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  • Vermont Army National Guard Adjutant General-elect Gregory Knight smiles as he speaks to reporters after his election at the Vermont Statehouse on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 in Montpelier, Vt. (Wilson Ring/AP)
    This 35-year military vet was selected to lead the Vermont National Guard

    A 35-year military veteran elected Thursday to run the Vermont National Guard promised to win back the community’s trust and make the organization more welcoming to women after allegations the institution tolerated sexual harassment and other misconduct.

  • Voters cast their ballots at historic Holley Hall, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in Bristol, Vt. (Robert F. Bukaty/AP)
    Vermont secretary of state says efforts will ensure voting security

    Vermont’s top election official said Tuesday that his office has been working hard to ensure next week’s vote is secure and the choices people make will be properly counted, a fundamental pillar of a functioning democracy.

  • Battle of Valcour Island, naval engagement on Lake Champlain, 11 October 1776. Oil painting, by V. Zveg. (Naval History and Heritage Command)
    Diary aids understanding of Revolutionary War lake battle

    The diary of Col. Edward Wigglesworth, the third in command of the American fleet during the Lake Champlain battle that began 242 years ago Thursday, was thought lost, but it was rediscovered earlier this year by an amateur historian.

  • In this Dec. 3, 2015, photo, Vermont National Guard Spc. Skylar Anderson, the first female in the Army to qualify as a combat engineer, poses at Camp Johnson in Colchester, Vt. Anderson said she didn't know when she started the training course to become a combat engineer that she would be the first female to graduate. The military has opened up a number of combat jobs to women that were once reserved for men only. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)
    Vermont soldier is 1st woman to graduate as combat engineer

    A few days after two women became the first female soldiers to pass the Army's grueling Ranger School, a college junior in Vermont became a military pathfinder in her own right. And at first, she didn't even know it.

  • In this Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 photo, Art Cohn of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum stands in front of the grave of War of 1812 hero Joseph Barron Jr., in Burlington, Vt. Cohn says an early 20th century debate about Barron's final resting place was settled in 1906 when the Burlington grave was dug up and the remains proved to be those of Barron. The American victory in the 1814 Battle of Plattsburgh, in which Barron was killed, helped lead to the end of the War of 1812, signed 200 years ago in Ghent, Belgium. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)
    War of 1812 hero's grave once sparked debate

    The final resting place of a little-remembered, but crucial hero of the War of 1812 lies near the waterfront in Burlington's Elmwood Cemetery, a grave that was dug up nearly a century after his death to settle a fight over where he was buried.