Wilson Ring, Associated Press Updated 4:14 pm, Monday, March 20, 2017 MONTPELIER, Vt. - Vermont officials, including the three members of the state's congressional delegation, said Monday they are asking federal authorities to clarify their immigration...
3/21/2017
Cave of Forgotten Dreams **** Have you ever looked at a black and white photo of a man from 150 years ago and thought about his perspective? He lived in a world that is wildly different than ours. He left only a tiny trace of himself for people to...
3/20/2017
By Helen Hossley For many of us this time of year, we get a little impatient waiting for spring to arrive. The March snowstorms dampen our spirits a bit and we are tired of shoveling and driving in snowy conditions. As the sun follows the moon,...
3/20/2017
Editor, As a Navy veteran and a strong supporter of our military I commend President Trump for initiating a program to rebuild our military with a defense budget increase of $54 billion, but it should be decreased by $1.3 billion and the $1.3 billion...
3/20/2017
By Amanda Legare The best known award for new annual plants in the US is the All American Selections (AAS) program (http://all-americaselections.org). New flowers and vegetables are grown side-by-side with comparable available varieties and are evaluated...
3/20/2017
BERLIN — Berlin police were called to a reported home burglary-in-progress by a man possibly armed with a knife. According to a Berlin Police Department report issued March 19, while en-route, officers observed the male to be on the windshield of a...
3/19/2017
Friday began with more than 600 proposed laws up for consideration this year in Montpelier. Now, the vast majority of them are off the table until next year.
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3/17/2017
It’s already Daylight Savings Time and before you know it spring will be here. Along with the change in seasons come a few concerns for those caring for a loved one with any form of dementia. Our letters in this column address a couple of the more...
3/17/2017
by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Back in the old days in Vermont, people who ran a municipality were called “the town fathers,” and they had one thing in common: They were all men. But that has been changing over the years. And in Montpelier — where the...
3/17/2017
Memorandum 2: Sensy by Sayward Schoonmaker Selected as Best in Show at Wood Art Gallery MONTPELIER — Vermont artist Sayward Schoonmaker won the Best in Show award for her artwork “Memorandum 2: Sensy” currently on exhibit as part of the juried show,...
3/17/2017
by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Working in shifts throughout the day and overnight March 14, Montpelier’s ‘snow fighters’ kept the layers of quickly falling snow from completely suffocating the city during the season’s largest blizzard. Due to much advance...
3/17/2017
All the pleasures and inconveniences of deep winter in a flash-storm complete with cancellations and days off school! We are skiing again, cautiously, as there is no base to cover sticks, rocks and stumps, and any fall could be serious! And around the...
3/17/2017
by Irene Racz If any group of school districts should have been able to easily merge under Act 46, the state consolidation law passed in 2015, it was thought to be those comprising the Washington Central Supervisory Union. For now, however, a merger...
3/17/2017
by Phil Dodd The Washington Central Supervisory Union (U-32) merger committee may have hit a roadblock, but an Act 46 merger between neighboring Montpelier and the southern Washington County town of Roxbury is still under discussion, and could result in...
3/17/2017
Several actions are underway locally and in Montpelier to address issues of education funding that place a burden on Twin Valley towns, as well as towns throughout the state.
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3/17/2017
Carlo dePrato grew up in the ice cream business and is the third – no, make that the fourth – generation of dePratos making gelato based on family recipes. Now, 50, Carlo can remember back to at least age 5 when he would help his father, Francesco, sell...
3/16/2017
Seven Days In 1996 he and Martha moved to Vermont and Dave joined the Sugarbush ski school. Dave's love of skiing was legendary. One of his most illustrative sayings was “Ski Like the River.” Those words embodied how he skied, and how he wanted everyone...
3/15/2017
The 10th annual youth version of Chandler's former Mud Season Variety Show, "Mini Mud!", will be presented Saturday, March 25 at 7 p.m. at Chandler Music Hall in Randolph. More than 30 youngsters from five communities and two states will share their...
3/14/2017
A Haiku By Kym Rowell Snow falls upon me, Pain clouds my teary wet eyes… Angels dance around. Grady’s Feet Are Touching the Grass By Corinne Davis A Feral Cat comes from out of the night, right to Dani’s door Bringing light into her life, she could have...
3/13/2017
In Burlington, Vermont, the temperature never climbed past 11 degrees on Saturday, the coldest maximum temperature for the day since 1885. The highest temperature in Montpelier was 8 degrees, four degrees colder than the record set in 1960.
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3/12/2017
In this Jan. 23, 2017, photo, spinach grows inside a high tunnel at Screamin' Ridge Farm in Montpelier, Vt. Demand driven by the farm-to-table movement knows no seasons, so farmers in colder areas of the country increasingly use such structures to meet...
3/11/2017
Urban blight isn't a term you normally associate with Vermont, much less the state capital. But neighbors of the Econo Lodge motel property in Montpelier say that's exactly what it is.
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3/10/2017
The Twin Valley school budget was defeated Tuesday after officials and residents complained about a tax rate increase they deemed unfair. Whitingham rejected the budget in a 155-64 vote by Australian ballot on Tuesday.
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3/8/2017
Travel to town meeting in Hinesburg and you'll hear local leaders explain why the "antiquated, functionally-challenged" highway garage should be replaced with a $3.1 million building and adjacent salt and sand shed "capable of storing nearly a season's...
3/7/2017
vtdigger.org Aldrich serves as the Vermont Arts Council's executive director, a position he's held for 20 years. He said he hopes to preserve what makes Montpelier unique and desirable to residents, visitors and potential future residents. “The context...
3/5/2017
MONTPELIER, Vt. - U.S. and Canadian scientists are planning to spend the next five years studying flooding on Lake Champlain and the Richelieu River, which drains the lake north into Quebec, and whether methods can be developed to control future...
3/4/2017
Key House leaders say they've chipped away at the projected budget shortfall. What was once a $70 million hole in the upcoming budget is now smaller than $18 million.
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3/4/2017
The future of voting on the floor during annual Town Meeting Day is up for debate here. "Shall the Town of Wilmington adopt its ballot system for any article relating to the following question: Shall the Town of Wilmington adopt its budget articles and...
3/4/2017
The Montpelier The City Council wants residents and others who visit Vermont's capital city to know that there are going to be extensive road and sidewalk projects underway this spring and summer. Officials say residents and visitors must be made aware...
2/26/2017