UVM Medical Center, nurses to restart contract talks

UVM Medical Center, nurses to restart contract talks

By Mike Faher VTDIGGER.ORG University of Vermont Medical Center administrators and the hospital’s unionized nurses have agreed to resume contract negotiations next week. The two sides are scheduled to meet the evening of July 24 – 10 days after nurses ended a 48-hour strike that the union called amid continued disagreement about salary and staffing issues.… Read More »

Police divers find body of lost kayaker

By Lisa Scagliotti and Madeline Hughes Vermont State Police divers using sonar discovered the body Wednesday of a New Jersey man who was missing since July 2 when his kayak capsized on Lake Champlain. The Vermont chief medical examiner’s office completed an autopsy today and identified the remains as those of Eric Plett of Weehawken,… Read More »

UVM nurses set July 12 date for strike

UVM nurses set July 12 date for strike

By Mike Faher, VTDigger University of Vermont Medical Center nurses say they will walk off the job for 48 hours starting at 7 a.m. July 12 if they cannot reach agreement on a new contract. Leaders of the 1,800-member nurses’ union gave notice of the pending strike on Monday. They contend hospital leaders have “stonewalled”… Read More »

Kayaker still missing off Shelburne Point

Kayaker still missing off Shelburne Point

A New Jersey man is still missing after officials say his kayak overturned in Lake Champlain Monday. The U.S. Coast Guard, Vermont State Police, and Shelburne and Charlotte rescue crews worked around the clock Monday evening into Tuesday after someone reported seeing a man holding onto his overturned kayak. Officials believe that Eric Plett, 41,… Read More »

Hinesburg man dies in crash on Route 116 early Wednesday

STAFF REPORT Shelburne Police are investigating an early morning car crash Wednesday on Vermont 116 in Shelburne that killed a 23-year-old Hinesburg man. Christian Maglaris was dead at the scene when emergency responders arrived after being called at 3:14 a.m., Shelburne Police said. Also responding were Shelburne Fire and Rescue, Hinesburg Fire and First Response… Read More »

Hundreds rally, Vermont joins protest of immigration policy

Hundreds rally, Vermont joins protest of immigration policy

By Mike Dougherty and Elizabeth Hewitt VTDIGGER.ORG Opposition to the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy was on display in Montpelier this week as hundreds of protestors rallied on the Statehouse lawn. On Tuesday, following the Monday demonstration, Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan joined 16 other states in a federal lawsuit arguing that the policy… Read More »

Consultant recommends wastewater collaboration

A consultant hired to look at the future of Shelburne’s wastewater treatment system has recommended to town officials that Shelburne seriously consider working with neighboring South Burlington on a combined system to serve both communities in the future. The Shelburne Selectboard Tuesday night heard from Michael Schramm and John Reilly from the Burlington office of… Read More »

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