports.