Vermont News

Vermont to Hold Flood Relief Briefings

The Vermont Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security is holding mandatory briefings for communities seeking federal disaster relief from flooding in mid-April. The eligible counties are Caledonia, Essex, Lamoille, Orange, Franklin, Orleans and Washington. The federal disaster declaration allows …

Vermont Sex Abuse Victim Awarded $35M

A Vermont jury has award the victim of a sexual abuse $35 million. A Vermont civil court jury on Friday returned the judgment against Scott Isaacson, of Hyannis, Mass., after finding he abused the now 24-year-old woman during trips to …

Vermont Looks to Expand Insurance Industry Success

Vermont is hoping to replicate its success in promoting the captive insurance industry by inviting a new type of insurance company to locate and grow in the state. Gov. Peter Shumlin on Wednesday signed a bill called the Vermont Legacy …

Vermont Has First Certified Child Abuse Pediatrician

Vermont has its first certified pediatrician trained in recognizing child abuse. Dr. Karyn Patno is a pediatrician at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital in St. Johnsbury. She has set up two ChildSafe clinics that provide specialty child abuse care in Vermont. …

Vermont Disaster Group Gets New Chair

The organization that oversees the private Vermont Disaster Relief Fund has a new chair. The Vermont Long Term Disaster Recovery Group says that Chris Graff has succeeded David Coates, who was named to lead the panel by Gov. Peter Shumlin …

Vermont Residents, Business Owners Warned of Flood Risk Due to Ice Jams

Vermont officials are warning of flooding potential in Montpelier due to an ice jam on the Winooski River. The Montpelier Emergency Management Team is monitoring a significant rise in water levels of the river’s north branch by Langdon Street. Officials …

Vermont FEMA Office Closing 2 Years After Irene

Vermont’s Federal Emergency Management Agency office closed its doors Friday after more than two years of helping the state recover from flooding caused by Tropical Storm Irene, but the agency will continue to process property buyouts and reimbursements through its …

Officials to Report on Vermont Disaster Preparedness

Officials from the state of Vermont, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency are preparing to release two reports on how the state can better prepare itself for floods and other disasters. Joined by the Montpelier-based Institute for …

Vermont School to Host Event to Seek Flood Designs

Vermont’s Norwich University is going to be hosting a two-day event to seek ways to make buildings more flood resistant. Norwich University’s School of Architecture and Art will be hosting the event on Thursday and Friday. Speakers will discuss designing …

Vermont Apartment House Fire Ruled as Arson

Vermont investigators say an early morning fire at a Bennington apartment house was set on purpose. Officials say the fire on Gage Street was reported shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday and was put out within half an hour. Nobody was …