by Michael Bielawski MONTPELIER — Community leaders took to the microphone before city council Wednesday evening to review preliminary plans for a new fitness center. So far, the top-prospect location in town is old historical structure known as the...
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After meeting on Tuesday to continue their meeting from earlier this month, the North Bennington Prudential Committee has once again tabled a motion to join the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union's Act 46 Study Committee. North Bennington thus remains...
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EAST MONTPELIER — Police charged a man with reckless endangerment April 22 after he aimed his gun at his neighbor’s dog — and then his neighbor–following a dispute. The incident happened at 2726 Horn of the Moon Rd.  State Police responded to a report of...
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Montpelier, Vt. a Fearing a return to violent protests that roiled campuses in the 1970s, colleges and universities are re-examining how to protect free speech while keeping students and employees safe in a time of political polarization.
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4/26/2017
This photo released Monday, April 24, 2017, by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department shows one of several bear cubs found the previous Monday starving in Guildhall, Vt., after a shortage of wild food supplies in parts of the state last fall. The cubs...
4/25/2017
Wildlife experts from Vermont and New Hampshire are finding more starving bear cubs than usual, and experts are blaming an increase in births a year ago and a food shortage in the fall. This photo released Monday, April 24, 2017, by the Vermont Fish &...
4/25/2017
The Green Mountain and Cavendish contingents joined about 1,400 other students from more than 50 Vermont schools, all who had piled into buses that morning, amid rainy weather that did nothing to dampen their enthusiasm. As the throng of students flowed...
4/25/2017
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4/24/2017
Editor of the Reformer: As it should be, there is an overriding concern for safety issues as the marijuana legalization snail bill creeps through the byzantine loops of the Legislature, so much so, that the safety issues are secure, but the legalization...
4/24/2017
By Amanda Legare According to the National Gardening Association web site, nine out of ten gardeners will grow tomatoes this summer, making them the most popular garden vegetable (although technically they are fruits). If I could give just one piece of...
4/24/2017
New York Doll ***1/2 When I was a young man, I decided that my life would be easier if I didn’t have children. So I never did. Now, 20 years later, I have learned the truth: my decision to abstain from reproduction was even more wise than I had even...
4/24/2017
By G. E. Shuman You know how, at times, there is a rhyme, or a song that you love: “How Sweet It Is” — James Taylor, or hate: “It’s A Small World” — Disney and Company, and it just gets stuck in your head, sometimes for an entire day? Well, I must tell...
4/24/2017
Debra Paul’s recounts of Chronic Lyme as transcribed by Melissa Ruiz Part III: Controversies So these past couple of segments we’ve discussed transmission and symptoms of Lyme disease, and touched a little bit on its treatment. Now it’s time to talk...
4/24/2017
Editor, School district mergers in compliance with VT Act 46 have been controversial in many towns. When I first joined the Joint 706 Committee in my town of Orange, we were tasked with examining how Orange and neighboring Washington could comply with...
4/24/2017
By Ed Paquin Is it just the nature of the institution that the Legislature tends to focus on issues that have or are about to become crises? We seem to have a new annual tradition in Vermont; each year we face a “budget gap” with insufficient revenue to...
4/24/2017
The Associated Press Published: April 24, 2017, 12:14 am Updated: April 24, 2017, 12:24 am MONTPELIER, Vt. - Vermont state officials can't find paperwork that proves former Gov. Peter Shumlin appointed a candidate to a powerful hospital regulating board,...
4/24/2017
A visit to the annual old time fiddle contest in Hardwick; a contradance in N. Clarendon with musician Licia Hamilton and caller Steve Spencely; a look at repairing and restoring violins with Kathy Reilly and Oren Kronick of Montpelier; and a musical...
4/23/2017
This Feb. 19, 2013, file photo, shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. The Vermont Health Department is working to ensure that health care providers across the state are ready for new rules that take effect on July 1,...
4/23/2017
It makes us stewards of the earth, and it unifies us, and I think whether you believe it or not, science provides the truth, and I think that's really important," said Susan Koch, Vermont's 2016 Teacher of the Year. Several hundred people gathered ......
4/22/2017
By Micheal Bielawski MONTPELIER  – A bill intended to loosen penalties on misdemeanor drug charges will have an extra amendment that changes its dynamic just a bit, with full-scale legalization of marijuana.Sen. Jeanette White, D-Windham, offered the...
4/21/2017
Downtown Montpelier is Open For Business during this summer’s construction! Montpelier Alive and the Montpelier Business Association invite you to Shop Local as our roads and sidewalks get beautified. For any questions and updates, and to receive...
4/21/2017
Downsizing Group To Meet May 13 MONTPELIER — A group of area residents interested in moving in the next few years into smaller living quarters — such as condos, apartments and small homes — will be holding another meeting on Saturday, May 13 from 10:30...
4/21/2017
by Nona Estrin Fox sparrows are still passing through our yard, with flocks of juncos, all on their way North to breed. And our menus are sparked by the many dishes made with the tender leaves of marsh marigolds or from wild leeks from the woods below...
4/21/2017
by Michael Bielawski MONTPELIER — On the hot-seat once again before City Council was Mike Miller, planning director. Again, he explained and defended the new unified development bylaws before a crowd of about 30, who were of mixed sentiment but largely...
4/21/2017
After nearly 14 years in business and 9 in its current location, Butterfly Bakery of Vermont is getting some new digs. The fast-growing popularity of its new hot sauce and mustard lines have pushed the limits of its current space and necessitated an...
4/17/2017
More than 1,500 Vermont students march down East State St., Wednesday on their way to the State House for the Vermont Youth Lobby Rally to Save the Planet. JEB WALLACE-BRODEUR / STAFF PHOTO. MONTPELIER — Students brought high energy ...Photo gallery:...
4/13/2017