July 20, 2018

DFR seeks input on health plan rules

The Vermont Department of Financial Regulation plans to file emergency regulations by Aug. 1 in response to the United States Department of Labor’s recently issued final rule regarding Association Health Plans. [Read more…]

PBS and VPR team up for weekly ‘News Minute’

Vermont Public Radio and Vermont PBS have announced a new partnership bringing the TV station’s viewers a 60-second roundup of VPR’s top stories every week. [Read more…]

Vtrans plans Route 2A widening, intersection improvements

Observer photo by Jason Starr
Route 2A from Bittersweet Circle to the Winooski River bridge will be revamped as part of a ‘circ alternative’ project beginning in September.

‘Circ alternative’ project set for September start

By Jason Starr

Observer staff

A third lane will be added to Route 2A between River Cove Road and Eastview Circle as part of a Vermont Agency of Transportation project set to break ground in September. [Read more…]

Flea infestation plagues residents

Observer photo by Jason Starr
A canine resident of the apartment building at 212 Day Lane stops outside the building Monday. The dog is battling a flea infestation that has worsened this summer.

By Jason Starr

Observer staff

Multiple common areas and apartments in a 31-unit building on Day Lane are infested with fleas, causing one family with small children to vacate the building.

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Gun drawn in driver conflict at exit 12

Ethan Connor

Nicholas Mallow

By Alan J. Keays

For VTDigger

Vermont State Police say two men are facing charges for allegedly squaring-off during a road-rage incident that started on Interstate 89 in Williston, with one man punching the other, prompting that man to reach for a gun and point it at the man who just socked him in the face, all while other morning commuters looked on.

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