Local

News from Windham County

Millman stepping down after 29 years at Chroma Technology

BRATTLEBORO — Paul Millman, who co-founded Chroma Technology Corp in 1991 and helped build the firm into a successful worker-owned enterprise serving the photonics industry, is stepping down as Chief Executive Officer, effective April 30. Millman will be followed as CEO by current Chief Financial Officer Newell Lessell. Current Chief Technology Officer, Janette Bombardier, will

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Brattleboro-based school safely repatriates 920 students in massive global evacuation effort

BRATTLEBORO — The School for International Training, based in Brattleboro, has successfully repatriated more than 900 study abroad and graduate students in an exhaustive international mobilization effort launched on March 15 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The relocation of 914 undergraduate and six graduate students, many of them from remote locations, means that all

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Man arrested for drug trafficking in Brattleboro

BRATTLEBORO — Leroy Brown, Jr., 41, of McDonough, Georgia, was arrested yesterday after having been charged with multiple counts of distribution of cocaine base. Brown appeared before the Honorable John M. Conroy, United States Magistrate Judge, and was released on conditions. According to court records, the Vermont State Police’s Southeastern Vermont Drug Task Force began

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Police investigating disappearance of Springfield man

SPRINGFIELD — The Hartford Police Department, Chester Police Department, and the Vermont State Police are engaged in a joint investigation into the whereabouts of a 39-year-old man from Springfield. Police say Joshua Webster was reported missing to the Hartford Police Department on March 19, 2020, by a family member. Investigative efforts by HPD have indicated

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Regional

News from Bennington, Rutland, and Windsor counties

Driver arrested after high-speed police chase in Wallingford

WALLINGFORD — A 32-year-old man from New Hampshire was arrested after a high-speed police chase that started in Wallingford yesterday. The vehicle was traveling on Vermont Route 7 at around 4:00 p.m. when police attempted to pull the vehicle over. The driver fled headed south, at one point swerving into the oncoming lane and shoulder

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New medical surge locations added in Rutland, Essex Junction

MONTPELIER — Governor Phil Scott announced new steps in the state’s plan to prepare for a surge in COVID-19 cases, and in turn, the need for additional hospital and medical capacity. In partnership with the Vermont National Guard, the state is creating two additional high capacity care sites for a possible surge. One in Essex

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Bedard’s Cash Market in Rutland robbed at knifepoint

RUTLAND — Authorities are trying to identify a suspect who robbed a business at knifepoint on Sunday. The incident took place at Bedard’s Cash Market on Library Avenue. Police say a man can be seen inside the store before rushing behind the counter. The suspect then pulled a large knife on store owner Don Bedard.

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Vermont

News from across the state

Vermont Guard helping to establish medical surge facilities

BARRE — A total of 48 Soldiers and Airmen are now on state active duty to support the state’s response to COVID-19. The National Guard Quick Reaction Force is supporting the state Medical Surge Task Force in the establishment of medical surge facilities at Gutterson Fieldhouse, the Barre Municipal Auditorium and at the Collins Perley

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Vermont gyms and hair salons closed, gatherings limited to 10

MONTPELIER — Governor Phil Scott today announced additional community mitigation measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In consultation with the Department of Health, the Governor has determined it is necessary to prohibit in-person operations at close-contact businesses, meaning those unable to comply with guidelines for social distancing. Gymnasiums, fitness centers, and similar exercise facilities,

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Vermont to allow delivery and take-out of alcoholic beverages

NEWPORT — Vermont Governor Phil Scott just signed a directive allowing delivery and take-out of alcoholic beverages, including spirit-based drinks, by restaurants, bars, and other establishments. In light of the significant economic impacts being imposed on restaurants and establishments that offer food or drink and their employees, as well as the social distancing measures being

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